Works - 311822-2019

05/07/2019    S128    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-St Andrews: Construction work for university buildings

2019/S 128-311822

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School, Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Adrian Wood
Telephone: +44 1334462523
NUTS code: UKM72

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
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

Estates: Main Contractor for Younger Hall Refurbishment

Reference number: EST/030719/MO/SL
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Main Contractor for Younger Hall refurbishment at the University of St Andrews.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM72
Main site or place of performance:

UK-St Andrews.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

University of St Andrews — Estates: Main Contractor for Younger Hall Refurbishment.

The Younger Hall is located on North Street in St Andrews. Constructed between 1923 and 1929, it is Category B Listed and is part of the St Andrews Conservation Area. The building is owned by the University of St Andrews and is used for graduations, teaching, exams, performances and concerts.

The existing building has a steel frame with concrete floor and roof slabs. External walls are polished and dressed ashlar, primarily Cullalo sandstone with Portland stone to the south elevation columns and pediment. Roofs are a mixture of clay pan tile pitched roofs and lead flat roofs. Rainwater goods are cast iron, external railings and gates are wrought iron and windows are steel framed.

The purpose of the project is to improve flexibility, functionality, accessibility and toilet provision for the building. The building will continue to be used for graduations, exams, performances and concerts but the primary use will be for lectures and teaching.

To improve access to the building, new external landscaping will provide accessible entrances on 3 sides of the building. Within the building, new ramps and passenger lifts will provide access to areas previously only accessible by stair, new platform lifts will provide access to the stage and a new stage lift will allow movement of loose furniture and equipment from storage in the basement.

A new stage, removable rostra and seating will be provided in the Hall, the rostra and seating being stored in the basement using the new stage lift. Fixed seating will be provided to the lower gallery areas where the existing tiers will be adjusted to improve sight lines to the new stage.

All of the existing services will be removed, and the building will be provided with new services throughout. In conjunction with this, new audio-visual equipment will be installed to facilitate the various building uses. Services will be concealed with the main distribution running in existing and new risers and ducts and wiring in rooms being raggling into the existing walls and ceilings and re-plastered over. New decorative finishes, curtains and blinds will be provided throughout. New materials will be in keeping with the existing building and will include stone to the external landscaping and extension walls, glazed screens and doors to the extension and glazed doors in the existing foyer, hardwood wall panelling, flooring, doors and joinery work, new wall and floor tiling and reuse of existing salvaged wall tiling in some areas.

The existing retained building finishes will require to be carefully protected throughout the project, in particular the existing marble, terrazzo, tiling and sprung dance floor. The works generally, but in particular the services installation, will require detailed sequencing and co-ordination with the existing building fabric and the new extension to achieve the project aims.

An asbestos refurbishment survey has been completed and there will be an element of asbestos removal and fabric reinstatement in the project.

The Main Contractor will require to work collaboratively with the design team, the University estates department and other potential partner projects in and around the site and must be able to demonstrate a robust understanding and experience of working with historic listed buildings in a busy town centre on a noise sensitive site surrounded by occupied buildings.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 5 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As stated in ESPD and Guidance Notes.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

All tenders for the University of St Andrews are administered through our e-Tending System (In-Tend). To express an interest please go to our tender website 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

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As detailed in ESPD and Guidance Notes.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/08/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 10/09/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

All tenders for the University of St Andrews are administered through our e-Tending System (In-Tend). To express an interest please go to our tender website at

Please note that 'Notes of Interest' placed via PCS (Public Contracts Scotland) are not automatically accepted.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a subcontract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

Not required.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

To be determined at ITT Stage.

(SC Ref:589860)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School, Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1334462523

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The University of St Andrews will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days 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.

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