Archaeological services Department for Regional Development
The A5 WTC Archaeological Investigation involves the construction of offline dualling extending for approximately 37km.
UK-Downpatrick: archaeological services
Section I: Contracting authority
Department for Regional Development
Roads Service Consultancy, Rathkeltair House
Contact point(s): Gwynneth Ferguson
BT30 6AJ Downpatrick
General address of the contracting authority: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
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
NUTS code UKN0
The A5 WTC Archaeological Investigation involves the construction of offline dualling extending for approximately 37km. The Scheme is divided into two sections; Section 1 is located between New Buildings and north of Strabane and Section 3 is located between the south of Omagh and Ballygawley The archaeological investigation works shall be undertaken in parallel with the construction of the scheme. The archaeological works are comprised of three phases:
Phase 1 includes site evaluation works, comprising localised strip and map, trial trenching and building recording. Phase 1 has been designed to investigate the potential impact of the scheme on recorded and unrecorded archaeological remains and to assist in the development of an appropriate scope of work to mitigate the effect of the scheme by archaeological excavation and recording of any archaeological remains which are revealed.
Phase 2 is mitigation works arising from the Phase 1 works which may include additional excavations.
Phase 3 is the assessment, analysis, reporting, publication and archiving of the archaeological discoveries of Phases 1 and 2, where appropriate.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to III.2.3.
Full details of the conditions for participation are included in the Tender documents. Refer to VI.3 Additional Information for details.
Section IV: Procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
Price. Weighting 60
Quality. Weighting 40
Payable documents: no
Rathkeltair House, Downpatrick.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Roads Service personnel.
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. All documents will only be available on line through the eSourcingNI portal. 1. If you are not already registered on eSourcing NI you must register your company on the eSourcing NI portal which can be found at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk – Follow the link to the eSourcing Portal – Click on the “Register” link and follow the instructions on the screen. 2. Express an Interest in the tender and responding to Tenders – Login to the portal with the username/password. You will now have access to the documents you need to express an interest, complete a PQQ and/or submit a tender for the opportunities listed. – If you require assistance or help to navigate the site please consult the online help, or contact the eSourcing help desk. The contact details can be found on the eSourcing NI opening web page at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk The documents may be downloaded up to the closing date and time for the submission. The tender must be completed by all applicants and returned using the online eSourcing NI portal to arrive not later than the time and date as stated in IV.3.4.
The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in the Department for Regional Development for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate. GO Reference: GO-2012530-PRO-3959413.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.5.2012