Highways Tender Transport Scotland

Highways Tender Transport Scotland

A75 Dunragit Bypass.

UK-Glasgow: construction work for highways, roads

2012/S 77-126450

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
For the attention of: Chris Carroll
G4 0HF Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412727248
E-mail: chris.carroll@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1412727272

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: 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

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

A75 Dunragit Bypass.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: 105km west of Dumfries, 10km east of Stranraer.
NUTS code UKM32

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)

Design, construction, completion and maintenance of 5.3km of trunk road carriageway, generally to the south of the existing A75 Trunk Road with partial realignment and overlaying of the existing road pavement.
Associated works include, but are not limited to, the provision of localised widening and realignment of side road carriageways, construction of 3No. bridge structures including a road over rail structure, earthworks, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) including 5No. retention ponds, road markings, signing, accommodation works, service diversions, environmental mitigation measures and a five year period of maintenance.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233100, 45233120, 45233124, 45233226, 45221111, 45233123

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

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

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 18 000 000,00 and 20 000 000,00 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: 21 (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 names and addresses of 3 referees, 2 being employers with which the company (economic operator) has had contracts of a similar nature, the other being a financial referee as part of the economic operator’s expression of interest. A Parent Company Guarantee may be required as part of the tender. A Retention Bond in lieu of retention will be an option available to Tenderers. Details shall be provided with the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue documents and Invitation to Submit Final Tender Documents in respect of any Parent Company Guarantee requirement and any retention/Retention Bond requirement and the like.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Fixed Price Lump Sum form of contract with payments by instalments on interim valuations based on part completed milestones. Details of payment and protocol for establishing milestones shall be provided with the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue documents and Invitation to Submit Final Tender Documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required, but in the case of a consortium or joint venture there shall be a joint and several liability for each of the organisations forming such a consortium or joint venture and each of such organisations shall be required to provide a Parent Company Guarantee if called for by the Scottish Ministers as part of the Final Tender Submission.
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: Full details will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Document, referred to at VI.3.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full details will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full details will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Full details will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Document.
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

competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Full details will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Document.
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:

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

28.5.2012 – 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

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

Any economic operator wishing to request to participate in response to this notice is required to comply with the requirements of the Pre-Qualification Document obtained from Transport Scotland at the address in I.1 of this notice.
Selection of economic operators by the Scottish Ministers to participate in the procurement competition shall take place in accordance with the criteria set out in the Pre-Qualification Document.
Economic operators should be aware that requirements to promote health and safety in the United Kingdom (UK) came into effect on 6.4.2007 in the form of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. These Regulations enact EC Directive 29/57 EEC dated June 1992 in UK domestic legislation. It is intended for this contract, that the successful Tenderer shall be appointed to fulfil the duties of Principal Contractor under the Regulations. Therefore, tenderers shall satisfy the Client as to their competence and resources for health and safety and shall be willing to accept the appointment as 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 or published by the Scottish Ministers in compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Information given in II.2.1 of this notice is preliminary.
All dates and times referred to in II.3 and IV.3.5 of this notice are provisional.
(SC Ref:225593).
(SC Ref:225644).
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: The Scottish Ministers intend to apply a 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period is to allow companies who object to the decision of the award of contract to raise their concerns with the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rule to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought within 3 months. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contact has been entered into, in most circumstances the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.4.2012