UK-Oxford: Architectural design services.

UK-Oxford: Architectural design services.

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 & Innovation
Science & Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, OX110QX, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7514722745, Email:
Contact: Jacob Morris
Main Address:
NUTS Code: UKJ14
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: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-3180 – Architectural Design Standard for all new buildings and major refurbishment designs across STFC Prior Information Notice
Reference number: UKRI-3180
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
71220000 - Architectural design services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
The Estates Department within STFC is responsible for delivering all capital projects across all STFC campuses. There is a recently updated project delivery process which sets out a standard approach to the conception and delivery of capital projects – this extends to major refurbishments.

There is a set of design standards which are provided to the design team covering relevant building aspects including security, environmental sustainability, MEP, Soft-FM etc.

The architectural design will bring all of these together and provide a focus for design quality as required by STFC. This suite of design standards will be issued to design teams as a contractual document and they will be expected to design in accordance with them, though a process for derogation does exist.

Please refer to the below links to understand more about STFC and our existing information:

RAL and Daresbury Development Plans:

About STFC:

New facilities:

RFI (completed) -

NQCC (in construction) -

EPAC (building completed, laser being commissioned) -

NSTF (building completed, equipment being commissioned) -
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 70,000 - GBP
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:
UK Research and Innovation (‘UKRI’) is planning to launch a procurement for Architectural Design Standards for all new buildings and major refurbishment designs for its component Research Council, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (‘STFC’).

The contract will be based on the UKRI Standard Terms and Conditions for Goods & Services.

STFC would like to invite potential bidders to a supplier day at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (‘RAL’). There will be the opportunity to learn more about the requirement, open floor questions, and to have a tour of some of the facilities on site to understand the working environment, diversity, and the potential of this requirement.

Useful feedback from the days and Q&A sessions may be used to inform the final tender documentation, ensuring all valid options are considered.

The supplier day will take place on Wednesday 19th July 2023 starting at 09:30am at the Science and Technical Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX.

The supplier day will last approximately 2.5 hours, comprising the following:
— overview of the facilities and requirements,
— open floor Q&A,
— site tour,

If you are interested in attending this supplier day, please confirm your attendance by emailing, including the information listed below.

All requests to attend must be received by 11:00am on Tuesday 18th July 2023.

Space is limited on the supplier day, and attendance is restricted to 2 people per supplier. We would request that attendance is restricted to key members of your organisation that would have a keen interest in this project and be able to add value to the discussions that will take place.
Please include the following information in your request to attend this engagement day:
•Organisation Name
•Representative Name
•Contact Telephone Number
•Vehicle Registration Number

Please note, all suppliers will receive all the information that is shared during the tender itself, even if they cannot attend the engagement day.
II.2.14) Additional information
At this time the Contracting Authority are looking to hold a supplier engagement day which will consist of a walking site tour and presentation from the STFC Estates Team.

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) - NO

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.3) Additional Information:
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VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 26/06/2023