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United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Construction work for university buildings
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00107
Section II: Object
EC0834 Main Contractor Engineering Module 1
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.
Kings Buildings Campus.
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.
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
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary 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 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/30/contents/enacted),
— the ILO conventions and other measures listed in Annex X of Directive 2014/24/EU (available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32014L0024&from=EN),
— the Equalities Act 2010 (available at https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents),
— the Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/493/contents/made) — 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.
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.
Internet address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying