Welsh Government Trunk Road Concession

Welsh Government Trunk Road Concession

The Welsh Government is seeking interest from suitably experienced organisations for the provision and supply of a concession to exploit 350 km of land owned by the Welsh Government alongside the motorway and high speed trunk road network in Wales.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Networks

2015/S 197-357387

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Welsh Government
Southgate House, Wood Street
Contact point(s): Economy, Science and Natural Resources
For the attention of: Gareth Colley
CF10 1EW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000628670

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

Electronic access to information: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

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
Public order and safety
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

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:

Trunk Road Concession.

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

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.

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 Welsh Government is seeking interest from suitably experienced organisations for the provision and supply of a concession to exploit 350 km of land owned by the Welsh Government alongside the motorway and high speed trunk road network in Wales. It is intended that during the tender process the Authority will explore with the bidders who are successful within the PQQ stage, the optimum approach in respect of the access to and the use of existing ducts, use of the curtilage of the road network, or a combination of the two. It is intended to offer 2 lots under this concession.
— Lot 1 would cover North Wales, primarily the route taken by the A55 from the English border to Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey.
— Lot 2 would cover South Wales, primarily along the route of the M4 from the western end of the Second Severn Crossing to its western limit and also the high speed trunk roads intersecting with it.
The Welsh Government is therefore issuing a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) in order to start the process of selecting a concessionaire — with the aim of awarding a contract by March 2016.
Subject to the successful completion of this process, the Authority intends to award a public services concession contract to the successful bidder(s) for a long term sufficient to enable the bidder to recoup their original and ongoing investment. The period will be discussed in dialogue but the Authority anticipates this to be around 20 to 25 years (with appropriate break clauses).
This approach is intended to improve the position of Wales within the global modern economy; to place Wales in a position of being attractive to global corporate bodies by ensuring that there is requisite connectivity and resilience to advance their businesses as well as to incentivise greater investment in appropriate infrastructure, diversity and greater competition within the communications infrastructure market for the social and economic benefits of Wales.
The Authority has chosen to voluntarily issue this notice and for the avoidance of doubt this action shall not give rise to any further obligations other than those applicable to Concessionary services.
The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this exercise through the etenderwales portalhttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on: Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: +44 8003684850/ Fax: +44 2070600480. Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section 4 — Other Information.Note: This is not an exercise in market testing but rather the start of a process which aims to award a contract in as short a time as is reasonably practicable.

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=34969

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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:

Not applicable.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 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

Information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: South Wales

1)Short description

Lot 2 would cover South Wales, primarily along the route of the M4 from the western end of the Second Severn Crossing to its western limit and also the high speed trunk roads intersecting with it.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32400000, 32412000, 32412100, 32412110, 32413000, 32416000, 32417000, 32420000, 32421000, 32422000, 32423000, 32424000, 32425000,32427000, 32428000, 32430000, 32500000, 32510000, 32520000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32560000, 32561000, 32562000,32562100, 32562200, 32562300, 32570000, 32571000, 32572000, 32580000, 32581000, 32581100, 32583000, 32584000, 45231600, 45232300,45232332, 45314000, 45314300, 45314310, 50330000, 50332000, 50334400, 51300000, 64200000, 64210000, 64212400, 64227000, 71316000,72212200, 72212210, 72220000, 72222000, 72222100, 72222200, 72222300, 72223000, 72224000, 72224100, 72224200, 72225000, 72250000,72300000, 72315000, 72315200, 72400000, 72410000, 72411000, 72720000

3)Quantity or scope

Not applicable.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: North Wales

1)Short description

Lot 1 would cover North Wales, primarily the route taken by the A55 from the English border to Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32400000, 32412000, 32412100, 32412110, 32413000, 32416000, 32417000, 32420000, 32421000, 32422000, 32423000, 32424000, 32425000,32427000, 32428000, 32430000, 32500000, 32510000, 32520000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32560000, 32561000, 32562000,32562100, 32562200, 32562300, 32570000, 32571000, 32572000, 32580000, 32581000, 32581100, 32583000, 32584000, 45231600, 45232300,45232332, 45314000, 45314300, 45314310, 50330000, 50332000, 50334400, 51300000, 64200000, 64210000, 64212400, 64227000, 71316000,72212200, 72212210, 72220000, 72222000, 72222100, 72222200, 72222300, 72223000, 72224000, 72224100, 72224200, 72225000, 72250000,72300000, 72315000, 72315200, 72400000, 72410000, 72411000, 72720000

3)Quantity or scope

Not applicable.
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:

As set out in the invitation to tender documents.
The awarding authority reserves the right to request parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability.

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

As set out in the invitation to tender documents.

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

None specified, save that in the case of a partnership or consortium or other group of more than one legal entity bidding together, the contract will be with either (1) all bidders on the basis of joint and several liability, or (2) with one or more of the parties acting as ‘prime contractor’ (and where more than 1, on a joint and several liability basis). Where the contract is with a special purpose company with separate legal personality established for the project, the contracting authority will require sufficient guarantees to be given by participants in that company or their parents.

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: Please see information contained in the qualification / technical envelope of the PQQ at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

The references for this contract are: Project_31444 and PQQ_31976.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see information contained in the qualification / technical envelope of the PQQ at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

The references for this contract are: Project_31444 and PQQ_31976.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Please see information contained in the qualification / technical envelope of the PQQ at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

The references for this contract are: Project_31444 and PQQ_31976.

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

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Evidence of economic and financial standing and technical competence will be required as defined in a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). There will be some pass/fail criteria contained within the PQQ and some criteria individually scored. Candidates who do not demonstrate compliance with any of the pass/fail criteria will be excluded from the procurement exercise. Based on the selection criteria which will be contained in the PQQ, the contracting authority will short list up to a maximum of 6 candidates according to the scoring scheme who will be taken through to the invitation to participate in dialogue stage (ITPD).

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 yes
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:
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

2.11.2015 – 12:00

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

18.12.2015

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

The Welsh Government will hold a Market Information Day at 14:00 on 20th of October at:

Ofcom, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff CF10 4DQ.

Further information on the principles relating to the concession and the selection process will be presented at this event. If you wish to attend, please contact alawat.khan@wales.gsi.gov.uk to reserve your place. The venue is space limited so attendance will be on a first come, first served basis. Places are currently limited to 2 per supplier but depending on interest may be limited to 1 per supplier. Final details will be confirmed prior to the event.

E-Tender information:

— Go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’.
— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.
— PQQ Responses must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 12:00 noon on the 2.11.2015.
How to find the PQQ:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘PQQs Open to all Suppliers’.
— The etender references for this contract are: Project_31444 and PQQ_31976. Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in expressing an interest, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the PQQ from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My PQQ’s’ on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the PQQ in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the PQQ, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly.
(WA Ref: 34729)
(WA Ref: 34969)
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:
The Welsh Government is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Accordingly, the successful supplier will be expected to consider opportunities to recruit and train apprentices and long term economically inactive persons as part of their workforce to deliver this project and pursue initiatives to ensure the potential benefits to the community are realised by the project.

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:

7.10.2015

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