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United Kingdom-Didcot: Construction work for commercial buildings

2019/S 099-238614

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Diamond Light Source Ltd
Diamond House, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
OX11 0DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sue Blake
Telephone: +44 1235778167
E-mail: procurement@diamond.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKJ14

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.diamond.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://tenders.diamond.ac.uk/Home.aspx
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Scientific Research Facility

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Diamond House Extension

Reference number: DLSITT0406
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Diamond House Extension is the expansion of the research facility with the aim of increasing the office, conferencing and meeting room capabilities on the site. The project will consist of constructing a four story extension to the existing structure, attached via the front stairwells and building. Current plans are for an additional 6 300 m2 of floor space over the 4 floors with 5 000 m2 of usable space. Included across the 4 floors will be space for approximately 190 desks, 30 cellular offices, numerous meeting rooms, event space, interactions areas and collaboration spaces.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 11 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ14
Main site or place of performance:

Diamond Light Source Ltd.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The works will be procured as a design and build contract using the JCT 2016 design and build form of contract. The bidder shall be responsible for the design, procurement, delivery to site, off-loading, construction, installation and commissioning (including all testing) relating to the project. The project will be tendered at RIBA Stage 4 and the successful tenderer will be responsible for completing the design from this stage onwards.

The scope of works will include the activities below:

— construction of 4 storey extension to the existing Diamond House Building,

— integration of new extension with existing building including alterations to the existing building,

— category A internal fit-out to the new extension,

— minor external landscaping works.

Tenderers are required to give due consideration to the following challenges that may be encountered on this project:

— site access constraints,

— working on a live campus adjacent to a central campus restaurant,

— maintaining appropriate access and egress for staff and visitors to the existing building.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 16
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 4
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://tenders.diamond.ac.uk/Home.aspx

Additional information can be obtained from the above mentioned address.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/06/2019
Local time: 23:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 26/07/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

If you are interested in this tender opportunity please create an account via the website link below:


You will then be issued with a password to download the PQQ documents.

In order to be considered, your PQQ response should arrive no later than midnight on Thursday 20.6.2019. This can be emailed to: diamondtenders@diamond.ac.uk before the deadline. An original plus 2 certified copies of your tender should also be sent to: Sue Blake at the address in I.1).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Diamond Light Source Ltd
OX11 0DE
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@diamond.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Diamond Light Source will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: