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United Kingdom-Bristol: Building construction work
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.bristol.ac.uk
Section II: Object
University of Bristol and National Composites Centre — Works Frameworks
The University of Bristol and The National Composites Centre (a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University) have a combined requirement for a range of frameworks covering a range of Works across a range of value bands such as:
— general building works,
— general mechanical works,
— general electrical works,
Frameworks would range from small maintenance jobs to intermediate works.
University of Bristol campuses and residences and National Composites Centre.
Values for each framework will be determined in due course but should range from tens to hundreds of thousands per annum dependent on the discipline and value band.
We are looking to appoint a range of contractors to each framework to allow competitiveness and capacity while giving all appointees a good chance of receiving work through the framework. It is anticipated (but to be confirmed) that there would be no more than five appointed contractors per discipline and value band.
There will be 2 contractor engagement sessions, 1 at the University of Bristol on 31st July, and another at National Composites Centre in early September (exact date to be confirmed) — Contractors may attend either session, or both. The sessions will allow us to present the new frameworks and work with interested contractors to determine the best methods of operation for the frameworks — including, but not limited to:
— disciplines and value bands,
— pricing method(s),
— how to call-off works,
— performance monitoring.
We are keen to meet with a range of contractors of all sizes to help us to design a framework that is scaled appropriately and will benefit all appointed parties.
— if you wish to attend the Contractor Engagement Session (at University of Bristol) on 31st July, please email email@example.com and joining instructions will be issued,
— if you wish to attend the Contractor Engagement Session (at National Composites Centre) in September, please email Leigh.Jones@nccuk.com and exact date and joining instructions will be issued in due course.
Please note that there will be a limit of 2 attendees per contractor.
Following the contractor engagement sessions, we would hope to start the tendering processes during September with a view to appointment in early 2020. Frameworks would be appointed for an initial 2 years with the option to extend for an additional 2, 1-year, periods.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This notice is to advertise the University's intention to undertake soft market testing on its potential future building works requirements.
This notice is not a call for competition to procure any services, supplies or works for the University. The University is not obliged to follow up the soft market testing in any way or with any interested parties and it is not liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any party.
Interested parties will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the market testing. A response to the market testing does not guarantee any invitation to participate in this soft market testing exercise or any future public procurement process.
Any procurement of any services by the University will be carried out in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and/or Concession Contracts Regulations 2016.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.