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Works - 460086-2020

30/09/2020    S190

United Kingdom-Harlow: Construction work

2020/S 190-460086

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Postal address: Hamstel Road
Town: Harlow
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
Postal code: CM20 1QX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Stuart Gordon
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

New Princess Alexandra Hospital

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of a new acute hospital for the Harlow area has been prioritised by the DHSC in the first phase of the Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP).

The Trust are currently developing their outline business case for the new hospital with the preferred way forward being to construct a new purpose-built hospital in a single phase on a greenfield site, at the new junction 7A of the M11. The Trust expects the hospital to be completed by 2025.

The Trust is undertaking a period of pre-market engagement to explore the opportunity and delivery of modern methods of construction (MMC) and a digitally enabled SMART hospital, with key specialists (e.g. M&E, frame, façade, modular construction and technology providers) to inform the Trust’s approach to the delivery of the project.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45215100 Construction work for buildings relating to health
45215120 Special medical building construction work
45300000 Building installation work
45400000 Building completion work
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
71200000 Architectural and related services
71300000 Engineering services
71334000 Mechanical and electrical engineering services
71500000 Construction-related services
44211000 Prefabricated buildings
45223800 Assembly and erection of prefabricated structures
45223810 Prefabricated constructions
45223820 Prefabricated units and components
45262410 Structural steel erection work for buildings
45262300 Concrete work
51200000 Installation services of equipment for measuring, checking, testing and navigating
45215140 Hospital facilities construction work
30230000 Computer-related equipment
30232100 Printers and plotters
32400000 Networks
32410000 Local area network
32429000 Telephone network equipment
32441000 Telemetry equipment
32500000 Telecommunications equipment and supplies
32510000 Wireless telecommunications system
32524000 Telecommunications system
32540000 Switchboards
32541000 Switchboard equipment
32542000 Switchboard panels
32543000 Telephone switchboards
32546000 Digital switching equipment
32546100 Digital switchboards
32552310 Digital telephone exchanges
33100000 Medical equipments
33111000 X-ray devices
33195000 Patient-monitoring system
33197000 Medical computer equipment
35120000 Surveillance and security systems and devices
45213333 Installation works of airport check-in counters
45314320 Installation of computer cabling
48000000 Software package and information systems
48100000 Industry specific software package
48200000 Networking, Internet and intranet software package
48220000 Internet and intranet software package
48311000 Document management software package
48314000 Voice recognition software package
48328000 Image-processing software package
48512000 Interactive voice response software package
48515000 Video conferencing software package
48517000 IT software package
48624000 Personal computer (PC) operating system software package
48810000 Information systems
48814000 Medical information systems
48814100 Nursing information system
48814200 Patient-administration system
48814300 Theatre management system
48814400 Clinical information system
48814500 Casemix system
48820000 Servers
48821000 Network servers
48822000 Computer servers
48823000 File servers
48824000 Printer servers
48825000 Web servers
48900000 Miscellaneous software package and computer systems
51600000 Installation services of computers and office equipment
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72212200 Networking, Internet and intranet software development services
72212220 Internet and intranet software development services
72212314 Voice recognition software development services
72227000 Software integration consultancy services
72228000 Hardware integration consultancy services
72400000 Internet services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Trust has funding to progress the design of the project and develop the Outline Business Case (OBC). The Trust has engaged its key design and advisory team and is progressing the outline design in preparation for submitting the OBC and beginning the main contractor and provider procurement. In order to inform the Trust’s design approach and overall proposed solution, the Trust is keen to engage with the market on MMC, key buildability considerations and the opportunities to deliver a fully technology enabled hospital.

The Trust is keen to discuss relevant considerations, issues and sensitivities relating to the following specialist issues:

— specialist mechanical and electrical works,

— design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA),

— volumetric solutions

— Panelised systems

— pre-cast concrete structures,

— frame systems,

— Façade systems,

— digital and SMART hospital technology.

The Trust recognises that all of these elements have a wider impact on the project as a whole and encourages input on these points from relevant specialists, main contractors and providers, and advisers.

The Trust will be holding a virtual pre-market engagement event on Thursday 22 October 2020 via MS Teams. The event will begin with an introduction to the project and overview of the current proposals. This will be followed by targeted discussions covering each of the subjects listed above. Each discussion will be managed as a roundtable discussion, facilitated by the Trust and its advisers, with participants encouraged to be open about potential challenges, opportunities, dependencies or sensitivities they see in the various options, as well as adding the benefit of their experience. Organisations registering to attend the event should specify which sessions they wish to attend and details of the individual attendees, as well as details of any specific topics or queries they would like to see addressed in relevant session.

These sessions will run concurrently so organisations who are interested in taking part in more than one session should register separate attendees for the relevant sessions. For capacity reasons, the Trust will be limiting attendance to one representative per organisation per breakout session. The Trust welcomes attendance at the sessions by direct specialists in the relevant areas and those with linked expertise. If the event or individual sessions are over-subscribed the Trust will give priority to specialist providers in the relevant element.

The Trust will issue a short questionnaire to registered organisations to complete with written feedback if they wish. Whilst it is not mandatory to provide this feedback, this is the opportunity for interested organisations to encourage a particular approach to specialist elements of the project.

The Trust plans to use the feedback from these discussions to help inform its design approach for the project. Participating organisations should note that the event does not form part of any formal procurement process, and the Trust gives no guarantee as to the final design approach of the project.

Further information on the proposed hospital project will be issued following registration and the Trust’s microsite which can be found at

Interested organisations can request to participate by emailing Relevant documents will also be provided by email on registration.

With your application to register you should confirm:

— which specialist sessions you are interested in attending and the relevant delegate details for each session;

— details of any queries or topics you would like to see covered in the relevant sessions.

Interested organisations who wish to attend should register their interest by no later than 17.00 on 12 October 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information

Following registration you will receive an email confirming which sessions you have been registered to attend and the attendance details. This may not be provided until after 12 October. If we are unable to offer you a place at a session due to capacity issues you will still be provided with a copy of the slides from the session and the opportunity to provide feedback.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This PIN is not being used to commence a procurement process of any kind.

The Trust is not bound to commence any procurement(s) in line with the discussions at the event, or otherwise and is reserving its position as to whether or not to use a framework agreement for part or parts of the project.

Organisations attending the event are responsible for their own costs of participating in the event and any subsequent procurement procedure.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: