United Kingdom-St Andrews: Building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/procurement/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/procurement/buyer-profile.pdf
Section II: Object
Estates: Main Contractor for the New Music Centre.
Main Contractor for the construction of the New Music Centre at the University of St Andrews.
UK — St Andrews.
Main Contractor for the New Music Centre project at the University of St Andrews.
The University of St Andrews Music Centre provides exceptional musical opportunities for students and staff of the University and for the wider community of Fife. It has been based in the Younger Hall since its foundation, 25 years ago, but now, for the first time, it will have a purpose-built home. The new Music Centre will be in the heart of the medieval University, in St Mary's Quadrangle, and will provide the dedicated space needed for musicians to learn, practice, rehearse and perform.
The accommodation will include:
— A large rehearsal studio suitable for both orchestral and choral rehearsal, which will also be a performance space for chamber works and song.
— Three medium-sized spaces in which the Centre's many instrumental and vocal groups can rehearse.
— Ten practice rooms for individual and small group practice and for lessons from the Centre's internationally renowned teaching staff.
— A music technology and recording suite enabling the Centre's musicians to develop their skills in these rapidly developing areas of music.
— A library bringing together the Centre's resources in recorded and printed music for the first time.
— Dedicated office space for the Centre's performance, academic and administrative staff.
The proposed Gross External Areas are:
Ground Floor: 901 m²
First Floor: 608 m²
Second Floor: 427 m²
Roof: 255 m²
Total 2191 m²
Car parking spaces: 33
The site layout is designed to optimize the prominent location of the site. The Centre will restore an historic quad and preserve the features of St Mary's Quadrangle, while complementing the neighbouring St Regulus Hall student residence and the Bute Building. This is a music centre for the community and the University — and as such its location with easy access for all from the town centre and its welcoming and outward looking appearance will create a new cultural venue in St Andrews.
Parking is located to the east of the site, easily accessible from Queen's Terrace and in close proximity to the main entrance. Parked vehicles will be concealed from view at Ground level within the Music Centre by means of a planted screen with a wall beyond. Vehicular access is maintained to the south of the site at the existing entrance to the University.
The refuse store is located between the car park and the music centre on the south east corner to facilitate ease of servicing. A combination of hard and soft landscaping is provided within the site.
Additional detail is contained in the ESPD documentation.
Bidders must pass the minimum standards (pass/fail) sections of the ESPD (Scotland).
Statements detailing the specific requirements can be found within the relevant sections of the Contract Notice.
The responses to these statements will be scored as per the scoring methodology detailed. The anticipated minimum number of bidders to be taken through is three and the maximum is 5.
ESPD Section 4C Scoring Methodology is as follows:
For 15 mark questions:
0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
5 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirements but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.
10 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
12 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how these requirement will be fulfilled.
15 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.
For 20 mark questions:
15 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how these requirement will be fulfilled.
20 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.
All tenders for the University of St Andrews are administered through our e-Tendering System (In-Tend). To Express an Interest please go to our tender web-site at:
Please note that ‘Notes of Interest’ placed via PCS (Public Contracts Scotland) are not automatically accepted.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to this statement when completing the relevant section of the ESPD (Scotland).
If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established. For this Procurement, this includes a requirement for all on site staff to be accredited under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) or equivalent.
Please refer to these statements when completing section 4B of the ESPD (Scotland).
Statement for 4B.1.1:
Bidders will be required to have an annual financial turnover no lower than two times the estimated value of the contract as detailed within this contract notice. (5500000M GBP).
In the event that any tenderer does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the tenderer may still be eligible where their tender submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee.
Statement for 4B.5:
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders can hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below.
Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP
Statement for 4B.6
Bidder will be required to provide a Banker's Guarantee Bond or Performance Bond prior to award of contract to the value of the contract.
Scored ESPD Selection Question weighting:
4C.1 Public Works Experience (45 marks — 15 marks per case study)
4C.2 Professional and Technical Skills (20 marks)
4C.3 Technical Facilities and Measures fro Ensuring Quality (15 marks)
4C.4 Supply Chain Management (20 marks)
Please refer to these statements when completing section 4C of the ESPD (Scotland).
