M25 Motorway Network Improvement Works Framework

M25 Motorway Network Improvement Works Framework

The works envisaged under this Framework will comprise the Civil Engineering and Technology works associated with improvement schemes on the “Project Road” (M25 Motorway and associated motorways and major roads) including a major scheme at the Dartford Crossing.

UK-Potters Bar: construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork

2012/S 189-310764

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Connect Plus (M25) on behalf of themselves and the Highways Agency
Connect Plus House, St Albans Road, South Mimms
Contact point(s): Procurement Manager
For the attention of: Mr Paul Todd
EN6 3NP Potters Bar
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2033868500
E-mail: paul.todd@connectplusm25.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.connectplus25.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://connectplusm25.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Connect Plus eTendering Service
Internet address: https://connectplusm25.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Connect Plus eTendering Service
Internet address: https://connectplusm25.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Connect Plus eTendering Service
Internet address: https://connectplusm25.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

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

General public services
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:

M25 Motorway Network Improvement Works Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London, South East England, UK.
NUTS code UKJ

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: 04
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 75 000 000 GBP

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

Connect Plus, a private limited company, is a consortium which is employed by the Highways Agency under a contract (the M25 DBFO Contract) to manage and maintain the M25 motorway and all associated motorways and major roads (the “project road”) over a 30 year period.
The works envisaged under this Framework will comprise the Civil Engineering and Technology works associated with improvement schemes on the “Project Road” (M25 Motorway and associated motorways and major roads) including a major scheme at the Dartford Crossing.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45230000, 34970000, 34990000, 45220000, 34920000, 45310000, 31000000, 35100000

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 one or more lots
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:

The works envisaged under this framework comprise improvement schemes which may include some or all of the following:
Civil Engineering works, examples of which may include: signalling gantries; demolition of toll booths and removal of toll plaza; realignment and widening of carriageways and associated kerbing and footpaths; drainage improvements; services diversions; lighting; fences and gates; traffic barriers; signs and markings; traffic management; noise abatement schemes; strengthening of reinforced concrete or other structures; works to walkways and footpaths; works to pedestrian and maintenance access, improvements to vehicle restraint systems; landscaping; ground engineering and earthworks structuring and piling; new street lighting.
Technology works, examples of which may include: supply, install, test and commission signs and signalling; vehicle height and width sensor technology; new traffic signals and road barrier systems; variable speed limit and managed motorway or equivalent signals and signing; UTC and traffic signals; ramp metering; CCTV cameras and systems; matrix signs with associated network cabling and other infrastructure; midas loops and non-intrusive replacements; VMS; incident detection systems; safety cameras; digital enforcement camera systems; enhancements to control rooms and systems.
Some or all of the design of the works may be included in a number of the work packages.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Civil Engineering

1)Short description

Civil Engineering works associated with improvement schemes on the M25 Motorway and all associated motorways and major roads.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45230000, 34970000, 34990000, 45220000, 34920000, 45310000, 31000000, 35100000

3)Quantity or scope

The works envisaged for Lot 1 under this framework comprise improvement schemes involving Civil Engineering works, examples of which may include: signalling gantries; demolition of toll booths and removal of toll plaza; realignment and widening of carriageways and associated kerbing and footpaths; drainage improvements; services diversions; lighting; fences and gates; traffic barriers; signs and markings; traffic management; noise abatement schemes; strengthening of reinforced concrete or other structures; works to walkways and footpaths; works to pedestrian and maintenance access, improvements to vehicle restraint systems; landscaping; ground engineering and earthworks structuring and piling; new street lighting.
Technology works associated with civil engineering works may also be included in the Lot 1 scope. Generally these will be technology works associated with or complimentary to the civils work package. This may include, but not be limited to, replacement or new cameras and matrix signs, new street lighting, relocation of signals and re-routing cables and associated cable containment. Temporary technology works may also be required which may include CCTV Cameras and Traffic Management.
The civil engineering provider will in most cases be required to undertake the role of Principal Contractor.
Some or all of the design of the works may be included in a number of the work packages.
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.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Technology

1)Short description

Technology works associated with improvement schemes on the M25 Motorway and all associated motorways and major roads.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45310000, 45230000, 34970000, 34990000, 45220000, 34920000, 31000000, 35100000

3)Quantity or scope

The works envisaged for Lot 2 under this framework comprise improvement schemes involving Technology works, examples of which may include: supply, install, test and commission signs and signalling; vehicle height and width sensor technology; new traffic signals and road barrier systems; variable speed limit and managed motorway or equivalent signals and signing; UTC and traffic signals; ramp metering; CCTV cameras and systems; matrix signs with associated network cabling and other infrastructure; midas loops and non-intrusive replacements; VMS; incident detection systems; safety cameras; digital enforcement camera systems; enhancements to control rooms and systems.
Civil engineering works associated with technology works may also be included in the Lot 2 scope. These may include, but not be limited to; bases for equipment; walkways and access facilities; trenches and service ducts; cable routing; access chambers; other minor civils works required to enable technology works installations; traffic management.
Where appropriate the technology provider may be required to undertake the role of Principal Contractor.
Some or all of the design of the works may be included in a number of the work packages.
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.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A Parent Company Guarantee will be 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: Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (implementing Title II Chapter VII Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC) and as amended in 2009 and 2011, on the basis of information provided in response to a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire 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

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

Envisaged minimum number 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:

project_15 – Improvements Schemes – Call-Off Framework
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 163-271108 of 25.8.2012

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

31.10.2012 – 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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of 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: no
VI.3)Additional information

Potential Providers should note the following:
The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire must be completed on the Connect Plus eSourcing portal.
All Potential Providers are required to express an interest by registering on the Connect Plus eSourcing portal (https://connectplusm25.bravosolution.co.uk).

Potential Provider Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the Connect Plus eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— browse to the eSourcing Portal,
— click the ‘Click here to register’ link,
— 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 Open to All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires open to any registered supplier),
— click on the relevant PQQ to access the content,
— click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page,
— this will move the PQQ into your ‘My PQQs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box. The number in brackets refers to the number of documents that need to be downloaded.
3. Responding to the tender:
— you can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting),
— you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with Connect Plus and seek any clarification,
— please note the deadline for completion. This is a precise time and the eSourcing portal will reject a PQQ if it is submitted after this time. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ and click ‘Publish’ when you wish to submit the final completed PQQ,
— there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available including a video explaining how to register and use the service).
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk which is available Mon-Fri (8am – 6pm) BST on:
a) email: help@bravosolution.co.uk

b) phone: +44 8003684850

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See details at VI.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.9.2012