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03/06/2016    S106

United Kingdom-Hertford: Bridge construction work

2016/S 106-188822

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Hertfordshire County Council
Postal address: Pegs Lane
Town: Hertford
Postal code: SG13 8DE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement Group
For the attention of: Zoe Upson
Telephone: +44 01707292463

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

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:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

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: yes

Official name: Aylesbury Vale District Council, Bedfordshire County Council, Broxbourne Borough Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Chiltern District Council, Dacorum Borough Council, East Herts District Council, Epping Forest District Council, Essex County Council, Harlow Council, Hertsmere Borough Council, London Borough of Barnet, London Borough of Enfield, London Borough of Harrow, London Borough of Hillingdon, Luton Borough Council, North Herts District Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, St Albans City and District Council, Stevenage Borough Council, Three Rivers District Council, Uttlesford District Council, Watford Borough Council, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
HCC 05/16 — Framework Agreement for the Provision of Maintenance to Bridges and Structures.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Design and execution

NUTS code UKH23 Hertfordshire

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 12 000 000 and 24 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Hertfordshire County Council works closely with other authorities. From time to time, other authorities may join in and/or procure works and/or services under the Framework Agreement for the Provision of Maintenance to Bridges and Structures. The Framework Agreement for the Provision of Maintenance to Bridges and Structures will deliver inter alia:
— Bridge asset management strategic maintenance intervention schemes;
— Bridge design, assessment and inspection;
— Bridge strengthening schemes;
— Bridge refurbishment and rehabilitation schemes;
— Bridge upgrade schemes;
— Other local highway structures maintenance activities.
It is anticipated that all schemes carried out as part of the Framework Agreement for the Provision of Maintenance to Bridges and Structures will be carried out on existing Highway. As such the Contractor will be required to return the highway to usable condition before works are complete. The Contractor will therefore need the capability to carry out general highways civil engineering works such as carriageway and foot-way surfacing, road markings renewal and kerbing as and when necessary.
This procurement process is a restricted process. If you wish to be considered, you must complete and submit a completed PQQ by the Closing Date and time. Submissions cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
To be considered as a Bidder, you must complete and submit a PQQ by the deadline of 12:00 on the 4.7.2016.
Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.
Tenderers should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Framework Agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed and attested under the common seal of the Council. Tenderers should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their Tender, where appropriate.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45221110 Bridge construction work, 45221112 Railway bridge construction work, 45221115 Construction work for steel bridges, 45221113 Footbridge construction work, 45221000 Construction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways, 45230000 Construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork, 45221111 Road bridge construction work, 50230000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to roads and other equipment, 45110000 Building demolition and wrecking work and earthmoving work, 71322300 Bridge-design services, 45220000 Engineering works and construction works, 45221119 Bridge renewal construction work

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:
The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is between 12 000 000 GBP and 24 000 000 GBP and is for the core period inclusive of the approximate value for extensions. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the Framework Agreement will be approximately between 3 000 000 GBP-6 000 000 GBP.
The Framework Agreement will be awarded for a core period of three (3) years, with the option to extend this up to one (1) further year. Please note that the requirements of the Framework Agreement will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. In addition, there will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council will be entitled to enter into other Contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.12.2016. Completion 30.11.2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Please refer to the tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please refer to the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please refer to the tender documentation.
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: Please refer to the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the tender documentation.
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 minimum number 5: and maximum number 9
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
4.7.2016 - 12:00
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 of 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
Please Note: Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement portal called Supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an eTendering system which is run by In-Tend.

To access this procurement opportunity please visit and follow the on-screen guidance.

Restricted Procedure:
This procurement process is a 2 stage process and you will only be invited to tender if you have been successful at the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) stage. If you wish to be considered you must complete and submit a completed PQQ by the closing date and time Submissions cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through Correspondence area in the eTendering system.

If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email or telephone. +44 (0)114 407 0065 for any website / technical questions. Monday to Friday, 8:30-17:30.

The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council's obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Framework Agreement at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Framework Agreement.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: See VI.4.2)

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: