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
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
London Underground Limited
15 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf
For the attention of: Roger Ellison
E14 4HD London
Telephone: +44 2070884562
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.
NUTS code UKI
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
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
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.
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).
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
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.