Civil Engineering Materials Testing Service

Civil Engineering Materials Testing Service

Tenderers are invited to tender for the provision of a Civil Engineering Materials Testing Service. Lot 1 Fieldwork – Onsite testing and the collection of material samples. Lot 2 Laboratory Work – Laboratory based testing of material samples. Lot 3 Geotechnical – Laboratory based testing of soils.

UK-Middlesbrough: architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2012/S 130-216412

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Middlesbrough Borough Council
Strategic Commissioning & Procurement Unit, Strategic Resources, PO Box 506, Civic Centre
For the attention of: Stephen Snaith
TS1 9GA Middlesbrough
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642729178

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1280

Further information can be obtained from: NEPO Portal
For the attention of: https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf
https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642729178
Internet address: www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: NEPO Portal
For the attention of: https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf
https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642729178
Internet address: www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: NEPO Portal
For the attention of: https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf
TS1 9GA https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1642729178
Internet address: www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
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:

Civil Engineering Materials Testing Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Tees Valley.
NUTS code UKC1

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 several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 9
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 116 000 and 232 000 GBP

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

Tenderers are invited to tender for the provision of a Civil Engineering Materials Testing Service. Lot 1 Fieldwork – Onsite testing & the collection of material samples. Lot 2 Laboratory Work – Laboratory based testing of material samples. Lot 3 Geotechnical – Laboratory based testing of soils.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000

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:

The framework will comprise of 3 lots Lot 1 Fieldwork Services, Lot 2 Laboratory Services & Lot 3 Geotechnical Services.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 116 000 and 232 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for an initial 2 year period with the option to extend for a further 2 x 12 month periods.
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: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Geotechnical Testing Service

1)Short description

Laboratory based testing of soils.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000

3)Quantity or scope

The estimated value is dependant on the number of tests required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 and 40 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The contract will be for an initial 2 year period with the option to extend for afurther 2 x 12 month periods.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Laboratory Work Service

1)Short description

Laboratory Work – The testing of material samples.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000

3)Quantity or scope

The estimated annual value will be dependant on the number of tests required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000 and 180 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The contract will be for an intial 2 year period with the option to extend for a further 2 x 12 month periods.
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Field Work Service

1)Short description

Field Work – On site tesing & the collection of material samples.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000

3)Quantity or scope

The estimated annual value will be dependant on the number of tests required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 and 12 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The contract will be for an initial 2 year period with the option to extend for afurther 2 x 12 month periods.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

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

The terms of payment will be set out in the terms and 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:

In the case of group bidders the group the group will be expected to take legal form.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Full details of the information to be provided are detailed in the tender documents .To express an interest please log onto the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) portal via https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf and locate the Middlesbrough Council tender provision through the search facility. You will then be required to register your interest in this contract. If you are not registered on the NEPO portal (Pro Contract) you will need to complete the registration (free of charge) before registering your interest. All documentation will be available only through the Pro contract system. If you have any problems registering an interest contact Stephen Snaith telephone 01642 729178.

III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 2 years accounts and bankers reference. Minimum levels of standards possibly required: The contractors financial and economic standing will be assessed on the information it provides in its Business Questionnaire and any other information requested by the Authority by way of clarification. Factors that will be considered will include turnover, liquidity, profitability, equity and overall company efficiency. The list is not exhaustive and assessment will ultimately be made on a pass or fail based on the risk level of the financial ability of the contractor to deliver the service. Those contractors assessed as low to medium risk will proceed and those deemed as high risk will not. To express an interest please log onto the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) portal via https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf and locate the Middlesbrough Council tender provision through the search facility. You will then be required to register your interest in this contract. If you are not registered on the NEPO portal (Pro Contract) you will need to complete the registration (free of charge) before registering your interest. All documentation will be available only through the Pro contract system.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full details of the information to be provided are detailed in tender documentation .To express an interest please log onto the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) portal via https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf and locate the Middlesbrough Council tender provision through the search facility. You will then be required to register your interest in this contract. If you are not registered on the NEPO portal (Pro Contract) you will need to complete the registration (free of charge) before registering your interest. All documentation will be available only through the Pro contract system. If you have any problems registering an interest contact Stephen Snaith telephone +44 1642729178.

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

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

ENV171/2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.8.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.8.2012 – 16:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Full details of the information to be provided are detailed in the tender documentation.To express an interest please log onto the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) portal via https://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf and locate the Middlesbrough Council tender provision through the search facility. You will then be required to register your interest in this contract. If you are not registered on the NEPO portal (Pro Contract) you will need to complete the registration (free of charge) before registering your interest. All documentation will be available only through the Pro contract system. If you have any problems registering an interest contact Stephen Snaith telephone +44 1642729178.

(MT Ref:90353).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Strategic Resources (Strategic Commissioning & Procurement Unit)
PO Box 506, Civic Centre
TS1 9GA Middlesbrough
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: scpuprocurement@middlesbrough.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Appeals should be to the Strategic Commissioning & Procurement Unit via the Pro-Contract E-tendering system as a formal question requiring response from the Authority. Appeals shall be in accordance with the requirements of statutory procurement regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.7.2012