Works - 32073-2022

21/01/2022    S15

Ireland-Limerick: Construction work

2022/S 015-032073

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University of Limerick
Postal address: Castletroy
Town: Limerick
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Postal code: V94 T9PX
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Jane Murphy
E-mail: jane.murphy@ul.ie
Telephone: +353 0864069620
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.ul.ie

Section II: Object

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

New Student Centre (Completion Contract), University of Limerick - Electrical Reserved Specialist

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Main site or place of performance:

University of Limerick, Limerick

II.2.4)Description of the procurement at the time of conclusion of the contract:

Electrical Specialist associated with New Student Centre. The New Student Centre will be accommodated in a purpose designed 3,600m2 (approximate) building. The development will consist of a three storey over partial basement Student Centre, providing a foyer space, auditorium (200 seat), meeting rooms, offices, a shop and café, along with site clearance, new landscape paving and external works including enclosed bicycle shelters. The building will include bespoke timber joinery, structural glazing and curtain walling. The building is designed to achieve a BER A3 rating.

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 12
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Contract award notice concerning this contract
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 115-281456

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 1
Title:

Electrical Specialist

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
27/05/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Pure Electrical Ltd
Town: Limerick
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Country: Ireland
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 1 220 978.35 EUR

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court of Ireland
Town: Dublin
Country: Ireland
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/01/2022

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Main site or place of performance:

University of Limerick, Limerick

VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

Electrical Specialist, New Student Centre, Completion Contract

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 12
VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 1 325 480.38 EUR
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Pure Electrical Ltd
Town: Limerick
NUTS code: IE Éire / Ireland
Country: Ireland
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

As a result of termination of the employment of the original main contractor and the requirement to re-tender the main project delays in completion of the electrical reserved specialist works have been encountered. The tender date for the electrical reserved specialist works is April 2019 and the anticipated finalisation of the completion contract is Q1 2022. Arising from the delays increased costs have arisen associated with hyperinflation in the construction industry and increased costs associated with the availability of materials and labour. Sundry other variations associated with additional works to theatre equipment installation not part of original project scope.

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for modification brought about by circumstances which a diligent contracting authority/entity could not foresee (Art. 43(1)(c) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(c) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(c) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the circumstances which rendered the modification necessary and explanation of the unforeseen nature of these circumstances:

Unanticipated termination of employment of original main contractor resulted in a requirement to re-tender the main project. As a result of the termination and re-tender process on the main contract delays have been encountered on the electrical reserved specialist works. Arising from the unforeseen and unanticipated delays increased costs have arisen associated with hyperinflation in the construction industry during this delay period, increased costs associated with availability of materials arising from shortages, all due to the unprecedented event of the Covid pandemic and restrictions on imports and also increased costs associated with the availability of labour again due to the pandemic.

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 1 220 978.35 EUR
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 1 325 480.38 EUR