Construction of Pedestrian Cycle Bridge over River Thames in Reading Berkshire

Construction of Pedestrian Cycle Bridge over River Thames in Reading Berkshire

The construction of a Steel Cable-Stayed Steel bridge with all associated Civil Engineering, Highways, Construction and Landscaping works.

United Kingdom-Reading: Bridge construction work

2014/S 048-079621

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Reading Borough Council
Civic Offices, Level 9, Transport Strategy, Berkshire
For the attention of: Aftkhar Shah
RG1 7AE Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189373948
E-mail: bridge.tender@reading.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.reading.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.reading.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk

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: Reading Borough Council
Civic Offices, Level 9, Transport Strategy
Contact point(s): Highways & Transport
For the attention of: Aftkhar Shah
RG1 7AE Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189373948
E-mail: bridge.tender@reading.gov.uk
Internet address: www.reading.gov.uk

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

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:

Construction of Pedestrian Cycle Bridge over River Thames in Reading Berkshire.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
NUTS code UKJ11

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 construction of a Steel Cable-Stayed Steel bridge with all associated Civil Engineering, Highways, Construction and Landscaping works.
Key activities include but not limited to the following:
— Improvements to existing footways including localised widening/improvement to towpath and construction of new connections to highways and footways, improvement works to existing and new river edge structures;
— Improvements works to Wetland areas on the River Thames;
— Concrete piling and foundation works;
— Steel piling works and associated ground works;
— Bridge installation and associated works;
— Lighting and all associated electrical works;
— Tree planting and associated hard and soft landscaping works.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45221110, 45221113, 45200000, 44212120, 45233100, 45112700, 45221100, 45221115, 45233161, 45233120

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

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

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 value of this contract is between 3,500,000.00 GBP to 5,000,000.00 GBP excluding VAT however this figure is indicative.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 500 000 and 5 000 000 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

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, warranties and other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As defined in the ITT and Contract Documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No specific legal form will be required. In case of organisations applying as a consortium or joint venture, full details for each member is required. It will be neccessary for each member to sign an undertaking that they shall be jointly and severally responsible for the performance of the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: In accordance with Articles 43 to 51 of Directive 2004/18/EC as amended by S.I. 2007/2157, 2009/2992,2011/1441 and Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended by “The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.Should any of the mandatory exclusion criteria below apply to your organisation, this will result in a Fail:
(a) Conspiracy;
(b) Corruption;
(c) Bribery;
(d) Fraud (including not paying taxes or social security contributions);
(i) the offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968 and the Theft Act 1978;
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;
(v) defrauding the Customs within the meaning of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 and the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Community within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993; or
(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the extension of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968;
(viii) fraud within the meaning of Section 2, 3, or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006;
(viiii) making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006;
(e) money laundering within the meaning of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Money Laundering Regulations 2003 or Money Laundering Regulations 2007; or
(i) An offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988
(ii) An offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994
(f) any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC as defined by the national law of any relevant state.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 43to 51 of Directive 2004/18/EC as amended by S.I. 2007/2157, 2009/2992, 2011/1441; and Regulation 24 of thePublic Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended by The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the PQQ documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 43 to 51 of Directive 2004/18/EC as amended by S.I. 2007/2157, 2009/2992,2011/1441; and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended by The Public Contracts(Amendment) Regulations 2009.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the PQQ documentation.
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

Restricted
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: As set out in the PQQ documentation.
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
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

WKC040
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 13.4.2014
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.4.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

29.4.2014
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
IV.3.8)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

To access and download the tender documents go to the South East Business Portal www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk

1. Click on the Supplier Registration link in the menu (please note that Officer Registration is for South East local authority officers only).
2. Follow the Supplier Registration Wizard and complete the form. Anything marked with an asterisk (*) is required information.
Refer to the Help box on the right hand side for any areas that are unclear. If that doesn’t help and you continue to encounter problems, click the icon on the top right and this will signpost you to the appropriate support, depending on the nature of your query.
Please make sure you do not include a space after your username as this may cause problems when you try to log in and register against opportunities later on.
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The SEBP is free to use regardless of the area(s) you wish to cover.
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VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079477121

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079477121

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Reading Borough Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No 5) (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Generally, any within 30 days from the date the aggrieved party knew or ought to have known about the alleged breach. Where the framework Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order Reading Borough Council to amend any document and may award damages. If into the Court may only award damages or where the contract award procedures have not been followed correctly Contract award to be “ineffective”.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

The Cabinet Office
Correspondence Team, Cabinet Office, 70 Whitehall
SW1A 2AS London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2072760514

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.3.2014