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United Kingdom-Leeds: Architectural and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Architect Appointment — Hospitals of the Future Project at the Leeds General Infirmary Site
The Trust's Hospitals of the future project was included within Phase 1 of the UK Government's flagship Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP) and will be among one of the first projects to be delivered. The Trust is proposing a major redevelopment of the Leeds General Infirmary hospital site to create modern, state of the art healthcare facilities that will expand the Trust's world-class healthcare services. The new facilities will include a new children’s hospital, alongside a new adult hospital that will include a new maternity centre and other acute, ambulatory and clinical support services. The Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced and innovative healthcare focused design team. The Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced healthcare architect who shall also provide specialist health related design services in relation to town planning, fire engineering, and landscaping.
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.
The new healthcare facilities are expected to be in the region of 94 000 m2 subject to design. The Trust has secured DHSC approval of an Outline Business Case (‘OBC’) and has also secured outline planning consent. The project must be complete in 2025.
The Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced and innovative healthcare architect who shall also provide specialist services relating to town planning, fire engineering and landscaping. The appointed consultant shall act as the architectural design lead as well as the lead designer for the appointed design team with reference to the design of the new healthcare facilities. Alongside other members of the design team, the consultant shall be employed directly by the Trust to develop a coordinated RIBA Stage 2 design solution prior to being novated to a contractor at approximately the conclusion to RIBA Stage 2 who shall then be responsible for the production of design/construction information and providing required services through to handover and including, where appropriate, during the Use Stage. Prior to novation the consultant shall be responsible for the delivery of a coordinated design solution to meet the requirements of the Trust’s design brief and the developed design solution. Specialist design services will be provided in relation to town planning, fire engineering and landscaping and it is expected that the architect and lead designer shall have sufficient skills and experience to fully contribute and design the new facilities to meet the Trust’s sustainability and net zero carbon agenda and digital hospital design ambition. It is expected, in accordance with the scope of services that the consultant shall also be required from time-to-time in the development of the design solution to prepare technical scopes of service and appoint other specialist consultants or survey companies.
The designer is expected to bring innovation and contribute to delivering against a challenging sustainability and net zero carbon agenda as well as supporting the Trust to meet UK Government ambition and to maximise opportunities from Designing for Manufacture and Assembly (‘DfMA’) and Modern Methods of Construction (‘MMC’) whilst further complimenting the healthcare solution. Furthermore, the role is expected to consider, contribute and support the Trust in responding to the UK Government’s vision for the creation of digital hospitals across key themes that include: infrastructure; patient and staff experience; smart buildings and Smart Enterprise Asset Management (‘SEAM’); and digital devices.
As set out in the selection questionnaire.
The Trust reserves the right not to award a contract or to award a contract for part only of the opportunity in this contract notice at its discretion. The Trust has no liability in respect of any costs or time incurred by organisations in expressing an interest in or bidding for the opportunity.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The contract will contain conditions relating in particular to the achievement of environmental, economic or social objectives.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Bidders should note that the procurement documents (including the Invitation to Tender) are draft documents at this stage, providing indicative information of the Trust's intended approach in the procurement process and are for general information only. The Trust reserves the right to vary, amend and update any aspects of the procurement documents and final details and versions of the procurement documents will be confirmed to applicants successful in being selected to participate in the relevant tender stages of the procurement procedure.
Completed selection questionnaires will be submitted via the Procontract Due North procurement portal (address given in section I.3)) but the technical documents will be made available on a separate data room. In order to participate, interested organisations should email email@example.com with details of their organisation and requesting access to the documents, with names and email addresses of the individuals who need to be given access to the data room. This email address can also be found by following the link supplied at section I.3). The Trust will arrange for the interested organisation to be provided with details for accessing the data room for the procurement documents. Interested organisations must also register as a supplier via the Procontract Due North portal (via the address set out at section I.3)) in order to receive information on clarifications and queries and to submit a request to participate. Interested organisations can locate this opportunity via the search function within the portal.
Requests to participate must be by way of completion and return of the standard selection questionnaire (in accordance with the requirements set out in the standard selection questionnaire) via the Procontract portal by the date and time specified in section IV.2.2). Please download the Word version of the selection questionnaire from the data room and complete this, and upload a PDF copy to the Procontract portal. Please note, all clarification questions should be submitted through the portal and all responses and any additional information will be provided through the portal. Interested organisations are responsible for ensuring that they check the portal regularly for updates and further information.
The Trust reserves the right not to accept requests to participate that are received after the deadline. Bidders are encouraged to submit their submissions well in advance of the stated date and time in order to avoid issues such as technical difficulties with the electronic system that may be due to the high volumes of traffic attempting to submit applications on the same date at the same time.
In accordance with Regulation 86 (Notices of decisions to award a contract), Regulation 87 (Standstill Period) and Regulations 91 (Enforcement of duties through the Court) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended).