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United Kingdom-Swindon: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
CON19013 — BAS AIMP Phase 2 and Future Phases: Design and Build Construction Services Contract
BAS is an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) which is an executive non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). BAS also provides the UK presence in the British Antarctic Territory; a role BAS undertakes on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Both NERC and BAS form a part of the UKRI.
The tender is for the procurement of a supplier to provide design and build support to BAS (the Client) in the delivery of a wide range of construction projects required to support BAS’ operations and science delivery at the five research stations. The framework agreement is for a period of 10 years.
The supplier shall be appointed under an NEC4 framework contract. Individual time charge orders and work orders will be contracted under suitable NEC contracts, for example PsSC for design works, and ECC for construction works.
See Section I.3) for access to procurement documentation.
Rothera, Signy, Bird Island, King Edward Point — Antarctic.
Please refer to the tender documentation for full details on place of performance.
UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), wishes to establish a framework agreement for construction partner services for the Antarctic infrastructure modernisation programme (AIMP) future phases.
UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time) (the ‘Regulations’).
This is a works framework agreement being procured under the open OJEU procedure regulations.
The tender is for the procurement of a supplier to provide design and build support to BAS (the Client) in the delivery of a wide range of construction projects required to support BAS’ operations and science delivery at the five research stations. The framework agreement is for a period of 10 years. The contracting authority shall be UKRI.
The supplier shall be appointed under an NEC4 framework contract. Individual time charge orders and work orders will be contracted under suitable NEC contracts, for example PSSC for design works, and ECC for construction works.
UKRI/NERC/BAS have appointed a technical advisor (TA), Ramboll, on a 10 years framework agreement arrangement to provide technical, environmental, cost and commercial advisory services to the AIMP. The supplier will be working in a collaborative partnership with UKRI/NERC/BAS and the Technical Advisor (TA) to deliver the AIMP. There is no contractual relationship between the TA and the supplier.
The full scope of projects that shall be undertaken during the framework agreement period is not known, and therefore no guarantee can be given as to the actual amount or type of work that may be ordered during the framework contract period.
However, a series of potential projects have been identified and, subject to confirmation of funding, may require design and build services by the supplier. These include:
Phase 2 Tranche 1
• Rothera runway refurbishment and possible extension;
• Hangar upgrade or replacement;
• Energy efficiency, renewables and sustainability projects proof of concept.
Phase 2 Tranche 2
• Rothera new accommodation block;
• Upgrade Rothera waste management facility;
• Energy efficiency, renewables and sustainability projects (Phase 1).
Phase 2 Tranche 3
• King Edward Point master planning, upgrade and replacement (Phase 1);
• Signy master planning, upgrade and replacement;
• Energy efficiency, renewables and sustainability projects (Phase 2).
• East Station replacement;
• Rothera new marine facility;
• King Edward Point upgrade and replacement (Phase 2);
• Bird Island master planning, upgrade and replacement.
• Site services upgrade;
• Rothera Point operational improvements;
• Halley VI decommissioning and replacement;
• New build fuel storage (various locations);
• Rothera site services upgrade;
• Rothera operational improvements;
• Various demolition works.
Given the wide-ranging nature of the projects identified to date, it is essential that the Supplier shall be able to provide a broad scope of work services.
A brief summary of the requirements has been provided above, please ensure you review all additional appendices for full details of this framework agreement.
All additional appendices can be found in the stage one: overview section of the Delta eSourcing Portal. See Section I.3) for access to procurement documentation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
The 10 year contract period is driven by the fact that experience of providing services in Polar regions and of working in partnership with UKRI / BAS on logistics takes a material time to develop in the supplier base thus a long term contract drives commercial effectiveness for both UKRI / BAS and the Supplier. Further justification is provided within the Contracts Finder notice and tender.
Section VI: Complementary information
All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).
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The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders.
How to apply
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