Diver Inspection and Maintenance of Bridges 2016
Diver Inspection and Maintenance of Bridges within Hampshire that require two man, three man diver team (Confined Space).
United Kingdom-Winchester: Architectural, engineering and surveying services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Hampshire County Council
SO23 8UJ Winchester
Telephone: +44 1962832323
General address of the contracting authority: www.hants.gov.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: 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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKJ3
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Three man diver team (Confined space), four man diver team (Full BA Diving/Confined space) and three/four man diver team (Boat /Diving) Team.
Hampshire County Council invites applications from suitably experienced organisations who wish to be considered for selection for the Diver Inspection and Maintenance of Bridges tender on behalf of Hampshire County Council, the issuing Authority. The applicant shall have the capability and experience to carry out subsequent maintenance works as deemed necessary by the Council subject to agreed costs. Additional works value of approximately 75 000 GBP per year is anticipated but not guaranteed and will typically involve concrete or brickwork repairs, pointing and scour protection works.
The Contract will commence on 1.5.2016 and will be for a period of 4 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years.
Interested parties should register their interest in the project via the In-Tend website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire, and complete and submit the tender return document together with any supporting information requested by 14:00 21.3.2016.
How to obtain the Tender Documents
The Tender documents can be accessed when logged into In-Tend (https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/aspx/Home) by selecting Tenders on the information bar and then Current. Search under the Contract Reference ET07891. Click on ‘View Details’ on the relevant tender advert and clicking the ‘Express Interest’ tab. Once in the tender there are five tabs –
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
71250000, 50000000, 71631450, 98363000, 50800000, 71000000, 71510000, 44212120
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Contractor shall carry out, above and below running or tidal water, defect inspections and measurements of elevations, soffits, piers, columns, abutments and training walls of the bridges. Where there is very deep water or confined space inspection is required and the structure is very long with no easy access or vent manholes and where structure section permits and health & safety requirement are satisfied, then full BA diving should be utilised and the inspection programmed accordingly with a site specific diving plan. The bridges allocated to be inspected on a particular day cannot be changed without the express permission of the Inspection Manager.
The inspection team shall contain at least one member with an HND, HNC or Degree in Civil Engineering who has had previous experience of inspecting and reporting on bridge defects.
The inspections shall cover the following aspects:
a. Scour and shoaling.
b. Undermining of structural foundations.
c. Underwater and above water structural conditions and defects, such as joints, cracks, fractures, damage, spalling, erosion, etc.
d. Any special requirements as indicated.
e. Taking principal measurements, to enable structural assessment of the structure, and crack width measurements.
f. Taking digital photos of all defects elevations etc as required and supplied to engineer within one day of inspection.
At the time of each inspection, the Contractor shall give a detailed verbal report of any defects, indicating scale and position, to the HCC Site Engineer who will be in attendance to record the information.
For each bridge identified the Contractor shall measure, in addition to defects, crack size (using crack width scale where possible), location and chainage, the dimensions of the bridge span at each end of the structure, the overall width and, if applicable, the arch rise at mid span and quarter points. Records will be taken by the Hampshire County Council (HCC) Site engineer in attendance.
If required by the HCC Site Engineer, a written report with sketches shall be sent to the Inspection Manager within three weeks.
Where there is a need to control sluices to enable full inspection, it is the Contractor’s responsibility to contact key holders (i.e. land owners, Environment Agency and river keepers) and arrange to meet on site at a particular time. The Contractor shall be responsible for notifying and obtaining permissions from the Harbour Master where appropriate.
Where the inspection is by manhole access (Contractor to provide own keys and be responsible for removing covers and provide a safe means of escape tripod and harness), the Contractor shall supply, erect, man and maintain warning barriers, to guard against third party accidental entry into opened manholes.
All diving works shall be in accordance with the Diving Operations at Work Regulations (1997).
A generic Diving Project Plan shall be drafted for a typical bridge prior to carrying out the inspections and be available on site for reference by the HCC Site Engineer in attendance. This shall include a clear description of relevant Operational and Emergency Procedures. Should a site specific Diving Project Plan be required an electronic copy shall be submitted with the photos for each bridge at least a week prior to the inspection for approval.
For bridges sited over tidal water the inspection shall only be carried out during low tide and the diving supervisor shall assess the conditions at each location to determine a suitable time and date (when tides are low) and safe duration of inspection.
Permissions from the relevant bodies shall be obtained before any works is undertaken. Where the maintenance works affects a main River the Contractor shall be required to prepare method statements and seek approval for the works from the Environment Agency. Similarly, for works in other water courses the Contractor shall obtain Ordinary Watercourses Consent from the Council. No works shall be started until such approval/consents have been obtained.
HSE Leptospirosis cards shall be carried by all divers and be available for inspection on site.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 350 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the requirements of Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and set out in the Stage 1 questionnaire and ITT documentation.
In accordance with Articles 57 — 62 of Directive 2014/24/EC and Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and set out in the Stage 1 questionnaire and ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the requirements of Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and set out in the Stage 1 questionnaire and ITT documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Electronic ordering will be used, electronic invoicing will be accepted with prior agreement and electronic payment via BACS is preferred.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: