Civil Inspection and Topographical Surveys for Sellafield

Civil Inspection and Topographical Surveys for Sellafield

Civil Inspection and Topographical Services inclusive of buildings and associated civil infrastructure.

United Kingdom-Whitehaven: Architectural and building-surveying services

2015/S 124-227661

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sellafield Ltd
For the attention of: Paul King
CA20 1PG Whitehaven
Telephone: +44 1946784555

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Economic and financial affairs

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

Provision of Civil Inspection and Topographical Surveys.

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

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: Sellafield.

NUTS code UKD11

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 a single operator

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: 8 800 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Several hundred Call Offs. Call Offs range from 1 000 GBP to 100 000 GBP +.

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

Civil Inspection and Topographical Services inclusive of buildings and associated civil infrastructure.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71251000, 71311000, 71312000, 71600000, 71631450, 71631480, 71730000, 76600000, 71315400, 71631300

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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:

Inspection of all civil assets and Professional Support;
Will include the inspection of all civil assets on the Sellafield site (e.g. sub structure, super structure, asset envelope, secondary components and civil services). Professional support shall be conducted in line with the relevant EU/British standards.
Topographical Surveys and Mapping Services;
Will cover all assets on the Sellafield site that are visible without requiring removal of an electrical, mechanical or ventilation plant item to gain access.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 800 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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

Duration in months: 048 (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:

Refer to Terms and Conditions for full detail.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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:

RfQ 3500

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


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

31.7.2015 – 12:30
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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 006 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31.7.2015 – 12:30
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Under the terms of this contract the successful contractor will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of Sellafield‘s wider economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits may cover the following areas:
— Recruitment of the long-term unemployed;
— Opening up opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs);
— Other community benefits.
The Procurement comprises one Framework Agreement. This Procurement will not be split into Lots due to the size and nature of it. The 4 year option gives Sellafield suitable access to a single supplier for Civil Inspection Services whilst remaining at a value threshold that maximises opportunities for the market (across all levels of the Civil Engineering Services Sector).
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:


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