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The Design and Construction of the new Life Sciences School Building at the University of Sussex. This will comprise of approximately 15 000 m2 GIFA new build and 3 000 m2 GIFA refurbishment from approximately 11 000 m2 NIA of refurbishment works ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
University of Sussex
Sussex House, Falmer
United Kingdom
Contact person: Martin Hylands
NUTS code: UKJ21

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)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
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Life Sciences School Building - Design and Build Construction Services.

Reference number: US_16002
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Design and Construction of the new Life Sciences School Building at the University of Sussex. This will comprise of approximately 15 000 m2 GIFA new build and 3 000 m2 GIFA refurbishment from approximately 11 000 m2 NIA of refurbishment works within associated site works and ancillaries.

Further information can be found in Section VI.3 of this Notice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 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: UKJ21
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As detailed in main body of this Notice.

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: 70 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 26/01/2018
End: 02/10/2020
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: 5
Maximum number: 7
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

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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2015/S 210-380619
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 04/04/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
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:

The existing facilities are not conducive to collaborative working as research groups and teaching facilities are spread across many buildings on campus. The new Life Sciences building aims to bring these groups together, creating new opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaboration.

The School will be accommodated in a refurbishment of an existing adjacent building, the Genome Building and connected new build facility on the current Science Car Park, spread over 3 1/2 stories, built to the local topography for level access points. The project has achieved sign off for RIBA stage 2 concept design and has recently achieved RIBA stage 3 sign off.

It is currently expected that the Design team will be novated to the main Contractor.

The key project objectives are:

- To establish a sustainable state-of-the-art research and teaching environment for the School of Life Sciences;

- In co-locating the diverse disciplines that make up the School of Life Sciences, foster an approach that will allow collaborative and explorative learning to flourish;

- With the fast paced nature of research and teaching development in mind, deliver a resilient and adaptable building that will allow the school to cater for changes in research and teaching with minimal disruption to its occupants;

- Provide a building that offers an inspiring place to work, learn and socialize that will ensure the School of Life Sciences can continue to retain current and attract new world class staff and students;

- Deliver a landmark building on time and in budget for the academic year commencing 2020 that will positively contribute to the changing face of the University's campus.

It is anticipated that the Contract will be let under JCT terms as amended.

This Contract Notice supersedes Contract Notice 2015/S210-380619 of 26.10.2015.

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All communications regarding this tender must be conducted via the In-Tend Portal.

The closing date for Supplier Questionnaire responses is noon on 4.4.2017. It is anticipated that bidders will be notified of the outcome of the Supplier Questionnaire Evaluation on 27.4.2017 and that successful applicants will be issued with Invitation to Tender Documents via the In-Tend portal on 15.5.2017.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
University of Sussex
Sussex House, Falmer
United Kingdom
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: