Highways Consultancy Services – Transport for Scotland

Highways Consultancy Services – Transport for Scotland

Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement for Engineering and Transportation Consultancy Services 2015-2019.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Highways consultancy services

2014/S 161-289145

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): Procurement, Environmental and Sustainability Branch
For the attention of: Margaret Marshall
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: tendermailbox@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00099

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): Procurement, Environmental and Sustainability Branch
For the attention of: Margaret Marshall
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: tendermailbox@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): Procurement, Environment and Sustainability Branch
For the attention of: Margaret Marshall
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: tendermailbox@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): Procurement, Environment and Sustainability Branch
For the attention of: Procurement Support Manager
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: tendermailbox@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Other: Transport

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:

Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement for Engineering and Transportation Consultancy Services 2015-2019.

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: Scotland.

NUTS code UK

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 several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 34 000 000 and 45 000 000 GBP

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

Transport Scotland has a ongoing need for specialist engineering and transportation consultancy services to support the delivery of Scottish public transport infrastructure projects across the 4 different transport modes. It has been concluded that this requirement would be best met through the use of a framework agreement, divided into 4 Lots to represent each mode of transport, namely:
— Lot 1 — Roads;
— Lot 2 — Rail;
— Lot 3 — Aviation;
— Lot 4 — Maritime.
Typical services, anticipated to be called off under the framework agreement may include:
— Lot 1 — feasibility studies, scheme appraisals, transport modelling, economic evaluation, preliminary and detailed design in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), environmental appraisals and impact assessments, statutory processes, preparation of tender and contract documents, supervision of construction including acting as Engineer for works contract, stakeholder consultation and management.
— Lot 2 — railway feasibility studies, operational simulation of timetables and projected performance measures, specification, operational performance, maintenance or disposal of all types of railway, rail infrastructure, rail electrification of rail infrastructure (high and low voltage), passenger flow modelling, project management, project monitoring and project auditing functions, project-related activities such as risk, delivery mechanisms, time management.
— Lot 3 — market analysis and forecasting, route analysis and development, social/economic evaluations, report & advisory work and technical support for Route Development Forums, aviation taxation and economics, aviation procurement advice and support.
— Lot 4 — shipping services, general maritime transportation advice, knowledge of infrastructure development and vessels, contract and project management and maritime procurement advice.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website atwww.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=316655

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

7131121071311000713111007132200071311230713113007131120071312000713130007131340071300000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 34 000 000 and 45 000 000 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: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Maritime

1)Short description

Refer to Short Description.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311200713000007222400073000000

3)Quantity or scope

500 000 to 1 000 000.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Aviation

1)Short description

Refer to Short Description.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

713112007130000072224000604000006373000073000000

3)Quantity or scope

50 000 to 100 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Rail

1)Short description

Refer to Short Description.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311230713000007131340071313000713120007131130071322000713111007131100073000000

3)Quantity or scope

500 000 to 1 000 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Roads

1)Short description

Refer to Short Description.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

7131121071311000713111007132200071312000713130007130000073000000

3)Quantity or scope

8 000 000 to 10 000 000 GBP per annum.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

To be set out within the tender documents and the Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement for Engineering and Transportation Consultancy Services for which the successful tenderers will enter into with the Scottish Ministers.

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

Details of the remuneration and payment terms shall be provided in the tender documents and the Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement for Engineering and Transportation Consultancy Services.

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

If a successful tenderer is a consortium, the Scottish Ministers will require each consortium member to be jointly and severally liable pursuant to the Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement for Engineering and Transportation Consultancy Services. The Scottish Ministers may require a consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Economic Operators will be evaluated in accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, on the basis of information provided in response to a pre-qualification questionnaire (‘PQQ’), copies of which shall be available, following an expression of interest being made (see VI.3).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As III.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Economic Operators shall be required to satisfy minimum standards of economic and financial standing. These are described in detail in the Pre-qualification Prospectus and Questionnaire. Financial information received as part of each PQQ submission shall be evaluated and scored out of 40, against four weighted categories: financial structure; operating performance; investment; and financial position. Each category has a weighting of 10. A PQQ submission shall be marked as FAIL and shall not be considered further if the score is less than fifty percent in respect of any of the four evaluation categories.
A PQQ submission shall be marked as a FAIL if the Economic Operator or Group of Economic Operators do not have or are not able to commit to obtain the required level of insurance.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As III.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Economic operators shall be required to satisfy the minimum standards of technical capacity or professional ability for the corresponding Lot for which they are competing. These are described in detail in the PQQ for each corresponding Lot and can be summarised as:
a) Demonstration of experience of working on specified types of projects (the requirements are set out in full in the PQQ for each Lot);
b) Demonstration of the use of quality, environmental and health and safety management systems (the requirements are set out in full in the PQQ for each Lot);
c) In respect of the questions on demonstration of relevant experience in Section 4.3 of the PQQ for each of the 4 Lots, economic operators are required to score 50 per cent or more of the available maximum weighted evaluation score for each question.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

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

Envisaged number of operators: 20
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:

TS/MTRIPS/SER/2014/02
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

30.9.2014 – 12:00

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

31.10.2014

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Transport Scotland will conduct the proposed procurement process for the Multi-supplier Framework Agreement for Engineering and Transportation Consultancy Services on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. In the event of the conclusion of the framework agreement, a Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement for Engineering and Transportation Consultancy Services will be entered into between the Scottish Ministers and each successful tenderer in respect of each Lot.
Completed PQQs should be delivered to Transport Scotland (address identified in Annex A.III) by no later that 12:00 hrs BST on 30.9.2014.
The Scottish Ministers shall not evaluate any pre-qualification submissions received past the specified deadline, unless the delay is caused by a situation out with the control of the economic operator, the determination of which shall be at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers. Compliance with achieving the specified deadline is the sole responsibility of the economic operator (including obtaining evidence of receipt by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Ministers).
Economic operators which alter their composition after making a pre-qualification submission will be the subject of re-evaluation. The Scottish Ministers reserve the right not to conclude any framework agreement as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and to make whatever changes the Scottish Minsters deem appropriate to the content, process, timing and structure of the procurement process.
Transport Scotland and the Scottish Ministers shall have no liability for any costs howsoever incurred by those participating in the pre-qualification procedure and if an economic operator is selected to submit a tender the Scottish Minister shall have no liability for any costs howsoever incurred by those participating in the tender process.
Economic operators should be aware that all information submitted to the Scottish Ministers may need to be disclosed and / or published by the Scottish Ministers in compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and/or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
The date referred to in paragraphs IV.3.5 of this notice is provisional.
(SC Ref:316655)
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: An Economic Operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. Information in relation to the lodging of appeals is contained within the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.8.2014

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