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005496 - Newcastle Laboratory, Science Central - Procurement of Operating Contract.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Newcastle City Council
Room 104, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
For the attention of: Andrew Richardson
NE1 8QH Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1912116936
Fax: +44 1912114832

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
005496 - Newcastle Laboratory, Science Central - Procurement of Operating Contract.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 14: Building-cleaning services and property management services
Newcastle upon Tyne.

NUTS code UKC22

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Newcastle Laboratory, located at Science Central in Newcastle upon Tyne, is a bespoke design and build commercial multi-let facility, offering approximately 80 000 square feet of high quality laboratory and office spaces to life science and healthcare businesses. Build started in February 2017 and will reach Practical Completion in August 2018.
The Council requires a highly qualified and professional operating company or consortium to run the business and the facility on the Council's behalf.
The expected outcome is an Operating arrangement with the experience, reach, influence and reputation to create and maintain a thriving life science sector in the City. As well as marketing, letting, branding and providing operational lab and office facility management, the Operator will provide comprehensive sector specific and business operational services and critically, a programme of business acceleration which improves the rate of regional life science company start-ups, growth and subsequent survival
Further information will be available in the OJEU. It is anticipated that the OJEU will be issued August / September.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 7 500 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79993000, 79993100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
In contract documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Project: Newcastle Laboratory 25R15P00417
Funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - part of the European Structural and
Investment Funds Growth
Programme 2014-2020.
VI.2)Additional information:
Further details will follow in the OJEU Contract Notice and Invitation to Tender documents.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: