United Kingdom-Sunderland: Office block construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
Vaux Building 2 (The Public Sector Hub)
The design and construction of a proposed c.190 000 square foot public sector hub office development and associated external works on the former Vaux Brewery site in Sunderland.
Fixtures, fittings and equipment may be included within this contract.
Siglion Developments LLP (“Siglion”) is seeking to appoint a capable contractor to carry out the design and construction of a proposed circa 190 000 square foot public sector hub office development, together with associated external works including completion of the spine road, as part of the redevelopment of the former Vaux Brewery site in Sunderland (“the Project”). The Vaux site is a vacant brownfield site located on the south bank of the River Wear in the centre of the city. The project will include the new civic offices of Sunderland City Council (“the Council”) together with additional office space for occupation by other public and private sector bodies.
The project will include the delivery of approximately approximately 152 000 square foot net internal area office space plus ancillary ground floor accommodation across 2 identified plots within the existing Vaux Masterplan (plots 13 and 14). The building has to be able to respond to the parameters defined within the Vaux Masterplan in terms of active frontage, servicing and footprint and be responsible for a sustainable approach. The proposed building will make use of the varying site levels at ground floor and offer an appropriate civic outward elevation facing the city. The building is to be designed with a “Well Building” approach. The programme is a key driver in the delivery of the project. The project will be tendered on RIBA Stage 4a information prepared by the appointed design team. The Architect and Structural/Civil Engineer will be novated to the successful contractor on the award of the proposed works contract.
Further information about the project can be found in the planning application documents for the project (Ref: 19/00188/FU4) which are available for inspection on the Council’s website: https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=PMEBTIBBLK100&activeTab=summary
Details and criteria for selecting those to be invited to tender are set out in the Selection Questionnaire Information and Instructions. The objective criteria include those as envisaged by Regulations 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. It is intended to invite a minimum of 5 Candidates to tender for the proposed contract in accordance with this selection process as referred to above.
Subject to the grant of planning approval, it is anticipated that the works will commence in September 2019 and sectional completion of the first phase of the project will be achieved by 31.1.2021 to enable occupation by one of the Council’s prospective tenants.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The successful contractor may be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental objectives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, environmental and/or other corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details will be provided in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This procurement process is being undertaken by Siglion Developments LLP (“Siglion”) as the lead Contracting Authority for the design, construction and completion of the public sector hub office development project on the Vaux site. The project will include the proposed new civic offices of Sunderland City Council (“the Council”) and additional office space for occupation by other public and private sector bodies.
Bidders will remain responsible for all costs and expenses incurred by them or by any third party acting under instructions from bidders in connection with taking part in this procurement process, regardless of whether such costs arise as a direct or indirect consequence of any amendments made to the procurement documents by Siglion at any time.
Siglion reserves the right at any time to:
(i) reject any or all responses and to cancel or withdraw this procurement at any stage;
(ii) award a contract without prior notice;
(iii) change the basis, the procedures and the timescales set out or referred to within the procurement documents;
(iv) require a bidder to clarify any submissions in writing and/or to provide additional information (failure to respond adequately may result in disqualification);
(v) terminate the procurement process; and
(vi) amend the terms and conditions of the selection and/or the evaluation process.
The procurement documents are available to be downloaded from the NEPO Portal under reference DN391275. Please note that you will need to register as a supplier on the NEPO Portal to access the documents. The web link for the registration and subsequent download of the documentation is www.nepoportal.org
Tenders and all supporting information must be priced in Sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be governed by English Law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Siglion is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity.
Any review proceedings should be promptly brought to the attention of the Head of Corporate Procurement, Sunderland City Council, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland SR2 7DN and will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“PCR 2015”). Any review proceedings must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law, including without limitation the PCR 2015. Siglion will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
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