Works - 207913-2018

16/05/2018    S92    - - Works - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

United Kingdom-Ashington: Quay construction work

2018/S 092-207913

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Arch (Development Projects) Ltd
Ashington
NE63 9JZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lara Baker
E-mail: lara.baker@arch-group.co.uk
NUTS code: UKC21

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.archnorthumberland.co.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.archnorthumberland.co.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.procontract.due-north.com
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Northumberland Energy Park (Phase 1)

Reference number: DN339987
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45241100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

Further information will be provided in the Selection Questionnaire (SQ) and Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents however in summary, the scheme consists of, but is not limited to,

Site clearance and removal of vegetation, topsoil and hardstanding.

Ground remediation as necessary, of the localised soils and groundwater’s.

Removal of relic structures.

Construction of a deep berth extension of the ash barge dock to allow vessels with a draft of up to 9.0m to use the berth.

Formation of a new piled quay wall on land, excavating existing soils between the new wall and existing wall and breaking out existing relic structures and finally removing the existing quay wall.

Dredging with suitable batters formed between the dredge pockets and the tidal basin and a 10m wide open quay structure formed at the rear of the existing dock using tubular steel piles.

Construction of a new open quay structure to the landward end of the existing ash barge dock.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 19 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45112330
45244000
45252124
71322000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC21
Main site or place of performance:

The site consists of the East Sleekburn Enterprise Zone and a plot of land which links the former power station site with the former ash barge dock which services the power station.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Contracting Authority is seeking to appoint a Principal Contractor to work with in order to deliver the design and construction of Northumberland Energy Park – Phase 1 (“the scheme”).

The works will be procured on a Design and Construct basis utilising the FIDIC Plant & Design form of contract, with specific amendments made to the standard clauses, of which further information will be provided within the procurement documentation.

The first stage of the procurement will consist of a Selection Questionnaire (SQ) being issued to and subsequently completed and submitted by potential bidders. The SQ is the Crown Commercial Service standard SQ which will be marked by an assessment panel on a pass/fail basis with the exception of Section 6 which is a Technical and Professional Ability section with this being merit scored. Details of the evaluation process will be as stated in the procurement documents with a maximum of 4No. bidders moving to the second stage.

The second stage of procurement will be a competitive procedure with negotiation with the top 4 scoring bidders from the SQ process evaluation being invited to the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) stage.

Bidders at this stage will be required to submit a tender that will be evaluated in order to ascertain a Preferred Bidder. The ITN will be assessed on the basis of a 60 % Quality and 40 % Price weighting.

The successful preferred bidder shall be responsible for the Design, Procurement, Delivery to Site, Off-Loading, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (including all testing) relating to his delivery of the Northumberland Energy Park – Phase 1 works.

The scheme consists of, but is not limited to,

— Ground remediation as necessary, of the localised soils and groundwater’s,

— Removal of relic structures,

— Construction of a deep berth extension of the ash barge dock to allow vessels with a draft of up to 9.0m to use the berth,

— Formation of a new piled quay wall on land, excavating existing soils between the new wall and existing wall and breaking out existing relic structures and finally removing the existing quay wall,

— Dredging with suitable batters formed between the dredge pockets and the tidal basin and a 10m wide open quay structure formed at the rear of the existing dock using tubular steel piles,

— Construction of a new open quay structure to the landward end of the existing ash barge dock.

The Authority reserves the right to modify the scheme at any time prior to the scheduled date for submission of a tender. Additional scope and requirements can be added or amended. Notification of such changes shall be provided to all Bidders simultaneously and Bidders will be assumed to take account of any such modifications and amendments.

The project scope at the time of the issue of this notice is set out in the documents provided as part of it. It is intended that after the completion of this contract a further contract will be let to undertake specific development works at the site as required by an operator/developer who will take possession of the site at a later date.

There is the possibility that an operator/developer will come forward who has a development programme which requires actions/activities which are outside the current scope of work to be undertaken during the contract period. In the event of this occurring the Contracting Authority will negotiate with the contractor an amendment to the contract to undertake these works or amendments to the works already undertaken. The potential amendments to the current scope of works could relate to the standard and extent of site turn over/reclamation on the main site area and the provision of specific heavy load out pads and dock furniture in the Ash Barge Dock extension.

If the developer/operator's changes are significant, the Authority reserves the right to cancel the contract and begin a fresh procurement in accordance with regulation 72 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

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: 19 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 18/12/2018
End: 29/06/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 4
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Further information will be provided in the Selection Questionnaire (SQ) Document.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 15/06/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 16/07/2018
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: 6 (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
VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require warranties and guarantees and/or other forms of security cover it deems necessary.

Each member of a grouping of contractors to sign an undertaking to be jointly and severally liable for the due performance of any resultant contract. The conditions of contract will be available to economic operators in the Invitation to Negotiate.

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating expressions of interest - further information will be provided in the selection questionnaire (SQ) document available from the address in Annex A. All contact must be made to the person specified in section 1.1.

It is anticipated that the SQ will be available during May 2018 and all interested parties will be required to obtain, complete and return the SQ.

Any resulting contract will be considered as a contract made in England according to English Law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to approve any and all sub-contractor appointments which tenderers intend to make. The Contracting Authority is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in or tendering for this contract including but not limited to where the contract award procedure is cancelled or adjusted for any reason. No reimbursement of costs shall be available. The successful bidder will enter into the contract with the Contracting Authority or an associated contracting authority.

Please note that all dates and figures provided in this notice are approximate.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Arch (Development Projects) Ltd
Ashington
NE63 9JZ
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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:
14/05/2018