Highways Agency Structural Inspections

Highways Agency Structural Inspections

M1 from between junctions 14 and 15 at the Northamptonshire County boundary to junction 30 A619/A616/A6132, Barlborough (Derbyshire), includes the River Trent bridge and flood spans near Long Eaton.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2016/S 022-035226

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Highways England
The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
For the attention of: Steven Bissell
B1 1RN Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1216788578
E-mail: steven.bissell@highwaysengland.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.highwaysengland.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: 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

National or federal agency/office

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:

Area 7 Structural Inspections — UK (East Midlands).

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: Main site or location of works: M1 from between junctions 14 and 15 at the Northamptonshire County boundary to junction 30 A619/A616/A6132, Barlborough (Derbyshire), includes the River Trent bridge and flood spans near Long Eaton.
M6 from junction 1 to the M1 junction 19 with the A14 Catthorpe (Leicestershire).
M45 in its entirety from M1 junction 17, Crick (Northamptonshire) to terminal roundabout at A45 immediately west of Dunchurch (Warwickshire).
M69 from junction 1, Smockington (Warwickshire) to M1 junction 21, Enderby (Leicestershire).
A1 from junction with A43, Wothorpe (Cambridgeshire) and the A1 (M) Junction 34 (A614/B6045 Blyth) (Nottinghamshire). Includes River Trent Bridge at Newark.
A5 from A422/A508 junction, Old Stratford (Northamptonshire) to B4111 Mancetter Roundabout (Leicestershire), including A5 link road and roundabout from M1 junction 18 to A5 at Rugby Radio Station (Northamptonshire).
A6 Alvaston Bypass (Derbyshire) from the junction with the A5111 to southern roundabout with B5010 at Thulston (Derbyshire).
A14 from M1 junction 19 Catthorpe, Leicestershire) to A45/A605 interchange (J13), Thrapston(Northamptonshire).
A38 from A50 junction, Toyota Island (Derbyshire) to M1 junction 28, Pinxton (Derbyshire).
A42 from junction 11, Appleby Magna (Leicestershire) to M1 junction 23A Diseworth (Derbyshire).
A43 from M40 junction 10, Ardley (Oxfordshire) to M1 junction 15A, Rothersthorpe (Northamptonshire).
A45 from M1 junction 15 Collingtree (Northamptonshire) to A14 junction 13, Thrapston (Northamptonshire).
A46 from M1 junction 21A, Kirby Muxloe (Leicestershire) to A57 junction, Saxilby Road (Lincolnshire).
A52 from A1 Barrowby, Grantham Bypass (Lincolnshire) to A5111 (Derbyshire). Includes urban section through Nottingham, including part of Nottingham Ring Road and the ‘Clifton Complex’ interchange with the A453 at the River Trent bridge.
A453 at Finger Farm roundabout (Nottinghamshire) to M1 Junction 24 (A453/A6/A50 Kegworth) (Derbyshire).
A453 from the M1 junction 24, Kegworth to junction with the A52 Nottingham.
A516 from the boundary of the City of Derby at Mickleover to the A38 and from the A38 Derby City Hospital Roundabout and back to the A38.
A5111 from A52, Spondon (Derbyshire) to A6 Alvaston Bypass (Derbyshire). Forms the eastern part of the Derby Outer Ring Road.
A50 from Junction 1 to M1 Junction 24.

NUTS code UK

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 successful tenderer will be expected to undertake all Routine Structural Inspections on all-purpose trunk roads and motorways in Highways England Area 7. This will include Principal and General Inspections. Additionally Special and Monitoring inspections will be required on an ad hoc basis. All inspections will be carried out in accordance with the Highways England standards and objectives.
A Tender Conference will be held on Friday, 12.2.2016 from 10:00-13:00 at Highways England, The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN.
In order to register your interest for the Tender Conference. Please can you provide contact details (max. 2 people per supplier) of the representatives that will be attending from your organisation to the Procurement Officer named at I.1) via BravoSolutions by noon on Friday, 5.2.2016.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71300000, 71200000, 71700000

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:

The Contract will be for a period of 3 years from the access date with the scope to extend by up to a further 2 years subject to Highways England’s operational requirements and satisfactory contractor performance.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 350 000 and 1 000 000 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: 36 (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:

