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22/06/2016    S119    - - Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: Building construction work

2016/S 119-211880

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Wolverhampton
MX Building, Camp Street
For the attention of: Hesbrook Emma
WV1 1AD Wolverhampton
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Design and Construction of UoW School of Architecture and Built Environment.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works:
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
The University of Wolverhampton has bought the iconic old Springfield Brewery site in the centre of Wolverhampton, in order to develop it in to a smart specialisation hub for Construction and the Built Environment. This will act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the local area, and the Black Country, commencing with the opening of the West Midlands Construction UTC in November 2016, followed by the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills in June 2017. The University will shortly be going out to tender to seek a design and build contractor to partner with the University to deliver the move of their own School of Architecture and Built Environment (SOABE) to the site in 2019. This PIN notice relates specifically to this project.
The SOABE development itself will have a gross internal area of circa 8 250 m2, which comprises of both refurbishment of the existing building and a new build element (with associated car parking for 45 cars). A BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ has been targeted that will take into account the new build, refurbishment and fit out elements. 1 of the main aspirations from the University of Wolverhampton is that this building will be iconic but as efficient as possible with regards to the usage of space and the integration of the new and old aspects of the site.
The construction value for the project will be circa 20 000 000 GBP. The form of contract will be the JCT 2011 Design and Build Contract. Design is due to be issued at RIBA Stage 3 with the Main Contractor developing the scheme from RIBA Stage 4 to 6. Scheduled date for Contract Award is 7.2.2017, mobilising thereafter with a Construction Period between 8.3.2017 and 5.2.2019. The University requires the School to be open early Summer 2019.
The University will be administering the Tender process in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Competitive Procedure with Negotiation).
A Market Engagement Event where Contractors can find out more about the project, will be held at University of Wolverhampton on Wednesday 29th June 8:30 - 10:30. To attend the event you must Register on the University Procurement Team Eventbrite Page ‘Market Engagement Event — Main Contractor — Construction of UoW School of Architecture and Built Environment (Springfield Brewery Site)’. Please note that a maximum of 3 delegates per organisation is permitted.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45214400

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 27.1.2017
Scheduled date for
start of works: 8.3.2017
completion of works: 5.2.2019
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As detailed in ITT documentation (which will be published with the formal tender).
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Partial funding for this project may come from ESIF.
VI.2)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: