Edinburgh BioQuarter Health Innovation District: Procurement of a Private Sector Partner

  • EBQ 3 Limited
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • University Of Edinburgh

F14: Notice for changes or additional information

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-030499

Published 8 December 2021, 11:54am



Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

EBQ 3 Limited

NINE, 9 Little France Road, Edinburgh BioQuarter

Edinburgh

EH16 4UX

Email

info@edinburghbioquarter.com

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM75 - Edinburgh, City of

Internet address(es)

Main address

https://edinburghbioquarter.com/

Buyer's address

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA30536

one.1) Name and addresses

The City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG

Contact

Brodie Smithers

Email

Brodie.Smithers@edinburgh.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 1314693922

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM75 - Edinburgh, City of

Internet address(es)

Main address

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Buyer's address

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290

one.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Enterprise

Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

Contact

Brodie Smithers

Email

adam.cunningham@scotent.co.uk

Telephone

+44 1414686024

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM82 - Glasgow City

Internet address(es)

Main address

http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

Buyer's address

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398

one.1) Name and addresses

University Of Edinburgh

Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1HT

Contact

Brodie Smithers

Email

procurement.office@ed.ac.uk

Telephone

+44 1316502508

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM75 - Edinburgh, City of

Internet address(es)

Main address

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying

Buyer's address

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00107


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Edinburgh BioQuarter Health Innovation District: Procurement of a Private Sector Partner

Reference number

EBQ3-001

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 70110000 - Development services of real estate

two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

Edinburgh BioQuarter is one of Scotland’s largest health/life sciences innovation locations and a place where new ideas thrive to revolutionise health and wellbeing. It is a renowned destination for first-class clinical delivery, academic expertise and scientific research. It has developed over the past 20 years into one of the UK’s leading life sciences parks.

EBQ3 Ltd has been established by City of Edinburgh Council, Scottish Enterprise, and the University of Edinburgh (together the Contracting Authorities) with the objective to procure a private sector partner to work with them to invest in and accelerate the development of their vision at BioQuarter. The requirement of the private sector partner includes the delivery not only of new buildings, associated infrastructure and public realm on the available land, but also of health innovation services and community impact services, all in line with the “Primary Purpose” as described in the legal Heads of Terms. The private sector partner will be responsible for raising development funding to deliver the vision for BioQuarter. NHS Lothian is not a Contracting Authority for this procurement and is not involved in the procurement exercise.

BioQuarter is a 167-acre site of which 103 acres has been, or is currently anticipated to be, self-developed by the Contracting Authorities and NHS Lothian themselves over the next 25 + years. Such future self-developments conducted by the Contracting Authorities will also be in line with the Primary Purpose. For the avoidance of doubt, the Primary Purpose will not apply to development on land owned by NHS Lothian. It is currently anticipated that the land available as part of this procurement exercise will be in the region of 64-acres of undeveloped land which is owned by Scottish Enterprise (the “PSP land zone”). The anticipated boundary is shown in the Bidders Information Pack. Early development assessments conducted by the Contracting Authorities estimate that there is development capacity in the region of 360,000 square metres gross internal (GIA) area in the PSP land zone.

The vision of the Contracting Authorities is to transition BioQuarter into Edinburgh’s Health Innovation District; a new mixed-use urban neighbourhood of Edinburgh centred on a world leading community of health innovators and to grow BioQuarter into a global destination for pioneering health innovation and enterprise.

Success for the BioQuarter Vision requires the acceleration of development and sufficient level of commercial health innovation accommodation to ensure BioQuarter is a model for commercial health innovation services that will see existing tenants and companies being retained and growing, and new tenants and companies being attracted. The Contracting Authorities aspire to have in the region of 50% of the GIA of development in the PSP land zone as commercial health innovation accommodation to maximise BioQuarter’s strategic objectives for economic growth and community impact and ensure a high level of accommodation is available for commercial health innovation companies and tenants. The Contracting Authorities understand that this ambition needs to be balanced with commercial viability.

Whilst no third-party funding has to date been assured to support the project, the Contracting Authorities are actively pursuing such funding to support the development and bidders will be advised during dialogue. Further details of the opportunity, the proposed contractual arrangements and the procurement process are set out in the supporting documentation available in PCS-T.

The Contracting Authorities are hosting an online bidders event on Tuesday 9th November 2021 from 09.00am to 10.00am GMT. Please complete registration on the following link - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edinburgh-bioquarter-health-innovation-district-joint-venture-bidders-event-tickets-199858711787


Section six. Complementary information

six.6) Original notice reference

Notice number: 2021/S 000-027497


Section seven. Changes

seven.1) Information to be changed or added

seven.1.2) Text to be corrected in the original notice

Section number

IV.2.2

Place of text to be modified

Time limit

Instead of
Date

10 December 2021

Local time

8:00am

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Date

7 January 2022

Local time

12:00pm

seven.2) Other additional information

The deadline for the SPD submission has been extended to 12pm Friday 7th January 2022 to allow for the Christmas closure of the Contracting Authorities.