(i) For Unincorporated Joint Ventures it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that they will be jointly and severally bound for the due performance of the contract;
(ii) For Single Legal Entities/Incorporated Joint Ventures submitting an acceptable offer, the consortium must provide a Corporate statement of intent to form itself into a single legal entity before any contract can be awarded. The Contractor must state in its interest to this Notice whether it is an incorporated Joint Venture (stating the Date of Incorporation) or an Unincorporated Joint Venture (Joint and Several Liability). In the case of an Unincorporated Joint Venture (Joint and Several Liability) the Contractor must also confirm the names of all the contracting entities with the Employer.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: A Parent Company Guarantee will be required where the financial assessment of the applicant does not meet the required level stated for the contract. In the event of an applicant not meeting the minimum financial criteria, and where a parent company structure exists, a parent company guarantee will be required from the controlling parent company that meets the minimum required financial assessment criteria. This may potentially result in escalation up to the ultimate parent or failure of financial assessment where the ultimate parent company does not meet the financial assessment criteria.
For a joint and severable liable joint venture each constituent of the joint venture shall meet at least 60 % of the financial standing stated for this contract, or where a parent company structure exits, a parent company guarantee will be required from the controlling parent company that meets the minimum required financial assessment criteria. Where an incorporated joint venture is proposed, Parent Company Guarantees will be required.
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. The supplier must declare if it or any of its directors any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the supplier has been convicted of any of the following offences:
(a) Conspiracy within the meaning of Section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977 or Article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA;
(b) Corruption within the meaning of Section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889(20) or Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906(21), where the offence relates to active corruption;
(c) The offence of bribery, where the offence relates to active corruption;
(ca) Bribery within the meaning of section 1 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010(22);
(d) Fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities(23), within the meaning of:
(i) The offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) The offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) Fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968, the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, the Theft Act 1978 or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978;
(iv) Fraudulent trading within the meaning of Section 458 of the Companies Act 1985, Article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 or Section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;
(v) Fraudulent evasion within the meaning of Section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(31) or Section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
(vi) An offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of Section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993;
(vii) Destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of Section 20 of the Theft Act 1968(34) or Section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969;
(viii) Fraud within the meaning of Section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006; or
(ix) Making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of Section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006;
(e) Money laundering within the meaning of Section 340(11) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;
(ea) An offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of Section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 or Article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996;
(eb) An offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of Section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994; or
(f) Any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of the Public Sector Directive as defined by the national law of any relevant State Highways England shall treat as ineligible and shall not select a supplier who has been convicted of any of the above offences.
Highways England may apply to the relevant competent authority to obtain further information regarding the supplier and in particular details of convictions of the offences listed above if it considers it needs such information to decide on any exclusion referred to above.
In any case where supplier or its directors or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control has been convicted of an offence described in paragraph (1), Highways England may disregard the prohibition described there if it is satisfied that there are overriding requirements in the general interest which justify doing so in relation to that economic operator in order to maintain or enable sufficient competition.
2. The Supplier must declare if any of the following (a) to (j) it or any of its directors any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the supplier is applicable. Highways England shall consider a supplier as ineligible or decide not to select supplier in accordance with the Procurement Regulations on 1 or more of the following grounds, namely that the economic operator or any of its directors any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the economic operator (supplier):
(a) Being an individual is a person in respect of whom a debt relief order has been made or is bankrupt or has had a receiving order or administration order or bankruptcy restrictions order or a debt relief restrictions order made against him or has made any composition or arrangement with or for the benefit of his creditors or has made any conveyance or assignment for the benefit of his creditors or appears unable to pay, or to have no reasonable prospect of being able to pay, a debt within the meaning of Section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or Article 242 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, or in Scotland has granted a trust deed for creditors or become otherwise apparently insolvent, or is the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of his estate, or is the subject of any similar procedure under the law of any other state;
(b) Being a partnership constituted under Scots law has granted a trust deed or become otherwise apparently insolvent, or is the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of its estate;
(c) Being a company or any other entity within the meaning of Section 255 of the Enterprise Act 2002 has passed a resolution or is the subject of an order by the Court for the company’s winding up otherwise than for the purpose of bonafide reconstruction or amalgamation, or has had a receiver, manager or administrator on behalf of a creditor appointed in respect of the company’s business or any part thereof or is the subject of the above procedures or is the subject of similar procedures under the law of any other state;
(d) Has been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of his business or profession;
(e) Has committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of his business or profession;
(f) Has not 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 economic operator is established;
(g) Has not 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 supplier is established;
(h) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information referred to within Regulation or Regulation 24, 25, 26 or 27 (of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended), or has not provided such information in response to a request by the contracting authority;
(i) In relation to procedures for the award of a public services contract, is not licensed in the relevant State in which he is established or is not a member of an organisation in that relevant State when the law of that relevant State prohibits the provision of the services to be provided under the contract by a person who is not so licensed or who is not such a member; or
(j) (Subject to Regulation 23 Paragraphs (7), (8) and (9) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended, is not registered on the professional or trade register of the relevant State specified in Schedule 6 in which he is established under conditions laid down by that State).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The last 2 years audited accounts will be requested with the response to the Selection Questionnaire Highways England expressly reserves the right: (i) Not to award any contract as a result of this tendering exercise commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will Highways England be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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 below

1. Quality. Weighting 60

2. Price. Weighting 40

3. Delivery performance

4. Risk

5. Overall cost-effectiveness

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

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 092-164610 of 13.5.2015

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

11.3.2016 – 12:00

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

29.1.2016

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

in days: 210 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction. Suppliers Instructions: How to take part in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://highways.bravosolution.co.ukand click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

2. Express an Interest in the Tender: Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre- Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of this page — This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITT’s page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking the “Buyer Attachments” in the “PQQ/ITT Details” box.
3. Responding to the Tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘Pqq/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help or contact the eTendering help desk.
As a supplier/organisation looking to bid for public sector contracts you should be aware that tender documentation for contracts over 10 000 GBP will be published on a single website and made available to the public. You should also be aware that if your bid is successful the resulting contract will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to tender documentation and/or contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law, to protect commercial interests and for the protection of national security.
This procurement falls within the scope of HM Revenue and Customs Construction Industry Scheme. The successful Contractor will be appointed to fulfil the duties of the Principal Designer during detailed design and the construction phase of the scheme under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
From 1.10.2014, the Government is introducing its new Cyber Essentials Scheme. Government has developed Cyber Essentials, in consultation with industry, to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats. It will be mandatory for new Central Government contracts, which feature characteristics involving the handling of personal data and ICT systems designed to store or process data at the Official level of the Government Security Classifications scheme (link below), to comply with Cyber Essentials.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

All potential tenderers for Central Government contracts, featuring the above characteristics, should make themselves aware of Cyber Essentials and the requirements for the appropriate level of certification. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides further information:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview

The tenderer with the most economically advantageous tender will be required to sign the Highways England Fair Payment Charter as a condition of acceptance of their tender.
Highways England reserve the right to invite or not invite variant bids at their sole discretion. Further information will be set out in the Tender Documents. Contract dates stated are indicative, and may be subject to change.
‘The estimated range of values quoted in Section II.2.1) are per annum figures.’

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: Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Appeals should be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.1.2016

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