Highways Tender West Midlands

Highways Tender West Midlands

A2011043 – West Midlands Highways and Civils Minor Works Construction Framework Agreement.

UK-Birmingham: construction work

2012/S 26-041949

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Centro
Centro House, 16 Summer Lane
For the attention of: Paul Norman
B19 3SD Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1212147040

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.centro.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://wmcoe.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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

Other: Transport Authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

A2011043 – West Midlands Highways and Civils Minor Works Construction Framework Agreement.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the successful tenderer
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Centro supported area of the West Midlands, U.K. However this Framework Agreement may also be potentially utilised by other named organisations in the U.K. (please see subsequent comments) where they would be contracting directly with the successful supplier for each lot.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Centro, the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority, with Local Authority partners promote and develop transport across the region. We invest in a number of activities designed to improve and enhance the regional transport structure, working towards a fully integrated transport system offering safe, secure and efficient travel.
To this end a contract is required for provision of highways and civils minor construction works for transport related schemes; typically minor highway improvements, work on bridges and structures, together with other transport related highway and civil’s construction. The works will mainly, but not exclusively, comprise of schemes included in the West Midlands Local Transport Plan, and the West Midlands Local Sustainable Transport Fund bid, however this contract will also be used for other minor highway and related civils works for improvements to be undertaken throughout the West Midlands Region.
Centro and regional council partners in the West Midlands, will need to carry out improvements across the region.
A number of infrastructure enhancements will be required as part of our proposed Local Sustainable Transport Fund bid which includes infrastructure improvements along corridors such as:
— A38 Bristol Road, A441 Pershore and A41 Warwick Road corridors in Birmingham,
— Walsall to Merry Hill, Quiton to Wolverhampton and West Bromwich to Wolverhampton corridors in the Black Country,
— A452 Chester Road corridor in Solihull,
— corridors in the north of Coventry.
The total cost of works for the length of the framework are currently estimated at between 50 000 000 GBP and 100 000 000 GBP with an anticipated commencement date of July 2012. The works will include but are not limited to:
— excavation of existing carriageway, footways, landscape areas and removal of trees,
— flexible pavement and footway construction,
— removal and installation of road markings and signing,
— installation of new drainage,
— installation of new traffic signals and pedestrian crossings,
— installation of lighting columns, bollards and electrical connections,
— infilling of existing subway and associated demolition works,
— protection to existing underground services if required,
— co-ordination of statutory undertakers works,
— associated landscape works, and
— construction of park and ride facilities.
The works required will be broken down into 3 lots based on financial thresholds (and the implied increased complexity of works and project management) as follows:
The client reserves the right to group together a number small packages of work to make one larger package. This may move a work package to a different lot.
Lot 1 – Highway and related Civils works upto a value of 49 999 GBP.
Lot 2 – Highway and related Civils works from 50 000 GBP to 499 999 GBP.
Lot 3 – Highway and related Civils works 500 000 GBP+.
The contracting authority is purchasing this framework agreement on behalf of the West Midland Metropolitan District areas. The West Midland District areas comprise of:
The West Midlands District areas comprise of:
— Birmingham City Council,
— Coventry City Council,
— Dudley MBC,
— Sandwell MBC,
— Solihull MBC,
— Walsall MBC,
— Wolverhampton City Council.
This Framework Agreement may also be potentially utilised by other organisations in U.K. if deemed appropriate. These additional uses are estimated, not assured and Centro cannot guarantee any value or quantity of work associated with any Lot within this framework agreement. It is Centro’s intention to make the framework available to other local authorities in the UK. This will consist of the following: all county councils, borough and district councils and unitary authorities throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (please see: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DI1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/index.htm.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45200000, 45000000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

See II.1.5.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Highways and related civils works

1)Short description

Highways and related civils works upto the value of 49 999 GBP.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Highway and related civils works

1)Short description

Highway and related civils works from 50 000 GBP-499 999 GBP.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Highway and related civil works

1)Short description

Highway and related civils works from 500 000 GBP+.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://wmcoe.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register,

— accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— enter your correct business and user details,
— note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— login to the portal with the username/password,
— click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier),
— click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— this will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— you can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
– click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

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

Restricted
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:

A2011043
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

5.3.2012 – 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

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

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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Some schemes may be funded by monies received from ERDF. This funding is not guaranteed and some schemes may be dependant on ERDF funding.
VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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:3.2.2012