Archaeological Services Tender

Archaeological Services Tender

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty – Invasive Archaeological Investigations.

UK-Aberdeen: archaeological services

2012/S 235-387161

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Aberdeen City Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Contact point(s): Corporate Governance
For the attention of: Head of Legal & Democratic Services
AB16 5GB Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224665650
E-mail: CPUcityshire@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1224665656

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00231

Further information can be obtained from: AWPR Managing Agent
Aberdeen Business Centre, Willowbank House, Willowbank Road
For the attention of: Alun Williams
AB11 6YG Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224332323
E-mail: awilliams@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1224332361
Internet address: http://www.awpr.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: AWPR Managing Agent
Aberdeen Business Centre, Willowbank House, Willowbank Road
For the attention of: Alun Williams
AB11 6YG Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224332323
E-mail: awilliams@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1224332361
Internet address: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Transport Scotland

Aberdeenshire Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty – Invasive Archaeological Investigations.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire.
NUTS code UKM50
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (“AWPR”) and Balmedie To Tipperty consists of a package of two discrete projects, each of which has been developed separately through the statutory process, and the Operation and Maintenance (“O&M”) of the road network.
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is proposed as both a bypass and a distributor road around the City of Aberdeen. The route is the construction of a wholly new dual two lane road some 34.6km long around Aberdeen City, together with a fast link to Stonehaven some 11,5km long, associated side roads and connections.
The AWPR will provide access to the Park & Choose sites around the periphery of the City and improve access to National and European Transport Networks, reducing the peripherality of the area. It will remove traffic from unsuitable roads in and around Aberdeen. It is required to facilitate the implementation of other projects within the area and allow the most effective use of roadspace throughout the City.
The A90 Balmedie to Tipperty Scheme comprises a 9km section of new dual carriageway, with two lanes in each direction, three grade separated junctions to allow access on and off the new road at the following locations: to the south of Balmedie; at Rashierieve; and south of Tipperty. The scheme also includes for the upgrading of 3km of existing dual carriageway immediately to the south of Balmedie.
The purpose of the Invasive Archaeological Investigations is to further evaluate the presence or absence of archaeological remains within the proposed Land Made Available (“LMA”) areas for both schemes, assess the importance of any remains identified and the potential impact that the scheme could have on them and to undertake additional works appropriate to mitigate this potential impact, including post fieldwork assessment, analysis, reporting and publication and the preparation and deposition of ordered archives.
The contract may also include some or all of the following projects:
— Access from the North Proposal (“Third Don Crossing”): Subject to confirmation, archaeological invasive investigations may be required on this 2,4km single carriageway road and river crossing scheme in Aberdeen,
— Subject to confirmation, undertaking archaeological invasive investigations of the 999 space A96(T) Dyce Park and Choose site and a 0,5km link road (“Dyce”); and,
— Subject to confirmation, undertaking archaeological invasive investigations of the 999 space A90(T) Aberdeen South Park and Choose (“Schoolhill”).
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=245952.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351914, 45112450, 71351811

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 10 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: AWPR Northern Leg

1)Short description
Invasive archaeological investigations including but not limited to trial trenching, set piece excavations, post excavation assessment, analysis reporting and publication, archive preparation and submission.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351914, 45112450, 71351811

3)Quantity or scope
The AWPR Northern Leg is approximately 16,1km in length, extending from North Kingswells Junction to Blackdog Junction.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 875 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 2.5.2013. Completion 31.8.2013
5)Additional information about lots
In addition to the scope above, this Lot may also include the Access from the North Proposal (“The Third Don Crossing”) and/or the A96(T) Dyce Drive Park and Choose and associated Link Road (“Dyce”) within its scope. This is subject to confirmation.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: AWPR Southern Leg
1)Short description
Invasive archaeological investigations including but not limited to trial trenching, set piece excavations, post excavation assessment, analysis reporting and publication, archive preparation and submission.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351914, 45112450, 71351811

3)Quantity or scope
Southern Leg: approximately 18,7km in length, extending from Charleston Junction, via Cleanhill Junction, where it connects to the Fastlink, to North Kingswells Junction, where it connects with the Northern Leg.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 1.6.2013. Completion 31.10.2013
5)Additional information about lots
In addition to the scope above, this Lot may also include the A90(T) Aberdeen South Park and Choose (“Schoolhill”) within its scope. This is subject to confirmation.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: AWPR Fastlink
1)Short description
Invasive archaeological investigations including but not limited to trial trenching, set piece excavations, post excavation assessment, analysis reporting and publication, archive preparation and submission.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351914, 45112450, 71351811

3)Quantity or scope
Fastlink: approximately 11,5km in length, extending from Stonehaven Junction to Cleanhill Junction, where it connects to the Southern Leg.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 625 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.10.2013
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: A90 Balmedie-Tipperty
1)Short description
Invasive archaeological investigations including but not limited to trial trenching, set piece excavations, post excavation assessment, analysis reporting and publication, archive preparation and submission.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351914, 45112450, 71351811

3)Quantity or scope
Balmedie-Tipperty scheme proposals comprise of approximately 12km of dual two lane carriageway, consisting of approximately 9km of new road and 3km of upgraded road.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 2.5.2013. Completion 31.7.2013
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
A Parent Company Guarantee may be required as part of the tender. The information to be provided by Candidates shall be identified with Invitation To Tender in respect of any deposits and guarantees.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
In the event of a consortium of Economic Operators submitting an acceptable offer, each company, firm or member in the consortium will require to be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract. It will be a requirement that one Economic Operator will be responsible for the whole contract.
As part of the pre-qualification procedures, Candidates responding to this notice will be required to be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract. It will be a requirement that one Economic Operator will be responsible for the whole contract.
As part of the pre-qualification procedures, Economic Operators responding to this notice will be required to demonstrate within their expressions of interest the trading nature of the Candidate as sole ownership, partnership, private limited company, public limited company, unlimited company or other description. Furthermore, Candidates shall be required to confirm whether any of the exclusion criteria contained in Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 applies to the Candidate or employees.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(4) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The information to be provided by candidates is listed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years.
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001.
(4) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.
(5) Certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
(6) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided.
(7) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures;
(8) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(9) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(10) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(11) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The criteria will be set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be 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
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
8.1.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
14.2.2013
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
(SC Ref:245952).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.12.2012

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