Market Leads & Opportunities

Pipeline Framework: Lancaster University – Library Phase 3


A pipeline has been launched for Lancaster University – Library Phase 3.The contract start Date is 04 October 2019. Approach to market date is 10 April 2019.The University will invest in new teaching and quiet study space with a new 2,600m2 extension. The new four floor extension on the west wing south elevation (Library Avenue) will provide flexible space for teaching, informal study and student’s societies on the lower ground floor. The other three floors will be additional library space with a mix of quiet study space and meeting rooms. The building must target an EPC Grade A rating. The University seeks to appoint a Contractor for these works to fulfil both Principal Contractor and Principal Designer responsibilities under the CDM regulations 2015. It is anticipated that the contractor will mobilise in early October 2019 and complete the project by 4th December 2020.Intended tender method: Single Stage Design & Build. Fixed lump sum to be invited under Closed Tender on the basis of RIBA Stage 4 design information, utilising the JCT D&B 2016 form of contract with Lancaster University’s Special Conditions. The University will publish documents 10.04.19 (target) inviting formal Expressions Of Interest (EOI) in the project before running a Closed Tender across July and August 2019 (target). The EOI documentation will be published on In-Tend (details below) and will include RIBA Stage 2 and programme information, and a copy of the University’s Special Conditions. The location of the site is Bailrigg Campus, Lancaster, LA1 4YW.documents/maps/campus-map.pdfThe campus is a public space and so sections are open to members of the public and can be explored at their convenience unaccompanied by a University’s representative. Interested organisations can explore the campus unaccompanied at their convenience but must not disrupt (whether or not unintentionally) the University’s business, or its employees or agents in any way, nor attempt to procure any individual (connected with the University or this project) to provide information on, or facilitate a visit to the site on an alternative date.All procurement documents will be available free of charge via the University’s e-tendering portal: In-TendDOCUMENTS ONCE RELEASED; MUST BE ACCESSED AND SUBMISSIONS MADE VIA THIS PORTAL. Interested organisations are encouraged to register on the In-Tend system in advance so they are alerted to the release of the documents without delay.In-Tend Support:Phone: 0845 557 8079E-mail: support@in-tend.comWeb : The University is not inviting any formal response to this early opportunity notice. Please await the release of the procurement documentation. However, if you have any feedback on the proposed tender method which you consider imperative to your company’s bid/no bid decision please contact the buyer directly.This is a potential opportunity from the government, and the pipeline gives advance notice of an opportunity that might be offered by the public sector in the future – allowing potential suppliers to plan accordingly. When a public sector organisation publishes a pipeline notice, it does not necessarily mean that an opportunity will be offered in the future.For more information contact: University of Lancaster, University House, Lancaster LA14YW. Email: (Emma Tweedie)