Crossrail Steelwork Welding and Painting Technical Services
The scope of services for ‘Steelwork Welding and Painting Technical Services’ generally comprises services to provide assurance on CRL’s Contractors’ steelwork welding and painting by providing technical advice to CRL and verifying samples of the work being carried out by those Contractors.
UK-London: Technical inspection and testing services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
25 Canada Square
For the attention of: Jon Wagstaff
E14 5LQ London
Telephone: +44 2032299100
General address of the contracting entity: www.crossrail.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://crossrail.bravosolution.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKI2
the Crossrail Act (2008). Under the Act, CRL have been delegated the powers to obtain the necessary consents and to build a new passenger railway connecting London City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport to areas East and West of London.
This notice is for the C702 / C703, further information for which is provided at II.2 of this contract notice.
The scope of the services is expected to include:-
— Provision of specialist technical advice to CRL on steelwork welding and painting,
— Surveillance of Contractors’ welding and painting, including review of submittals and checking compliance to procedures and good practice,
— Checking controls established by Contractors for inspecting their steelwork welding and paintings,
— Ad hoc inspection of samples of steelwork welding and painting,
— Production and issue of reports to CRL to record findings,
— Compliance with CRL’s Contractors’ site specific requirements and preparation and issue of required documentation (Method Statements etc) necessary for undertaking the Consultant’s services; and
— Attendance at factory premises to inspect off-site manufacturing where required.
CRL intends to award two separate contracts for the following geographical areas:
1. Western Delivery Section; and
2. Central & Eastern Delivery Section
The first and second placed Tenderers following the submission and evaluation of Tenders will be awarded the contracts, with the Tenderer in first place being given the choice of geographical area and the Tenderer in second place being awarded the other geographical area.
If either of the appointed Consultants is, or has been, engaged for similar services in the supply chain of one of CRL’s Contractors which is subject to verification then this would be considered a conflict of interest. In this situation the Consultant from the other geographical area would be instructed to undertake the relevant work instead.
The indicative Contract value for each Contract is expected to be circa GBP 225,000 currency: GBP
Estimated value excluding VAT: 225 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Refer to the Pre-qualification document.
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
Section VI: Complementary information
All economic operators must complete the pre-qualification questionnaire on the Crossrail eSourcing Portal.
All economic operators are required to express an interest by registering on the Crossrail eSourcing Portal (www.crossrail.bravosolution.co.uk). Registering is only required once.
Registering: Economic operators should browse to the eSourcing Portal and complete the following:
a) Click the ‘Click here to register’ link;
b) Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’;
c) Enter your business and user details;
d) Note the username you use and click ‘Save’ when complete;
e) You will then receive an e-mail with your unique password.
Access to the pre-qualification questionnaire and information pack (PQQ):
a) Login to the Crossrail eSourcing Portal with your unique Username and password;
b) Click on the ‘PQQs Open to All Suppliers’ link;
c) Click on the relevant titled Pre-qualification item;
d) Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left hand side of the page (this will move the pre-qualification pack into the applicants ‘My PQQ’ Box). This is a secure area for projects only;
e) Click on the PQQ code. The applicant can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the Actions box;
f) Download the documents relating to the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Click‘Attachments’ on the left hand side. The number in brackets refers to number of documents that need to be downloaded. Click on the bold and underlined filename.
Select ‘Save’ and store on your PC.
Responding to the pre-qualification questionnaire:
a) The economic operators must now choose ‘Reply’ or ‘reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting);
b) Economic operators can now use the messages functions to communicate with Crossrail and seek clarification;
c) Please note the deadline for completion, this is a precise time and the eSourcing portal will reject the economic operators pre-qualification questionnaire if it is submitted after this time;
d) Economic operators should click ‘Publish’ when they wish to submit the final completed pre-qualification questionnaire. Please note that there is detailed online help.
For further assistance contact the BravoSolution helpdesk which is available Monday to Friday (8am to 6pm) BST on.
a) Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or
b) Telephone –+44 8003684850, or outside UK +44 2033496601.
Economic operators must inform CRL that they are interested in the contract by complying with the requirements of the pre- qualification questionnaire available to parties registering to the Crossrail eSourcing Portal, as above. CRL will use the
information provided to select economic operators to be invited to tender for the contract. A response to this notice does not guarantee that an economic operator will be invited to tender. The award process may be terminated or suspended at any time without cost or liability to CRL. CRL does not bind itself to enter into any contract arising out of the procedures envisaged by this notice. No contractual rights express or implied arise out of this notice or the procedures envisaged by it. Any contract let by CRL may contain provision that the contract may be extended at CRL’s
discretion. CRL reserves the right to vary its requirements and the procedure relating to the conduct of the award process. CRL reserves the right to disqualify any economic operator who provides information or confirmations which later prove to be untrue or incorrect; does not supply the information required by this notice or by the pre-qualification questionnaire and information pack, or as otherwise required by CRL during the award process; or fulfils any one or more of the criteria detailed in Regulation 26 of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
CRL reserves the right to require the submission of any additional, supplementary or clarification information as it may, in its absolute discretion, consider appropriate.
CRL embraces diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably skilled suppliers of all sizes who can meet the requirements, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability or age of supplier workforce and/or ownership. CRL will actively promote green procurement throughout its supply chain and welcomes
applications from suppliers committed to the principles of reducing, reusing and recycling resources and to the practices of buying recycled. CRL strongly supports and implements the Greater London Authority (GLA) Responsible Procurement Policy, details of which may be found at: http://www.london.gov.uk/rp/policy/. Further details as to the application of Responsible Procurement to this procurement
may be set out in the pre-qualification and tender documents.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.12.2012