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United Kingdom-Manchester: Construction work
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Construction Works Comprising the Fit-Out of Laboratories and Offices at Level 6 of The University of Manchester’s, Henry Royce Institute
This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to initiate pre-market engagement and provide advance notification to the marketplace of The University of Manchester’s intention to commence a procurement exercise partially funded by ERDF to appoint a main contractor to undertake the fit-out of laboratories and offices at level 6 of the newly constructed Henry Royce Institute to create the sustainable materials innovation hub.
Henry Royce Institute, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL.
This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to initiate pre-market engagement and provide advance notification to the marketplace of the University of Manchester’s intention to commence a procurement exercise for a main contractor to undertake the fit-out of laboratories and offices at level 6 of the newly constructed Henry Royce Institute to create the sustainable materials innovation hub.
The project is receiving up to GBP 3 million of funding from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) are the managing authorities for European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund funding through the Growth Programme — funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects, the funds will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/england-2014-to-2020-european-structural-and-investment-funds
The proposed works include the formation of three laboratories as well as providing various open and cellular office spaces. The works also include for upgrading and extending services to enable c.100 piece of equipment to be installed; dedicated and specified for the research requirements of the Henry Royce Institute. The project will require validation of and associated liability for any building-wide systems that interface with any installation provided as part of the works.
Collectively the three laboratories have been designed to include:
• 23nr. fume cupboards (inclusive of 6nr walk-in fume cupboards);
• 14nr. extraction arms;
• emergency shower;
• various wash hand basins with emergency eyewash stations;
• LN2 gas storage;
• laboratory equipment (c.100 items); and
• laboratory furniture.
The fit-out of the space will also include services provisions, including ICT and security, drainage, domestic water services, gas, ventilation, air conditioning and the like.
Expressions of interest and additional information for this procurement can be found at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofmanchester/aspx/Home. This is to gather market interest and suppliers should review the additional project information document to satisfy themselves that they are able to comply with the requirements of the process.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The publication of this PIN does not commit the University to any particular procurement process. This PIN has been issued by the University as a notification to potential suppliers that the University is considering procuring these services.