Statement for 4C.1
(Each example maximum 15 marks). Bidders will be required to provide three examples of successfully completed works carried out in the past 5 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the work as described in the Contract Notice which are over xx million GBP in value. Examples should include the following:
— Project Description.
— Final Value.
— Completion Date.
— Name of Architect.
— Client Contact Information.
— Colour Images of Interior/Exterior.
Ideally examples will be of similar scope, type and complexity as the subject of this tender and have been delivered for an HE Sector Client in a similar environment, and delivered under the same contract type.
Statement for 4C.2:
(20 marks) Bidders will be required to confirm details of the professional and technical skills and resources they can call upon, especially those responsible for quality control. Response must include key staff CV's of proposed team, and ideally include those responsible for delivery of example projects.
Statement for 4C.3:
(15 marks) Bidders will be required to demonstrate the communication methods and processed utilized by the site team(s) and how this information is communicated to senior management to ensure quality throughout the construction. Bidders are required to detail reporting tools and show how senior management have visibility of construction progress and associated activities.
Statement for 4C.4
(20 marks) Bidders are required to describe their organisations arrangements for co-ordination and co-operation with sub-contractors and other suppliers. Bidders should supply details of how this is achieved in practice and how other organisations are involved in drawing up method statements/safe systems etc. Details provided should also include general polices on the selection of sub-contractors and suppliers, how adequate health and safety procedures are ensured and how standards of performance and contract compliance are maintained.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
All tenders for the University of St Andrews are administered through our e-Tendering System (In-Tend). To Express an Interest please go to our tender web-site at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofstandrews
ESPD Section 4D
For all lots:
1st Statement for ESPD 4D.1 Quality Management. The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent).
2nd Statement for ESPD 4D.1 Health and Safety. The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) or have, in the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum.
1st Statement for ESPD 4D1.1 Quality Management. If the bidder does not hold UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent), then the bidder must have the following:
A documented policy regarding quality management. The policy must set out responsibilities for quality management demonstrating that the bidder has and continues to implement a quality management policy that is authorised by their Chief Executive, or equivalent, and is periodically reviewed at a senior management level. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of the work to be undertaken and set out responsibilities for quality management throughout the organisation.
2nd Statement for ESPD 4D1.1 Health and Safety. If the bidder does not hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) or have, in the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum, then the bidder must have the following:
A regularly reviewed and documented policy for Health and Safety (H&S) management, endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer, or equivalent. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale relevant to the nature and scale of your operations and set out responsibilities for H&S management at all levels within the organisation. The policy must be relevant operations and set out your company's responsibilities of H&S management and compliance with legislation.
Note: Organisations with fewer than five employees are not required by law to have a documented policy statement.
The University will be requesting evidence from bidders of what Fair Work Practices they have in place. Detailed information will be contained within the University's Invitation to tender (ITT) documentation.
ESPD Question reference 2D.1 if applicable please provide information concerning subcontractors on whose capacity as a Bidder does not rely on.
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract.
Community benefits are included in this requirement.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=502245.
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
To be determined.
Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=502245
Internet address: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/money/procurement/
The University of St Andrews will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract being communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from The University of St Andrews.
If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rule to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
Anyone bringing court proceedings against the University of St Andrews must inform the University of St Andrews in advance of the alleged breach and its intention to bring proceedings. Any such action must be brought within 15 days of the date on which a decision is sent to them or published to challenge that decision.
Proceedings seeking an ineffectiveness order must be brought within 30 days of the publication of the contract award notice in the OJEU, or 30 days from the date of a decision letter to all tenderers concerned, and any candidates concerned, containing a summary of the reason for the recipient being unsuccessful, otherwise 6 months from the date of entering into the contract or concluding the framework agreement.
Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may, by interim order, suspend the procurement procedure. The court may also set aside a decision or actions taken by the University or order it to amend and document; and/or award damages. However, by express requirement the court may decide not to grant an interim order when the negative consequences of such an order are likely to outweigh the benefits, having regard to a number of considerations.
If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the nature of the breach: make an ineffectiveness order; impose a financial penalty; shorten the duration of the contract; make any other order considered appropriate to address the consequences of ineffectiveness or shortening the duration or the contract; award damages.
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