Works - 489026-2017

08/12/2017    S236    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2017/S 236-489026

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
London & Continental Railways Limited
One Kemble Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Dimitri Hadjidakis
Telephone: +44 2075444000
NUTS code: UKI31

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
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: managing, developing and disposing of public sector property assets

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Procurement of a contractor to design and build new office buildings at Axis Square Redevelopment, Birmingham.

Reference number: N201700008
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Axis Square, Birmingham is a high-quality office-led development, which will also include retail and public space that is set to transform a 1.68ha city centre site. The scheme has received outline planning permission, with detailed permission granted in January 2017 for Building 1, the first of four office buildings on the site. Further details of the scheme and the applications can be found under references 2016/09735/PA and 2017/01882/PA on Birmingham City Council’s Planning ePortal.

London & Continental Railways Ltd (LCR) is seeking to procure a main contractor to complete the design and construction of Building 1 (19.500m2 NIA of office space over 9 storeys) planned to start on site in early 2019, together with the design and construction of Building 4 (18.800 m2 NIA of office space over 13 storeys).

The scope of Phase 1 will also include development plot earthworks, new utility services, drainage and landscaping works and, potentially, the demolition of the existing Axis House.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 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: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

LCR is seeking to procure a main contractor to deliver a 2-stage design and build contract for Phase 1 of the development, which will consist of the design and construction of Building 1, together with the design and construction of Building 4. The phasing of Building 4 will be determined primarily by letting space and is likely to range from contemporaneous with Building 1 to sequential, following the completion of Building 1.

The employer’s requirements, which will be available to tenderers shortlisted via this procedure, include Building 1 designs to RIBA Stage 2+ and Building 4 to RIBA Stage 2. It is LCR’s intention that the successful tenderer will work with LCR’s appointed design team to complete the designs to RIBA Stage 4 under a Pre-Construction Service Agreement and reach agreement in respect of programme and price to deliver the Phase 1 buildings.

The overall scheme, planned in one or more future phases and consisting of a further two buildings (circa 23 and 6 storeys) and a retail pavilion, will deliver circa 90,000 m2 of NIA and a significant public square and open space.

Further details on planned timescales for the project are included in the SQ. The intent is to appoint a contractor in May 2018, reach agreement in late 2018, start on site in February 2019, with Building 1 occupation planned for April 2021.

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: 150 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 2
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Criteria and weighting stated in the Selection Questionnaire.

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
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: no
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: 19/01/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 09/02/2018
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: 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:

Candidates wishing to express an interest must complete a selection questionnaire and submit this before the closing date and time set out in Section V.2.2. The selection questionnaire is set out in the procurement documents which can be accessed via the link in Section I.1.

Submitting a response to this notice does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to tender.

LCR may terminate or suspend the award process at any time without incurring any cost or liability.

LCR does not bind itself to enter into any contract arising out of the procedures envisaged by this notice. No contractual rights expressed or implied arising out of this notice or the procedures envisaged by it. LCR will not be liable in any way to any candidate or tenderer for any costs incurred in connection with this procurement process.

LCR reserves the right to disqualify any candidate who provides information or confirmations which later prove to be untrue or incorrect; does not supply the information required by this notice or by the selection questionnaire or as otherwise directed by LCR during the procurement process; or fulfils any 1 or more of the criteria stated in the selection questionnaire (including Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015).

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2017124-PRO-11513442.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
London & Continental Railways Limited
One Kemble Street, 4th Floor
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) addresses the remedies available to economic operators. LCR will incorporate a minimum of ten (10) calendar days standstill period in accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 prior to concluding the award of any contract pursuant to this notice.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: