Services - 319200-2019

09/07/2019    S130    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Swindon: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2019/S 130-319200

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: UK Research and Innovation
Postal address: Polaris House
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Nicola Turner
E-mail: fmprocurement@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867005

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.uksbs.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

CON19006 — Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme Technical Advisor Services Framework

Reference number: CON19006
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will shortly be embarking on an Open OJEU procurement to establish a Framework contract for Technical Advisory Services to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) which will support the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP) to delivery of a wide range of projects overseas.

The framework will be intended to cover 7 years with an optional extension of +3.

The estimated Framework value is 40 000 000 GBP — 60 000 000 GBP.

Ahead of commencing this procurement, we would like to raise awareness of this project by way of an industry day where we will introduce our plans for the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP). Our hope is that in engaging with industry experts that we can ensure that this requirement is well placed when it hits the market in the near future.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71311200
71311000
71312000
71313000
71314300
71315100
71315200
71317210
71621000
73000000
73200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH12
Main site or place of performance:

British Antarctic Survey High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will shortly be embarking on an Open OJEU procurement to establish a framework contract for technical advisory services to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) which will support the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP) to delivery of a wide range of projects overseas.

The framework will be intended to cover 7 years with an optional extension of +3.

The estimated framework value is 40 000 000 GBP — 60 000 000 GBP.

Ahead of commencing this procurement, we would like to raise awareness of this project by way of an industry day where we will introduce our plans for the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP). Our hope is that in engaging with industry experts that we can ensure that this requirement is well placed when it hits the market in the near future.

Antarctica is a very unique environment which presents huge challenges in delivering an ambitious infrastructure programme, amongst which are the environmental conditions themselves, logistical constraints and the need to integrate complex construction works with an ongoing and extensive science programme. The successful Technical Advisor must be able to provide the very wide range of skills expected in a diverse set of engineering and building projects but also the specialist skills required for the polar regions. In addition to capability there needs to be the capacity to support this large programme, which is to be delivered in a relatively short time scale.

Generally the services to be provided for individual projects fall into 1 of 2 categories:

— enabling works/technical services — work stages (WS) 0 to 2: Task Orders for enabling works (WS0 to 2) or bespoke requirements to support specific technical requirements,

— Project Works (WS 3 to 8): this comprises activities for projects where a single preferred option has already been identified and approval has been obtained to progress this option.

The industry day will take place on Thursday 25.7.2019 at 10:30 at the British Antarctic Survey High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET.

The industry day will run from 10:30 to 13:30 and comprise of a presentation about the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the environment that these services will cover and then details of the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP) followed by a Q&A session.

If you are interested in attending this Industry Day please confirm your attendance by emailing FMprocurement@uksbs.co.uk stating your organisation and attendees names. All requests to attend must be received by Friday July 19th. Space will be limited on the industry day and therefore attendance is restricted to 2 individuals per supplier.

II.2.14)Additional information

Ahead of commencing this procurement, we would like to raise awareness of this project by way of an industry day where we will introduce our plans for the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP). Our hope is that in engaging with industry experts that we can ensure that this requirement is well placed when it hits the market in the near future.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
30/07/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/07/2019