UK SBS on behalf of UK Research and Innovation wishes to establish a contract for the appointment of a principal contractor who will work collaboratively with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the contracting authority with a view to bringing the roof renewal project at NOC Southampton to a finality.

The first stage will comprise a collaborative pre-construction services agreement, (PCSA), the second stage will be the award of the main construction contract.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time), (the ‘Regulations’).

This is a services and works contract being procured under the OJEU open procedure regulations.

See Section I.3) for access to procurement documentation.

Extended TitleCON19011 — Roof Renewal Project at NOC Southampton
Extended Description

Procurement overview

UK SBS on behalf of UK Research and Innovation wishes to establish a contract for the appointment of a principal contractor who will work collaboratively with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the contracting authority with a view to bringing the roof renewal project at NOC Southampton to a finality.

The first stage will comprise a collaborative pre-construction services agreement, (PCSA), the second stage will be the award of the main construction contract.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time), (the ‘Regulations’).

This is a services and works contract being procured under the OJEU open procedure regulations.

It is intended to procure the NOC roof renewal project on a 2-stage design and build basis. The main construction contract will be an amended NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC4) Option A – Fixed price with activity schedule, which will be the head contract between UKRI NERC and the preferred provider. Bidders are to note that the NEC4 ECC main contract terms provided is not the final version of the contract. It is the intention to finalise the NEC4 ECC between the client and the contractor during the PCSA Stage.

Under Stage 1 of the 2-stage design and build basis, the intention will be for the contractor to work with NOC and project stakeholders to complete the PCSA stage. This will include for example logistics and scheduling of works, completion of the design and cost certainty for the main works under the second stage. Under Stage 2, this will focus on the execution of the main works.

If the contractor is not adhering to the terms of the PCSA, not working collaboratively, or provides an unacceptable price at the end of Stage 1, UKRI NERC will be under no obligation to proceed with that contractor. As such PCSA award should not be considered as a guarantee of the main contract also being awarded.

Project description

In July 2018 UKRI, the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (NOCS) and University of Southampton (UoS) approved the business case to replace the roof covering to the main building. The main building is exhibiting some failings within the pitched roof coverings due to them reaching the end of their operational lifespan and incorrect installation and the existing detailing to the nodes is substandard, allowing water to penetrate internally. The project encompasses the removal of the existing roof tiles to be then replaced with a VM-zinc covering as well as additional works to clad over the brickwork to the abutting nodes with a similar zinc material.

The NOC is funded by UKRI and needs to meet specific assurances and performance criteria, managing the infrastructure assets on behalf of UKRI. The replacement of the NOCS roof will directly contribute towards the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy aims and objectives by ensuring that NOC has the facilities and infrastructure which will enable it to host research work and deliver technological developments that will maintain its position as a world leader within the oceanographic community. Scientists and engineers at NOC are continuously working on the development of new and innovative technologies to aid in the advancement of scientific research undertaken in the most extreme environments.

The investment in the NOCS roof is necessary to ensure that the facility enables this strategically important work continues.

A brief summary of the requirement has been provided above, please ensure you review all additional appendices for full details of this requirement.

All additional appendices can be found in the Stage 1: Overview section on the Delta eSourcing Portal.

Deadline Date2020-03-04
Publication Date2020-01-17
CountryUnited Kingdom
Procurement StatusActive
TypeOpen procedure
Contract TypeWorks
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Value7400000.00
OrganisationUK Research and Innovation
Attention OfRhedyn Griffiths
AddressPolaris House
TownSwindon
Postal CodeSN2 1FL
Phone+44 1793867005
Class Code45000000
Class DescriptionConstruction work
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

Version of 2019-09-26

Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus)

UK Research and Innovation (‘UKRI’), through it's component Research Council the Natural Environment Research Council (‘NERC’) intends to replace the roof covering to the main building at the National Oceanography Centre (‘NOC’) in Southampton. The NOC is funded by UKRI and needs to meet specific assurances and performance criteria, managing the infrastructure assets on behalf of UKRI. The replacement of the NOCS roof will directly contribute towards the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy aims and objectives by ensuring that NOC has the facilities and infrastructure which will enable it to host research work and deliver technological developments that will maintain its position as a world leader within the oceanographic community. Scientists and engineers at NOC are continuously working on the development of new and innovative technologies to aid in the advancement of scientific research undertaken in the most extreme environments.

Extended TitleRoof Renewal Project at NOC Southampton
Extended Description

UK Research and Innovation (‘UKRI’), through it's component Research Council the Natural Environment Research Council (‘NERC’) intends to replace the roof covering to the main building at the National Oceanography Centre (‘NOC’) in Southampton. The NOC is funded by UKRI and needs to meet specific assurances and performance criteria, managing the infrastructure assets on behalf of UKRI. The replacement of the NOCS roof will directly contribute towards the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy aims and objectives by ensuring that NOC has the facilities and infrastructure which will enable it to host research work and deliver technological developments that will maintain its position as a world leader within the oceanographic community. Scientists and engineers at NOC are continuously working on the development of new and innovative technologies to aid in the advancement of scientific research undertaken in the most extreme environments.

The main building is exhibiting some failings within the pitched roof coverings due to them reaching the end of their operational lifespan and incorrect installation and the existing detailing to the nodes is sub-standard, allowing water to penetrate internally. The project encompasses the removal of the existing roof tiles to be then replaced with a VM-zinc covering as well as additional works to clad over the brickwork to the abutting nodes with a similar zinc material.

The investment in the NOCS roof is necessary to ensure that the facility enables this strategically important work continues.

This prior information notice is being issued in order to undertake a market consultation exercise with regards to the requirements detailed above. UKRI would like to invite suppliers to attend individual engagement sessions in order to assess the market's appetite, gather intelligence and view on the approach of procuring the work. This will also provide an opportunity for suppliers to find out more about the aims of the project.

The supplier engagement day will take place on 14.10.2019 at the National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH. If you are interested in attending a supplier engagement session, please confirm your attendance by emailing fmprocurement@uksbs.co.uk stating your organisation and attendee's names. Your email should have the subject heading ‘CON19011 UKRI Roof Renewal Project at NOC Southampton EOI’. All requests to attend the supplier day must be received by 16.00 on 11.10.2019.

Space is limited on the supplier day, and attendance is restricted to 2 people per supplier. We request that attendance is restricted to key members of your organisation that would be able to add value to the discussions that will take place.

Prior to attending site you will be issued with a draft document pack, we would request that where possible this is reviewed before attending site to ensure a productive and informed discussion can take place. The documentation that you will be provided is our indicative view on this project but is subject to discussion and change and therefore should not be seen as a final version. The key elements that we are looking to discuss will be around risk, pricing and overall strategy.

UKRI may consider the information and responses received as part of the preliminary market consultation to help inform the specification and further decision making in relation to the planning and conduct of the proposed procurement.

Publication Date2019-09-26
CountryUnited Kingdom
Procurement StatusFuture
TypeNot applicable
Contract TypeWorks
Award CriteriaNot applicable
Value7000000.00
OrganisationUK Research and Innovation
Attention OfRhedyn Griffiths
AddressPolaris House, North Star Avenue
TownSwindon
Postal CodeSN2 1FL
Phone+44 1793867005
Class Code44000000
Class DescriptionConstruction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus)
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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