United Kingdom-Swindon: Construction work
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.uksbs.co.uk
Section II: Object
CON19002 — Minor Works Framework — Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
UK Research and Innovation (‘UKRI’) is planning to launch a procurement for a term service framework contract to provide minor building works for its component Research Council, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (‘STFC’). The framework contract will be for any such minor works up to a value of 500 000,00 GBP ex-VAT per project. STFC is applying a renewed and refreshed focus to its unique estate and infrastructure — recognising its strategic importance as an enabler of world class science and research. The current estate comprises a portfolio of old and new buildings, a diverse range of space/accommodation types, and a gradually changing position in terms of building condition and functional suitability.
This agreement will cover minor building works. It is STFC's intention to appoint one contractor for an initial period of 3 years, with a possible 1 year extension (total 4 years). The forecast spend is estimated at between 2 000 000 GBP and 3 000 000 GBP (ex-VAT) per annum.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxfordshire, the associated Conference Centre (Cosenor’s House) at Abingdon, and occasional works at Chilbolton Observatory, Chilbolton nr Stockbridge.
It is an exciting time for the STFC estate as the corporate estates strategy is refreshed, underpinned by the recent completion of full building/asset condition across the entire estate.
This agreement will cover minor Building Works. It is STFC's intention to appoint 1 contractor for an initial period of 3 years, with a possible 1 year extension (total 4 years). The contract will be based on NEC4 Term Service Contract using industry schedules of rates, and quotation methodology to work on ‘best price’ principle. The forecast spend is estimated at between 2 000 000 GBP and 3 000 000 GBP (ex-VAT) per annum.
STFC would like to invite potential bidders to a supplier day at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (‘RAL’). There will be the opportunity to learn more about the requirement, open floor questions, and to have a tour of some of the facilities on site to understand the working environment, diversity and the potential of this requirement.
Useful feedback from the days and Q&A sessions may be used to inform the final tender documentation, ensuring all valid options are considered.
The supplier day at RAL will take place Wednesday 24.7.2019 at Science and Technical Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX. The supplier day will last approximately 2 hours, comprising the following:
— overview of the facilities and requirements,
— open floor Q&A,
— site tour,
— individual Q&A ‘surgery’ (as time allows and as appropriate).
If you are interested in attending this supplier day, please confirm your attendance by emailing email@example.com stating your organisation and attendee's names. All requests to attend must be received by 17:00 on Monday 22.7.2019.
Space is limited on the supplier day, and attendance is restricted to 2 people per supplier. We would request that attendance is restricted to key members of your organisation that would have a keen interest in this project and be able to add value to the discussions that will take place.
The value is estimated at 9 500 000,00 GBP (ex VAT).
At this time the Contracting Authority are looking to hold a supplier day in order to inform the ongoing specification and understand how suppliers would like to see this opportunity let.
Section IV: Procedure
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