Coal Authority Tender for Ground Investigation Works

Coal Authority Tender for Ground Investigation Works

The Coal Authority is looking for specialist contractors to undertake ground investigation works within the coalfields of Great Britain.

United Kingdom-Mansfield: Ground investigation work

2019/S 186-452424

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Coal Authority
200 Lichfield Lane
NG18 4RG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca Vines
Telephone: +44 1623637351
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Ground Investigation Works

Reference number: CA18/4812

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Coal Authority is looking for specialist contractors to undertake ground investigation works within the coalfields of Great Britain. The works specification will be the UK Specification for Ground Investigation, Second edition including additions and amendments. Safe working platforms for plant and labour, designed to span potential collapse zones, will need to be provided as works require.

Successful tenderers will enter into a four year framework in accordance with the NEC4 Framework Contract and the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Short Contract and additional Z clauses.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ground investigations works will be specified by the Authority and its consultants for projects resulting from and associated with:

— Ground collapses and / or building damage attributable to recorded and / or unrecorded coal mining,

— Construction of minewater treatment schemes,

— Assessment of ground conditions on property owned and / or rented by the Authority,

— Assessment of spoil heap stability.

The Works required under this Framework will be located throughout the UK’s coalfield areas and split across the following five regions. Tenderers may bid for all regions or the region(s) of their choice:

— Region 1 – Scotland East and West,

— Region 2 – Cumbria / Northumberland / Co.Durham / Durham / Sunderland / Newcastle,

— Region 3 – North Wales / Cheshire / Lancashire / Merseyside / North Yorkshire / West Yorkshire,

— Region 4 – South Yorkshire / Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire / Leicestershire / Staffordshire / Shropshire / West Midlands / Warwickshire / Herefordshire / Worcestershire,

— Region 5 – Somerset / South Gloucestershire / Bristol / South Wales / Pembrokeshire / North Gloucestershire (Forest of Dean).

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

Start: 01/02/2020
End: 31/01/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

To access the tender documentation tenderers must be registered on to the Authority’s eTender portal InBye. In order to register please log on to

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 244-558442

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

Date: 11/11/2019
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/11/2019
Local time: 16:15

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Coal Authority
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: