Works - 89289-2019

26/02/2019    S40

United Kingdom-Sunderland: Office block construction work

2019/S 040-089289

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Siglion Developments LLP
Postal address: 1b Echo 24 Building, West Wear St
Town: Sunderland
NUTS code: UKC23 Sunderland
Postal code: SR1 1XD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Andrew Raft
Telephone: +44 1915611771
Fax: +44 1915531090

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
Other type: Developer appointed by Sunderland City Council
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Property Development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Vaux Building 2 (The Public Sector Hub)

Reference number: DN391275
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45213150 Office block construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45215222 Civic centre construction work
45220000 Engineering works and construction works
71221000 Architectural services for buildings
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC23 Sunderland
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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:

Fixtures, fittings and equipment may be included within this contract.

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: 50 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/09/2019
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:

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.

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

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

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:

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.

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: 27/03/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 18/04/2019
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:

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

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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

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