Design and Build of Relief Road and M4 Overbridge

Design and Build of Relief Road and M4 Overbridge

The University of Reading is procuring a design and build contract(s) for the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road and M4 overbridge.

UK-Reading: Construction work for highways, roads

2013/S 109-185592

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Reading
Park House, Whiteknights
Contact point(s): Andy Smart – via Intend or procurement@reading.ac.uk
For the attention of: Deputy Head of Procurement
RG6 6AQ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1183788305
E-mail: procurement@reading.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1183786709

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.reading.ac.uk/procurement

Address of the buyer profile: www.reading.ac.uk/procurement

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

Design and Build of Relief Road and M4 Overbridge.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution
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 University of Reading is procuring a design and build contract(s) for the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road and M4 overbridge. The University is procuring the contract(s) on behalf of the South of M4 Consortium, which includes the University, Taylor Wimpey UK Limited and BDW Trading Limited. The Contract is due to be awarded in January 2014 with construction commencing in January 2015. The University requires all works to be completed in June 2016 and the provision of a subsequent defects period of 24 months. Candidates should note that the proposed scheme benefits from full planning approval through Wokingham Borough Council (F/2010/1428).
The University is procuring the contract(s) in lots as follows:
Lot 1 Design and Build of the Relief Road and M4 Overbridge.
Lot 2 Design and Build of the M4 Overbridge.
Lot 3 Design and Build of the Relief Road.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233100, 45233220, 45221100

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: 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:

Lot 1 Design and Build of the Relief Road and M4 Overbridge.
Lot 2 Design and Build of the M4 Overbridge.
Lot 3 Design and Buold of the Relief Road.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 20 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The timescales set out in Secion II.1.5 and II.3 are the Universities best estimate and preferred timescale for competition of the works and defects period. The University reserves the right to extend the duration of the contract. Full details will be set out in the Invitation to tender.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.1.2014. Completion 1.7.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Design and build of the Relief Road and M4 Overbridge

1)Short description

One Contractor to be appointed for the design and construction of both the M4 Motorway Bridge and Eastern Relief Road and the provision of a subsequent defects period of 24 months.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233100

3)Quantity or scope

Design and Construction of Motorway Bridge and Relief Road.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Design and Build of the M4 Overbridge

1)Short description

Design and Construction of a Motorway Bridge over the M4 Motorway.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Design and Build of the Relief Road

1)Short description

Design and construction of Relief Road on the Outskirts of Reading.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The University reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, parent company guarantees, commuted sums, bonds or other forms of security which it considers appropriate at the relevant time.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment terms and conditions will be set out in the project agreement and the payment mechanism.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The University welcomes bids from companies or from consortia/joint ventures. However, legal entities must be formed before entering into the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: When the Contract(s) is concluded, it is likely that the University will be the sole counterparty to the agreement with the successful tenderer(s). Save where all three parties of the South of the M4 Consortium are parties to the contract(s) from contract award. It will be a requirement of the Contract(s) that Taylor Wimpey UK Limited and BDW Trading Limited may also become party to the Contract(s) in the future, and the successful tenderer(s) will be bound to agree to this variation.
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: Will be detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire and are as set out in regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Will be detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire and are as set out in regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Candidates must meet the minimum financial threshold as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire. Candidates who fail to meet the minimum financial threshold will be excluded from further consideration and their tenders will not be evaluated by application of the selection criteria.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Will be detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire and are as set out in regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Candidates must meet the minimum technical threshold as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire. Candidates who fail to meet the minimum technical threshold will be excluded from further consideration and their tenders will not be evaluated by application of the selection criteria.
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 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The economic operators selected for each lot will be the top ranking candidates by application of the selection criteria as set out in the PQQ.
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:

UOR/EST/13/047.
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: 8.7.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.7.2013 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 8.7.2013 – 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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

Candidates are advised that the University is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidentiality or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information that they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The University shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to information provided by the candidate. However, if such information is requested the University may be forced to disclose such documentation, irrespective of a candidates wishes. Please note it is not sufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response.
The University shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates and no liability shall be accepted for any costs, charges or expenses irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. The University reserves the right to not award any or part of any proposed contract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Reading
Whiteknights
RG6 6AQ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@reading.ac.uk
Internet address: www.reading.ac.uk/procurement

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The University will communicate to tenderers and candidates its decision to award the Contract(s). In accordance with the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (the Regulations) the University will include within its notice to tenderers and candidates the criteria for the award of Contract, the reasons for the decision to award the Contract(s), and why a candidate was unsuccessful. The standstill period will commence on the date that the notice is issued to the tenderers and candidates, and will conclude (at the earliest) at midnight on the 10th day after the notice was sent. For the avoidance of doubt, the University will also include a statement within its notice to tenderers and candidates specifying the timing of the standstill period in accordance with regulations 32 and 32A of the Regulations. The University will not enter into the Contract(s) before the end of the standstill period.
If an appeal regarding the award of the Contract(s) has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended by the Regulations) provide for an aggrieved party who has been harmed or is at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge unless the Court approves an extension to this of up to 3 months from the date of knowledge where there is good reason to do so.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.6.2013