Channel Dredging

Channel Dredging

Capital Dredging works in the Port of Southampton, Southampton Water and the Nab and Thorn approach channels.

UK-Southampton: Dredging and pumping works

2013/S 060-101165

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Associated British Ports
Associated British Ports, Ocean Gate, Atlantic Way
For the attention of: Dave Herrod
SO14 3QN Southampton
Telephone: +44 2380488673

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

Further information can be obtained from: Associated British Ports
Atlantic Way, Southampton
For the attention of: Lorraine Nottley
SO14 3QN Southampton
Telephone: +44 2380488800
Internet address:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Associated British Ports
Ocean Gate, Atlantic Way, Southampton
For the attention of: l. Nottley
Telephone: +44 2380488800

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity

Port-related activities
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Southampton Approach Channel Dredge – Phase 1.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Port of Southampton.
NUTS code UKJ32
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Capital Dredging works in the Port of Southampton, Southampton Water and the Nab and Thorn approach channels.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

No deposit is required with requests to participate. Details of guarantees, design warranties and Parent Company Guarantees required under the Terms of the Contract will be advised in the Tender Document or at the pre-selection stage. (A 10 % Guarantee Bond shall be required from the successful bidder following award of the Contract).
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The purchase is to be wholly financed by Associated British Ports. Provision for payment, retention and liquidated damages will accord with those provisions within the prescribed Conditions of Contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The contract will be awarded to a single contracting entity.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: ICC conditions of contract with ABP special conditions.
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 applicant must demonstrate their previous experience and technical ability to the design and construction of similar facilities.
Their financial history and current financial position must be strong and the applicant must accept the Contract proposed in Section III.1.3.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: a) Statement and references from the firms bankers.
b) A statement of the firms overall turnover for schemes of this type for the 5 previous financial years.
c) The firms balance sheet and Profit and Loss account for the 3 previous financial years.
d) The firms Company registration number and details.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: a) The applicant must provide precise details of similar project(s) satisfactorily undertaken over the last 5 years, including value and client. Details must make clear the scope of the works and the degree of responsibility undertaken by the applicants.
b) Statements of the firms organisational structure and details of the qualifications and experience of key management and technical personnel to be employed on the project.
c) The applicant must provide copies of all policy and procedural documentation demonstrating their management and implementationof all Health, Safety and Environmental legislative requirements.
d) The applicant must provide Health and Safety statistics including notices served against the Company and accident statistics over the last 3 years.
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

IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
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 entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: ..
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of 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:

Candidate’s wishing to be considered in this prequalification process must complete a PREQUALIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE which may be obtained from the contact detailed in Annex A. Following requests to participate, including the information requested in this notice, a short list of tenderers will then be selected and tender documents sent only to the successful applicants.
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:25.3.2013

Requirement: Channel Dredging