Performance Audit Group Contract for Transport Scotland

Performance Audit Group Contract for Transport Scotland

The Performance Audit Group (PAG) provider will be expected to audit, monitor, review and provide advice on the following Transport Scotland contracts to ensure that contractual duties are being satisfied.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Civil engineering consultancy services

2015/S 147-271333

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
For the attention of: Stephen Breslin
G4 0DX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
Fax: +44 1412727272

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

Further information can be obtained from: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
For the attention of: Stephen Breslin
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
Fax: +44 1412727272
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
For the attention of: Stephen Breslin
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: stephen.breslin@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1412727272
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
For the attention of: Procurement Support Manager
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
Fax: +44 1412727272
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:

Performance Audit Group Contract.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM

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 Performance Audit Group (PAG) provider will be expected to audit, monitor, review and provide advice on the following Transport Scotland contracts to ensure that contractual duties are being satisfied.
1) All Operating Company contracts covering Scottish Trunk Road Network (South West Unit, North West Unit, South East Unit, North East Unit, Forth Bridges Unit)
2) M6, M80 and M8/M73/M74 DBFO contracts
3) Traffic Scotland Systems contract
Other supplier contracts may be added to this list during the contract period.
Further information on the scope of the services is included within the prequalification document which is available from the Scottish Ministers (See VI.3).

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=396861

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311000, 71311100, 71311210, 71311220, 71312000, 71313000, 79212000, 79210000, 79212100, 90714000, 71244000, 71300000, 72223000,66519310

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 21 500 000 and 28 000 000 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: 72 (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:

A parent company guarantee will be required from the parent company (or companies) of the Single Economic Operators or from the parent company of each member of a Group of Economic Operators and this requirement and the form of the parent company guarantee will be identified in the Competition Documentation.
Economic Operators will be required to accept any requirement to provide a bond and undertaking which is set out in the Contract. Such requirement shall be identified in the Competition Documentation and the form of the bond and undertaking shall be identified in the Conditions of Contract.

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

Payment will be on the basis of a Schedule of man day rates covering all roles required by the Contract. The Contract will provide a formula for payment of contract price fluctuations. Further details will be provided in the Competition Documentation.

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

If the successful participant is a consortium, the Scottish Ministers shall require each consortium member to be jointly and severally liable pursuant to the Contract. The Scottish Ministers may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Further details will be provided in the Competition 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: Economic operators shall be evaluated in accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 on the basis of information provided in response to a prequalification questionnaire (‘PQQ’), copies of which are available on request from the Scottish Ministers (see VI.3).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As in 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 PQQ. The financial information received as part of each PQQ submission shall be evaluated and scored out of 40 against 4 weighted categories; financial structure; operating performance; investment; and financial position. Each category has a maximum of 10 marks available. A PQQ submission shall be marked as a FAIL and shall not be considered further if the weighted score is less than 50 percent in respect of any of the 4 evaluation categories.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As in III.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Economic operators shall be required to satisfy minimum standards of technical capacity or professional ability. These are described in detail in the PQQ and can be summarised as:
(a) demonstration of the use of quality, environmental and health and safety management systems (the requirements are set out in full in the PQQ); and
(b) in respect of the questions on demonstration of relevant experience in Section 5.2 of the PQQ, Economic Operators are required to score 50 percent 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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged number of operators: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The Scottish Ministers intend to invite 4 economic operators to participate in the tender process. These 4 economic operators shall be those economic operators who have:
(a) submitted a compliant PQQ submission;
(b) gained a PASS in respect of the eligibility and minimum standards of technical or professional ability evaluation conducted pursuant to section 6.5 of the prequalification prospectus;
(c) gained a PASS in respect of financial evaluation conducted pursuant to section 6.6 of the prequalification prospectus;
(d) scored 50 percent or more of the available maximum weighted evaluation score for each question in section 5.2 of the PQQ; and
(e) achieved the first, second, third or fourth highest weighted scores in respect of technical or professional ability calculated in accordance with the prequalification prospectus.
If an economic operator has not submitted a compliant PQQ submission as described in (a) above, failed in respect of either (b) or (c) above or has not scored 50 per cent or more of the available maximum weighted score for each question in section 5.2 of the PQQ, as described in (d) above, then that economic operator shall be excluded from the ranking of scores described in (e) above.
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 30

2. Price. Weighting 70

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/TRBO/SER/2015/03

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 105-190971 of 3.6.2015

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

22.9.2015 – 12:00

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

24.11.2015

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Contract duration is for a period of 6 years commencing in late 2016, with options to extend up to a maximum of a further 2 years at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers. The estimated annual contract value range is between 21 500 000 GBP and 28 000 000 GBP.
Transport Scotland will conduct the proposed procurement process for the Performance Audit Group Contract on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. In the event of the contract award, the Performance Audit Group Contract will be entered into between the Scottish Ministers and the successful tenderer.
Any economic operator wishing to participate in response to this notice can download the prequalification document, which consists of prospectus and prequalification questionnaire, from the Buyer Profile address given within section I.1. Alternatively, the prequalification document can be obtained from Transport Scotland at the address given in I.1 of this notice.
PQQ submissions should be delivered to Transport Scotland (address identified in annex A.III) by no later than 12:00 noon BST on 22.9.2015. The Scottish Ministers shall not evaluate any PQQ 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 prequalification submission will be the subject of re-evaluation. The Scottish Ministers reserve the right not to award any Contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and to make whatever changes the Scottish Ministers deem appropriate to the content, process, timing and structure of the procurement process.
Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Ministers shall have no liability for any costs howsoever incurred by those participating in the procurement competition including prequalification and the competitive dialogue procedure (including the tendering process).
Economic operators should be aware that all information submitted to the Scottish Ministers may need to be disclosed or published by the Scottish Ministers in compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Information given in II.2.1 of this notice is preliminary.
The date and time referred to in IV.3.5 of this notice is provisional.
(SC Ref:396861).
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 Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28.7.2015

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