Non Invasive Archaeological Investigations

Non Invasive Archaeological Investigations

Aberdeen City Council. UK-Aberdeen: archaeological services

2012/S 21-034302

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Aberdeen City Council
Town House, Broad Street
Contact point(s): Corporate Governance
For the attention of: Head of Legal & Democratic Services
AB10 1AQ Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224665650
Fax: +44 1224665656

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00231

Further information can be obtained from: Aberdeen City Council
AWPR Managing Agent, Aberdeen Business Centre, Willowbank House
For the attention of: Ross Stevenson
AB11 6YG Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224332391
E-mail: rstevenson@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1224332361
Internet address: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Aberdeen City Council
AWPR Managing Agent, Aberdeen Business Centre, Willowbank House, Willowbank Road
For the attention of: Ross Stevenson
AB11 6YG Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224332391
E-mail: rstevenson@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1224332361
Internet address: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Aberdeen City Council
AWPR Managing Agent, Aberdeen Business Centre, Willowbank House, Willowbank Road
For the attention of: Head of Legal & Democratic Services
AB11 6YG Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224332391
E-mail: rstevenson@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1224332361
Internet address: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
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:

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route – Non Invasive Archaeological Investigations.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Aberdeenshire.
NUTS code UKM50

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 Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and Associated Projects consists of a package of two discrete projects, each of which has been developed separately through the statutory process, and the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the road network. The two schemes are the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) and the A90 Balmedie to Tipperty Scheme.
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is proposed as both a bypass and a distributor road around the City of Aberdeen. The route is the construction of a wholly new dual two lane road some 34,6 km long around Aberdeen City, together with a fast link to Stonehaven some 11,5 km long, associated side roads and connections.
The AWPR will provide access to the Park & Choose and rail freight transfer sites around the periphery of the City and improve access to National and European Transport Networks, reducing the peripherality of the area. It will remove traffic from unsuitable roads in and around Aberdeen. It is required to facilitate the implementation of other projects within the area and allow the most effective use of roadspace throughout the City.
The A90 Balmedie to Tipperty Scheme comprises a 9 km section of new dual carriageway, with two lanes in each direction, three grade separated junctions to allow access on and off the new road at the following locations: to the south of Balmedie; at Rashierieve; and south of Tipperty. The scheme also includes for the upgrading of 3 km of existing dual carriageway immediately to the south of Balmedie.
A programme of non-invasive archaeological investigations is required to identify and record the extent of known archaeological remains and historic buildings on which these schemes will have an impact and to identify previously unknown archaeological remains. The results of non-invasive archaeological investigations will be used to determine the need for, nature, scope and scale of the invasive archaeological investigations that may be required. The invasive archaeological investigations will be a separate commission.
The contract may also include some or all of the following:
Access from the North Proposal (Third Don Crossing): Subject to confirmation, archaeological non-invasive investigations may be required on this 2,4 km single carriageway road and river crossing scheme in Aberdeen.
Subject to confirmation, undertaking archaeological non-invasive investigations of the 999 space A96 Dyce Park and Choose site and a 0,5 km link road.
Subject to confirmation, undertaking archaeological non-invasive investigations of the 999 space A90 Aberdeen South Park and Choose (Schoolhill).
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=219203.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351914, 71351720, 71351811

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Between 200 000 GBP and 300 000 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: 10 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Delivery payment.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Jointly and severally liable.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
As per the pre-qualifying questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
As per the pre-qualifying questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Organisations professionally qualified and regulated.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The criteria will be set out in the Pre Qualification 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:

661/ACG/404
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

28.2.2012 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

9.3.2012
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire is available for viewing and download by registering at www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk.

(SC Ref:219203).

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: Aberdeen City Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Tenderers have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the party referred to above. If an appeal regarding the award of the 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 Sherriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered to, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may 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:27.1.2012