Works - 73321-2019

15/02/2019    S33    - - Works - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Construction work

2019/S 033-073321

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
BioAberdeen Ltd
11 Queens Gardens
AB15 4YD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224061111
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained 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
Other type: Private company limited by guarantee
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Support of Life Science Sector

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Bio-Therapeutics Hub — Appointment of Main Contractor

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

Appointment of a main contractor for the construction and fit out of the Bio-Therapeutics Hub for Innovation (the Hub). The Hub is a 16 000 000 GBP construction project to accelerate growth and build on the strengths of Life Sciences cluster in the North East of Scotland. This will be a 2 stage design and build contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 16 000 000.00 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: UKM5
Main site or place of performance:

Foresterhill Health Campus, Aberdeen Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Appointment of main contractor for the construction of the Bio-Therapeutics Hub for Innovation (the Hub). The Hub is a 16 000 000 GBP construction project to accelerate growth and build on the strengths of the life sciences cluster in the North East of Scotland. The Hub will be developed on a site at Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen. This will be a 2 stage design and build contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 31/05/2019
End: 31/03/2021
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: 3
Maximum number: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

4C.1.2 Technical and professional ability: 3 recent projects of similar size and scope (100 %).

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
List and brief description of conditions:

If required by the member state, the candidate must be registered or enrolled in the relevant professional or trade register kept in the Member State of its establishment (as described in Schedule 5 of Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD 4B.1.2 Turnover — Tenderers will be required to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of 32 000 000 GBP for the last 2 complete financial years.

ESPD 4B.5.1 and 4B.5.2: Insurance — It is a requirement of this contract that tenderers hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

— employer’s (compulsory) liability: a minimum of 10 000 000 GBP any one event and unlimited in the period,

— public liability: a minimum of 5 000 000 GBP any one event and unlimited in the period. Insurance to be maintained from the commencement of services until the completion of the services,

— professional indemnity: a minimum of 10 000 000 GBP any one event. PI Insurance to be maintained from the commencement of services until the expiry of 12 years from practical completion.

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

ESPD 4C.1.2 — Tenderers will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/supplies as described in Part II.2.4.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The contract will include performance conditions relating to fair working practices and community benefits.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 19/03/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 08/04/2019
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: 3 (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
VI.3)Additional information:

ESPD to be completed in line with the requirements set out in the Information Notice. The latest ESPD can be accessed on the website (route 3) or by going to:

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 successful bidder shall be required to ensure that all contracts with subcontractors and suppliers procured following the commencement date, and which the Contractor has not, before the date of this contract, already planned to award to a particular subcontractor or supplier, are awarded following a fair, open, transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract. Bidders are encouraged to achieve this through advertising on the Public Contracts Scotland procurement portal ( or by other agreed routes.

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

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

BioAberdeen intends to include community benefits clauses in the contract. Information in regards to the particular community benefits sought will be contained within the initial ITN released to candidates selected to tender. Themes may include fair working practices, development of the supply chain/SME's and employment, education and training.

(SC Ref:571992)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
BioAberdeen Ltd
11 Queens Gardens
AB15 4YD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224061111
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: