UK-Swindon: Construction work.

UK-Swindon: Construction work.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
UK Research & Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN12 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 756267366, Email:
Contact: Kate Richardson
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKK14
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Other activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Design and build geothermal infrastructure for the UK Geoenergy Observatory at Cuningar Loop, Glasgow, UK
Reference Number: UKRI-1107
II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
45000000 - Construction work.

II.1.3) Type of contract: WORKS
II.1.4) Short description: The British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are constructing a mine water geothermal research facility on the Cuningar Loop in east Glasgow as part of the UK Geoenergy Observatories project (from now on referred to as the ‘Glasgow Observatory’). Both NERC and BGS form a part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The tender is for the procurement of a supplier to provide the design and build support to BGS (the Client) in delivery of the geothermal infrastructure for the Glasgow Observatory.
The Contractor’s main responsibilities will include but are not limited to: detailed design and construction of the works; testing and commissioning the works.
The supplier shall be appointed under an NEC4 ECC.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 310,000
Currency: GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
45210000 - Building construction work.
71541000 - Construction project management services.
71500000 - Construction-related services.
76300000 - Drilling services.
45100000 - Site preparation work.
45120000 - Test drilling and boring work.
45200000 - Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work.
45220000 - Engineering works and construction works.

II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKM82 Glasgow City

II.2.4) Description of procurement: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) wishes to establish a contract for design and and build of geothermal infrastructure for the UK Geoenergy Glasgow Observatory.

The supplier will develop the ‘Detailed Design Specification’ through collaboration with the Client, to deliver an engineering design for the bespoke research infrastructure that meets the science requirements within the specified budget. Assuming the design is accepted, the supplier will build the design such that the facility is ‘research-ready’.

The geothermal infrastructure will comprise (but may not be limited to) the following:

1. Extend four of the mine-water borehole wellheads above ground level and construct a low brick wellhead chamber and associated pipework.
2. To complete the hydraulic and thermal design of a pumping main and reinjection main, associated manual valve work and other infrastructure. To excavate and install this pipe infrastructure in trenches.
3. To install a cable duct within the main pipework trench to be routed to a control panel at a heat centre at Site 1.
4. To select and install an electrical submersible pump, associated cabling and rising main in boreholes GGA05 and GGA07. Consideration should be given to the termination and support of these items through the upper wellhead flanged plate. A suitable valve arrangement and wellhead sensors are also to be incorporated into the design.
5. To design and install a reinjection main in boreholes GGA01 and GGA08, with a corresponding pressure-tight wellhead upper-flanged plate. A suitable valve arrangement and wellhead sensors are also to be incorporated into the design.
6. To install two access tubes in all four boreholes, one of which shall be installed with a sensor to determine and log downhole water head, temperature and electrical conductivity.
7. The well equipment and pipework shall be selected to deliver a variable flow rate up to a maximum of 12 L/s and down to a minimum of 3 L/s, while maintaining a positive gauge pressure of at least 1 bar throughout the entire pumping-heat exchange-reinjection main system. 8. The wellhead flange plates should be designed to accommodate both a reinjection main and a pump rising main in the future.
9. To select and install a “heat centre” within the Site 1 compound.
10. To select and install a reversible water-air chiller / heat pump adjacent to the heat centre, with a nominal maximum output of 200 kW in both heating and cooling mode.
11. To design and install a heat exchanger circuit in the heat centre. The circuit should include three equally-sized shell-and-tube heat exchangers with a combined heat exchange capacity of 200 kW.
12. To design and install an insulated heat transfer fluid circuit connecting the heat exchangers to the heat pump / chiller unit, with temperature and pressure sensors, circulation pump, glycol pressure regulation and top-up equipment, any necessary thermal buffering, and a sampling tap for sampling the glycol.
13. To install monitoring equipment within the heat centre on the mine water circuit to include an electromagnetic flowmeter, chemical dosing pump, temperature, pressure and electrical conductivity sensors, and a sampling tap.
14. To equip the heat centre with a control panel / management system for receiving and logging signals from the various installed sensors, and also sending control signals to the submersible pumps and the heat pump/chiller.
15. To prepare full design, installation, operation and maintenance documentation for the infrastructure installed in this Contract.
16. To prepare a maintenance schedule for the facility.
17. Commission, test and demonstrate the facility.
18. To providing training on operating the system.

A brief summary of the requirements has been provided above, please ensure you review all additional appendices for full details of this contract.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70

Price - Weighting: 30

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 310,000
Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided

II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
Identification of the project: Not provided
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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
List and brief description of conditions:
Not Provided
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)
The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No
The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Not Provided
III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description OPEN
IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO
In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No
Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
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:
Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/04/2021 Time: 14:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
Duration in month(s): 3

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
Date: 21/04/2021
Time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used No
Electronic invoicing will be accepted No
Electronic payment will be used No
VI.3) Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
UK Research and Innovation
Swindon, United Kingdom
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
Not Provided
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 17/03/2021

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