Blackfriars Bridge Refurbishment Project

Blackfriars Bridge Refurbishment Project

The Blackfriars Bridge Refurbishment project will deliver the full refurbishment of the cast iron parapets as well as the maintenance painting of one of the Thames’ most iconic crossing points.

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2020/S 214-525794

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: City of London Corporation
Postal address: Guildhall
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: EC2P 2EJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Hirdial.Rai@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2076063030
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.capitalesourcing.com

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.capitalesourcing.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.capitalesourcing.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.capitalesourcing.com

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

8500000

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

45000000 Construction work

II.1.3)Type of contract

Works

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Summary of the Blackfriars Bridge Refurbishment Project

The Blackfriars Bridge Refurbishment project will deliver the full refurbishment of the cast iron parapets as well as the maintenance painting of one of the Thames’ most iconic crossing points.

Blackfriars Bridge was built in 1869 carries the A201 as well as a cycle superhighway over the River Thames. The bridge structure is owned by Bridge House Estates and managed by the City of London. The bridge is Grade 2 listed.

The General Inspection in January 2018 noted that the parapets are in a poor condition with a large proportion of the parapet balusters cracking in places. A refurbishment of the existing parapet was decided upon as the most appropriate course of action.

The condition of the paint system has also starting to deteriorate significantly since the bridge’s last maintenance painting circa 2 000, particularly on the decorative fascia ribs. In the last painting contract the paint was removed back to bare metal.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

44210000 Structures and parts of structures

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Blackfriars Bridge — London.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The Blackfriars Bridge Refurbishment project will deliver the full refurbishment of the cast iron parapets as well as the maintenance painting of one of the Thames’ most iconic crossing points.

Blackfriars Bridge was built in 1869 carries the A201 as well as a cycle superhighway over the River Thames. The bridge structure is owned by Bridge House Estates and managed by the City of London. The bridge is Grade 2 listed.

The General Inspection in January 2018 noted that the parapets are in a poor condition with a large proportion of the parapet balusters cracking in places. A refurbishment of the existing parapet was decided upon as the most appropriate course of action.

The condition of the paint system has also starting to deteriorate significantly since the bridge’s last maintenance painting circa 2 000, particularly on the decorative fascia ribs. In the last painting contract the paint was removed back to bare metal. A full maintenance paint of the structure is also therefore required.

The bridge is a key transport link within the City of London, one of the busiest crossings over the River Thames as well as the location of one of the busiest work sites for the Tideway Tunnel project on the River Thames.

The works will include, as a non-exhaustive list:

(i) repair and renovation of the cast iron parapets to Blackfriars Bridge;

(ii) creating a suitable access system to the underside of the deck that satisfies requirements of all stakeholders;

(iii) preparation and maintenance painting of the five spans of the bridge.

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the bridge is not to have any significant interruptions during the works.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 6

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

 

This is a restricted procurement procedure, this tender will be published via the capitalEsourcing portal. Supplier who have not registered with the portal will need to do so in order to participate.

The ref for the first stage (pqq stage) via the portal is: pqq_CoL_1528.

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/12/2020
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 29/10/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

 

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘capitalEsourcing’ (www.capitalesourcing.com). Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate and registration is free.

The estimated value given at II.2.6) is for the full duration of the contract including the maximum possible extensions. The estimated annual contract value is therefore GBP 1 416 666.00.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Cabinet Office
Postal address: 70 Whitehall
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AS
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/10/2020