UK-Swindon: Construction work for research buildings.

UK-Swindon: Construction work for research buildings.

Preliminary Questions
This notice is for prior information only: Yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: No
This notice is a call for competition: No

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1793442000, Email:
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKK14
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes .

I.3) Communication
Further information can be obtained from: the above mentioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity:
Other activity: Government research and innovation

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-2960 Building R69 Design & Build
Reference number: UKRI-2960
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
45214600 - Construction work for research buildings.
II.1.3) Type of contract: WORKS
II.1.4) Short description:
This is not a call for competition, this is a prior information notice to inform the market of a Supplier Day in relation to a forthcoming procurement. The objective of the project is to replace the existing R69 building (located within UKRI's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, UK) with a new building to house the HRPD (High Resolution Powder Diffractometer) instrument on the ISIS neutron source. The new building is to be located on the footprint of the existing building and the project therefore requires the demolition of the existing building and construction of the new, during which time the facility will not be operational. The new building will be spread across 2 floors and provide space for the instrument and support facilities including staff offices. UKRI are looking toward a 2-Stage Design and Build Contract. 4. The estimated construction value is approx £3,526,700 GBP (ex VAT), subject to confirmation at the point of tender. Below is a list of the activities to be completed. Please refer to the Description of the procurement and Complimentary Information Sections below for further information.
II.1.5) Estimated total value: Not Provided
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: Not Provided
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots: Not Provided

II.2) Lot Description
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UKJ14 - Oxfordshire
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
Below is a list of the activities to be completed by a successful bidders. Timescales listed are indicative, UKRI intend to seek feedback on the timescales from potential tenderers through a Supplier Engagement Day. UKRI's indicative time frames for the project are as follows; 31st August 2023 – 23rd October 2023: Enhancement of the RIBA Stage 3 Report to include: an integrated 3D model considerations of UKRI Environmental Sustainability strategy and commitment to Net Zero in relation to the project. 17th November 2023 – 7th March 2024: RIBA Stage 4 Design. 3rd March 2024 – 6th June 2024: Stage 4 Pricing. 21st October 2024 – 26th November 2025; RIBA Stage 5: Demolition and Construction and Handover. A very brief overview of the Client Requirements extracted from the Project Brief - Ground Floor; Instrument hall (~96 m2), Electronics / DAE room (~26 m2), Power Distribution Room (~ 10 m2), Space to house existing concrete ‘F-Section’ connected to existing guide tunnel, Entrance foyer / stairs / passenger lift, Separate equipment lift. First Floor; Instrument mezzanine (~96 m2), To include Laboratory space (~25 m2), Gantry crane, Accessible WC, Instrument Control Room (~40 m2), Meeting Room, Kitchenette. UKRI wish to host supplier engagements to understand and interact with the relevant market place for a requirement such as this. Please refer to the Complimentary Information Section below for further information.
II.2.14) Additional information
Not Provided

II.3) Estimated Date of publication

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA )
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) - YES

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
If you would like to express an interest in this requirement, please send an email with the title "UKRI-2960 R69 Design & Build Supplier Day" to . UKRI-STFC will be hosting the video call in relation to this requirement. The aim of the session will be for UKRI to present the requirement and the procurement process to the potential supplier base. It will also give suppliers a chance to ask any questions. Details of the presentation will be shared after the event. The session is scheduled for; Thursday 20th April 2023 (11am UK time) - Video Call via Zoom. Please supply us with your attendee name, email address and organisation name to receive an invite to the Zoom call. Please confirm your a your expression of interest no later than 3pm (UK) 18 April 2023. Please note this session may be recorded so that all questions can be captured. The session is envisaged to be no longer than 1 hour and 30 minutes. Please note, all suppliers that express an interest in this requirement will receive all the information that is shared at the Supplier Event, even if they cannot attend. Further details about STFC can be found here: Please note, the deadline date referenced in this notice is the deadline for expressing an interest in the Supplier Event and it is not the deadline for the submission of tenders. All dates in relation to the tender are currently indicative will be confirmed in the Contract Notice when the tender is launched later in the year.
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 30/03/2023