United Kingdom-Birmingham: Construction work for university buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://procontract.due-north.com/Register
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.aston.ac.uk
Section II: Object
279 — Aston Medical School.
Aston University wish to procure via competitive tender a Principle Contractor to refurbish the Gosta Green Building to create a new Medical School. The scope includes the refurbishment of the existing 5 storey building, including fit out, façade treatments, external landscaping, demolition of the students Union as well as infrastructure upgrades.
The new Aston Medical School is required for operation for the new academic year in 2019. As a result, the Medical school is scheduled for handover on 12.6.2019 to allow sufficient time to the University to move in before the new student intake. There are also 2 other work streams to be completed, including the demolitions of the old Students Union and the External Works/Landscaping. The overall practical completion is therefore scheduled for 12.9.2019.
Aston University's Estates and Capital Developments department have a mission to deliver and maintain a sustainable campus and infrastructure that enhances the student experience and provides high quality accommodation and space that is accessible, efficient, flexible and responds to the needs of all its users. Integral to the ongoing campus redevelopment master plan is the relocation of the Aston Medical School to a new location in the heart of the University campus.
To enable this Aston University wish to procure via competitive tender a Principle Contractor to refurbish the Gosta Green Building to create a new Medical School. The scope includes the refurbishment of the existing 5 storey building, including fit out, façade treatments, external landscaping, demolition of the students Union as well as infrastructure upgrades. The Medical School will occupy the east-wing of the existing building whilst the façade of the south and west wings of the existing building will be developed only for future expansion with minimal works to these wings, remaining as shell and core. On completion the scheme will provide two new lecture theatres, flexible teaching space, supporting accommodation along with modern student social areas. The existing building has already been stripped back to the structural frame and internally the works comprise the east wing fit out including new internal partitions, finishes, M&E services and coordination of client direct packages such as IT / AV and Furniture installations.
The University will shortlist up to a maximum of 5 Applicants who:
a) meet all eligibility requirements in the selection questionnaire as set out in the scoring methodology;
b) are awarded a Pass for all sections of the SQ which are assessed on a Pass/Fail basis in accordance with the scoring methodology;
c) achieve the financial assessment criteria as set out; and
d) achieve the highest overall SQ scores.
The University reserves the right, in the event of a tie, to invite an additional Applicant or Applicants to tender.
The University reserves the right to nullify all other scores and exclude a tenderer if in its view the level of non-compliance with our terms and conditions is considered too high or is unacceptable to the University.
Those Applicants whose responses which receive a score of 2 or less may result in their submission being deemed non-compliant.
Those Applicants who are short-listed shall receive the University's Invitation to Tender and associated documentation.
When preparing your bid do consider any suggestions and solutions that may provide a more cost efficient and value for money solution. Any such proposal which alters the requirements of the specification must be in the form of a variant bid, must be clearly marked ‘variant bid’, and must be submitted at the same time as the fully compliant bid requested in this ITT.
Please be aware that this project may be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The University will require all interested partied to complete a selection questionnaire to include certificate of enrolment on the professional register of the Member state such as the Register of Companies in the UK. This will be used to identify suitable tenderers.
Aston University has adopted Construction line methodology for demonstrating financial risk, technical capability and Safety Schemes in Procurement as its vehicle for health and safety assessment.
Please note that applicants must be SSIP registered.
We also encourage applicants to be Construction line registered.
Bidders must have a minimum turnover of 20 600 000 GBP per annum. Bidders will be required to to demonstrate their economic/financial standing and we may ask for audited accounts for the last 3 years at selection stage. The University will also undertake a credit check using Credit Safe as part of its economic and financial standing assessment.
Bidders will be required to confirm acceptance of Schedule of Amendments to the JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 including JCT Amendments 1: CDM Regulations. The University reserves the right to nullify all other scores and exclude a tenderer if in its view the level of non-compliance with our terms and conditions is considered too high or is unacceptable to the University.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period. Information on the award of the contract will be communicated to tenderers.