Kent County Council Seeks Bridge Contractor

Kent County Council Seeks Bridge Contractor

The M20 Junction 4 scheme is to widen the eastern over bridge to provide an additional lane on the gyratory.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Construction work

2015/S 062-107465

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Jamie Brooks
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jamie.brooks@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.kent.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Jamie Brooks
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jamie.brooks@kent.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Jamie Brooks
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jamie.brooks@kent.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Jamie Brooks
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jamie.brooks@kent.gov.uk

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:

SS1479 – M20 Junction 4 Eastern Over Bridge.

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

Works
Execution

NUTS code UKJ4

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)

Kent County Council is seeking a suitable contractor to complete the following works. The M20 Junction 4 scheme is to widen the eastern over bridge to provide an additional lane on the gyratory. M20 Junction 4 is a key junction on the A228 strategic route between the Medway Towns and the A21 at Tunbridge Wells. The scheme is required to cater for the additional traffic from existing and planned development along the A228 Medway Valley corridor and at West Malling. The western over bridge was widened in 2006 to provide 4 lanes. Traffic modelling has indicated that the eastern over bridge only needs to be widened by 1 lane to provide 3 lanes overall.
The key features include:
— Demolition of existing cantilever parapet.
— Piled abutment foundations.
— Composite steel beam and concrete deck construction.
— Minor re-grading of the entry and exit slips where they interface with the additional lane over the widened bridge.
— Associated deck waterproofing, surfacing and parapet works.
— Amendments to the traffic signals at the junction of the gyratory and London bound exit slip.
— Amendments to motorway communications.
— Re-provision of cutting slope maintenance access steps to motorway communications cabinets.
— Provision of new street lighting.
— Provision of soft landscaping works.
— Provision of associated signing and lining.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 71000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)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: 6 500 000 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: 9 (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 Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, warranties and other forms of appropriate security. As defined in the Tender documentation.

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

As defined in the Tender documentation.

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

No special legal form will be required. In the case of organisations applying as a consortia or joint venture, full details for each member is required. It will be necessary for each member to sign an undertaking that they shall be jointly and severally liable, or to require a single provider to take primary liability, for the performance of the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As defined in the Tender documentation.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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: no

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 minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Organisational Information — For Information. Organisational Information for non-UK Businesses — For Information. Parent Company Guarantee and Performance Bond — Pass/Fail. Grounds for Mandatory Rejection — Pass/Fail. Grounds for Discretionary Rejection — Pass/Fail. Health and Safety — Pass/Fail. Financial Information — Pass/Fail. Insurance – Pass/Fail. Diversity — Pass/Fail. General — For Information. Case Study A — 10%Case Study B — 5 %. Case study C — 5 %. Reference A — 10 %. Reference B — 5 %. Reference C — 5 %.Technical Ability — 60%Declaration — Pass/Fail.

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:

SS1479
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

27.4.2015 – 12:00

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

20.7.2015

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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Further information about Kent County Council can be found at http://www.kent.gov.uk Expressions of Interest must be by way of completion and return of a Pre-qualification Questionnaire via the Council’s e-tendering system Pro-Contract, by the date and time specified in IV.3.4. Tenderers are required to register their company details on the Pro-Contract, e-tendering system. No charge is made for registration or access to this system. Full details and user guides on how to register and operate the system are available via the link http://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk There will be no hard copy documents issued to organisations and all communications with the Council including the submission of PQQ and Tender Responses will be conducted via the Kent Business Portal — ProContract. No supplier briefing will be held as part of this PQQ.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25.3.2015

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