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Work Package WP1 - Multi-disciplinary Design Team for a low containment, CL2 research facility.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

RCUK Shared Services Centre Limited
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Buyer 047
SN2 1FF Swindon

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Research
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1UH Swindon

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Work Package WP1 - Multi-disciplinary Design Team for a low containment, CL2 research facility.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services

NUTS code UKJ23

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Work Package 1 (WP1): As part of the implementation of Phase 2 of the masterplan, the strategic need for a 90-person in-vitro laboratory facility operating at Containment Level 2 (CL2 / BSL2) has been identified, and a requirement to appoint a multi-disciplinary design team for the delivery of this work package. The technical content of the facility will comprise generic and specialist laboratories, together with write-up, support, ancillary and plant spaces, with an approximate floor area of 5,000 m. sq. over three floors. It will be a stand alone building, situated on an operational research campus in close proximity to other similar facilities, with a construction value estimated to be between 10 and 20 000 000 GBP.
The multi-disciplinary design team will take the design to RIBA Stage C, through Stage D and to the development of Employers Requirements. A yet to be appointed construction company will assume responsibility for completing the design, with the multi-disciplinary team remaining in place as monitoring consultants and technical advisors. The multi-disciplinary design team will consist of a lead consultant (who may be any of the following), and is envisaged may include an architect, civil and structural engineer, and mechanical and electrical building services engineers. Additionally Fire, Acoustic, Planning and BREEAM specialist consultants will be required.
There is an expectation that the successful consultants will be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge, capability and experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and be fully conversant with latest Government thinking on sustainable consumption and production, natural resource protection and environmental enhancement, and building sustainable communities.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71220000, 71311000, 71312000, 71321000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
As stated in 11.1.5 above and in the prequalification questionnaire that will be e-mailed within 6 days to all respondents to this notice.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.10.2012. Completion 30.9.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See prequalification documents issued to all respondents to this Notice.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Tenders are to priced in GBP Sterling. The payment schedule will be notified in the Contract Documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Any consortium to have a designated lead contractor with joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See prequalification documents issued to all respondents to this Notice.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: RCUK SSC Ltd may seek independent financial and market advice to validate information declared, or to assist in the evaluation. The potential bidder will not be invited to participate further should this advice, in the opinion of RCUK SSC Ltd, adversely affect the potential of this project.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See prequalification documents issued to all respondents to this Notice.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See prequalification documents issued to all respondents to this Notice.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See prequalification documents issued to all respondents to this Notice.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 4

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Satisfactory response to criteria set out in a prequalification questionnaire issued to all respondents to this Notice within 6 days of receipt of the expressions of interest by email sent to .

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 20.7.2012 - 09:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.7.2012 - 09:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
Previous experience of designing for low containment facilities are essential.

An Industry Day may be held in Swindon on Tuesday 31st July to which all respondents to this Notice are invited, provided that they sign and return an unamended Confidentiality Agreement and pass the criteria contained in the documents, copies of which can be obtained by e-mail from .

No company will be allowed either to participate in the Industry Day or to receive any further documentation before entering into an unamended Confidentiality Agreement.
The purpose of the Industry Day is to further engage with and inform the market prior to the issue of a Request for a Quotation (RFQ).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Procurement Policy Manager
North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will notify suppliers knocked out at PQQ stage and not invited to tender why they were unsuccessful. The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day stand still period at the point information of the Award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. The 10 day period will be extended to 15 days from the 'relevant sending date' when the 'Alcatel' letter is not sent electronically. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section I.1. The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 also clarify that a letter received from an unsuccessful bidder is not in itself enough to extend the legal standstill period and prevent the authority signing the contract. To do so, a bidder must actually go to court, issue proceedings, and serve them. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England Wales and Northern Ireland). The new limitation period will apply specifically where a bidder brings an 'ineffectiveness' claim. There is a six month long stop period that will be shortened to 30 days where the authority has published an award notice, or where they have notified the losing bidders of their exclusion, and given proper reasons.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: