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
Section I: Contracting authority
County Hall, Treyew Road
For the attention of: Wayne Rossiter
TR1 3AY Truro
Telephone: +44 1872322493
Fax: +44 1872323507
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Penzance Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall, UK.
NUTS code UKK3,UKK30
— 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
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
Description of particular conditions: The Contract will be subject to Cornwall Council Terms and Conditions of Contract.
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.
(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.
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;
(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.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
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
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.