Northern Line Extension Design and Build

Northern Line Extension Design and Build

Northern Line Extension design and build of civil engineering, tunnelling and track work, lifts and escalators, power supply and station fit out works.

UK-London: Construction work

2013/S 056-092578

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

London Underground Limited
15 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf
For the attention of: Roger Ellison
E14 4HD London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070884562
E-mail: nleprocurement@tubelines.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.TfL.gov.uk/nle

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Northern Line Extension design and build of civil engineering, tunnelling and track work, lifts and escalators, power supply and station fit out works.
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.
NUTS code UKI

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 Northern Line Extension project will create a new underground line as an extension to the existing Northern Line between Kennington and a terminus station at Battersea Power Station. The extension will consist of new twin bore running tunnels of 5 200 mm internal diameter and covering a distance of approximately 3 300 metres with new stations at Battersea and Nine Elms. Further details are given in item II.2.1.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about 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:

The proposed Northern Line extension is essential to support the transformation of Vauxhall and Nine Elms which will see up to 16,000 new homes (not included in this procurement notice) and 25,000 jobs created in the area over the next 20 years (not part of this procurement notice). It is part of the wider plans to improve public transport in the area. Benefits will include a new tube line from Kennington to Battersea together with new tube stations at Nine Elms and Battersea (incorporated in this notice); it is envisaged this will bring reduced pressure on Vauxhall station and relief to the Northern Line south of Kennington; wider access to leisure and employment opportunities for the local people and cutting journey times from this part of London to the West End and City.
This complex and high profile project is to be carried out in one of the busiest areas of London, in the vicinity of major road junctions, through routes for traffic and involving one of the busiest underground lines. Impact on residential areas, listed buildings and other significant heritage properties will need careful and sensitive management whilst minimising disruption to neighbours, passengers and the operational service of the Northern Line.
To this end London Underground Ltd are looking in particular to pre-qualify those entities best able to deliver this complex project and bring innovative ideas forward to identify and deliver significant cost, risk, programme and other benefits that may exist. The design of the project has progressed to a reference RIBA Stage C as part of the TWAO application and London Underground Ltd is seeking to appoint an entity (single company or consortium) with the capability and capacity to provide support to the on-going development and delivery of the project including but not limited to:
1. Approximately 3 300 metres of new running tunnels inclusive of over-run tunnels, permanent ventilation shafts and temporary ground stabilisation shafts;
2. New underground stations at Nine Elms and Battersea;
3. Development of the design and design assurance for civil engineering, tunnelling, drainage, and systems fit-out (signage, lifts & escalators, fire, mechanical, lighting, power, communications) and permanent way;
4. Construction of civil engineering, tunnelling, track work, drainage, and systems fit out (signage, lifts and escalators, fire, mechanical, lighting, power, communications) and permanent way;
5. Necessary utility diversions and enabling works;
6. Project Management (constructability, sequencing, logistics, programme, cost and commercial, risk, value management, traffic management, stakeholders, environmental and waste management);
7. Construction site arrangements; secondary sites; methodology and construction techniques;
8. Integration of the various sub-systems with the operational Northern Line;
9. Optimum incentivisation for delivery during the design and construction period;
The scope of the proposed works may encompass other activities and/or omissions as the project develops (including possible fit-out works) which will not be subject to a separate Contract Notice.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 400 000 000,00 and 600 000 000,00 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

