Works - 346374-2019

24/07/2019    S141    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Dudley: Construction work for industrial buildings

2019/S 141-346374

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Council House, Priory Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ronny Tigere
Telephone: +44 1384812683
NUTS code: UKG36

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, 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
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

DUD-Tender for VLR National Innovation Centre

Reference number: RGN-007
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) is seeking a suitably experienced contractor to tender for the design and construction of a new build National Innovation Centre (NIC), utility building, drainage and external works at recently cleared railway land adjacent to A4037 Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4AH. The NIC will be constructed on land owned by DMBC. This project will create the National Innovation Centre (NIC) for Very Light Rail (VLR) research. The NIC and associated external works will spur research, innovation and product design in very light rail, traditional rail, and motor vehicle technology:

— the NIC is part of a wider VLR masterplan which comprises a large reinforced concrete retaining wall, Test Track 1, Small Medium Enterprise (SME) building and Test Track 2,

— the NIC will enable companies to research and provide innovative solutions for manufacturing,

— the NIC will comprise research laboratories and offices and educational space to conduct seminars.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 16 000 000.00 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: UKG36
Main site or place of performance:

Within Metropolitan Borough of Dudley.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The restricted procedure will be used which is suitable as a large number of bidders are likely to be interested in participating. The number of bidders will be reduced at the selection stage based on their capacity, capability and experience to perform the contract. A tender list of shortlisted contractors will then be selected. The 2-stage procedure is described below:

Stage 1:

Selection stage:

Following a call for competition, any economic bidder may submit a request to participate in the selection stage. Bidders will be required to return a standard selection questionnaire.

Stage 2:

Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage:

The ITT documents will be issued for completion by the 5 bidders successful at the stage 1 selection stage.

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: 16 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 16/03/2020
End: 21/05/2021
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: 3
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As stated above in the notice.

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: yes
Identification of the project:

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

II.2.14)Additional information

The NIC will provide research space, product development areas and education zones. NIC is part of a wider VLR masterplan which comprises a large reinforced concrete retaining wall, Test Track 1 SME building and Test Track 2. Although the budget is stated as 16 000 000 GBP this may be exceeded if additional funding is found elsewhere. The project may exceed the OJEU CAP of 16 000 000 GBP.

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:

As detailed in procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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: yes
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: 19/08/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 23/09/2019
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: 6 (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 ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

This exercise is being conducted in electronic format (e-tender). If you wish to take part please register with Dudley MBC e-tendering website www.blackcountry and use the register/sign in button which is located on the left-hand side of the page and complete the registration forms. Following registration, an email will be sent to you advising of your user ID along with a reminder of your email address and password. Details of the project are located under the all opportunities link which is also where you can express an interest and receive the documentation. Once you have done this you must log back into the website using the details provided following registration and locate the contract document under tenders, my tenders on the menu. The tender should be received no later than Friday 1.11.2019 at 12:00 and will be available for download until 23:59 on Thursday 31.10.2019. URL:

To access documents bidders are required to register with the website. This may be done in 2 ways:

1) Use the register/sign in button located on the Home screen; or

2) Find the project under the all opportunities link and use the express interest button.

Companies who have previously registered with the website will be invited to input their login detail. Once an expression of interest has been accepted by the system, Users must log back into the system to access documents. Now they will appear under the my tenders tab.

Further assistance with the system may be obtained by contacting Commercial and Procurement Team on:

— telephone: 01384 812683, or

— email:

Guidance documents are also published under the Help screen which can be found on the home screen at:

The Council expressly reserves the right:

1) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;

2) To make whatever changes it sees fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;

3) To award contracts in respect of any parts of the requirement covered by this notice; and

4) To award contract(s) in stages and in no circumstances will the Council be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Council House, Priory Road, Dudley
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Brierley Hill
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The contract Regulations 2015 (S12015 No 102) as amended provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be started within 30 days beginning with the date when the aggrieved part first.

Knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting proceedings had arisen. The Court may extend the time-limit for starting proceedings to be started more than 3 months after that date. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the settings aside of the award decision or order the Council to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages or where the contract award procedures have not been followed correctly, declare the contract to be ineffective.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Brierley Hill
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1384812683

Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: