22/08/2014    S160    Member states - Works - Prior Information Notice - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Oxford: Construction work of leisure facilities

2014/S 160-286897

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Oxford City Council
Procurement, St. Aldates
For the attention of: Mr Paul France
OX1 1DS Oxford
Telephone: +44 1865252346
E-mail: pfrance@oxford.gov.uk

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

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Potential Opportunity to Design, Build, Operate and Manage an Outdoor Sports Facility in Oxford.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: Oxford, UK.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
Oxford City Council is committed to increasing levels of physical activity, and the wider benefits that activity enables. The Council has made significant progress in recent years resulting in a 7 % increase in adult participation since 2006 (Sport England's Active People Survey). The Council is now looking to further improve its sporting infrastructure and build on this progress.
The Council is keen to explore the potential for the development and delivery of an innovative and economically viable new sporting facility that can offer access to high quality sport and recreation opportunities to clubs and residents across the city. Any proposal will need to consider how their development will impact other facilities in the City.
A feasibility study and options appraisal has been carried out where the Council has identified a short list of possible sites and a preferred scheme, replacing an existing sports facility, leaving the current site available for alternative development. The preferred option seeks to significantly enhance the scope of facilities that are provided by the existing sports facility. The Council wishes to understand the appetite of the market with regard to working in partnership to develop and operate a high-quality offer.
Key criteria for the Council are that the facility must:
— Have a complementary facility mix to the City's leisure offer.
— Be inclusive and have reduced price options for the socially deprived.
— Support Sports Development in the City.
— Deliver the Council a positive financial return.
The Council is looking to engage with suitably qualified providers who are interested in the potential opportunity to Design, Deliver and Operate a New Outdoor Sports Facility. The Council is looking to discuss the potential opportunity and share views and experience, which the Council can then consider to make a decision as to the viability to tender for the services.
The Council is offering pre tender dialogue meetings with the market. To register your interest to participate in the pre tender dialogue meetings, please register on the South East Business Portal (link below) and notify the contact listed in this notice by close of business on 17.9.2014.
Interested parties will be required to complete a non-disclosure before being given access to any documentation relating to this potential opportunity.
Participation in the pre tender dialogue meetings are subject to the Council's discretion.


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

45212100, 45212110, 45212000, 92610000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
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:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: