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Framework agreement for Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

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The University intends to set up a ranked framework agreement, to appoint a panel of firms to provide Architectural & CDM Co-ordinator services on a number of projects varying in size and complexity.

Name, addresses and contact point(s):
The Robert Gordon University, Central Services Building, Garthdee Road, Contact: Procurement Dept, Attn: Rod Strachan, UK-Aberdeen AB10 7FY. Tel.  +44 1224262068. E-mail: procurement@rgu.ac.uk. Fax  +44 1224262660.

Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.rgu.ac.uk.

Further information can be obtained at: As in above-mentioned contact point(s).

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Architectural& CDM Coordinator Services.

The notice involves:
The establishment of a framework agreement.

Information on framework agreement:
Framework agreement with several operators.
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3.
Duration of the framework agreement: Duration in year(s): 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP.

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The University intends to set up a ranked framework agreement, to appoint a panel of firms to provide Architectural & CDM Co-ordinator services on a number of projects varying in size and complexity. The first-ranked firm in the eventual agreement will have first option on each project, followed by the second-ranked, then by the third. The Architect would be expected to act as lead consultant and coordinate the remainder of the design team, which would be appointed by the University on a project-by-project basis.

The majority of the planned Small Capital projects are implemented over the summer vacation period (May-September), although some projects will be carried out at other times where there is an urgent need for them, or where the work will not impact on the University’s business. Small Capital projects tend to be of a contract value between GBP 100K - GBP 750K, although smaller projects are tendered as low as GBP 20K. The Architect may also be involved in feasibility studies/ general advice, etc which can be charged for on an hourly basis.

To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=68538.

Total quantity or scope:
3 years, with option to extend for an additional 1 year.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP.

Duration of the contract or time-limit for completion:
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract).

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
Envisaged minimum number: 5. Maximum number:
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Relevant experience, technical accreditations, professional qualifications, financial status and value for money considerations.

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
13.4.2009 - 17:00.

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
1.5.2009.

Date of dispatch of this notice:
12.3.2009.

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