Ground Investigation Transport Scotland

Ground Investigation Transport Scotland

A737 Dalry bypass – competition for ground investigation. UK-Glasgow: ground investigation services

2012/S 70-116097

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): MTRIPS – Design Team 1
For the attention of: Sandy Jamieson
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727219
E-mail: sandy.jamieson@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00099

Further information can be obtained from: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): MTRIPS – Design Team 1
For the attention of: Sandy Jamieson
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727219
E-mail: sandy.jamieson@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): MTRIPS – Design Team 1
For the attention of: Andy Hynds
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727224
E-mail: andy.hynds@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Contact point(s): MTRIPS – Contract Branch
For the attention of: Procurement Support Manager
G4 0HF Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727278
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Other: Transport
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:

A737 Dalry bypass – competition for ground investigation.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East of Dalry, North Ayrshire.
NUTS code UKM33

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 proposed A737 Dalry bypass comprises approximately 3km of new off-line carriageway to bypass the town of Dalry. It is anticipated that new roundabout junctions will be required to connect the new bypass to the existing A737 North and South of Dalry.
A detailed ground investigation is proposed to provide information on the ground conditions for the proposed A737 Dalry bypass to provide sufficient information to enable the detailed design and construction of the works.
This ground investigation is expected to comprise fieldwork, in-situ testing and monitoring, laboratory testing and factual reporting. Trial pitting, cable percussion boring, rotary coring of rock and monitoring of instruments are anticipated to form the basis of the fieldwork both during site operations and for a period thereafter.
The ground investigation is anticipated to be carried out on agricultural land and adjacent to existing roads between the months of August 2012 and December 2012.
Some supplementary ground investigation is likely to be required as part of the tender competition for the main works. The extent of any the supplementary investigation is not known at this stage.
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland web site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=224563.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351500, 45111250

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

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 400 000 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: 5 (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:

To be set out within the tender documents and the contract which the successful tenderer will enter into with the Scottish Ministers. Economic operators may be required to accept a requirement to provide a Duty of Care letter.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the remuneration and payment mechanism will be provided in the invitation to tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If the successful participant is a consortium the Scottish Ministers shall require each consortium member to be jointly and severally liable pursuant to the A737 Dalry bypass ground investigation 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: Economic operators will be evaluated in accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006, as amended, on the basis of information provided in response to a pre-qualification questionnaire (“PQQ”), copies of which are available on request from the Scottish Ministers (see VI.3).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As III.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Economic operators shall be required to satisfy minimum standards of economic and financial standing. These are described in detail in the PQQ. The financial information received as part of each PQQ Submission shall be evaluated and scored against each of four weighted categories: financial structure; operating performance; investment; and, financial position. A PQQ Submission shall be marked as a Fail and shall not be considered further if the weighted score is less than fifty percent in respect of any of the four evaluation categories.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As III.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Economic operators shall be required to satisfy minimum standards of technical capacity or professional ability. These are described in detail in the PQQ and can be summarised as:
(a) Demonstration of experience of working on ground investigation contracts, similar in terms of value, size, nature, scope and complexity (the requirements are set out in full in the PQQ);
(b) Demonstration of use of quality, environmental and health and safety management systems (the requirements are set out in full in the PQQ);
(c) Demonstration of competence of working in accordance with the Construction (design and management) Regulations 2007 together with the provision of written undertakings required pursuant to the PQQ; and
(d) In respect of the questions on demonstration of relevant experience in Section 4.4 of the PQQ, economic operators are required to score 50 per cent or more of the available maximum weighted evaluation score for each question.
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 number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The Scottish Ministers intend to invite five economic operators to tender. The economic operators shall be those 5 economic operators who have:
(a) Submitted a compliant PQQ Submission; and
(b) Gained a Pass in respect of the evaluation of eligibility and minimum standards of technical or professional ability conducted pursuant to this pre-qualification Prospectus; and
(c) Gained a Pass in respect of the financial evaluation conducted pursuant to this pre-qualification prospectus; and
(d) Scored 50 per cent or more of the available maximum combined weighted evaluation score for Section 4.4 of the PQQ; and
(e) Achieved the first, second, third, fourth or fifth highest combined weighted scores in respect of technical or professional ability calculated in accordance with this pre-qualification prospectus;
Will be selected as the tenderers. If an economic operator has not submitted a compliant PQQ submission as described in:(a) above, failed in respect of either (b) or (c) above or has not scored 50 per cent or more of the available maximum weighted score for each question in Section 4.4 of the PQQ, as described in (d) above, then that economic operator shall be excluded from the ranking of scores described in (e) above.
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:

TS/MTRIPS/WKS/2012/01
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

14.5.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

15.6.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Transport Scotland will conduct the proposed procurement process for A737 Dalry bypass ground investigation on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. In the event of the contract award, the Contract will be entered into between the Scottish Ministers and the successful tenderer.
To receive the Prospectus and PQQ (‘pre-qualification document’) expressions of interest require to be submitted by interested parties by 1200hrs BST on 14.5.2012 either through the Public Contracts Scotland web site or by submitting an e-mail to TenderMailbox@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk. Expression of interest made after 1200hrs BST on 14.5.2012 shall not receive the pre-qualification document and shall not be permitted to submit a completed PQQ.

Completed PQQs should be delivered to Transport Scotland (address identified in Annex A.III) by no later than 12:00hrs BST on 21.5.2012. The Scottish Ministers shall not evaluate any pre-qualification submissions received past the specified deadline, unless the delay is caused by a situation out with the control of the economic operator, the determination of which shall be at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers. Compliance with achieving the specified deadline is the sole responsibility of the economic operator (including obtaining evidence of receipt by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Ministers). Economic operators which alter their composition after making a pre-qualification submission will be the subject of reevaluation. The Scottish Ministers reserve the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and to make whatever changes the Scottish Ministers deem appropriate to the content, process, timing and structure of the procurement process.
Transport Scotland and the Scottish Ministers shall have no liability for any costs howsoever incurred by those participating in the pre-qualification and the tendering process.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM Regulations) enact EC Directive 29/57 EEC dated June 1992 in UK domestic legislation. It is intended that for this contract, the successful economic operator shall be appointed to fulfil the duties of the Principal Contractor under the CDM Regulations. Therefore, participants shall satisfy the Scottish Ministers as to their competence and resources for health and safety and will be willing to accept appointment of “Principal Contractor” and the duties thereof in accordance with the Regulations.
Economic operators should be aware that all information submitted to the Scottish Ministers may need to be disclosed and/or published by the Scottish Ministers in compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
The date and time referred to in paragraphs IV.3.5 of this notice is provisional.
(SC Ref:224563).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/1) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sherrif Court or the Court of Sessions. Information in relation to the lodging of appeals is contained within the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.4.2012