Tenders are invited from interested parties for the delivery of the Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND). This will cover both the design and construction of the SEND under a single-stage design and build contract.
Conceptually the SEND project will transform the University's current utilities infrastructure into a dual use system that operates to both supply energy and acts as a laboratory for research, development and innovation (RD&I) to support both business and academic driven research programmes and support new product, processes and services developments.
The SEND is part funded from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The Keele University SEND will provide a real community based at-scale demonstrator, across multiple energy vectors, to support RD&I into smart, flexible energy supply, storage and monitoring to deliver improved energy security, reduce energy costs and reduce carbon emissions within a mixed environment and community. The purpose of this procurement is to appoint a Contractor to complete the final design, deliver the new and upgraded/refurbished utility infrastructure to enable demonstration, introduce and upgrade (to enable demonstration) the control system for the SEND, and oversee the introduction of procedural changes.
The SEND project has the following functional objectives:
* Basic Information Management,
* Basic Demand Side Management,
* Advanced metering infrastructure and heat load analysis,
* Integrated Energy Systems, Leveraging Advanced Information Management,
* Realising Micro-grids through advanced DER management,
* Unlocking low carbon transport potential,
* Introduce self-healing network characteristics.
The Prior Information Notice was published in OJEU in October 2016 and anticipated that the award criteria would be 60 % in respect of quality and 40 % in respect of cost. Following further consideration, the University has adjusted the weightings to 70 % for quality and 30 % for cost, given the critical importance of quality to the success of the SEND project.
The form of contract to be utilised will be the FIDIC Silver Book First Edition 1999 as will be amended by the University as specified in the procurement documents.
Tenders are invited from interested parties for the design and build of the Central Science Laboratories (CSL) under a single-stage design and build contract. The proposal is to create a new building at the heart of campus to house the majority of Science undergraduate and postgraduate laboratory-based teaching within the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the School of Pharmacy. The project includes:
i. Enabling works including the re-routing of external M&E infrastructure.
ii. Demolition to a number of small external structures.
iii. Minor works within the existing Lennard Jones building arising as a result of the new build. This consists of M&E modifications/additions and asbestos removal.
iv. New Build Central Science Laboratory.
This project is a cornerstone of the strategic growth plans of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and will be transformative, developing the estate to meet the future long-term academic needs, both education and research of the University.
The Central Science Laboratories (CSL) project consists of a major new build adjoining the existing Lennard Jones Building. This will provide an enhanced teaching facility consisting of specialist multi-functional teaching laboratories, IT provision and increased learning space to support student growth within the sciences.
The works will be procured under a single stage design and build contract. The design team will be novated to the successful main contractor on appointment.
The Form of Contract to be utilised will be the NEC3 Engineering and Construction contract as will be amended by the University as specified in the procurement documents.
Tenderers are invited to submit variant bids. Any Tenderer submitting a variant bid is also required to submit a compliant bid. The minimum requirements to be met by the variants and any specific requirements for the presentation of an offer which contains variants are stated in the procurement documents.
The Council wishes to set up a contract with an experienced civil engineering for the design and construction of a new section of high capacity quay on the bank of the River Tyne. The proposed new section of quay will provide an access route for abnormal loads travelling to and from an adjacent facility for movement by sea. The works will include the construction of a new section of river wall and high capacity desk with associated fendering and berthing facilities.The river wall shall be designed to allow dredging in front of the quay in the future.
In 2014 The faculty of Engineering and Environment secured match funding from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), as part of its 200 000 000 GBP scheme to increase high-quality Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students. The University will use the 6 700 000 GBP investment to create world-class teaching and research STEM facilities at its city campus, including new specialist laboratories and technology.
This is the second phase of the construction works centred around the conversion of 2 lecture theatres to Automotive laboratories and the refurbishment of existing labs. Works must commence in March 2016 and complete in September 2016.
The scope of this Framework will cover the requirements of the North East Procurement Organisation for suitably qualified and experienced construction companies to bid for works of differing values and complexities across the North East region.
The projects let under the Framework Agreement may be of a Construct Only or a Design and Construct nature with regards to development, refurbishment or remodelling of existing properties owned and / or used by the framework users, new build projects or a combination of all these aspects inclusive of any external work associated with these projects, including demolition.
Works covered may include but are not limited to the new build and refurbishment of the following building types: Education including Primary and Secondary Schools, Universities and Colleges of Further Education and Training establishments, Leisure Recreation and Culture, Health, Library, Fire, Ambulance & Police, Day-care, Nursery care, Social care, Social Housing. Assisted Housing, Elderly Homes, Specialist facilities, Transport Depots, Park and Ride, Bus Stations, Recycling facilities, Offices & other operational, industrial & commercial buildings.
Home is seeking to establish a framework of suitably qualified and experienced construction consultancy partners for new build and refurbishment works. The schemes may include social rented, shared ownership, shared equity and outright sale units as well as supported housing, community and commercial buildings. Services will be split into specific lots and broken down further into regional lots to include:
Clerk of Works.
It is intended that framework awards will be based on a rotation mechanism with future awards dependent upon performance measured against KPI's. Home will reserve the right to externally benchmark the framework. Home will reserve the right to re-enter the market place for large joint ventures or projects where a bespoke or specialist solution is required. Home will reserve the right to make a direct appointment from the framework where a bespoke or specialist solution is required.
Home Group (on behalf of itself and potentially other bodies listed at Section VI.3 — the ‘eligible bodies’) is seeking to set up this framework under which eligible bodies can procure services. The scope of projects may vary and will cover North East England, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Scotland, London, South East England and South West England.
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