United Kingdom-St Andrews: Construction work for university buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/procurement/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/procurement/buyer-profile.pdf
Section II: Object
Estates: Main Contractor for Younger Hall Refurbishment
Main Contractor for Younger Hall refurbishment at the University of St Andrews.
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.
As stated in ESPD and Guidance Notes.
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 https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofstandrews
Please note that ‘notes of Interest’ placed via PCS (Public Contracts Scotland) are not automatically accepted.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in ESPD and Guidance Notes.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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 https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=589860
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:
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 at ITT Stage.
Internet address: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/money/procurement/
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.