Appointment of a main contractor for the construction of the new National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility at the University’s campus at Langford.

This is a repeat of the previous contract notice for this project as a result of the University restarting this procurement procedure.

Extended TitleMain Contractor for Construction of National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility
Extended Description

The University of Bristol requires a main contractor to construct a new research facility (the National Soil foundation-structure interaction (SoFSI) Facility) at its Langford campus. The new facility will:

— have Gross Internal Area of approximately 630 m2,

— have a steel frame superstructure, concrete block walls and timber cladding,

— have highly reinforced specialist substructure including pit walls and strong floor,

— house a 6 m x 4 m seismic testing table and 5 m x 6 m x 4 m deep test pit,

— house highly sensitive scientific equipment which requires high-precision substructure works.

The construction budget is ~5 000 000 GBP.

The University intends to appoint a main contractor in January 2020, with a start on site in February 2020 and defect free handover in early Spring 2021.

The University is following a single-stage tender to appoint the contractor, with this procurement following the restricted procedure.

The process is further explained here (and in full detail in the procurement documents):

1) Any economic operator may submit a request to participate in this procurement by responding to the qualitative selection criteria. These criteria are based on the PAS91 construction pre-qualification questionnaire, plus additional University of Bristol supplementary questions where suppliers are required to demonstrate previous experience of delivering similar projects;

2) Following its assessment of the information provided (in line with the criteria set out in the documents), the University will issue an invitation to tender to the highest scoring suppliers;

3) The invitation to tender will be a single-stage tender (following completion of RIBA Stage 4 by the design team), with the invitation including full details of the project;

4) Responses to the ITT will be evaluated to determine the most economically advantageous tender, based on the award criteria set out in the ITT.

The University is currently progressing detailed design and intends to issue invitations to tender following completion of RIBA stage 4 in early September 2019, to those suppliers shortlisted following this PQQ stage.

This is a repeat of the previous contract notice for this project as a result of the University restarting this procurement procedure.

Deadline Date2019-09-13
Publication Date2019-08-16
CountryUnited Kingdom
Procurement StatusActive
TypeRestricted procedure
Contract TypeWorks
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Value5000000
OrganisationUniversity of Bristol
Attention OfAdam Wdowik
Address1-9 Old Park Hill
TownBristol
Postal CodeBS2 8BB
Phone+44 1179289000
Class Code45214400
Class DescriptionConstruction work for university buildings
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

Version of 2019-04-18

Construction work for university buildings

Appointment of a main contractor for the construction of the new National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility at the University’s campus at Langford.

Extended TitleMain Contractor for Construction of National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility
Extended Description

The University of Bristol requires a Main Contractor to construct a new research facility (the National Soil Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility) at its Langford campus. The new facility will:

— have Gross Internal Area of approximately 630 m2,

— have a steel frame superstructure, concrete block walls and timber cladding,

— have highly reinforced specialist substructure including pit walls and strong floor,

— house a 6 m x 4 m seismic testing table and 5 m x 6 m x 4 m deep test pit,

— house highly sensitive scientific equipment which requires high-precision substructure works.

The construction budget is ~ 5 000 000 GBP.

The University intends to appoint a main contractor in January 2020, with a start on site in February 2020 and defect free handover in early Spring 2021.

A detailed planning application will be submitted in April 2019.

The University is following a single-stage tender to appoint the contractor, with this procurement following the restricted procedure.

The process is further explained here (and in full detail in the procurement documents):

1) Any economic operator may submit a request to participate in this procurement by responding to the qualitative selection criteria. These criteria are based on the PAS91 construction pre-qualification questionnaire, plus additional University of Bristol supplementary questions where suppliers are required to demonstrate previous experience of delivering similar projects;

2) Following its assessment of the information provided (in line with the criteria set out in the documents), the University will issue an Invitation to Tender to the highest scoring suppliers;

3) The invitation to tender will be a single-stage tender (following completion of RIBA Stage 4 by the design team), with the invitation including full details of the project;

4) Responses to the ITT will be evaluated to determine the most economically advantageous tender, based on the award criteria set out in the ITT.

The University is currently progressing detailed design and intends to issue invitations to tender following completion of RIBA stage 4 in early September 2019, to those suppliers shortlisted following this PQQ stage.

Deadline Date2019-06-14
Publication Date2019-04-18
CountryUnited Kingdom
Procurement StatusActive
TypeRestricted procedure
Contract TypeWorks
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Value5000000
OrganisationUniversity of Bristol
Attention OfAdam Wdowik
Address1-9 Old Park Hill
TownBristol
Postal CodeBS2 8BB
Phone+44 7802493028
Class Code45214400
Class DescriptionConstruction work for university buildings
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

Version of 2019-03-28

Construction work

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) follows the earlier PIN issued by the University of Bristol on 9.11.2018, ref. 2018/S 216-493025, to provide an update to the project and programme to appoint a main contractor for the project.

Extended TitleMain Contractor for Construction of National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility
Extended Description

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) follows the earlier PIN issued by the University of Bristol on 9.11.2018, ref. 2018/S 216-493025, to provide an update to the project and programme.

The earlier PIN was issued to provide advance notification of the University of Bristol’s intention to carry out a procurement exercise for a main contractor for the construction of the new national Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility at the University’s campus at Langford.

The project will include a new building with steel frame superstructure, concrete block walls and timber cladding, and highly reinforced specialist sub-structure including pit walls and strong floor. The building will house a 6m*4m seismic testing table and 5m*6m*4m deep test pit. The facility will also include plant rooms, a covered storage area, external plant, service yard and parking area.

The estimated construction budget is in the range 4 000 000 GBP to 6 000 000 GBP, this being dependent on final detailed design (currently underway). The University intends to follow the Restricted procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a single-stage design and build route.

Updates to programme:

— issue contract notice and pre-qualification questionnaire (PAS91): 12.4.2019

— return date: 14.6.2019

— university to evaluate responses and agree a shortlist of suppliers to invite to tender: by end June 2019

— pre-tender engagement with shortlisted suppliers: 15.7.2019

— issue invitation to tender: 6.9.2019

— return of ITT’s (8 weeks): 4.11.2019

— evaluate tenders: to late-November 2019

— notify suppliers: December 2019

— appoint successful contractor early January 2020

— 12-month build programme (handover by Spring 2021)

Tender documents are not available at this time and will be issued in line with the timelines detailed above via the University’s tender portal https://tenders.bris.ac.uk/

Suppliers are advised to register at the portal in advance at the portal to ensure they are notified and able to immediately access the tender documents when published.

There is no requirement for suppliers to respond to this PIN, however suppliers are welcome to register interest via email to aw14701@bristol.ac.uk.

Publication Date2019-03-28
CountryUnited Kingdom
Procurement StatusFuture
TypeNot applicable
Contract TypeWorks
Award CriteriaNot applicable
Value6000000
OrganisationUniversity of Bristol
Attention OfAdam Wdowik
Address1-9 Old Park Hill
TownBristol
Postal CodeBS2 8BB
Phone+44 1173318187
Class Code45000000
Class DescriptionConstruction work
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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