Works - 386533-2019

16/08/2019    S157    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Construction work for university buildings

2019/S 157-386533

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
University of Bristol
1-9 Old Park Hill
United Kingdom
Contact person: Adam Wdowik
Telephone: +44 1179289000
NUTS code: UKK1

Internet address(es):

Main address:

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
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

Main Contractor for Construction of National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility

Reference number: ECG0718-02AW(4B)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Appointment of a main contractor for the construction of the new National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility at the University’s campus at Langford.

This is a repeat of the previous contract notice for this project as a result of the University restarting this procurement procedure.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 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: UKK1
Main site or place of performance:

University of Bristol Langford Campus.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Bristol requires a main contractor to construct a new research facility (the National Soil foundation-structure interaction (SoFSI) Facility) at its Langford campus. The new facility will:

— have Gross Internal Area of approximately 630 m2,

— have a steel frame superstructure, concrete block walls and timber cladding,

— have highly reinforced specialist substructure including pit walls and strong floor,

— house a 6 m x 4 m seismic testing table and 5 m x 6 m x 4 m deep test pit,

— house highly sensitive scientific equipment which requires high-precision substructure works.

The construction budget is ~5 000 000 GBP.

The University intends to appoint a main contractor in January 2020, with a start on site in February 2020 and defect free handover in early Spring 2021.

The University is following a single-stage tender to appoint the contractor, with this procurement following the restricted procedure.

The process is further explained here (and in full detail in the procurement documents):

1) Any economic operator may submit a request to participate in this procurement by responding to the qualitative selection criteria. These criteria are based on the PAS91 construction pre-qualification questionnaire, plus additional University of Bristol supplementary questions where suppliers are required to demonstrate previous experience of delivering similar projects;

2) Following its assessment of the information provided (in line with the criteria set out in the documents), the University will issue an invitation to tender to the highest scoring suppliers;

3) The invitation to tender will be a single-stage tender (following completion of RIBA Stage 4 by the design team), with the invitation including full details of the project;

4) Responses to the ITT will be evaluated to determine the most economically advantageous tender, based on the award criteria set out in the ITT.

The University is currently progressing detailed design and intends to issue invitations to tender following completion of RIBA stage 4 in early September 2019, to those suppliers shortlisted following this PQQ stage.

This is a repeat of the previous contract notice for this project as a result of the University restarting this procurement procedure.

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: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 03/02/2020
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As detailed in the procurement documents.

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

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:

Contractors must demonstrate prior experience of successfully delivering similar facilities, including experience around specialist ground works, as set out in the 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:
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 062-142888
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 13/09/2019
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 27/09/2019
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Royal Courts of Justice
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: