University of Sheffield framework 2024-32

Round one bids for inclusion on the framework will be evaluated 60 per cent on quality, 20 per cent on social value and 20 per cent on sustainability. Applicants must hold employer’s liability insurance of £10 million, public liability insurance of £5 million and professional indemnity insurance of £5 million.

Competition details

According to the brief: ‘The University of Sheffield is out to tender on behalf of the Department of Estates and Facilities Management in order to appoint a panel of multi-disciplinary consultants to a framework agreement. Consultants from the panel will be appointed to deliver services for specific projects on a call-off basis as and when a requirement arises.

Teams chosen for the maximum eight-year framework agreement will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects with the university which aims to deliver around 300 schemes valued at around £230 million-to-£320 million during the period.

‘This multi-disciplinary consultancy services framework is intended to involve the construction works led by a project management/building surveying service together with core functions of cost management, contract management and CDM Principal Designer together with the facility to sub consult out to non-core additional disciplines including architectural design, MEP, structural & civil engineering design services.’

Project title 3891.EFM.JR.23 – Multi Disciplinary Consultancy (Construction Professional Services)
Client University of Sheffield
Contract value £32 million
First round deadline 5pm, 16 February 2024
Restrictions Applicants must have an annual turnover of not less than £900,000 per annum and provide details of three contracts to meet the technical and professional ability criteria set out in the procurement documents that are relevant to the client’s requirement
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The University of Sheffield has around 27,000 full-time students and around 300 buildings across its entire multi-campus estate which it is aiming to make net-zero by 2030. Landmarks buildings within Sheffield’s main campus include GMW’s 78m-high Arts Tower and RMJM’s prepatinated copper-clad Information Commons.

Eight shortlisted teams will be invited to bid for places on the framework following an initial open call for applications. Up to four teams winning will be awarded places on the framework this summer.

Twelve Architects won a competition for a new £37 million Central Teaching Laboratory close to the university’s RMJM-designed Information Commons library in 2022. Ridge and Partners won a contest for a £2.5-to-3 million centre for sustainable fuels at the university’s new Advanced Manufacturing Campus in Tinsley five years ago.