Services - 137921-2017

12/04/2017    S72    - - Services - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2017/S 072-137921

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
Two Snowhill, Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6GA
United Kingdom
Contact person: HS2 Procurement
Telephone: +44 2079443000
E-mail: hs2procurement@hs2.org.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/high-speed-two-limited

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://hs2.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://hs2.bravosolution.co.uk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Railway services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Phase 1 Stations: Design Services Contracts.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

HS2 Ltd is responsible for developing and promoting the new high speed railway known as HS2. HS2 will initially run between London and Birmingham (Phase 1) but will subsequently be extended to link Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds (Phase 2).

Phase 1 stations design services are divided into the following 4 Lots:

Southern Lots:

— London Euston; and

— Old Oak Common.

Northern Lots:

— Interchange Station; and

— Birmingham Curzon Street.

The scope of Design Services (including base scope and optional scope) is described in the Pre-Qualification Pack (‘PQP’) and accompanying Procurement Documents.

Applicants/Tenderers may express interest in and, if shortlisted, tender for all 4 Lots. However:

(a) a Tenderer cannot win more than 2 Contracts; and

(b) a Tenderer cannot win both Southern Lot Contracts.

Applicants are referred to the PQP for further information on the Evaluation Methodology to be applied at ITT stage to identify the most economically advantageous tender for each Lot.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 221 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Applicants are referred to II.1.4 above and to the PQP for information about how HS2 Ltd will apply the Evaluation Methodology to give effect to the ‘win 2 only’ and Southern Stations award restrictions. Applicants should note that the award restrictions apply to Applicants, Parties and Significant Subconsultants. See further PQP Section 5.6.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Euston Station

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71500000
71200000
71000000
71400000
72242000
71300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

Design Services to be performed in relation to the new HS2 Phase 1 Station to be located at Euston in London NW1.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Procurement for a Design Services Contract for design and other related services in relation to the new HS2 station to be located at London Euston. Further information on the scope of this Lot and the procurement is included in the PQP and accompanying Procurement Documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 98 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 12/01/2018
End: 21/12/2027
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants are referred to the PQP and PQQ for information on HS2 Ltd's criteria for choosing Applicants to be invited to tender for 1 or more Lots. HS2 Ltd expects to select only the top 4 Applicants to tender for each of the 4 Lots. However, HS2 Ltd reserves the right in its absolute discretion to invite to tender fewer than 4 or to invite 5 Applicants for any Lot(s) on the basis described in PQP Section 6.11.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Applicants should be aware that HS2 Ltd reserves the right to omit and/or vary the scope of the Contracts and/or require optional scope to be performed. Further information in relation to scope (including details of the base scope and optional scope for each Lot), value of each Lot and value of HS2 Ltd's options is included in the PQP.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Applicants are referred to VI.3) Additional information in this Contract Notice below.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Old Oak Common Station

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71000000
71400000
71500000
71200000
72242000
71300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

Design Services to be performed in relation to the new HS2 Phase One Station to be located at Old Oak Common in London NW10.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Procurement for a Design Services Contract for design and other related services in relation to the new HS2 station to be located at Old Oak Common. Further information on the scope of this Lot and the procurement is included in the PQP and accompanying Procurement Documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 12/01/2018
End: 21/12/2027
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants are referred to the PQP and PQQ for information on HS2 Ltd's criteria for choosing Applicants to be invited to tender for 1 or more Lots. HS2 Ltd expects to select only the top 4 Applicants to tender for each of the 4 Lots. However, HS2 Ltd reserves the right in its absolute discretion to invite to tender fewer than 4 or to invite 5 Applicants for any Lot(s) on the basis described in PQP Section 6.11.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Applicants should be aware that HS2 Ltd reserves the right to omit and/or vary the scope of the Contracts and/or require optional scope to be performed. Further information in relation to scope (including details of the base scope and optional scope for each Lot), value of each Lot and value of HS2 Ltd's options is included in the PQP.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Applicants are referred to VI.3) Additional information in this Contract Notice below.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Interchange Station

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71000000
71400000
71500000
71200000
72242000
71300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
NUTS code: UKG3
Main site or place of performance:

Design Services to be performed in relation to the new HS2 Phase 1 Station to be known as Interchange Station located in West Midlands, England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Procurement for a Design Services Contract for design and other related services in relation to the new HS2 Interchange Station. Further information on the scope of this Lot and the procurement is included in the PQP and accompanying Procurement Documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 23 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 12/01/2018
End: 21/12/2027
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants are referred to the PQP and PQQ for information on HS2 Ltd's criteria for choosing Applicants to be invited to tender for 1 or more Lots. HS2 Ltd expects to select only the top 4 Applicants to tender for each of the 4 Lots. However, HS2 Ltd reserves the right in its absolute discretion to invite to tender fewer than 4 or to invite 5 Applicants for any Lot(s) on the basis described in PQP Section 6.11.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Applicants should be aware that HS2 Ltd reserves the right to omit and/or vary the scope of the Contracts and/or require optional scope to be performed. Further information in relation to scope (including details of the base scope and optional scope for each Lot), value of each Lot and value of HS2 Ltd's options is included in the PQP.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Applicants are referred to VI.3) Additional information in this Contract Notice below.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Birmingham Curzon Street

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71000000
71400000
71500000
71200000
72242000
71300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
NUTS code: UKG
Main site or place of performance:

