Design and Construction of the New Wear Crossing

Design and Construction of the New Wear Crossing

a) Design and Construction of a road (dual carriageway) bridge across the River Wear, including the associated highway, highway structures, utilities and environmental works required to connect into the existing highway network on the north and south side of the river.

United Kingdom-Sunderland: Road bridge construction work

2014/S 086-148966

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Council of the City of Sunderland
Civic Centre, Burdon Road
For the attention of: Christine Dixon
SR2 7DN Sunderland
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: christine.dixon@sunderland.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: http://www.qtegov.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.qtegov.com

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Design and Construction of the New Wear Crossing.

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

Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The site of the works will be located on both sides of the River Wear between European Way and Pallion New Road on the south side and Wessington Way, Castletown on the North side.

NUTS code UKC23

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)

a) Design and Construction of a road (dual carriageway) bridge across the River Wear, including the associated highway, highway structures, utilities and environmental works required to connect into the existing highway network on the north and south side of the river.
b) Construction of the employer designed elements of works, including the highway, highway structures, utilities and environmental works.
c) Design and/or construction of any other works required for the delivery and completion of the new Wear Crossing project.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

452211114520000045233120452331307132230071322000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract is for the design and/or execution of the full scope of works required for the delivery and completion of the Council’s new Wear Crossing Project.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 70 000 000 and 85 000 000 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

Duration in months: 33 (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:

The Council reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and other forms of appropriate security in relation to the proposed contract. Further details to be set out in the tender documents

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

The financing conditions and payment arrangements will be set out in the tender documents. The currency of the proposed contract shall be UK Pound Sterling. In addition, the award of the contract will be conditional upon and subject to the final approval of Central Government in respect of its funding contribution to the project.

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

The Council reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Under the contract, the successful contractor will be required to actively participate in the promotion and/or achievement of economic, social and/or environmental objectives, including (without limitation) recruitment and training and supply chain initiatives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to economic, social, environmental and/or other corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details will be set out 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: In accordance with Article 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address in section I.1

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address in section I1. The PQQ sets out the information required in respect of Economic and Financial Capacity.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Further details as set out in the PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address in section I.1. The PQQ sets out the information required in respect of Technical Capacity.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Further details as set out in the PQQ.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The objective criteria are set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

QTLE 9G9KPX

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 55-091224 of 19.3.2014

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

5.6.2014 – 12:00
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

Expressions of interest must be by way of completion and return of the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) by the date and time specified in section IV.3.4. Economic operators wishing to participate should obtain a PQQ and the associated documentation from the NEPO purchasing portal (www.qtegov.com). The Council reserves the right not to award the contract in whole or part, to cancel or amend the tender process and does not bind itself to accept any tender. The Council shall not be liable under any circumstances for any costs or expenses incurred by any tenderer or prospective tenderer in responding to this notice or in taking part in this procurement process.

The award of any contract will also be conditional upon and subject to the final approval of Central Government in respect of its funding contribution to the project.
Section II.1.9: Variants may be accepted. The Council will finally confirm whether variants will be accepted and the basis upon which such variants may be submitted in the tender/contract documents.”

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: The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers to provide time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Unsuccessful tenderers shall be notified by the Council as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why they were unsuccessful. If a challenge regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 provide the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action must be brought within 30 days of the contracting authority’s notification of the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into.

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

Council of the City of Sunderland
PO Box 106 Civic Centre Sunderland, Burden Road
SR2 7BD Sunderland
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: christine.dixon@sunderland.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30.4.2014

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