Professional Support Services – Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Professional Support Services – Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Copeland Borough is currently the focus for 2 major NSIP proposals:  the construction of 3 nuclear reactors by NuGeneration Ltd on a site at Moorside near Sellafield and associated works and; the construction of a new power grid route by National Grid to take the power generated at Moorside to the national market.

United Kingdom-Whitehaven: Infrastructure works consultancy services

2014/S 229-404631

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Copeland Borough Council
Procurement Dept, Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre
For the attention of: Mrs Lisa Studholme
CA28 7SJ Whitehaven
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7880052358
E-mail: lisa.studholme@cumbria.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.copelandbc.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Housing and community amenities
Recreation, culture and religion

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:

Professional Support Services – Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: County of Cumbria, mostly in West Cumbria.
NUTS code

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)

Copeland Borough Council and other Public Sector Partners (The Client), intend to procure a professional services provider (or consortium) to provide Multi-disciplinary consultancy services for a range of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) and potentially other major infrastructure works. Copeland Borough is currently the focus for 2 major NSIP proposals:
— the construction of 3 nuclear reactors by NuGeneration Ltd on a site at Moorside near Sellafield and associated works and;
— the construction of a new power grid route by National Grid to take the power generated at Moorside to the national market.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311300, 71311000, 90712000, 71530000, 71313000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract will be for an initial 4 year period with the possibility of a 2 year extension. Typically (but not exclusively) professional services associated with the NSIPs (both DCO and TCPA processes) will be required to deliver the following range of works:
— Strategic and Land Use Planning;
— Development Management;
— Policy Development and Formulation;
— Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy;
— Highways and Transportation;
— Minerals and waste planning;
— Housing policy and market supply;
— Programme Management and Project development;
— Strategic Infrastructure;
— Ecology, Landscape and Environmental Management;
— Master planning;
— Impact and Options appraisals;
— Stakeholder and community consultation and engagement;
— Sustainability assessments;
— Noise and air quality;
— Socio-economics;
— Health Impact Assessment;
— Soils and geology;
— Radiology;
— Hydrology and flood management;
— Marine and freshwater environments;
— Historic environment and archaeology;
— Bio-diversity and habitats management;
— Local Impact Reports.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 72 (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:

As in tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As in tender documentation.

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

As in tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: As in tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As in tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As in tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As in tender documentation.
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

Restricted

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

Envisaged number of operators: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As in tender documentation.
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:

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.1.2015 – 12:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)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

VI.3)Additional information

This procurement process is being carried out by Cumbria County Council on behalf of Copeland Borough Council.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Pat Graham
Director of Economic Growth Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street
CA28 7SJ Whitehaven
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: info@copeland.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 8450548600
Internet address: www.copeland.gov.uk

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:

25.11.2014