United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Tramline construction works
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.edinburgh.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA29204
Section II: Object
Edinburgh Tram York Place to Newhaven Project.
The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking to appoint two contractors to deliver the Edinburgh Tram York Place to Newhaven Project under two separate Lots, namely: an Infrastructure and System Contract and a Swept Path Contract.
The full scope of works for each Lot can be found within the Lot description and within the Procurement Information Documents (PID) for each contract which are available for immediate download on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cityofedinburghcouncil/aspx/Home
Interested contractors must note interest, download and return a completed European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) together with all required supporting documentation as set out in the relevant PID no later than 12:00 on 12.12.2017.
Infrastructure and Systems Contract
The City of Edinburgh Council wishes to procure a suitably qualified and experienced Contractor with extensive experience of design and construction of urban light railways in a dense city centre environment. The Contractor must have considerable traffic management experience commensurate with the above.
The Infrastructure and Systems Contract involves the design and construction, systems integration, testing, commissioning and bringing into operationally service the Edinburgh Tram York Place to Newhaven Project, which is envisaged to include, but may not be limited to, the following works:
— Track and civil works, including trackworks, road traffic signalling, roadworks, drainage, signing and marking, stops, substations, structures, pits and conduits, miscellaneous civil works including walls and boundaries and landscaping;
— External elements of the traction power supply system, including overhead conductor system, feeder cables and distribution cabinets, stray current and earthing;
— Auxiliary systems, including but not limited to building services, public lighting, and fire detection systems; and
— Tram communications and control systems.
Please note that the Council currently propose to agree terms with the original supplier for the extension of existing proprietary tram communication and control systems and require each Tenderer to include this supplier in its Tender as a Subcontractor. Should this proposal change at any time, the Council reserve the right to continue with this Pre-qualification process without amendment, or to aend the rules of this Pre-qualification process in which case all Applicants will be advised of the amended rules.
The main works components are likely to include:
— Embedded, slab and ballast track forms of total double track length of 4.6 km;
— Tram stabling area;
— Two substations including civil works, traction power substation equipment, building services and earthing;
— Demolition of York Place tram stop;
— 8 new tram stops;
— Overhead line equipment (OLE) including poles and building fixings, and associated feeder cables and distribution cabinets;
— Cable duct infrastructure;
— Bridge works;
— Tie-in of track, OCS and systems with existing operating line at York Place;
— Drainage, including track and road drainage and tram stop drainage;
— Roadworks and paving works;
— Tram communication and control systems (via the Council's nominated Subcontractor) including tram signalling, points and points indicators, automatic vehicle location systems, central control system, fixed equipment and power supply SCADA, passenger information systems, public address system, closed circuit TV, timing, radio transmission, cable transmission network, telephone system and emergency telephone system;
— Traffic control at traffic signalised junctions;
— Driver facilities buildings;
— Public realm spaces at Ocean Terminal and Elm Row including reinstatement of ancient monuments, signage, and fountains
— Other civil works, including the rehabilitation of the Constitution Street wall and retaining walls;
— Accommodation works, including reconfiguration of car park; and
— Diversion of utilities and resolution of archaeology which are outside the scope of the Swept Path Contract.
The Council reserves the right to extend this Contract to cover any future to the Edinburgh Tram Network providing the extension is awarded within a 10 year period and does not exceed a 250 000 000 GBP value. The opportunity to extend this Contract will be at the Council's discretion.
Please see the relevant Procurement Information Document and ESPD for full information on the selection process.
Swept Path Contract
The City of Edinburgh Council wishes to procure a suitably qualified and experienced Contractor with extensive experience of design and construction of utility diversions and archaeology resolution in a dense city centre environment. The Contractor must have considerable traffic management experience commensurate with the above.
The scope of the Swept Path Contract is to clear the tram route of all below ground utilities and obstructions, including archaeology, either by means of diversion or removal. The parameters of the area to be cleared shall be defined by the Contractor awarded the Infrastructure and System Contract (Lot 1), however this is likely to include space proofing for the tram trackslab, ducting and the installation of Scottish Water connection manholes.
The Swept Path Contract shall be carried out in advance of, but coordinated with, the Infrastructure and System Contract.
The main elements of the works to be carried out by the Swept Path Contractor are:
— Coordination of the utility diversion or removal design and removal of below ground conflicts with the track parameters provided by the Infrastructure and Systems Contractor;
— Design of all utility diversions required to achieve the swept path;
— Liaising and reaching agreement with all utility companies and third parties as required on utility designs;
— Procurement and management of a specialist archaeology subcontractor to manage and carry out works at specific locations of interest along the route; and
— Excavation of a ‘zone’ to defined parameters provided by the Infrastructure and System Contractor to accommodate the tram works along the route allowing all relevant utilities, obstructions and archaeology to be identified, removed and/or diverted accordingly to achieve the swept path.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please see the relevant Procurement Information Document and ESPD for full information.
The Council is considering the option of applying a Project Bank Account to this Contract for Lots 1 and 2. More information will be provided to Bidders who are short listed if required.
As per Contract Documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Interested Applicants can download the ESPD and Procurement Information Document immediately by noting interest on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cityofedinburghcouncil/aspx/Home
The Council reserves the right to novate this procurement process or the Contract to any other Public Body providing the scope and information contained within the contract documents remains valid.
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The Council aims to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefits from its procurement (known as ‘Community Benefits’) by incorporating Community Benefit clauses within its contracts. These benefits are delivered by suppliers in addition to meeting the core requirements of the contract.
1.19 The Council's Sustainable Procurement Policy commits the Council to pursuing Community Benefits through its procurement. This commitment is underpinned by national legislation (Local Government in Scotland Act 2003, the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and European procurement directives.
Types of community benefits which the Council would like to include within this contract may include, but are not limited to:
— targeted recruitment and training e.g. jobs, training, work experience, job shadowing opportunities, apprenticeships for young persons and unemployed individuals;
— supported employment for people with disabilities or other disadvantaged groups;
— promotion of job opportunities through local agencies;
— training for existing workforce;
— mentoring — suppliers offering support and guidance to local organisations and individuals;
— suppliers using community venues and other community services;
— promotion of certain supply chain subcontractors (Small to Medium Enterprises, social enterprises, supported businesses, Third Sector Organisations);
— the staff of suppliers undertaking volunteering within communities;
— community enhancement — resources provided for community facilities (e.g. playgrounds, habitat enhancements, environmental improvements) and initiatives (e.g. energy efficiency);
— outreach and education opportunities within the community to those associated with or impacted by the types of service provided e.g. promoting careers in construction;
— sponsorship of local organisations;
— community consultation, engagement and strengthening of community relations;
— equal opportunities in terms of the supplier's staffing and access to services.
A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Regulations may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the standstill period commencing on the next day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.