Natural Resources Wales Civil Engineering Framework

Natural Resources Wales Civil Engineering Framework

Phase 1 focuses on flood risk management civil engineering which includes Lot 1 — Complex Civil Engineering Services and Lot 2 — Standard Civil Engineering Services.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work

2015/S 233-422781

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Natural Resources Wales
Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Vernon Lambert
CF24 0TP Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000654353
E-mail: procurement.ns@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0110

Electronic access to information: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Environment

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Powys County Council

Dyfed-Powys Police

Newport City Council

Neath-Port Talbott County Council

Pembrokeshire County Council

Ceredigion County Council

Isle of Anglesey County Council

Flintshire County Council

Gwynedd County Council

Denbigshire County Council

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Cardiff County Council

Conwy County Borough Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

NRW Civil Engineering Framework Agreement — (CEFA) Phase 1.

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

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout Wales.

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 24

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

This framework agreement will be let in 2 phases:
Phase 1 focuses on flood risk management civil engineering which includes Lot 1 — Complex Civil Engineering Services and Lot 2 — Standard Civil Engineering Services.
Phase 2 focuses on civil engineering for our forest estate and natural woodlands; the lots included are Lot 3 — Primary Infrastructure and Associated Services and Lot 4 — Secondary Infrastructure and Associated Services.
This tender process is for Phase 1 only. Phase 2 tender documentation will be issued separately in the coming months.
The framework as a whole is covered as follows:
Natural Resources Wales require work to be carried out in or near rivers, along our coastline and construction of access tracks / roads within our managed forests; the complexities of such work require a high level of understanding, experience and commitment from the suppliers involved. The framework will cover specifically:
Flood risk management construction, wave and scour protection, impounding, conveyance structures, managed realignment and land remediation.
Works associated with water resources, fisheries, ecology, river restoration, habitat creation and recreation.
Construction of new roads, upgrades and maintenance of forest roads, bridges, tracks, paths, harvesting facilities.
The framework will cover three critical business activities covered by the specific lots below. These have been broken down further into geographical zones (sub-lots), based on market research and business intelligence.
Lot 1 — Complex Civil Engineering
Number of zones = 2 (North and South).
Lot 2 — Standard Civil Engineering
Number of zones = 4 (North East, North West, South East & South West).
Lot 3 — Primary Infrastructure and Associated Services
Number of zones = 1 (All Wales).
Lot 4 — Secondary Infrastructure and Associated Services
Number of zones = 4 (North, Mid, South East & South West).
Instructions for submitting an expression of interest / completing the ITT.

i) Suppliers should register on the e-Tendering portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

ii) Once registered, suppliers must express their interest as follows:
a) login to the eTendering portal;
b) select ITT’;
c) select ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’;
d) access the listing relating to the contract ITT: itt_51756 — NRW civil engineering framework agreement — phase 1 and view details;
e) click on ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left hand side of the page;
iii) Once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to ‘My ITTs’, where you can download and where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button.

iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest, please contact the e-Tendering helpdesk on +44 8003684852 or athelp@bravosolution.co.uk

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=29289

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45200000, 45243000, 45243200, 45243300, 45243400, 45243500, 45243510, 45246000, 45246100, 45246200, 45246400, 45246410, 45247000,45247100, 45247200, 45247220, 45111000, 45111200, 45112500

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

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 35 000 000 and 70 000 000 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: 1 Lot title: Complex Civil Engineering

1)Short description

Complex Civil Engineering comprises work of a technically complex, high value or high risk nature or a combination thereof. Complex Civil Engineering works include the construction, modification or maintenance of flood risk assets, gauging weirs, hydrometery stations, fish passes and other assets that are likely to require understanding and management of all or some of the following aspects: significant temporary works considerations; complicated ground conditions; significant water management; elevated safety or environmental risks; coordination with external parties, and consents and permissions from others; seasonal or environmental restrictions; and work of a specialist nature.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45243000, 45246400, 45246410, 45243510, 45246100, 45246200

3)Quantity or scope

The scope predominantly covers high value or high risk civil engineering with a number of contracts being placed over the 4 year period.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 25 000 000 and 40 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Standard Civil Engineering

1)Short description

Standard Civil Engineering comprises work of a straightforward nature, lower value or risk, although will still require a high degree of skill, knowledge and experience for its delivery. Standard Civil Engineering works include the construction, modification or maintenance of flood risk assets, gauging weirs, hydrometery stations, fish passes, and other assets that are likely to require understanding and management of all or some of the following aspects: traditional temporary works considerations; uniform ground conditions; less-significant or no water management; readily identifiable safety or environmental risks; straightforward coordination with external parties, and consents and permissions from others; seasonal or environmental restrictions; and work of a routine or repetitive nature.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45112000, 45112340, 90522100, 45246100, 45247220, 45247270, 45246410, 45246400

3)Quantity or scope

The scope predominantly covers lower value or risk with a number of contracts being placed over the 4 year period.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 25 000 000 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:
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:

Consortium to be jointly and severally liable.

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: (1) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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 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:

NRW00005

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 189-342010 of 30.9.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.1.2016

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.1.2016 – 13:00
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

until: 29.4.2016
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

(WA Ref:29289)

The Contractor shall ensure that all contracts with Subcontractors and Suppliers which the Contractor intends to procure following the Award date, and which the Contractor has not, before the date of this Contract, already planned to award to a particular Subcontractor or Supplier, are advertised through the Sell2Wales portal (www.sell2wales.co.uk) and awarded following a fair, open, transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
— Local initiatives for communities and stakeholders.
— Apprenticeships or work experience programmes.
— Employing the long term unemployed.
— Sustainability enhancements.
— Fair payment terms.
— Project Bank Accounting.

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:

27.11.2015

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