Road Construction Works Belfast

Road Construction Works Belfast

Department for Regional Development. UK-Belfast: roadworks

2012/S 44-071856

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Regional Development
Roads Service, Strategic Road Improvement Team, Eastern Division, 4 Hospital Road, Hydebank
For the attention of: Basil Hassard
BT8 8JL Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890253272
Fax: +44 2890253220

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Department for Regional Development
Roads Service Consultancy, Contracts Section, Rathkeltair House
For the attention of: Stuart McKinstry
BT30 6AJ Downpatrick
Telephone: +44 2844618156

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: Department for Regional Development
Roads Service Consultancy, Contracts Section
Internet address:

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

UK-Belfast: road construction works.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Design and execution
NUTS code UKN03

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)

Roadworks. Construction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads. Road construction works. Road bridge construction work. Construction work for highways, roads. This contract is known as A2 Shore Road Greenisland (ref. c/14/2012). This is a design and build contract. The works are to provide a part on-line/part off-line hybrid improvement of the A2 Shore Road from single carriageway to Dual 2-lane carriageway (D2AP) from a point approximately 250 metres north of the junction with Jordanstown Road northwards for distance of 3.5 km to a point approximately 150 metres north of the junction with the access road to Seapark House on the A2 Shore Road, between Belfast and Carrickfergus. The method proposed for the delivery of this project is design and build. The contract will be based on the NEC3 engineering and construction contract, using option A, priced contract with activity schedule.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233140, 45233000, 45233120, 45221111, 45233100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 27 500 000 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: 24 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be advised in contract documents. This is a NEC3 engineering and construction contract, using option A, priced contract with activity schedule.
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: no
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: Refer to III.2.3.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to III.2.3.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full details of the conditions for participation are included in a Memorandum of Information and pre-qualification questionnaire. Refer to VI.3 additional information for details.
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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Full details are included in a memorandum of information – any applicant scored within 2 % of the 5th place will be considered to be a tie.
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
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: 3.4.2012 – 23:59
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.4.2012 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The Memorandum of Information and Questionnaire will be available on line through the eSourcingNI portal. If you are not already registered on eSourcingNI you must register your company on the eSourcingNI portal which can be found at – follow the link to the eSourcing Portal – click on the “Register” link and follow the instructions on the screen. Express an interest in the tender and responding to tenders – login to the portal with the username/password. You will now have access to the documents you need to express an interest, complete a PQQ and/or submit a tender for the opportunities listed. – If you require assistance or help to navigate the site please consult the online help, or contact the eSourcing help desk. The contact details can be found on the eSourcing NI opening web page at The documents may be downloaded up to the closing time and date for the submission. The questionnaire must be completed by all applicants and returned using the online eSourcingNI portal to arrive not later than the date and time stated at IV.3.4. Contractors who will be invited to tender must be able to satisfy the awarding authority that they have the resources and competence to manage health and safety in compliance with the Construction (design and management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 which enact Directive 29/57/EEC, dated 6/1992, in UK domestic legislation. To be awarded the contract, a contractor must be willing to accept the appointment of principal contractor and to undertake the duties thereof in accordance with Regulation 22. GO Reference: GO-201231-PRO-3750435.

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:1.3.2012