Design Services to be performed in relation to the new HS2 Phase 1 Station to be located at Birmingham Curzon Street located in West Midlands, England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Procurement for a Design Services Contract for design and other related services in relation to the new HS2 station to be located at Birmingham Curzon Street. Further information on the scope of this Lot and the procurement is included in the PQP and accompanying Procurement Documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 12/01/2018
End: 21/12/2027
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants are referred to the PQP and PQQ for information on HS2 Ltd's criteria for choosing Applicants to be invited to tender for 1 or more Lots. HS2 Ltd expects to select only the top 4 Applicants to tender for each of the 4 Lots. However, HS2 Ltd reserves the right in its absolute discretion to invite to tender fewer than 4 or to invite 5 Applicants for any Lot(s) on the basis described in PQP Section 6.11.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Applicants should be aware that HS2 Ltd reserves the right to omit and/or vary the scope of the Contracts and/or require optional scope to be performed. Further information in relation to scope (including details of the base scope and optional scope for each Lot), value of each Lot and value of HS2 Ltd's options is included in the PQP.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Applicants are referred to VI.3) Additional information in this Contract Notice below.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Applicants are referred to the PQP and PQQ for information about conditions for participation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Applicants are referred to the PQP and PQQ for information about HS2 Ltd's requirements and Minimum Standards in relation to economic and financial standing for each Lot.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Applicants are referred to the PQP and PQQ for information about HS2 Ltd's requirements and Minimum Standards in relation to technical and professional ability for each Lot.

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Applicants are referred to the PQP and PQQ for information about HS2 Ltd's rules and criteria for participation for each Lot.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

HS2 Ltd reserves the right to require guarantees, bonds, collateral warranties (potentially including the grant of step-in rights) and other forms of security as appropriate to be specified in the Procurement Documents to be made available at ITT stage. Applicants are referred to the PQP for relevant information available at this Contract Notice stage.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The main financing conditions, payment mechanism, performance standards and incentive mechanism will be described in the Procurement Documents to be made available at ITT stage but it is expected that payment for the Design Services will be in accordance with the provisions of NEC3 Professional Services Contract Option E (NEC3 PSC Option E) as the same may be amended by HS2 Ltd. Further details will be provided in the ITT. Applicants are referred to the PQP for relevant information available at this Contract Notice stage.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

HS2 Ltd will accept expressions of interest and tenders from single entities or Consortia. HS2 Ltd does not require those Consortia who intend to form a single legal entity to do so at the PQQ stage. HS2 Ltd will consider contracting with a Consortium, providing always that the participants in any Consortium are jointly and severally liable for all of the obligations of the Consultant under the Contract.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

No.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 08/05/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 12/07/2017
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 24 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

1) Terms with an initial capital letter used in this Contract Notice, the PQP and the PQQ have the meanings given in PQP Section 1.3 (Definitions).

2) To express interest in 1 or more of the Lots, Applicants must complete the PQQ on the Hs2 eSourcing portal strictly in accordance with the submission deadline for PQ Applications stated in the PQP (PQ Application Deadline). Please note that the PQ Application Deadline is a precise time and Applicants should allow sufficient time to upload their PQ Applications.

3) An Applicant may be a single organisation or a Consortium. An Applicant may only submit 1 PQ Application but it may be for any number of the 4 Lots. If an Applicant submits a PQ Application for more than 1 Lot then it must do so in the same form for all Lots in which the Applicant expresses an interest. A particular economic operator may not apply as more than 1 Applicant, whether as a single Applicant or as a Party to 1 or more Consortia. Applicants should note that this restriction does not apply to Subconsultants. See further PQP Section 5.6.

4) All Applicants are required to express an interest by registering on the HS2 eSourcing portal (www.hs2.bravosolution.co.uk). Registering is only required once.

5) For further assistance contact the BravoSolution helpdesk which is available Monday to Friday (8:00-18:00) GMT on:

Email — help@bravosolution.co.uk or

Telephone +44 8003684850.

6) Section I (Contracting entity): HS2 Ltd will be the initial ‘Employer’ under any Contract(s) awarded as a result of this procurement process. However Applicants should note that the Contract(s) will be novated to the appointed D & B Contractor(s) and/or Construction Partner(s). See further PQP Section 4.6.

7) Section II.2.6 (Estimated value): the value of each Lot is estimated and based on 2017 prices. The estimated values include the total of the base scope and optional scope as described in PQP Appendix A. See further PQP Section 4.2.

8) Section II.2.7) (Duration of the contract): timescales in this Contract Notice are estimated based on the current HS2 Ltd programme but may be subject to change.

9) Section II.2.10) (Information about variants): HS2 Ltd reserves the right to accept variants at the ITT stage provided a Tenderer has also submitted a compliant Tender. Further information and minimum requirements in relation to any variants and how variants will be evaluated will be set out in the ITT.

10) A response to this Contract Notice does not guarantee that an Applicant will be invited to tender. The award process may be terminated or suspended at any time without cost or liability to HS2 Ltd. HS2 Ltd does not bind itself to enter into any contract(s) arising out of the procedures envisaged by this Contract Notice. No contractual rights express or implied arise out of this Contract Notice or the procedures envisaged by it. Any contract(s) let by HS2 Ltd may provide that the scope or duration of the Contract may be extended at HS2 Ltd's discretion. HS2 Ltd reserves the right to vary its requirements and the procedure relating to the conduct of the award process. HS2 Ltd reserves the right to disqualify any Applicants on terms set out in the PQP.

11) Applicants and Tenderers shall be solely responsible for and liable for all costs associated with and arising out of or in connection with responding to this Contract Notice and any PQQ and with submitting any tender, howsoever incurred.

12) HS2 Ltd embraces diversity and welcomes PQ Applications from all suitably skilled and experienced economic operators of all sizes who can meet the requirements, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability or age of supplier workforce and/or ownership. HS2 Ltd will actively promote sustainable procurement throughout its supply chain and welcomes PQ Applications from economic operators committed to the principles of reducing, reusing and recycling resources and to the practices of buying responsibly.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/04/2017