Black Country Highways and Civil Engineering Framework

Black Country Highways and Civil Engineering Framework

A number of infrastructure enhancements will be required which includes infrastructure improvements along corridors such as: Pensetts High Street 3 500 000 GBP; Bescot traffic signalised junctions 800 000 GBP.

United Kingdom-Oldbury: Construction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads

2016/S 072-125280

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Service
For the attention of: Sam Turner
B69 3DB Oldbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1215693619
E-mail: sam_turner@sandwell.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.sandwell.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.sandwell.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Sandwell MBC In-Tend Supplier Portal (please see Internet address URL below)
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Sandwell MBC In-Tend Supplier Portal (please see Internet address URL below)
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Sandwell MBC In-Tend Supplier Portal (please see Internet address URL below)
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

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

The Council is purchasing this framework agreement on behalf of the other Black Country Local Authorities and Partner Organisation which comprise: Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Walsall MBC, Wolverhampton City Council and Centro (Partner Organisation). This framework agreement may also be potentially utilised by other organisations in the UK.

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Black Country Framework Contract for Minor Works.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Midlands. This framework agreement may also be potentially utilised by other organisations in the UK if deemed appropriate. This will consist of the following: All county councils, borough and district councils and unitary authorities throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These additional uses are estimated, not assured and the Council cannot guarantee any value or quantity of work associated with any Lot within this framework agreement.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Black Country Framework Contract for Minor Works
This Framework contract is required for provision of highways and civils minor construction works; typically minor highway improvements, work on bridges and structures, together with other transport related highway and civil’s construction.
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and regional council partners in the West Midlands will need to carry out improvements across the region.
A number of infrastructure enhancements will be required which includes infrastructure improvements along corridors such as:
— Pensetts High Street 3 500 000 GBP;
— Bescot traffic signalised junctions 800 000 GBP;
— Woods Lane improvements 500 000 GBP.
The works will include but are not limited to:
— Excavation of existing carriageway, foot-ways, landscape areas and removal of trees;
— Flexible pavement and foot-way construction;
— Removal and installation of road markings and signing;
— Installation of new drainage;
— Installation of new traffic signals and pedestrian crossings;
— Installation of lighting columns, bollards and electrical connections;
— Infilling of existing subway and associated demolition works;
— Protection to existing underground services if required;
— Co-ordination of Statutory Undertakers works;
— Associated landscape works; and
— Construction of park and ride facilities.
The works required will be broken down into 3 lots based on financial thresholds (and the implied increased complexity of works and project management) as follows:
The client reserves the right to group together a number of small packages of work to make 1 larger package. This may move a work package to a different lot.
Lot 1 — Highway and related Civils works up to a value of 100 000 GBP.
Lot 2 — Highway and related Civils works from 100 001 GBP to 500 000 GBP.
Lot 3 — Highway and related Civils works 500 001 GBP+.
The framework agreement will be for a 3 year period, commencing 1.11.2016 (indicative date), with the option to extend for 1 additional year subject to satisfactory performance and agreement of prices/rates.
On the basis of the PQQ submissions the Council will short-list a maximum of 10 Suppliers on lots 1 and 2 and 7 Suppliers on lot 3 in accordance with the selection criteria, to be invited to submit a tender. If there is a joint score in 10th place for lots 1 and 2 or a joint score in 7th place for lot 3 then all suppliers on the joint score will be invited to the tender stage. Provided there are sufficient Suppliers who meet the Councils requirements as outlined in the tender documentation, the Council shall appoint the following number of suppliers to each lot:
Lot 1 — 7 Suppliers;
Lot 2 — 7 Suppliers;
Lot 3 — 4 Suppliers.
Suppliers are invited to apply for a maximum of 2 lots only. This is to encourage tenders from a wide range of civil engineering contractors.

The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement exercise, please visit https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.

From here you will be able to register your company, express an interest in the opportunity, and gain immediate access to PQQ and other related documents.
In Order To View the lot specific documentation and Submit a PQQ, you will be required to ‘Opt-In’.
Please be mindful that if you are cut and pasting your question responses onto the On-Line Questionnaire(s) that you do so from a Notepad document, this is due to the fact that some special characters are not accepted within the On-Line Questionnaire(s).
For a Step by Step user guide to the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal please click on the ‘Guidance for Suppliers’ section of the website. All procurement responses must be carried out via the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.
If you require further assistance in respect of the system please contact the In-tend support team on +44 844 272 8810.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233000, 71500000, 45233225, 45233121, 45233123, 45233120, 45233161, 45233100, 45232453, 45220000, 45200000, 45233130, 45233224,45233310, 45000000, 45233260, 45232450, 45233210, 45233300, 45232440, 45233122, 45233226

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 one or more 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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.11.2016. Completion 31.10.2019

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 — Highway and related Civils works up to a value of 100 000 GBP

1)Short description

Highway and related Civils works up to a value of 100 000 GBP.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233000, 71500000, 45233225, 45233121, 45233123, 45232440, 45233120, 45233161, 45233100, 45232453, 45220000, 45233130, 45233224,45233310, 45000000, 45200000, 45232450, 45233210, 45233300, 45233260, 45233122, 45233226

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 — Highway and related Civils works from 100 001 GBP to 500 000 GBP

1)Short description

Highway and related Civils works from 100 001 GBP to 500 000 GBP.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233000, 71500000, 45233225, 45233121, 45233123, 45232440, 45233120, 45233161, 45233100, 45232453, 45220000, 45233130, 45233224,45233310, 45000000, 45200000, 45232450, 45233210, 45233300, 45233260, 45233122, 45233226

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 — Highway and related Civils works 500 001 GBP+

1)Short description

Highway and related Civils works 500 001 GBP+.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233000, 71500000, 45233225, 45233121, 45233123, 45232440, 45233120, 45233161, 45233100, 45232453, 45220000, 45233130, 45233224,45233310, 45000000, 45233260, 45232450, 45233210, 45233300, 45210000, 45233122, 45233226

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
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:

Please refer to the PQQ/ITT documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please refer to the PQQ/ITT documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please refer to the PQQ/ITT documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Please refer to the PQQ/ITT documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the PQQ/ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the PQQ/ITT documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the PQQ/ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the PQQ/ITT documentation.
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

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
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:

SCC181

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 6.5.2016 – 23:59
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.5.2016 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Some schemes may be funded by monies received from ERDF. This funding is not guaranteed and some schemes may be dependant on ERDF funding.
VI.3)Additional information
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: Sandwell MBC will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract(s) is communicated to tenderers. This notification provides full information on the award decision(s). The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision(s) before the contract(s) is/are entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.4.2016

 

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