Box Transfer Facility Project for Sellafield

Box Transfer Facility Project for Sellafield

Sellafield Ltd is seeking to place a contract for the Design Completion, Procurement, Manufacture, Inspection and Testing, support to Sellafield Ltd Integrated Testing, Civil Construction, Installation and support through Sellafield Ltd Inactive Commissioning to complete the Box Transfer Facility.

UK-Warrington: Construction work

2012/S 243-399505

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sellafield Limited
Hinton House, Risley, Cheshire
For the attention of: Elizabeth Nirsimloo
WA3 6GR Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925836021
E-mail: elizabeth.nirsimloo@sellafieldsites.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sellafieldsites.com

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Nuclear Decommissioning
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
5865-20004352 – Box Transfer Facility(BTF) Project.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Sellafield Ltd, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PG.
NUTS code UKD1
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)
Sellafield Ltd is seeking to place a contract for the Design Completion, Procurement, Manufacture, Inspection and Testing, support to Sellafield Ltd Integrated Testing, Civil Construction, Installation and support through Sellafield Ltd Inactive Commissioning to complete the Box Transfer Facility. Sellafield is responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The safe decommissioning of redundant nuclear facilities is an essential aspect of the UK’s civil nuclear programme and the Sellafield site has a number of challenging programmes that Sellafield must deliver to realise the Sellafield Plan, one of which is the Magnox Swarf Storage Silos (MSSS) programme which the Box Transfer Project (BTF) is part of. The Sellafield Plan can be found via the following link:
http://www.sellafieldsites.com/news/2011-08-03/launch-of-the-sellafield-plan

The BTF Project is an integral component of the MSSS programme that will deliver the capability to transfer treated and immobilised waste from the Silos Direct Encapsulation Plant (SDP) to interim safe storage. The MSSS Programme and BTF Project are aligned to the strategic objectives of site restoration through remediation of hazardous materials from the legacy of early defence programmes, first generation reprocessing and waste handling facilities located at Sellafield.
Sellafield wishes to appoint a contractor (possibly in a consortium with others) to complete the BTF project, further details of which can be found in the Memorandum of Information within the pre qualification questionnaire instructions.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45300000, 45310000, 45350000, 71320000

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: no
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:
Design Completion, Procurement, Manufacture, Inspection and Testing, support to Sellafield Ltd Integrated Testing, Civil Construction, Installation and support through Sellafield Ltd Inactive Commissioning to complete the Box Transfer Facility.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 000 and 70 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The Options which may form part of this procurement are summarised below.
Full details of these will be as stated in Sellafield’s ITT.
— Ex works delivery by the contractor of all major Plant and Equipment and materials to a store within the Sellafield Site area.
— Care and maintenance of:
— Contractor supplied Plant and Equipment and materials
— Sellafield Ltd supplied Plant and Equipment
— Collection and storage of Sellafield Ltd supplied Plant and Equipment
— Full Inactive Commissioning
Sellafield will have the sole discretion in deciding if the optional scope is awarded to the contractor in whole or in part.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 0 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 0
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 55 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Parent company guarantees/ Performance Bond may be required at Sellafield Ltd’s discretion. Full details of these will be as stated in Sellafield’s ITT.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment terms will be as stated in Sellafield’s tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No legal form is required, but in the event of a group of contractors submitting an acceptable offer, it will be necessary to provide an undertaking that each company or firm will be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract.
No special legal form is required but one member of a consortium may be required to accept responsibility for the other member(s), and a consortium may be required to form a legal entity with appropriate parent company guarantees as a condition of award of contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative, details of which are set out at section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in the tender.
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: Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system and in accordance with paragraph 9 of the PQQ Instructions. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in the tender.
Candidates should ensure that they do not meet any of the ineligibility conditions stated in Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006/Directive 2004/18 on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public services contracts.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system and in accordance with paragraph 9 of the PQQ Instructions. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in the tender.
The economic operator and/or members of the consortium in aggregate must meet the requirements set out in Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as further described in Appendix A Part B of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire a copy of which is obtainable from the contact point identified in Section VI.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Tenderers will be required to provide the information detailed in the PQQ. The economic operator and/or members of the consortium, in their expression of interest, must provide the evidence as further described in paragraph 14 and Appendix A Part B of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire a copy of which is obtainable from the contact point identified in Section VI.3.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system and in accordance with paragraph 9 of the PQQ Instructions. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in the tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Tenderers will be required to provide the information detailed in the PQQ and ITT documents.
The economic operator and/or members of the consortium, in their expression of interest, must provide the evidence as further described in paragraph 14 and Appendix A Part C of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire a copy of which is obtainable from the contact point identified in Section VI.3.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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
Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Minimum requirement stated in the Public Contract Regulations.
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:
5865-20004352-Box Transfer Facility (BTF).
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
31.1.2013 – 10:30
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
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Tenderers must register their interest, to obtain further information for this contract and submit a request to participate via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system which can be found at the following address https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=SELLAFIELD&target=&timeout=

Initial registration of your company is achieved by using the above site and then clicking on Company Registration.
For guidance on using/registering for CTM please access the training pages from Sellafield Ltd’s website which can be found at the following address http://www.sellafieldsites.com/

Use of CTM is not a qualification criteria but is Sellafield Ltd’s preferred method for submissions. Further details can be obtained regarding this contract and/or CTM through the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative detailed in this notice.
Please note that a “Request to Participate” is by completion and return of a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) response by the date and time detailed in IV.3.4. Please note that when requesting the PQQ candidates must confirm the contact details to whom all clarification and/ or permitted amendments in respect of the documents should be addressed to via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system detailed above, as this is the only system through which Sellafield will issue information during this PQQ/tender process. Failure to do so may result in the candidate not receiving important information regarding such clarifications and/ or permitted amendments and Sellafield Ltd do not accept any liability in respect of any loss incurred as a result of failure by candidates to provide the correct contact details within CTM to Sellafield Ltd.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice (High Court)
The Strand
WC2 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

London Court of International Arbitration
70 Fleet Street
EC4 1EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: lcia@lcia.org
Telephone: +44 2079367007
Fax: +44 2079367008

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Deadline for lodging an appeal shall be in accordance with the provisions of regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (S.I 2006 No.5).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As VI.4.1
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.12.2012

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