***THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR COMPETITION*** UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) will shortly be embarking on an Open OJEU procurement to establish a Framework contract for Design and Build Construction Services to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) British Antarctic Survey (BAS) which will support the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP) to delivery of a wide range of projects overseas. The Framework will be intended to cover 10 years. The estimated Framework value is up to a maximum of £500,000,000. Please note there is no guarantee of spend under this framework agreement and all subsequent work will be issued on a call off basis. Ahead of commencing this procurement, we would like to raise awareness of this project by way of an industry day where we will introduce our plans for the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme (AIMP). Our hope is that in engaging with industry experts that we can ensure that this requirement is well placed when it hits the market in the near future. British Antarctic Survey (BAS) - The Antarctic Modernisation Infrastructure Programme (AIMP) Design and Build Construction Services comprise of a number of construction works associated with the introduction into service of a new Aircraft to deliver logistical support to the science research activity of BAS and the modernisation of science research stations as operated by BAS in the polar regions, predominantly in Antarctica and Sub-Antarctica. This modernisation includes an aircraft hangar facility, runway modifications, related offices and other buildings in these regions where scientist research is managed or carried out by British Antarctic Survey and its parent organisations the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). We would like to invite prospective bidders to attend a pre-market engagement webinar session on Thursday 27th August 2020 at 14:00 via Zoom meeting. If you could please register your interest in attending by emailing myself at FMProcurement@uksbs.co.uk by no later than 12:00 on Tuesday 25th August detailing your organisation's name and representatives of who will be attending on the day. When emailing if you could please reference in the subject 'CON19013 - Supplier Day'. Upon registration you will be sent through a Zoom Access Code for attending the day along with an agenda for the day. Please note that the Zoom session will be recorded and shared as part of the Tender Package to ensure all bidders including those unable to make the session are informed of all information covered.
FM and Construction Team
North Star Avenue
Published: 4 Aug 2020, Receipt by: 26 Aug 2020
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