Civil Engineering Consultancy Services Wales

Civil Engineering Consultancy Services Wales

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a Consultant to carry out a Stage 2 WelTAG appraisal on 2 route corridors (A494/A55 and A548).

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Civil engineering consultancy services

2014/S 141-253131

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement (Procurement), CP2 Cathays Park
Contact point(s): Transport
For the attention of: Richard Osborne
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920826731
E-mail: richard.osborne@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolutions.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolutions.co.uk

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: Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement (Procurement), CP2 Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920826731
Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

A55/A494/A548 Deeside Corridor Improvement.

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: Deeside.

NUTS code UKL23

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 Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a Consultant to carry out a Stage 2 WelTAG appraisal on 2 route corridors (A494/A55 and A548).
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code 31522 within the appropriate area.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

713110007131300071335000

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:

Provision of consultancy services to carry out a Stage 2 WelTAG assessment on 2 route corridors. The services will include environmental, engineering and economic advice in accordance with the DMRB and WelTAG to enable the recommendation of a preferred route.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 750 000 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: 14 (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:
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:

Members of a Consortium will be jointly and severally liable.

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 have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) 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.
(9) 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.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
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

8.9.2014 – 12:00

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

31.10.2014

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
Other: Welsh.
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

E-tender information:

— Go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a user-name and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the user details section of the registration page.
— In order to log-in to the platform please enter your username and password.
— Note: If you forget your password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’.
— Registration should only be performed once for each organisation.
— If you think that someone in your organisation may have already registered on this platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who registered (i.e. the super user) in order to arrange access to the platform.
— Contact the help-desk immediately if you are unable to contact the super user (for example if they have left your organisation).
— Note: If your organisation is already registered on the platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the help-desk to gain access to the platform.
— Tenders must be uploaded to the bravo-solution portal by 12:00.
How to find the ITT:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITTs Open to all Suppliers’.
— The e-tender references for this contract are: Project_28431 and PQQ_31522. Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in expressing an interest, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My PQQ’s’ on the home page.
—You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification, technical and commercial envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘messages’ area to contact the buyer directly.
(WA Ref:)

The Contractor shall ensure that all contracts with subcontractors and suppliers which the Contractor intends to procure following the award date, and which the Contractor has not, before the date of this Contract, already planned to award to a particular subcontractor or supplier, are advertised through the Sell2Wales portal (www.sell2wales.co.uk) and awarded following a fair, open, transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
The Welsh Government is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Accordingly, the successful supplier will be expected to consider opportunities to recruit and train apprentices and long term economically inactive persons as part of their workforce to deliver this project and pursue initiatives to ensure the potential benefits to the community are realised by the project.
The Welsh Government will require any direct or indirect community benefit associated with the project to be recorded.
(WA Ref:12846)
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
to further develop the transport system in North East Wales so that it:
— Develops and underpins jobs and growth in the economy;
— Promotes social inclusion, equality and a reduction in poverty; and
— Protects the environment.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.7.2014

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