United Kingdom-Aberystwyth: Construction project management services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.aber.ac.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1009
Section II: Object
Project Manager for Old College Refurbishment, Aberystwth University.
A Project Manager (PM) is needed to oversee the Development and Delivery Phases of Aberystwyth University's ambitious Old College project, which aims to transform 1 of the most recognisable buildings in Wales, into a welcoming and vibrant creative and cultural centre.
Aberystwyth University has received first round Heritage Lottery Fund approval for the redevelopment of Old College in line with the concept, principles and values set out by the New Life for Old College project. The project will restore, re-purpose and revitalise the iconic birthplace of University education in Wales. Opened in 1872, Grade 1-listed and a prime example of Gothic revival Victorian architecture, Old College will be a centre for engagement, learning and creativity that will appeal to all generations and will transform lives. Engaging activities will reveal rich collections and endless stories from the University's fascinating history and engender a sense of place, while dynamic programmes will expand horizons and knowledge in sciences and humanities. A beacon of renewal, Old College will throw open its doors to diverse communities and audiences from Wales and beyond for their interest and enjoyment and to enrich their lives. It will also spur creativity, innovation and enterprise, playing a vital role in regeneration and symbolising Aberystwyth's national and international cultural aspirations
A Project Manager (PM) is needed to oversee the Development and Delivery Phases of Aberystwyth University's ambitious Old College project, which aims to transform one of the most recognisable buildings in Wales, into a welcoming and vibrant creative and cultural centre.
Having recently achieved a first round pass with a grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the University is working towards preparing a Round Two (full) application which will need to be submitted before the end of April 2019.
The PM will provide effective management for the key work streams and deliverables required as part of a high quality and competitive Round Two (full) application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
If the Round Two (full) application is successful there will be an option to further engage the PM during the Delivery Phase of the project for a period in the region of three years.
The PM will report to the Project SRO/Project Director, Pro Vice-Chancellor, and will work closely with the Director of Estates Development, the Old College Project Board, the University Executive and other members of staff. The PM will appoint a client-side Quantity Surveyor who will work closely with the PM and SRO/Project Director to ensure value for money. The PM will work on the University's behalf with other companies appointed during the Development Phase, including the Design Team and any consultants engaged to prepare the project's Business Plan and Activity Plan. The PM will also have a significant role in liaising with the Heritage Lottery Fund directly.
Due to the significant Welsh language and culture aspects of the project, the PM is expected to be fluent in both Welsh and English and able to work bilingually with internal and external stakeholders on all aspects of the project.
The expected timeline for this procurement is as follows:
Publish Tender — 6.9.2017.
Last date for clarification questions — 3.10.2017.
Last date for the University to respond to questions — 4.10.2017.
Receipt of tenders deadline — 9.10.2017.
Standstill period to commence — 23.10.2017.
Standstill period to end — 2.11.2017.
Contract Award — 3.11.2017.
Please note that the funding for this project is in 2 phases.
Bidders are advised to note that funding for second phase (years 3-5) is not currently guaranteed whereas the first phase (years 1 and 2) until April 2019 is secured funding which the University can formally commit to with the preferred bidder. The University reserves the right to optionally engage the successful project manager from phase 1 for services to be delivered in phase 2 (without re-tendering) should funding for years 3-5 be secured.
The circumstances in which this option will typically be instigated (at the University's discretion which may or may not be exercised) is where the phase 2 funds are authorised and released by the Heritage Lottery Fund and there are no service performance concerns for the University from phase one.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Public liability 5 000 000 GBP.
Employers liability 5 000 000 GBP.
Professional Indemnity 10 000 000 GBP.
(i) Relevant experience.
(ii) Equal Opportunities.
(iii) Health & Safety assurances.
(iv) Mandatory/Discretionary exclusion grounds (including conflict of interest test).
(i) Provide a description of up to 3 relevant contracts you have successfully delivered in the last 5 years that show experience that is relevant to the requirement.
(ii) The buyer may not select you to tender if you have been found to have unlawfully discriminated in the last three years, unless you have provided adequate evidence that you have taken appropriate action to stop it happening again.
(iii) Whether your organisation or any of its Directors or Executive Officers has been in receipt of enforcement/remedial orders in relation to the Health and Safety Executive (or equivalent body) in the last 3 years.
(iv) Regulation 57 of the PCR2015 compliance variously as per the tender documents.
See tender documents including the form of contract.
Section IV: Procedure
Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth.
Section VI: Complementary information
Please note that any estimated contract values stated in this notice exclude VAT are merely estimates.
Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=70679
Internet address: www.aber.ac.uk/
The Contracting Authorities will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Participants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Contracting Authorities as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the participant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations, as amended, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into,the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authorities to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authorities to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.