Ground Investigation Work Glasgow

Ground Investigation Work Glasgow

A9 Dualling Kincraig to Dalraddy Ground Investigation.

UK-Glasgow: Ground investigation work

2013/S 050-081389

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): MTRIPS2
For the attention of: Jo Blewett
G4 0DX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
E-mail: jo.blewett@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: Atkins Limited
200 Broomielaw
For the attention of: Kenny Paxton
G1 4RU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412202000

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
For the attention of: Jo Blewett
G4 0DX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
For the attention of: The Procurement Support Manager
G4 0DX Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412727100
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

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

General public services
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:

A9 Dualling Kincraig to Dalraddy 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: Badenoch and Strathspey, Inverness-shire
NUTS code UKM6

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 contract is for the ground investigation of the superficial deposits and bedrock along the A9 from Kincraig to Dalraddy. The scope of the works comprises ground investigation works which shall include but not be limited to exploratory holes in soil and rock, in situ testing, high quality sampling, installation of instrumentation, laboratory testing, post site monitoring and factual reporting in both digital and paper formats. Candidates should note that some works are to be undertaken on or adjacent to existing roads. These works are required to be undertaken under traffic management restriction. Furthermore works are required to be undertaken within environmentally sensitive areas
The ground investigation itself is to provide geotechnical information to aid participants during the main Construction Tendering process for the A9 Dualling Kincraig to Dalraddy Contract. The Ground Investigation Contract includes a Novation Clause.
The successful candidates shall be required to undertake laboratory testing including soil and rock tests for classification, re-use properties, strength, consolidation, effective and total stress, chemical, contamination and waste. The contract includes for the preparation of factual reports and accompanying digital data reports for each section of the ground investigation.
The contracts for the services will include the following activities:- (a) construction of all necessary works listed above (b) appropriate laboratory testing (c) full reports enabling a detailed knowledge of the ground conditions along the preferred route. The intention is that the services are implemented by Infrastructure Conditions of Contract, Ground Investigation Version August 2011, including amendments dated October 2011. Specifications will include the standard documents used by the Scottish Ministers (Transport Scotland) for Ground Investigation contracts in Scotland.
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.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.
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=256520.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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 200 000,00 and 250 000,00 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: 2 (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 A9 Dualling Kincraig to Dalraddy 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 2012, as amended, on the basis of information provided in response to a prequalification questionnaire (“PQQ”), copies of which are available on request from the Scottish Ministers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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:
The information to be provided by candidates is listed in the Prospectus and Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The information to be provided by candidates is listed in the Prospectus and Questionnaire.
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: As per the prospectus and questionnaire
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/2013/02
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 5.4.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

12.4.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

6.5.2013
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

To receive the Prospectus and PQQ (‘Prequalification Document’) (SC Ref: TS/MTRIPS/WKS/2013/02) expressions of interest require to be submitted by interested parties by 1200hrs BST on 05 April 2013 through the Public Contracts Scotland Website or by submitting an email to kenny.paxton@atkinsglobal.com. Expression of interest made after 1200hrs BST on 05 April 2013 shall not receive the Prequalification Document and shall not be permitted to submit a completed PQQ.

(SC Ref:256520)

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 Contracts Scotland Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sherriff Court or the Court of Session. Information in relation to the lodging of appeals is contained within the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.3.2013