Works - 328206-2017

22/08/2017    S159    Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-St Andrews: Construction work for university buildings

2017/S 159-328206

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University of St Andrews
Postal address: The Old Burgh School, Abbey Walk
Town: St Andrews
NUTS code: UKM72
Postal code: KY16 9LB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1334462523

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:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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 PSR Building Refurbishment.

Reference number: EST/180817/AW/SL
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Main Contractor for the refurbishment works at the PSR Building, University of St Andrews (Eden Campus).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 500 000.00 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 PSR Building Refurbishment

Overview of the Contract Requirement:

Eden Campus occupies a significant area of land north of St Andrews and will be developed by the University as part of a separate phased masterplan. One of the initial phases is to redevelop the existing paper mill buildings into a new Library General Collections storage and Professional Services building for the University to occupy.

The project will include the partial demolition of annexe buildings, the redevelopment and refurbishment of the main paper mill buildings and construction of a new entrance block, (please refer to supporting information). The existing buildings vary in age, construction type and levels of disrepair and must be carefully and sensitively redeveloped and brought back to life. Building shown around the site on the location plan aerial view have already been demolished and cleared.

The creation of a better storage infrastructure will allow the transfer of library stock from the Main Library within St Andrews freeing up valuable are to be converted into additional study spaces, toilets and breakout areas. The associated refurbishment/remodelling of the Main Library works are not included within this scope.

Building 33 has been proposed for demolition to allow for a new entrance building to be created which is set back off the main street creating a signpost for cycle and pedestrian access to the new campus, Buildings 31, 31A are proposed to accommodate a mixture of general collections storage, café/social spaces and staff support services on level 1, with open plan Support Staff workspace on level 2. Buildings 32 and 32A are dedicated to staff support services with allocated lettable space also provided.

The project will be delivered in a phased manner, allowing for sectional completion to facilitate the migration of staff and Library stock from other buildings during non-term periods. The works will also be undertaken alongside other separate construction projects being undertaken on the Eden site, all of which must be fully coordinated to minimise disruption.

The Main Contractor must work collaboratively with other partner projects on the masterplan site, and must be able to demonstrate a robust understanding and experience of working with challenging existing 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: 10 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 15
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Bidders must pass the minimum standards (pass/fail) sections of the ESPD (Scotland).

Statements detailing the specific requirements can be found within the relevant sections of the Contract Notice. The responses to these statements will be scored as per the scoring methodology detailed in the ESPD (Scotland). The anticipated minimum number of bidders to be taken through is 5.

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-Tendering System (In-Tend). To Express an Interest please go to our tender web-site 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
List and brief description of conditions:

Please refer to this statement when completing section 4A of the ESPD (Scotland):

Statement for 4A.1:

If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established. For this procurement, this includes a requirement for all on site staff to be accredited under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CCS) or equivalent.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to these statements when completing section 4B of the ESPD (Scotland):

Statement for 4B.2:

Bidders will be required to have an annual turnover of 2 times the estimated value of the contract as detailed within this contract notice (10 500 000 GBP).

In the vent that any tenderer does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the tenderer may still be eligible where their tender submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee.

Statement for 4B.5:

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders can hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below. Note these is no requirement for separate Product Liability Insurance as the value detailed against Public Liability Insurance is inclusive of both types of insurance.

Employers (Compulsory) liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

4C.1 Public Works Experience (45 marks)

4C.2 Professional and Technical Skills (20 marks)

4C.3 Technical Facilities and Measures for Ensuring Quality (15 marks)

4C.4 Supply Chain Management (20 Marks)

Please also see ESPD (Scotland) and ESPD (Scotland) Guidance Notes.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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: 20/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 08/11/2017
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-Tendering System (In-Tend). To Express and Interest please go to our tender web-site at:

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

Please also see ESPC (Scotland) and ESPD (Scotland) Guidance Documents.

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

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract 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 applicable.

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.

(SC Ref:508409)

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: University of St Andrews
Postal address: The Old Burgh School, Abbey Walk
Town: St Andrews
Postal code: KY16 9LB
Country: 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 day 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: