Civil Engineering Consultancy Services Glasgow

Civil Engineering Consultancy Services Glasgow

A96 Dualling Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) Multi-Disciplinary Support Services.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Civil engineering consultancy services

2014/S 159-286270

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport Scotland acting on behalf of the Scottish Ministers
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): MTRIPS: Planning and Design — Design Team 3
For the attention of: Alasdair Graham
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: alasdair.graham@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1412727272

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00099

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): MTRIPS: Planning and Design — Design Team 3
For the attention of: Alasdair Graham
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: alasdair.graham@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1412727272
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): MTRIPS: Planning and Design — Design Team 3
For the attention of: Alasdair Graham
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: alasdair.graham@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1412727272
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
For the attention of: Procurement Support Manager
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: tendermailbox@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1412727272
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Other: transport

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:

A96 Dualling Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) Multi-Disciplinary Support Services.

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: Highland, Scotland.

NUTS code UKM62

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 intent of the competition is to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced organisation to undertake design consultancy services in relation to the delivery of the A96 Dualling Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) scheme.
The scope of the services will include but not be limited to undertaking a Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) Stage 3 assessment of the preferred option which will be announced in October 2014, development of specimen design, statutory procedures, preparation of tender and contract documentation, and construction supervision. Throughout the commission the organisation shall undertake the duties of the CDM Co-ordinator in accordance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 as amended or updated.
Transport Scotland may also require additional similar design consultancy services associated with the outcome of the A9/A96 Connections Study which is currently being progressed.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=316640

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

7131100071322000713111007131121071311220

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 000 and 50 000 000 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

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 from the parent company (or companies) of Single Economic Operators and from the parent company of each member of a Group of Economic Operators. Details shall be provided in the tender documents in respect of deposits and guarantees.

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

The payment terms will be made against a schedule of rates and prices. Further details of the remuneration and payment terms shall be provided in the tender documents.

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

If the successful participant is a consortium, the Scottish Ministers shall require each consortium member to be jointly and severally liable pursuant to the terms of the Contract. The Scottish Ministers may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Further details will be provided in the tender documents.
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: Economic operators will be evaluated in accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, as amended, on the basis of information provided in response to a Pre-qualification Questionnaire (‘PQQ’), which forms part of the Pre-qualification Document (Refer to VI.3).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Conditions are as set out in the Pre-qualification Prospectus and Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Economic operators shall be required to satisfy minimum standards of economic and financial standing. These minimum standards are described in detail in the Pre-qualification Prospectus and Questionnaire. The financial information received as part of each PQQ Submission shall be evaluated and scored out of 40 against four weighted categories: financial structure; operating performance; investment; and, financial position. Each category has a weighting of 10. A PQQ Submission shall be marked as a FAIL and shall not be considered further if the weighted score is less than fifty percent in respect of any of the four economic and financial criteria evaluation categories.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Conditions are as set out in the Pre-qualification Prospectus and Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Economic operators shall be required to satisfy minimum standards of technical capacity or professional ability. These minimum levels are described in detail in the Pre-qualification Prospectus and Questionnaire and can be summarised as:
(a) Have generated a fee turnover, relating to civil engineering infrastructure projects, of at least 100 million GBP in three of the last 5 years.
(b) Have current professional indemnity insurance to the value of at least 10 million GBP in respect of each and every claim in the period of the insurance and, subject to any other provision of the Contract, shall be unlimited in all other respects unless agreed otherwise in writing by the Employer.
(c) Have provided project management services in relation to road infrastructure projects each with a project construction cost of at least 100 million GBP, exclusive of VAT within the last 8 years.
(d) Have provided road infrastructure design services in relation to road infrastructure projects each with a project construction cost of at least 100 million GBP, exclusive of VAT within the last 8 years.
(e) Have prepared statutory processes in relation to road infrastructure projects each with a project construction cost of at least 100 million GBP, exclusive of VAT within the last 8 years; and
(f) Have provided construction supervision services in relation to road infrastructure projects each with a project construction cost of at least 50 million GBP, exclusive of VAT, within the last 10 years.
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 number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As described in detail in the Pre-qualification Prospectus and Questionnaire.
The Scottish Ministers intend to invite 5 economic operators to tender. These economic operators shall be those 5 economic operators who have:
(a) submitted a compliant PQQ Submission;
(b) gained a PASS in respect of the financial evaluation conducted pursuant to the Pre-qualification Prospectus;
(c) gained a PASS in respect of the eligibility and minimum standards of technical or professional ability evaluation conducted pursuant to the Pre-qualification Prospectus;
(d) gained a PASS in respect of Section 4 of the PQQ;
(e) scored 50 percent or more of the available maximum weighted evaluation score for each question in Section 6 of the PQQ; and
(f) achieved the first, second, third, fourth, or fifth highest combined weighted scores in respect of technical or professional ability calculated in accordance with the Pre-qualification Prospectus, may be selected as the Tenderers.
If an economic operator has not submitted a compliant PQQ Submission as described in (a) above, failed in respect of either (b), (c) or (d) above or has not scored 50 per cent or more of the available maximum weighted score for each question in Section 6 of the PQQ, as described in (e) above, then that economic operator shall be excluded from the ranking of scores described in (f) above.
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:

TS/MTRIPS/SER/2014/06
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

25.9.2014 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

3.11.2014

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

Transport Scotland will conduct the proposed procurement process for the A96 Dualling Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) Multi-Disciplinary Support Services Contract on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. In the event of the conclusion of the Contract, the A96 Dualling Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) Multi-Disciplinary Support Services Contract will be entered into between the Scottish Ministers and the successful tenderer.
Any economic operators wishing to participate in response to this notice can download the Pre-qualification Document, which consists of Pre-qualification Prospectus and Pre-qualification Questionnaire, from the Buyer Profile address given within Section I.1. Alternatively, the Pre-qualification Document can be obtained from Transport Scotland at the address given in I.1 of this notice.
PQQ submissions should be delivered to Transport Scotland at the address identified in Annex A.III, by no later than 12:00 noon BST on 25.09.2014. The Scottish Ministers shall not evaluate any PQQ submissions received after the specified deadline, unless the delay is caused by a situation out with the control of the economic operator, the determination of which shall be at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers. Compliance with achieving the specified deadline is the sole responsibility of the economic operator (including obtaining evidence of receipt by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Ministers).
Economic operators who alter their composition after making a PQQ Submission will require to be subject to re-evaluation.
The Scottish Ministers reserve the right not to award any Contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and to make whatever changes the Scottish Ministers deem appropriate to the content, process, timing and structure of the procurement process.
Transport Scotland and the Scottish Ministers shall have no liability for any costs howsoever incurred by those participating in the pre-qualification procedure and if an economic operator is selected to submit a tender Transport Scotland and the Scottish Ministers shall have no liability for any costs howsoever incurred by those participating in the tender process.
Economic operators should be aware that requirements to promote health and safety in the United Kingdom (UK) came into effect on 06 April 2007 in the form of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. These regulations enact EC Directive 92/57/EEC dated June 1992 in UK domestic legislation.
It is the intention that the successful tenderer will in accordance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007:
(a) appoint suitably competent individuals from within the organisation, as Designers; and
(b) appoint suitably competent individuals from within the organisation, to discharge the duties of the CDM Co-ordinator on behalf of the organisation.
Economic operators should be aware that all information submitted to the Scottish Ministers may need to be disclosed and/or published by the Scottish Ministers in compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Information given in II.2.1 of this notice is preliminary.
The date referred to in IV.3.5 of this notice is provisional.
(SC Ref:316640)
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) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. Information in relation to the lodging of appeals is contained within the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.8.2014

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