Coastal Defence Works Tender

Coastal Defence Works Tender

Kirkcaldy Sea Wall.

UK-Glenrothes: coastal-defence works

2012/S 22-035437

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Fife Council
Bankhead Central, Bankhead Park
Contact point(s): Transportation and Environmental Services
For the attention of: Ian Mackay
KY7 6GH Glenrothes
Telephone: +44 8451555555-444335

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Other: Coast Protection Works
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Kirkcaldy Sea Wall.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Kirkcaldy, Central Fife, United Kingdom.
NUTS code UKM22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The design and build contract will comprise the upgrading of the Kirkcaldy Sea Wall, construction of a rock armour revetment and associated improvements to the existing beach accesses and viewpoints. Geotechnical and structural investigations are required.
Included within the contract will be the requirement to undertake statutory consultations and consents and to obtain Planning Permission and a Coast Protection Order for the works.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45243000, 45243300

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

The works include:
Detailed design of a coast protection scheme to extend the serviceable life of the existing sea wall.
An assessment of the marine climate, geomorphology and coastal topography to ensure that the design maximises the level of protection against coastal flooding. Candidates will be required at tender stage to evaluate the numerical and physical modelling included in the feasibility investigations. Such studies will be provided with the Tender documentation. Successful candidates will undertake further investigations as part of the detailed design.
All necessary structural, geotechnical and environmental investigations to promote the scheme.
Obtaining statutory consents including Coast Protection consent, Marine Scotland approval, all necessary environmental consents and Planning consent.
Undertaking further public consultation to promote the scheme.
Execution and management of the works in a safe and controlled manner.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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:

Economic operators will be required to accept any requirements to provide collateral warranties, parent company guarantees and a retention bond which are set out in the Kirkcaldy Sea Wall tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the 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 severally liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Fife Council has build in a Targeted Recruitment and Training Clause as part of the core requirement of this contract and contractors’ Community Benefit statement/ proposals will be ‘scored’ as part of the Pre Qualification/ Tender evaluation criteria.
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: Please see pre-qualification questionnaire on internet site for questions in relation to the personal situation of economic operators.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see pre-qualification questionnaire on internet site for questions in relation to the economic and financial capacity.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see pre-qualification questionnaire on internet site for questions in relation to the technical capacity.

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please refer to the Pre-qualification Questionnaire for the objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates.
NOTE: To view the Pre-qualification Questionnaire please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

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:

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

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2010/S 202-307958 of 16.10.2010

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.3.2012 – 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

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

The insurance requirements of this contract will be:
Public liability of at least 2 500 000 GBP.
Employers Liability of at least 10 000 000 GBP.
Professional Indemnity of at least 10 000 000 GBP.
Insurance information should be provided with the tender submission and will be required at the point of tender acceptance.
The closing date for questions regarding the attached Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is 24.2.2012.
(SC Ref:219395).
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:31.1.2012