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United Kingdom-Sandbach: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
Contract for the Design and Construction of A536 Congleton Link Road.
The proposed A536 Congleton Link Road is a 5.7 km long, 9.3 m wide single carriageway road running to the north of Congleton between the A534 Sandbach Road in the west and the A536 Macclesfield Road in the north east. The mainline has five 50 m and one 60 m diameter radii roundabouts including junctions with the A54 and A34. The link road passes beneath Chelford Road in an area subject to a high water table. The road will be cut approximately 8 m deep into mudstone in a 25 m high escarpment before crossing the River Dane on an 85 m long bridge and landing on a 12 m high embankment founded on piled alluvium. There are two other road bridge crossings and two underpasses. The scheme also has approximately 3.5 km of realigned or new local roads and significant amounts of landscaping and environmental mitigation works to accommodate Great Crested Newts, Bats and Ancient Woodland.
The Council wishes to appoint a suitable contractor to design and construct the works utilising the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract Option A — Priced Contract with Activity Schedule.
The procurement process adopted by the Council is based upon the restricted tendering procedure as detailed in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The restricted tendering procedure will be based upon 2 stages:
1. Selection Questionnaire (SQ) — Responses to the SQ will be evaluated taking into account the selection criteria set out in the SQ. Five suppliers will be short-listed to the Invitation to Tender stage.
2. Invitation to Tender (ITT) — The five short-listed suppliers will be invited to submit a tender based on ITT documentation. Responses to the ITT will be evaluated to determine the most economically advantageous tender, taking into account the award criteria set out in the ITT.
As set out in Selection Questionnaire.
This is an 84 month contract (comprising 24 month construction followed by 60 months after-care).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As per procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This procurement exercise will be conducted on Cheshire East Borough Council's electronic Contract and Tender Management System at the www.the-chest.org.uk Organisations wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional required information through the Contract and Tender Management System. If you have any technical problems with The Contract and Tender Management System please contact the help-desk on: ProcontractSuppliers@proactis.com or 0330 005 0352. In order to participate, providers must register, complete and upload completed documentation and submit this via the Chest at the link provided in this notice. The project reference on The Chest is DN219139. The values given in this notice are only estimates — The Council gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative value.
Cheshire East Borough Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations, 2015 (SI No 102) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England,Wales and Northern Ireland).