Penzance Harbour Improvements Dredging Works

Penzance Harbour Improvements Dredging Works

Cornwall Council is looking to appoint an appropriately experienced and qualified dredging contractor to undertake works to Penzance Harbour, Cornwall.

United Kingdom-Truro: Dredging and pumping works

2014/S 054-089499

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cornwall Council
County Hall, Treyew Road
For the attention of: Wayne Rossiter
TR1 3AY Truro
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1872322493
E-mail: wrossiter@cornwall.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1872323507

Internet address(es):

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

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: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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:

Penzance Harbour Improvements Dredging Works.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Penzance Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall, UK.
NUTS code UKK3,UKK30

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)

Cornwall Council is looking to appoint an appropriately experienced and qualified dredging contractor to undertake works to Penzance Harbour, Cornwall. The works are subject to the award of external funding but the anticipated contract award is June 2014 to enable the dredging to be undertaken between June and November 2014.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45252124

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

Summary of work:
— to remove circa 40,000 m³ of material from the seabed adjacent to Lighthouse Pier and Albert Pier, Penzance, Cornwall and disposal of the arisings within an operational harbour
— to undertake a pre-dredge and post dredge bathymetric survey of the dredged areas
— noting that the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have granted a conditional license for sea disposal of non-hazardous material, to discharge the outstanding MMO license conditions including securing the approval to the proposed method of working for the dredging works
All works must be in accordance with the Marine Management Organisation License ref L/2013/00283, The Penzance Harbour Revision Order 2009 and the Employer’s Requirements that will be issued as part of the tender package. It should be noted that the works must be planned to accommodate the range of vessels that are anticipated to be operating from the harbour during the works.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 200 000 and 2 000 000 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: 12 (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:

No deposits will be required but where applicable the successful tenderer (or in the case of a consortium bid, each member of the consortium) may be required to provide a parent company guarantee and/or a performance bond as described in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

This project is part of a package of improvements to the harbour infrastructure at Penzance, Cornwall and St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly to protect the future operation of a sea link between the mainland and Isles of Scilly.
Cornwall Council is seeking funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) for works to both Penzance and St Mary’s harbours together with funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Convergence Programme for the St Mary’s harbour improvements.
The award of the Penzance dredging works contract is subject to the granting of full funding by DfT and DCLG for both the Penzance and St Mary’s harbour projects.
A ‘minded to approve’ award letter has already been granted by the DfT. The final DfT funding approval and DCLG approval is anticipated by Friday 23.5.2014.
Payment arrangements and the funding arrangements will be set out in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Contract will be subject to Cornwall Council Terms and Conditions of Contract.
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: Parties will be provided with detailed instructions concerning the information they must provide. This will be contained in the Invitation to Tender Questionnaire. Consideration will only be given to those tenderers who complete and return the Invitation to Tender including the Invitation to Tender Questionnaire by the required date.
Economic operators subject to any of the following will not be considered where the said operator.
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where their affairs are being administered by the court, where they have entered into an arrangement with creditors, where they have suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a final judgment in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 June 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
(l) has been the subject of a conviction for failing to prevent Bribery or Corruption as stated under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: May include, but shall not be limited to
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance sheets or extracts from the balance sheets, where publication of the balance sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
(d) the criteria listed in III.2.1; and
(e) any other information or documents referred to in the Invitation to Tender Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
May include, but shall not be limited to
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given:
— where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority,
— where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(g) for public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;
(i) a statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) N/A
(m) the criteria listed in III.2.1; and
(n) any other information or documents referred to in the Invitation to Tender Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender Questionnaire.
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

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

PAS 2013.15 F
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 21.4.2014 – 15:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.4.2014 – 15:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28.4.2014 – 15:30
Place:

Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: The Authorised Officer from the contracting directorate of Cornwall Council, together with at least one Council Officer who is independent of the contracting directorate. The relevant elected Member from the Council’s Cabinet will also be invited to be present at the opening of the tenders and will attend if available.

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

In evaluating the suitability of contracting organisations it may be necessary to request additional information and for applicants to attend an interview and/or site visit. Organisations must be able to demonstrate through the Invitation to Tender Questionnaire that they possess the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to undertake this service.
This procurement is for a sub-threshold public works contract and as such Cornwall Council is under no obligation to apply the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (‘the Regulations’). Whilst Cornwall Council has decided to advertise on a voluntary basis and tender using an open procedure this does not represent a commitment to follow the official EU procurement process for the Open Procedure despite the fact the project has been advertised in the Official Journal. For the avoidance of doubt, Cornwall Council will not be holding any standstill period and neither will it be bound to comply with the minimum timescales for the procurement arrangements involved for a tender using the Open Procedure set out in the Regulations.
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:

13.3.2014