Works - 236101-2020

20/05/2020    S98    Works - Contract award notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Construction work for university buildings

2020/S 098-236101

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University Of Edinburgh
Postal address: Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Postal code: EH1 1HT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316502508

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

EC0834 Main Contractor Engineering Module 1

Reference number: EC0834
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45214400 Construction work for university buildings
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint a main contractor to complete the design and to construct a new building for the School of Engineering.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 21 700 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45214400 Construction work for university buildings
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Main site or place of performance:

Kings Buildings Campus.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint a main contractor to complete the design and to construct a new building for the School of Engineering.

This is called the Engineering Module 1 building that is part of the masterplan for the development of the school of engineering estate that is located on the Kings Buildings Campus. This building is part of the long term vision that this will be the first of a cluster of several buildings for the School of Engineering.

The new five-storey building is to provide 6 500 m2. gross internal floor area and the site is located at the south-west end of the Kings Buildings campus. It is to provide approx. 85 % office type space (i.e. post graduate and post doctorate research assistant space, meeting rooms, social and generic teaching space). Approx. 15 % is allocated to research and specialist teaching labs.

Existing teaching and learning space accommodation is to be demolished prior to this contract.

The estimated construction cost is circa GBP 21.7 million excluding fees and VAT. Works are proposed to commence January 2020 with a target occupation date of June 2022.

The design team and a quantity surveyor have been appointed and are currently developing proposals for statutory consent applications and tender documents. The planning application has been submitted to City of Edinburgh Council.

The new Engineering Module 1 building will be formed over Level 0, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4. Internally at Level 0 the new facility will provide a main entrance, café, showcase lab and support accommodation and access to a new lift providing vertical transportation between Level 0-Level 4. Levels 1-4 accommodation will provide computer labs, teaching spaces, administration and research labs and offices.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if there are any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public

Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 226-516232
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: EC0834
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 6
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 6
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Kier Construction
Postal address: Campsie House, Buchanan Business Park, Cumbernauld Road
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G33 6HZ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1417793020
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 37 325.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Fair work practices

The University will be evaluating bidders approaches to promoting fair work practices for workers involved in the delivery of this project.

Exclusion grounds and modern slavery

The University of Edinburgh is committed to protecting and respecting human rights and has a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. The University is also committed to promoting fair working practices and embedding equality and diversity across all its work. Bidders and subcontractors engaged in the delivery of this contract may be excluded if they have not met applicable social, environmental and labour obligations under national, EU and international law (as indicated in ESPD section 3D).

Without prejudice to any additional relevant duties, suppliers should note that this includes obligations for certain organisations under:

— the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (available at,

— the ILO conventions and other measures listed in Annex X of Directive 2014/24/EU (available at,

— the Equalities Act 2010 (available at,

— the Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010 ( — this is grounds for mandatory exclusion or termination at any procurement or contract stage at any stage, bidders and/or relevant subcontractors may be required to provide statements and means of proof demonstrating their compliance with these obligations or the reliability of their self-cleansing measures, including the annual statement as provided for by section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act for certain organisations.

Community benefits

4C.1 Second statement — Community benefits experience for info only.

Please indicate your experience in delivering additional social, economic or environmental community benefits in the performance of similar previous contracts, including information about how you achieved these commitments, in particular with regards with any of the University priority activities for the as listed in the attached ESPD Document (see section 4C). Please also indicate any of the listed priority areas that your organisation would be interested in discussing further with the University in the context of this contract.

(SC Ref:621627)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Edinburgh Sheriff COurt
Postal address: Sheriff Court House, 27 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312252525

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: