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Forth Valley College | Published December 14, 2016  -  Deadline January 30, 2017

Forth Valley College (‘the College’) is seeking to appoint a single stage Design and Build Main Contractor (‘Contractor’) who will take on full responsibility for the New Falkirk Campus, including checking and completing the design and constructing the new Campus of approximately 20, 263 m².

The Construction phase is expected to be completed in a 23 month period, up until mid-August 2019, with the occupation of the building by the College no later than October 2019.

The Full Business Case for the new 20 263 sq.m Falkirk Campus has recently been approved by the Scottish Government with permission secured to proceed to OJEU/ESPD. A redacted version of the Full Business Case has been provided, however Bidders should note that this has been provided for information only, and that due to the design development process some aspects may have been superseded (see Appendix A, i and ii).

The role of the Contactor will be to check the proposed design, before completing the design and carrying out the Works to completion. The client Architect's design will be taken to RIBA Stage 4-, the client Civil and Structural Engineers and client Mechanical and Electrical Engineers designs will be taken to RIBA Stage 3+.

The accommodation will consist of two main blocks with the following:

Academic Teaching/Administrative/Sports block (over 2 floors) containing:

— classrooms

— computer workshops

— science laboratories

— staff workrooms

— refectory

— kitchen

— salon services

— sports facilities

— energy centre

— study places and flexible learning areas

— accessible roof

Practical Teaching block (over one floor of two storey height) containing workshops for:

— gas safety

— plumbing

— renewable and sustainable energy

— carpentry and joinery

— wood machining

— bricklaying

— painting and decoration

— mechanical maintenance

— electrical maintenance

— electrical installation and instrumentation

— welding and fabrication

— chemical engineering and fabrication

External Works will consist of:

— areas of soft and hard landscaping

— planting

— car parking for approximately 618 cars

— lighting

— cctv installation

— access control

The construction of the new Campus will comprise of the following:

Academic Teaching/Administrative/Sports block:

— piled foundations (a proportion of which will be energy piles)

— pile caps and ground beams

— suspended ground floor slab

— pc suspended first floor and roof

— structural steel frame, pc stair units

— external walls of Danish facing brick on sfs internal leaf

— metal windows and curtain walling

— internal partitions of glass

— sliding folding partitioning and plasterboard stud partitioning

— raised access floors to a number of areas

— acoustic ceilings

— fixed FF&E

Practical Teaching block:

— piled foundations (a proportion of which will be energy piles)

— pile caps and ground beams

— suspended ground floor slab

— steel deck roof, structural steel frame

— external metal cladding on sfs internal leaf

— steel framed metal mezzanine floors to some areas

— block internal partitions and plasterboard internal partitioning

— fixed FF&E and workshop machinery

A more detailed description of the project is provided within Section 2 (Specification of Requirements) of the Instructions to Bidders document, and bidders are expected to have read this Section 2 prior to submitting their ESPD responses. The Instructions to Bidders document can be found within Public Contracts Scotland-Tender (PCS-T) and via the following link

In summary, the Specification of Requirements includes:

— Introduction to Forth Valley College

— Overview of the Project

— Project Programme

— Environmental Performance

— Design/Build Quality

— Cost

— Funding/Financial

— Role of the Contractor

— Client Team

— Overview of the Design (including Accommodation, Construction, Services)

— Building Information Modelling

— Form of Contract/Contract Performance Conditions

— Project Bank Accounts

— Fair Working Practices

— Modern Slavery Act 2015

— Community Benefits

— Sustainable Procurement

The College is committed to ensuring that we, and our key suppliers and contractors, adopt fair working practices in relation to our workforce in delivery of our services (including throughout the supply chain). In recognition of this, Forth Valley College is proud to be a Living Wage Accredited Employer (see Please refer to the Instruction to Bidders document for more details.

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