A9 1350 Kessock Bridge Resurfacing and Barrier Replacement

A9 1350 Kessock Bridge Resurfacing and Barrier Replacement

Transport Scotland.

UK-Glasgow: engineering works and construction works

2012/S 52-084802

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
Contact point(s): Trunk Road and Bus Operations Directorate
For the attention of: Douglas Laird
G4 0DX Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412727942
E-mail: douglas.laird@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1412727373

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA13182

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: Scotland Transerv
Broxden House, Broxden Business Park, Lamberkine Drive
Contact point(s): Bridges
For the attention of: Calum Galloway
PH1 1RA Perth
Telephone: +44 1738455300
E-mail: calum.galloway@scotland.transerv.co.uk
Fax: +44 1738455301
Internet address: http://www.scotland.transerv.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
For the attention of: Procurement Support Manager
G4 0HF Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1412727100
Fax: +44 1412727272
Internet address: http://www.transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Trunk Roads and Bus Operations Directorate
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:

A9 1350 Kessock Bridge Resurfacing and Barrier Replacement.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: A9 1350 Kessock Bridge.
NUTS code UKM62

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 A9 1350 Kessock Bridge is a 1km long, cable stayed bridge carrying a dual carriageway section of the A9 Perth to Scrabster Trunk Road over the Beauly Firth at Inverness, OS Grid Reference E 847700 N 266500. The works comprise the resurfacing of the entire bridge deck with a machine laid jointless mastic asphalt or gussasphalt material. The works will commence in February 2013 for a period of seventeen months with work on the bridge permitted for five calendar months per year (Mid-February to June). Outwith these periods limited Traffic Management may be permitted as detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire (“PQQ”) document.
The proposed works will involve the following activities: consultation and installation of traffic management, formation / maintenance / removal of temporary traffic mitigation measures, removal of existing carriageway surfacing system, preparation of steel deck, deck plate integrity testing by MPI techniques and deck plate weld integrity testing by ultrasonic techniques and repairs as necessary, application of primer to steel work, painting of steel kerbs, application of spray applied specialist waterproofing, replacement of bridge deck expansion joints, application of machine laid surfacing material (surfacing material approval will be subject to a Type Approval Installation Trial, TAIT), application of road markings, replacement of lighting columns, replacement of normal containment safety fence with high containment safety barrier at carriageway edge/footways, replacement of normal containment safety barrier in central reserve and modifications to the existing deck edge parapet. The structural design and checking has been undertaken in accordance with the DMRB and the Specification is in accordance with the Manual Contract Documents for Highways Works (MCDHW). The contract type will be the ICE 5th Edition fixed price lump sum, lane occupation.
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=223529.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45220000, 45233100, 50230000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Resurfacing of bridge deck by machine laid mastic asphalt or gussasphalt material including: TAIT, weld and plate testing and repairs as necessary to the steel deck, waterproofing, road markings, painting of steel kerbs.
Replacement of bridge deck expansion joints.
Replacement of lighting columns.
Replacement of safety barriers.
Estimated Contract Value 18 000 000 GBP.
Approximate length of H4a high containment safety barrier – 2,1 km.
Approximate length of N2 safety barrier – 2,1 km.
Approximate length of modifications to existing parapet – 2,1 km.
Approximate area of surfacing and waterproofing 15 330 m2.
Approximate length of deck plate weld integrity testing 8 100 m.
Approximate area of deck plate integrity testing 15 330 m2.
Approximate number of lighting columns for replacement 33 no.
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

Starting 16.2.2013. Completion 5.6.2014

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:

Interim Payments.
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

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: Refer to Prequalification Document which is attached within Additional Documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to Prequalification Document which is attached within Additional Documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to Prequalification Document which is attached within Additional Documentation.
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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 6
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

27.4.2012 – 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 questionnaire (“PQQ”) documentation which is attached within Additional Documentation. Alternatively, the PQQ may be obtained from Scotland TranServ at the address in 1.2 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 prequalification 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 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 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 or published by the Scottish Ministers in compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
All dates and times referred to in 4.4 of this notice are provisional.
6 Tenderers will be selected in accordance with the selection procedure identified in Sections 6.3 to 6.9 of the Prequalification Prospectus.
(SC Ref:223529).
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:12.3.2012