Works - 236105-2020

20/05/2020    S98    Works - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Contract award without prior publication 

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Building construction work

2020/S 098-236105

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Postal address: Procurement Department, Woodlands House, 2nd Floor, Maes-Y-Coed Road
Town: Cardiff
NUTS code: UKL22 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Postal code: CF14 4HH
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2921836450

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Construction Services for the Dragon’s Heart Hospital

Reference number: CAV- STA (20/21) 14
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45210000 Building construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

NWSSP on behalf on Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board wish to inform the market that they have awarded a contract for construction services for the Dragon’s Heart Hospital.

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: 25 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45210000 Building construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL22 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NWSSP on behalf of the Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board wish to inform the market that due to the Covid-19 global pandemic they have awarded a contract for construction services for the Dragon's Heart Hospital.

II.2.5)Award criteria
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The advice from the World Health Organisation suggests that most people infected with the Covid-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and Cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

As part of the Covid response to be prepared, plans were agreed with the Welsh Government, Health Board, Councils and the Welsh Rugby Union to secure the Principality Stadium in the Cardiff City Centre to transform the space into a temporary Field Hospital that could accommodate up to 2000 additional beds for Covid-19. The hospital will treat Covid-19 patients who do not require critical care, beginning with those who are recovering yet cannot be discharged home at present.

To enable this rapid requirement to be completed in a matter of weeks to support and decrease the projected significant public health risks if additional facilities could not be provided, the Cardiff and Vale UHB would like to inform the market that under Regulation 32 (2) (c) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR’s) ES Global Limited was retained for the construction works adaption of the principality stadium into a temporary field hospital.

The health board met all the tests for awarding a contract under this regulation due to the immediate risk that COVID-19 posed to public health. In these exceptional circumstances, there was no time to run an accelerated procedure in line with PCR’s as a facility for additional capacity was directly required to be built or adapted and equipped for swift healthcare provision.

Covid-19 is a global emergency pandemic and the immediate requirement for a Field Hospital was not something that could have been predicted.

The Dragon’s Heart Hospital is the largest temporary hospital in Wales and the second largest in the UK and it was officially opened on the 19th April for staff training to commence prior to patients being admitted.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: CAV- STA (20/21) 14
V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: ES Global Ltd
Postal address: Coate House, 1-3 Coate Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI42 Tower Hamlets
Postal code: E29AG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2070557200
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 25 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

(WA Ref:101727)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Cardiff Crown Court
Postal address: Crown Court
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3PG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920678730
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership on behalf of Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board will allow a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1). Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits in accordance with the Public Contracts (Amendments).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: