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Student village design consultant, University of Chester  

The University of Chester are planning to invest circa £30m in developing residential accommodation for 1 000 students on a site recently purchased north of the main campus on Parkgate Road, Chester

Name, addresses and contact point(s):
University of Chester, Procurement Office, Parkgate Road, Attn: Ian Ross, UK-Chester CH1 4BJ. Tel.  +44 1244512903. E-mail: ian.r@chester.ac.uk. Fax  +44 1244378669.

Further information can be obtained at:
University of Chester, Procurement Office, Chichester House, UK-Chester CH1 4BJ. URL: https://in-tendhost.com/universityofchester.

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at:
University of Chester, Procurement Office, Chichester House, UK-Chester CH1 4BJ. URL: https://www.in-tendhost.com/universityofchester.

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Student Residential Village - Design Consultants.

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The University of Chester are planning to invest circa GBP 30 000 000 in developing residential accommodation for 1 000 students on a site recently purchased north of the main campus on Parkgate Road, Chester. The site is bounded by the A540 Parkgate Road, the Cheshire cycle way and the A5480 bypass.


The University of Chester intend to appoint a multi-disciplinary design team to provide all design related services on this development, including architecture, landscape design, structural engineering, civil engineering, building services engineering, accoustic engineering, fire engineering, facade engineering and access consultancy. Quantity Surveying, Employers Agent, CDM Co-ordinator and BREEAM Assessor will be procured separately. The project is to be delivered in 2 phases with 400 units to be ready for academic year 2011-12 and the remaining 600 units to be ready for academic year 2012-13.

The successful service provider will be appointed to provide a full design service to deliver student accommodation for 1 000 students. It is proposed that a design and build procurement route may be adopted in which case this appointment would be novated to the successful contractor. The University wish to retain the option of retaining the direct appointment with the Building Services Engineers who may not be novated as part of the design team.

The fee basis will comprise of a fixed fee for the full project and agreed percentages of this fixed fee at identified stages. Whilst the University welcome consortia bids for these services, there must be one contracting party who will lead and co-ordinate all other members of the consortia.

Total quantity or scope:
To provide architectural, structural engineering, services engineering, access and acoustic consultancy design services. Description of these options: The design team may be novated to a contractor after RIBA Stage D. The University will reserve the option to retain the Services Engineer as direct appointment for the full duration of the project.

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents:
18.5.2009.

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
22.5.2009.

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
1.6.2009.

Additional information:
Tenders will be opened by the University Secretary and Bursar and University Governors in Chichester House on 12.6.2009.

Date of dispatch of this notice:
8.5.2009.

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