UK-Swindon: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services.

UK-Swindon: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection 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
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7562167366, Email:
Contact: Kate Richardson
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: No .

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: Research

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement - 1
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-3652 NERC Estates & Sustainability Professional Services Framework
Reference number: UKRI-3652
II.1.2) Common Procurement Vocabulary:
71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services.
II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description:
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) seeks Expressions of Interest for the upcoming opportunity, ‘NERC Estates & Sustainability Professional Services Framework’. The framework agreement will support the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in developing and delivering a broad range of estate management, environmental sustainability, and construction project management services across its UK Managed Science Estate. The framework will be in place for 4 years with an estimated total value of £9,500,000.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT (give figures only) : 9,500,000 - 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.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
71311200 - Transport systems consultancy services.
71311000 - Civil engineering consultancy services.
71312000 - Structural engineering consultancy services.
71313000 - Environmental engineering consultancy services.
71314300 - Energy-efficiency consultancy services.
71315100 - Building-fabric consultancy services.
71315200 - Building consultancy services.
71317210 - Health and safety consultancy services.
71621000 - Technical analysis or consultancy services.
73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services.
73200000 - Research and development consultancy services.
71250000 - Architectural, engineering and surveying services.
71315300 - Building surveying services.
II.2.3) Place of performance:
Region Codes:
UKK14 - Swindon
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
NERC is the driving force of investment in environmental science in the UK advancing the frontier of environmental science by commissioning new research, infrastructure and training that delivers valuable scientific breakthroughs. NERC invests public money in world-leading science, designed to help us sustain and benefit from our natural resources, predict and respond to natural hazards and understand environmental change. The NERC UK Managed Science Estate which provides its primary science infrastructure and support facilities split across two wholly owned research centres, made up of eight geographically spread sites comprising of observatories, laboratories, offices and national archive facilities. The purpose of the NERC Estates & Sustainability Professional Services Framework will be to provide support to NERC and it’s centres with estate management, environmental sustainability, and construction project management services, aligned with the principles of reaching net zero whilst maintaining the sites at RICS condition B. We anticipate the scope to cover the following aspects: 1)Estate professional and technical services: Core services include the provision of multidisciplinary disciplines such as condition surveys, long term maintenance planning, decarbonisation, valuations, strategic advice, planning, estate management, property, health and safety compliance, building surveying services, asset management, business cases, fire strategy, sustainability & climate change adaption and energy efficiency. 2)Construction project management services: Core service include the provision of client adviser, project lead and contract administrator, architect, BIM, building services, civil and structural engineer; cost consultant; lead designer; principal designer and specialist surveys, such as biodiversity & topographical.
II.2.14) Additional information
Interested Parties are invited to complete a Request for Information, available via the e-sourcing system. Prior to procurement commencement, we will be hosting a market engagement day where we will provide an overview of the opportunity. Further details at how to register for the event will be shared via the e-sourcing system.

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:
UKRI are seeking to engage with interested parties prior to going to market. Interested parties are encouraged to express their interest in the opportunity via the Delta esourcing portal. Following an expression of interest, contractors will be invited to a request for information exercise. Further details of the Market Engagement Day will also be shared via the esourcing portal.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
GO-2024122-PRO-25020104 TKR-2024122-PRO-25020103

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 22/01/2024