United Kingdom-Leicester: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.le.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/finance/information-for-staff/financial-operations/procurement
Section II: Object
Space Park Leicester Development
The University of Leicester is seeking to appoint a contractor to build the Space Park Leicester. Space Park Leicester will create a new campus to the north of the city centre, close to the National Space Centre, and build on our world class strengths in space and earth observation science.
This procurement is for phase 1 with a net construction cost of 14 000 000 GBP (and potentially future phases worth an additional 66 000 000 GBP) which is a University building of just under 5 000 m2 gross internal floor area (GIFA) providing accommodation for teaching, offices and laboratories in 2, 3 and 4 storey wings linked by an entrance and atrium.
The University wishes to enter into a single stage procurement process with the open market. The project will be delivered via a Design and Build form of construction contract, utilising the JCT suite of contract documents, with established University amendments.
Space Park Leicester will be home to the Leicester Institute for Space and Earth Observation (one of the University’s flagship research institutes), first-class teaching and laboratory facilities and a range of commercial partners, both large and small. It will provide new accommodation for the National Centre for Earth Observation and facilities for business collaboration.
This procurement is for phase 1, with a net construction cost of 14 000 000 GBP, which is a University building of just under 5 000 m2 gross internal floor area (GIFA) providing accommodation for teaching, offices and laboratories in 2, 3 and 4 storey wings linked by an entrance and atrium.
It is anticipated and hoped that the University will secure funding for phases 2 and 3 in the future although the timing of this funding is currently not determined. The University therefore requires that this procurement exercise includes flexibility to appoint the same Contractor for future phases, although this will be at the discretion of the University subject to satisfactory performance for delivery of phase 1 amongst other factors. It is currently anticipated that the total value of phases 1, 2 and 3 combined will be 80 000 000 GBP, subject to construction inflation.
Bidders must note that the assessment of these PQQ responses will be based upon delivery of phase 1 only although this may lead to phases 2 and 3 in the future.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
See procurement documents
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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GO Reference: GO-2018726-PRO-12885568
In accordance with Regulation 86 and 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, this contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the day information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.The Public Contracts Regulations provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rulestotake action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).