Barclays Cycle Hire Site Construction Framework

Barclays Cycle Hire Site Construction Framework

The next expansion is expected to comprise around 200 sites and be constructed in 2013/14. Business as usual site construction typically involves around 2 to 4 sites a year.

UK-London: construction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads

2012/S 185-303870

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London – Surface Transport
Palestra 197 Blackfriars Road London
Contact point(s): www.tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement
For the attention of: Amri Denton
SE1 8NJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2030540771
E-mail: amri.denton@tfl.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2030542006

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement

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
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:

Barclays Cycle Hire Site Construction Framework.
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: The location of works will be at multiple sites within London.
NUTS code UKI

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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000,00 and 9 000 000,00 GBP

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

Construction of sites for Barclays Cycle Hire, as part of expansion projects and business as usual. An expansion project increases sites in the existing zone and expands the geographic area, by up to 200 sites. The next expansion is expected to comprise around 200 sites and be constructed in 2013/14. Business as usual site construction typically involves around 2 to 4 sites a year.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233000, 45233300

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Transport for London (TfL), the Contracting Authority, intends to procure a supplier to undertake construction of the civil engineering element of the Cycle Hire Scheme in London. The appointed contractor will be required to undertake civils works to accommodate the installation of on-street assets (docking points and terminals) at various sites, and liaise and interface with the contractor responsible for the installation of such assets. Sites may be located on the carriageway or footway on Borough or Transport for London Route Network (TLRN) roads or on private land. The works include: site clearance; excavation for foundations; supply and installation of docking station steel foundation boxes or plates; ducting for data and power cables; reinstating surfaces to match the existing or as specified; installation of street furniture; road markings and signs and other associated works. The Cycle Hire Scheme may be expanded to allow for increased numbers of bicycles and other assets, new sites, expanded geographic area and future development of the assets and scheme. There is no guarantee of any fixed scope of works or exclusivity in respect of the works under this potential agreement.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000,00 and 9 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to increase the duration of the framework in 12 month increments, up to a maximum of 24 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
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: 24 (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 performance bond or parent guarantee maybe required by the Contracting Authority. Details will be provided in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The Contracting Authority’s terms and conditions of payment will apply. Details will be provided in the Invitation to Tender Documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability. Contracting authority requires that any contract awarded will be entered into by a single entity on behalf of the successful candidate.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The contractor will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to the Mayor’s Responsible Procurement Policy and Green Procurement Code.
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: The Economic Operator will be required to satisfy requirements of Article 45 and 46 of directive 2004/18/EC, which are contained in regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulation 2006, as set out in the PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Economic Operator will be required to satisfy Article 47 of directive 2004/18/EC, contained in regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulation 2006. Services of an independent third party financial agency may also be used.
Details are set out in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum level(s) of financial capacity are outlined in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The Economic Operator will be asked to demonstrate technical capacity and capability to undertake the Works, in accordance with Article 48 to 50 of directive 2004/18/EC, which are contained in Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum levels of technical capacity will be disclosed in the PQQ.
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

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: As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and evaluation matrix.
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:

tfl_scp_000171
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

22.10.2012 – 12:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

The procurement process is being conducted on behalf on Transport for London (TfL). TfL is a complex organisation operating both as a functional body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London, and as provider of transport services. The services, suppliers or works may be provided to TfL and/or it’s subsidiaries and/or the GLA or any other authority that is subject to the requirements of either EU directive 2004/17/EC or 2004/18/EC. It is anticipated that a contract(s) will be awarded by London Bus Services Limited/TfL/ Transport Trading Ltd but any part of TfL and/or any of it’s subsidiaries may award contract(s) as appropriate.
The Awarding Authority reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and may award a contract(s) in whole, in.
Part, or not at all as a result of this call for competition. The Contracting Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidates in considering and/or responding to the procurement process. The Contracting Authority may interview any call or all companies who express an interest in tendering for this work. All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English.
If and when this requirement is offered to tender, it may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet, and or may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
Tender and supporting documents must be priced in pounds sterling and all payments made under the contract will be in pounds sterling.
TfL embraces diversity and welcomes applications from all skilled suppliers of all sizes who can meet the requirements, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability or age of supplier workforce and/or ownership.
TfL strongly supports and implements the Greater London Authority Group Responsible Procurement Policy. Details about the policy can be found on www.london.gov.uk/rp. Further details as to the application of the Greater London Authority Group Procurement Policy to this procurement will be set out in the tender documents.

The date of despatch of the Invitation to Tender found in section IV.3.5 of this notice is TfL’s best estimate at the time of despatching this notice, and is subject to change.
To express an interest in this tender, the company needs to be registered on the TfL e-tendering portal. To register or to check if you are already registered log on to https://tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement. It is important that suppliers read the instructions carefully on the home page before proceeding with registration. To be considered for this opportunity, the company must first complete the PQQ (eligibility criteria) condition of participation.

A supplier guidance document is attached within the “opportunity documents” section, which will give instructions to facilitate the submissions.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, contact the e-tendering help desk, or send a message to the contracting authority via the clarifications area on the e-tendering portal.

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: TfL will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to appeal the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.9.2012