Starting 6.1.2014 Completion 31.12.2019

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 and/or performance bond may be required. Full details will be given in the invitation to tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment will be in GB pounds sterling and will be by means of electronic fund transfer. Full details will be given in the invitation to 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.
Tenders from multiple parties pooling experience to create a delivery organisation for the NLE programme are welcomed.
Tenderers are to include in their expression of interest the structure of any such multi-party entities and provide details and structure of any alliance, joint venture or prime/main contractor and sub-consultant/sub-contractor for consideration and acceptance by London Underground Ltd. Information should include as a minimum:
— Identity of tendering entity.
— Identity of all parties forming the tendering entity (if multi-party).
— Identify of prime/main contractor (if multi-tier).
— An undertaking that each company will be jointly and severally liable for all contractual obligations and liabilities.
— The tendering organisation must identify a lead representative that all members of the multi-party entity have agreed will provide a single point of liaison for the client and have decision responsibility on behalf of the multi-party entity.
— Company registration of tendering entity.
— Company registration details of all parties forming tendering entity.
— Form of incorporation – e.g. alliance (informal/formal), joint venture (incorporated/unincorporated), shareholdings if incorporated joint venture.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: It is anticipated that any contract awarded will be based on NEC3 terms and conditions with supplementary “Z” clause modifications and secondary options. The contract may also contain performance incentives and other management monitoring measures. Full details will be given in the invitation to tender documents.
London Underground Ltd will mandate in the contract terms for the project, the following requirements for all multi-party tendering entities.
— A lead representative will be identified to provide a single point of liaison for the client and have decision responsibility on behalf of the multi-party entity.
— The lead representative will have the consent to speak as the “single voice” of the multi-party entity in its agreement.
— All parties accept joint and several liability for all contractual obligations and liabilities.
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: Organisations wishing to be considered will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire which will be made available to those submitting an expression of interest by 15.4.2013.
Companies expressing interest in tendering will be required to submit, as a part of that expression, a declaration stating that the company (or each company in the case of a consortia) is not subject to any administration order and not subject to any proceedings or investigation in relation to compliance with the Bribery & Corruption Act (2010).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full details will be given in the pre-qualification questionnaire. Amongst other criteria the supplier will be required to demonstrate:
1. Their financial capability to deliver a project of this scale;
2. That appropriate levels of insurance will be obtained (to be defined in the pre-qualification documents);
3. Statements of accounts for the past 3 years – in the case of consortia then all parties to that consortia will be required to submit accounts and other pre-qualification information.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full details will be given in 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: no
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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
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 entity:

NLE/CIV/RAE/S224 – Northern Line Extension.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: ..
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.4.2013 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of 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:

1. The contract resulting from this call for expressions of interest may be awarded by and may be for the benefit of London Underground Ltd and/or Transport for London or any of its subsidiaries. The works may be provided to any Transport for London Group subsidiary companies any one of which may be the final contracting entity.
2. As the project develops the scope of the proposed works may encompass other activities and/or omissions in relation to the identified activities which will not be subject to a separate contract notice.
3. All communication, discussions and meetings will be conducted in English.
4. Tenderers will be expected to engage in a dialogue phase during the tender process to review the tender documentation and to provide insights to the project requirements through Early Contractor Involvement. In such instances payment contribution for the tenderers involvement may be considered by the contracting entity and negotiated as part of the tender process.
5. Further to Item II.1.8 the contracting entity envisages that the contract will be awarded as a single project to one bidder, but the contracting entity also reserves the right to determine the final scope of the works during the dialogue phase of the tender process.
6. Further to Item II.1.9 variant bids will be accepted but only if accompanied by a compliant bid.
7. The dates quoted in II.3 are estimated and may be subject to change.
8. Expressions of interest must be submitted by email to NLEProcurement@tubelines.com as per 1.1 above.

9. Participants submitting an expression of interest will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire which will be issued on 22.4.2013 (the contracting entity reserves the right to amend this date).
10. The contracting entity reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and/or not to award any contract as a result of this contract notice.
11. The contracting entity shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate in considering and/or responding to this contract notice and the subsequent procurement process.
12. The contracting entity may interview any or all of the organisations who express interest in tendering for this work during the tender phase.
13 The contracting entity reserves the right to select between 4 – 6 companies from the PQQ evaluation process. Details of selection criteria and specific number of companies to be selected will be provided with the prequalification documentation.

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: A standstill period will be incorporated at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to the tenderers. The notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is executed. Any appeal or request for additional information should be sent to the name and address in Section I.1. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No.6) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by 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:

15.3.2013