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In summary the refurbishment and extension works comprise the following: 1. additional creative leadership space, 2. a new, more flexible media production suite, 3. a reconfigured ground floor, creating a ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Works

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Manchester Young Persons Theatre trading as Contact
01066757
Contact Theatre, Oxford Road
Manchester
M15 6JA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Adam Duigenan
Telephone: +44 1618353565
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKD33

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.contactmcr.com

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Main Contractor building works for the refurbishment and extension of a theatre building.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45212170
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

In summary the refurbishment and extension works comprise the following:

1. additional creative leadership space,

2. a new, more flexible media production suite,

3. a reconfigured ground floor, creating a brighter, more open and welcoming public space with a new bar and café with flexible space for the local community to meet,

4. upgraded technical infrastructure throughout the building with high end digital provision improving the production and audience experience,

5. improved flexibility of the performance spaces, with better accommodation for a range of production styles,

6. new office accommodation creating opportunities for increased community activity and hireable space,

7. improved sound-proofing across the entire building allowing greater flexibility of use and simultaneous programming,

8. new environmental sustainability measures to ensure that Contact continues to operate to the latest level and standards,

9. improved external visibility and a more welcoming appr.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 800 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45212170
45212171
45212300
45212322
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA, United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Contact provides local, national and international life changing opportunities for the next generation of creative leaders, artists and audiences. Contact is located in the heart of Manchester's Oxford Road corridor between Manchester museum and the Whitworth. Contact's highly distinctive existing structure, designed by Alan Short and Associates and completed in 1999 was an amalgamation of new build with the original 1960's University Theatre and is naturally ventilated.

In July 2014, Contact secured the Stage One development grant from Arts Council England which enabled Contact to carry out detailed design work, prior to submitting a Stage Two application in December. Planning permission was secured in January 2016.

The project has been developed so far with input from a wide variety of people from within and outside Contact. In particular it has benefited from the active engagement from young people from the very first consultation stages including the establishment of the Con:Struct and Contact Young Advocates groups formed specifically to represent their views and needs and assist with the capital process and partnerships fundraising. As ideas and funding bids have been developed for this project they have also been actively involved in advocating for the project's support.

The design aims as set out are all to be developed within Contact's project vision and are all intended to meet their four interlinked project criteria:

1. Increasing opportunities for Young People,

2. Strengthening Economic Sustainability,

3. Strengthening Environmental Sustainability,

4. Improving Accessibility.

The new proposals shall sit respectfully alongside the distinctive 1990's building whilst providing an eye catching addition to the south facing elevation; this will make the building and the activities that take place inside it much more visible from Oxford Road. In summary the refurbishment and extension works comprise the following:

1. additional creative leadership space,

2. a new, more flexible media production suite,

3. a reconfigured ground floor, creating a brighter, more open and welcoming public space with a new bar and café with flexible space for the local community to meet,

4. upgraded technical infrastructure throughout the building with high end digital provision improving the production and audience experience,

5. improved flexibility of the performance spaces, with better accommodation for a range of production styles,,

6. new office accommodation creating opportunities for increased community activity and hireable space,

7. improved sound-proofing across the entire building allowing greater flexibility of use and simultaneous programming,

8. new environmental sustainability measures to ensure that Contact continues to operate to the latest level and standards,

9. improved external visibility and a more welcoming approach to the theatre,

10. re-modelling of the existing accommodation and creating 300 m2 of additional space.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/09/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Requests to participate must be made by completion of a Selection Questionnaire which will be available from the point of contact in section I.1 upon issue of the OJEU contract notice.

The contracting authority reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time which shall include the right to award contract/s and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender or any tender received and reserves the right to award contract/s in part, or to call for new tenders should the contracting authority consider this necessary.

The contracting authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate in connection with the completion of and return of the information requested in this notice, or in participating in this procurement process, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.

All dates, time periods and values specified in this notice are provisional and the contracting authority reserves the right to change these.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/08/2017