Works - 47536-2018

02/02/2018    S23    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Stirling: Construction work for university buildings

2018/S 023-047536

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
University of Stirling
Procurement Services, Finance Office, Room 3Z6, Cottrell Building
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1786467104
NUTS code: UKM77

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:
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

Campus Central Redevelopment

Reference number: PM000150
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Campus Central comprises a refurbishment of the existing Atrium area in the Andrew Miller Building together with the formation of a new linked 3 storey development and the repurposing of the existing Queens Court as a pedestrianised landscaped area, the combined whole providing new arrival routes and entrances; expanded, enhanced and flexible gathering, exhibition, meeting, events and multi-purpose social learning/study space; improved retail, catering and faith facilities; enhanced integration and improved accessibility of the Macrobert Art Centre facilities: provision of space and improved access to an expanded range of University support services and facilities and accommodation for specialist, Graduate School and interdisciplinary, collaborative research activities.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 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: UKM77
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Campus Central project comprises circa 2,285m2 of refurbishment works to the existing Atrium area in the Andrew Miller Building, and a 3 storey linked extension of circa 3 215 m2.

The project will be delivered through a 2-stage Design & Build procurement route with the design team key disciplines being novated to the Principal Contractor at the end of the second stage procurement. The University requires a Principal Contractor with the expertise and a proven track record in the refurbishment and the development of outstanding facilities to advise and assist with the delivery of the optimum redevelopment solution from the technical design stage through to a successful project completion and facility use.

The project may be delivered in a phased manner allowing for safe access to, and use of, the existing library, shops, catering and faith facilities, Student Union and Macrobert Art Centre, all with the absolute minimum disturbance. The works must be fully coordinated and programmed to maintain the provision of services while minimising disruption to all campus users. The Principal Contractor must work collaboratively with other partner projects who may be working at the same time on the University campus, and must be able to demonstrate a robust understanding and experience of working within and adjacent occupied buildings on a live operational campus with least interference to the University’s operations.

The team for the project will include:

— PM and Principal Designer — Gleeds,

— Architect — Page/Park,

— M&E Engineer — Harley Haddow,

— Cost Consultant — Brownriggs,

— Fire Engineer — Buro Happold,

— Structural Engineer — Woolgar Hunter,

— Landscape Architect — Ian White Associates.

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: 15 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 22
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:

The scored questions in Part 4 and Part 5 of Appendix 1 doc are weighted as follows:

Project Examples 30 % (ESPD 4C.1 refers).

Professional/Technical Skills and Resources 15 % (ESPD 4C.2 refers).

2 stage D & B Experience and Methodology 15 %.

Live Campus Considerations 15 % (ESPD 4C.3 refers).

Subcontractor Management 10 % (ESPD 4C.4 refers).

H & S Risk Assessments 2.5 %.

H & S Method Statements 2.5 %.

H & S Monitoring 5 %.

H & S Workforce Consultation 5 %.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if any of the exclusions stated in Regulation 58 of Public Contract (Scotland) Regulation 2015 apply.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ESPD Statement 4B1.1.

Economic operators are required to have a “general” yearly turnover threshold of GBP 30 000 000 for the last three years prior to the date of the proposed contract award.

ESPD Statement 4B.5.1.

Economic operators are required to hold, or commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance stated below:

Employers Liability Insurance — minimum of GBP 10 000 000.

Public Liability Insurance — minimum of GBP 10 000 000.

Professional Indemnity Insurance — no less that GBP 10 000 000 on each and every claim.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

All information required will be stipulated in the ESPD and this contract notice.

The ESPD can be downloaded at the address of the Buyer Profile shown in I.1 of this Notice. This must be completed and returned with all supporting documents not later than the deadline given in IV2.2 of this Notice.

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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 01/03/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 26/03/2018
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: 7 (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
VI.3)Additional information:

The ESPD will be issued via the Public Contracts Scotland website.

Details regarding the operation of the procurement are contained within the ESPD and the contract notice.

The scoring methodology is as stated in the ESPD.

Evaluation Process:

A single supplier shall be awarded the work.

Each economic operator will be assessed against a financial turnover minimum requirement both at pre-qualification and at award stage.

Bidders will be required to self certify that they meet this “general” yearly turnover threshold requirement for the last 3 years prior to the date of proposed contract award. (i.e. Over 2014/2015/2016) Proof must be provided at award stage.

We will apply a 2 stage assessment and evaluation process:

Stage 1: Pre-qualification via the submission of the completed ESPD.

— bidders must pass the minimum standards (pass/fail) sections of the ESPD (Scotland). These can be found within the ESPD. Statements detailing the specific requirements can be found within Section III 1.2 of the Contract Notice,

— other specific requirements can be found within Section III 1.3 of the Contract Notice. The responses to these requirements will be scored as per the scoring methodology detailed within the ESPD.

Stage 2: Evaluation of the tender returns which are received by the deadline.

As per the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 there is a mandatory requirement to insert a community benefit clause within all public contracts above GBP 4 000 000.

The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award a contract. All dates and times specified in the notice are provisional and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to change these. Any contract awarded will be governed by Scottish Law.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a subcontract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

The Contacting Authority consider such a clause to be inappropriate for this project.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the Authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Employment and training opportunities for the long-term unemployed and disadvantaged individuals.

(SC Ref:526779).

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
University of Stirling
Procurement Services, Finance Office, Room 3Z6, Cottrell Building
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1786467104

Internet address:

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: