Environment Agency Tender for Dredger Barge and Tug Boat

Environment Agency Tender for Dredger Barge and Tug Boat

River Medway Inland Waterways Dredger Barge and Tug Boat.

United Kingdom-Reading: Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation

2014/S 178-314171

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Environment Agency
South East Procurement (Thames), Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road
For the attention of: Ms Rebecca Minter
RG1 8DQ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189535750
E-mail: rebecca.minter@environment-agency.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Environment

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:

River Medway Inland Waterways Dredger Barge and Tug Boat.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The River Medway in the south east of England.

NUTS code UKJ

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)

As part of its role, the Environment Agency is the navigation authority for the inland navigation on the River Medway in Kent. The navigation starts in Tonbridge and ends at Allington Lock near Maidstone, where the river becomes tidal. The navigation is 31 km long and has 10 locks and associated weirs and sluices.
Each year, winter floods on the Medway move thousands of tonnes of silt and river ballast. As well as fallen trees, this material blocks navigation channels and locks and prevents boats on the river from being able to navigate. Under the Upper Medway Navigation and Conservancy Act 1911, the Environment Agency has a statutory duty to ensure the river remains navigable and that the channels are dredged to published depths. The published depths can be found on the Environment Agency’s 2014/15 Customer Charter for the River Medway here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/river-medway-customer-charter

The Environment Agency currently outsources its dredging requirements each year. The contractor is mobilised in March and usually finishes work in June. This operation is costly, and leaves the Agency with no options to deal with fallen trees or new shoals outside this period. The decision has therefore been taken to bring dredging back in-house and in doing so procure a new Inland Waterways Dredger Barge and Tug Boat to meet the operational requirements.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34000000

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:

Purchase of 1 tug boat and 1 dredger barge.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 350 000 and 450 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 18.11.2014. Completion 31.3.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Evidence of economic and financial standing and technical competence will be required as part of the evaluation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)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

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:

9K9E-X4X3NB

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.10.2014 – 18:00
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Please note that the tender return deadline is 18:00 on 27.10.2014.
Requests to participate are to be received by 18:00 on 10 October to allow applicants sufficient time to review the documentation, submit queries and produce a tender in advance of 27 October.
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:

12.9.2014