Scope of the Project.SBED aims to accelerate, through demonstration, the development of innovative energy generating building façades for low carbon design solutions, transforming the role of the building envelope from passive energy ...

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Cardiff University Purchasing Section
Purchasing Section, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road
For the attention of: Huw Price
CF24 0DE Cardiff

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: ttps://
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
SBED - Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration - Industrial Partner / Consortium
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: At a maximum of 8 locations within the Convergence Areas throughout Wales.


II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Scope of the Project.
SBED aims to accelerate, through demonstration, the development of innovative energy generating building façades for low carbon design solutions, transforming the role of the building envelope from passive energy conservation to one of generation, storage, distribution and intelligent management for optimal performance.
SBED will design, model, test, prototype and monitor low carbon building systems using integrated solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies in eight ‘buildings in use', solely in the Wales Convergence areas. Building types include Residential, Commercial (offices or retail), Industrial and Institutional (schools, hospitals, care homes). The institutional buildings may be publicly owned, but all other buildings must be privately owned. These innovative systems will significantly reduce the energy requirements of buildings and generate thermal energy and electricity. The focus on retrofit and refurbishment recognises the critical need to tackle the existing building stock as well as future new build programmes. SBED will closely monitor the construction, implementation and performance of the demonstration systems, disseminating best practice to the wider industry.
The project will be delivered with Cardiff University, through its Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) and Welsh School of Architecture (WSA), as a single sponsor with an Industrial Delivery Partner/Consortium selected through an open EU procurement process. Cardiff University will work with the successful Industrial Delivery Partner/Consortium to install Transpired Solar Collector (TSC) and Photovoltaic (PV) cladding demonstrations onto third party, private sector, buildings in the Wales Convergence areas.
The primary benefit of this project to Wales is the potential for the introduction of new or improved products and services, which can attract further investment into Wales, and also potential for export markets to be explored. Other areas of benefits delivery are in relation to job protection / creation resulting from increased sales of raw material and demand for installation and maintenance services within the Welsh construction industry (in home and export markets). The installed building systems will result in significant energy and CO2 reductions for end users.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50700000, 73100000, 44100000, 44600000, 44400000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 1 536 457 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Demonstration Construction Project Management. Weighting 15 %
2. Site Identification and Relationship Management. Weighting 15 %
3. Design including Integration. Weighting 20 %
4. Provision of Raw Materials, Installation, Integration, Commissioning, Maintenance during the Project. Weighting 15 %
5. Collaborative Research. Weighting 15 %
6. Plan. Weighting 20 %
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 102-170701 of 31.5.2012

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: SPEC331/GHP Lot title: SBED - Industrial Partners
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

TATA Steel (UK) Ltd
30 Millbank
SW1P 4WY London

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 1 536 457 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): West Wales and Valleys Convergence Operational Programme.
ERDF 2007-2013
WEFO (Welsh European Funding Office) Reference: 80661.
VI.2)Additional information:
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 33325.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: