Bridge Design Competition

Bridge Design Competition

English Heritage, the guardian of this scheduled ancient monument, is now searching for a dedicated and talented architectural and engineering team to design a twenty-first century connection, a clifftop footbridge.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Architectural, engineering and planning services

2015/S 118-214894

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

English Heritage Trust
The Engine House, Fire Fly Avenue
Contact point(s): Malcolm Reading Consultants
For the attention of: Jayne Broomhall
SN2 2EH Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2078312998
E-mail: tintagel@malcolmreading.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Electronic access to information: https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/tintagel

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/tintagel/enter

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

Recreation, culture and religion
Education

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:

Tintagel Castle: Bridge Design Competition.

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

NUTS code UKK30

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)

Tintagel Castle’s thirteenth-century ruins, set among sea-bitten precipices, distinguish one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain.
A place of elemental power and beauty, Tintagel is an outstanding example of a man-made monument interacting with a natural feature. Tintagel’s natural land-bridge, a slender isthmus linking the headland (also known as Island) to the mainland, has been its defining feature for 5,000 years. The Cornish name Din Tagell, means literally, the Fortress of the Narrow Entrance. This physical connection — a tenuous rocky link much-eroded over the centuries — is the source of its traditions and astonishing cultural resonance.
English Heritage, the guardian of this scheduled ancient monument, is now searching for a dedicated and talented architectural and engineering team to design a twenty-first century connection, a clifftop footbridge.
Twenty-eight metres higher than the current crossing and 72m in span, the bridge will open up exhilarating views of the Island, coastline and Atlantic seascape as it traces the path — now lost through collapse and erosion — of the original land-link. It is expected to transform the visitor experience.
The new structure, the focus of this design competition, should exemplify design at its most assured. English Heritage envisages an elegant, even structurally daring, concept, which is beautiful in its own right and sensitively balanced with the landscape and exceptional surroundings — the site lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This is a two-stage competition; please be aware that at the first stage we are not seeking a design. Teams who progress will need to conceptualise a design at the second stage, which incorporates a construction methodology, in order to mitigate the challenging environment and access constraints.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71240000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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:

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:

Any consortium to have a designated Lead Consultant with joint and several liability.

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: See the EOI document available to download here:https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/tintagel/

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See the EOI document available to download here:https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/tintagel/

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

See the EOI document available to download here: https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/tintagel/

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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Expressions of Interest are wecolmed from teams led by either an architect or design engineer.
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: 6

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the Expression of Interest document, available to download at:https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/tintagel/

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

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: 21.7.2015 – 14:00
Payable documents: no

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

21.7.2015 – 14:00
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

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The organisation listed in section I.
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The organisation listed in section I.
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

High Court
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.6.2015

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