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Clydesdale and Birks Student Residences DBFO

A Tender Notice

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Contract (Services)
51.5 year
17 Mar 2022
To 16 Jul 2073 (est.)
15 Apr 2022 11:00



South West England:

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers

1 buyer


The University is seeking a partner who will design, build, finance and operate a student residences facility containing in the region of 1,790 new rooms at Clydesdale & Birks Grange, Streatham Campus. The contract will deliver an off balance sheet transaction (or one that has minimal impact on the University’s balance sheet) and a capital receipt to the University for a student residences facility in keeping with a UK Top 10 and the Russell Group University. It will also enhance student experience on campus and provide value for money for both the University and students. Full details of the project are contained within the SQ which is available at the address in this notice

Total Quantity or Scope

It is envisaged that the selected partner will design, build, finance and operate a student residences facility containing in the region of 1,790 new rooms (~290 refurbished and 1500 new build) and at Clydesdale & Birks, Streatham Campus. The University reserves the right to modify its requirements within the guidelines of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as a result of the competitive dialogue process. The key contract deliverables are: 1. The delivery of a Student Residences facility in keeping with a UK Top 10 and Russell Group University which will provide in the region of 1790 new beds, 2. An off Balance sheet transaction (or one with minimal impact on the University’s balance sheet), 3. A facility that enhances student experience, 4. Generation of a capital receipt, 5. Provides value for money for both the University and the students, 6. On-campus quality affordable accommodation provision commensurate with the expectations of a fee paying student, and to meet the increased demand for student accommodation arising from its growing population. Outline planning permission has been granted by Exeter City Council for 49,821 m2, including 44,613 m2 of student accomodation, 1,724 m2 for “ancillary/social space” and 3,484 m2 of other space (plant rooms, cycle stores etc. The University envisages a contract to operate the facility of approximately 50 years subject to dialogue) from practical completion. Full details of the project are contained within the SQ and ITPD documents Additional information: The final contract length and value will be defined during the competitive dialogue process and will be conveyed to bidders in a transparent and fair manner.

Renewal Options

The University wishes to discuss with bidders during Dialogue the potential inclusion of demolition of the existing Grounds Compound followed by construction of a new facility on Campus. The existing site would then provide approximately 130 rooms (which have been included in the total potential 1790 new rooms) as part of the scheme.

CPV Codes

  • 98341100 - Accommodation management services
  • 45214700 - Construction work for halls of residence
  • 50700000 - Repair and maintenance services of building installations
  • 70111000 - Development of residential real estate
  • 70331000 - Residential property services
  • 71220000 - Architectural design services
  • 98341000 - Accommodation services


  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Options are available.
  • Renewals are not available.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** Interested parties/prospective tenderers may only express an interest in participating in this procurement opportunity by registering on the University's e-tendering system, CTM at the address: [the address listed at Section I.1 of this notice under headinglisted for 'Contact' and submitting an 'expression of interest' against the project called 'UOE/2022/017 Clydesdale & Birks Student Residences DBFO' in order to be sent the selection questionnaire and all other information available to prospective tenderers at this time. Interested parties/prospective tenderers should note that all communication including questions about this procurement to the University must be made via the CTM portal. No approach of any kind by any potential Tenderer/Tenderer in connection with this procurement process may be made in any other manner or to any person within, or associated with, the University of Exeter including its advisers and representatives. The interested party/prospective tenderer/tenderer is responsible for maintaining the currency of the contact email address registered in CTM throughout the procurement process as this will be the method used by the University to issue tender documents and other information to participants to this procurement opportunity. The University reserves the right to restrict changes to a consortium's membership and a Tenderer's proposed key subcontractor supply chain in accordance with the requirements provided in the tender documents. The University reserves the right to reject all or any of the tenders for the proposed contract and/or stop the procurement process or cancel the procurement at any time. The University also reserves the right not to award a contract at any time without any liability on its part. Please note that the University reserves the right to terminate the procurement process for any reason, including but not limited to: insufficient eligible tenderers, insufficient financing is available to allow the completion of the project, planning applications are rejected or approved with limitations or conditions that in the University's ultimate discretion, render the proposed project unaffordable/unviable. Nothing in this contract notice, tender documents, contract documents, any other written, or oral communication from the University or its representatives to the prospective tenderers/tenderers shall generate any contractual obligations or intention to create a contract prior to any signature of a final written contract.