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Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - General Contractor for the Construction of a New Office Building for the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg (GCO)
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
General Contractor for the Construction of a New Office Building for the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg (GCO)
The scope of the works to be undertaken by the General Contractor (GCO) is the construction of the New Office Building for the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. The GCO will be responsible for construction, fitting out, testing, commissioning and handover of the New Office Building in accordance with the execution design documentation and BIM models provided by the EIB. The works are foreseen to last 36 months, plus 4 months if options are instructed by the contracting authority, plus a 12-month defects notification period.
The GCO contract includes all construction works to be executed for erecting the New Office Building of the EIB in Luxembourg (foundations, structures, architecture, technical services, energy components, finishes, partition walls, landscaping, public square, vehicular and pedestrian connection to the existing EIB neighboring building, etc.), including testing, commissioning and hand-over to the EIB for operational use.
The New Office Building of approximately 63 680 m2 gross area will accommodate 1 500 work stations and supply areas, providing for an efficient allocation of working places (offices), traffic areas and technical storage rooms. Its total surface is approximately 45 000 m2 above ground and 18 680 m2 underground. The New Office Building is designed to be at the cutting edge of sustainability and energy efficiency. It is a sober, functional, flexible building, responding to low energy consumption and emission requirements. The Project has been developed using Building Information Modelling (BIM) methods for design, time schedule (4D BIM) and cost management (5D BIM).
The main characteristics of the New Office Building are as follows:
— podium levels G+4,
— tower levels G+16,
— car park capacity 259,
— energy performance class ‘A’ of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,
— primary energy consumption levels compliant with nearly zero-energy building standards Directive 2018/844EU (calculations in accordance with ISO 52000),
— Minimum Environmental Certification BREEAM 2013 level ‘Excellent’,
— 25 % of the building's primary energy consumption produced on site.
The GCO shall be required to take over the BIM model that will be provided by EIB at the beginning of the Contract. GCO shall then be required to complete the BIM Model during the construction process and to use it to produce the as-built documentation.
Project related construction activities commenced in 2016-2017 with excavation down to the approximate Project basement level and the construction of a temporary ramp providing access to the existing EIB Building underground car park.
The contract will be based on the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works designed by the Employer (Red Book), First Edition 1999.
Options as stated in the procurement documents.
The contracting authority has established a maximum budget (the ‘Cap’) of EUR 194 000 000.00 for the basic scope of the tender price. If the subtotal for the basic scope under the tender price exceeds the cap, the tender will be rejected.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
Conditions as included in the proposed model contract included in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Tenders will be opened in a non-public procedure.
Upon request, the written record of the opening of the tenders will be provided to economic operators who submitted a tender.
Section VI: Complementary information
1) Interested applicants are required to submit to the Bank an undertaking of confidentiality and non-disclosure (available from the internet address set out in section I.3) of this contract notice) as a condition precedent to accessing the remaining procurement documents, which are deemed confidential.
2) A voluntary site visit has been organised by the EIB for the 10 July 2020. The Bank shall not reimburse Tenderers for any costs associated with their attendance to this voluntary site visit. Please see section 1.2 of the Terms of Reference for further information.
3) The Bank may, during the 3 years following the award of this contract, have recourse to a negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice for the award of new works (outside of this contract) consisting in the repetition of similar works entrusted to the successful tenderer. In this regard, the extent of the possible additional works is clarified as follows: additional new works in conformity with, and necessary for the completion of, the New EIB Building Project, up to a maximum value of EUR 40 000 000.00 overall.
Tenderers may in the first instance submit any concerns regarding the procurement to the Bank using the contact details under section I.1) of this contract notice.
If tenderers, or other interested parties, believe that the EIB committed an instance of maladministration, (e.g. it has failed to act in accordance with its established policies, standards and procedures, or to respect the principles of good administration), they may lodge a complaint to the EIB Group Complaints Mechanism (see https://www.eib.org/en/about/accountability/complaints/index.htm) within 1 year from the date when the alleged action, decision or omission by the Bank could be reasonably known by the complainant. If unhappy with the outcome, tenderers can seek a review of the EIB Group’s reply to the complaint by the European Ombudsman (see https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu).
Within 2 months of notification of the outcome of the procedure (award decision), tenderers may launch an action for its annulment and/or damages. Any request tenderers may make and any reply from the Bank, or any complaint of maladministration, will have neither the purpose nor the effect of suspending the time-limit for launching an action for annulment nor open a new period for launching an action for annulment. The body responsible for hearing annulment procedures is indicated under section VI.4.1) of this contract notice.