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Services - 234722-2019

21/05/2019    S97    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Swindon: Dock construction work

2019/S 097-234722

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: UK Research and Innovation
Postal address: Polaris House
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Nicola Turner
Telephone: +44 1793867005

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: Crown Commercial Services Ltd
Postal address: St Martins House, 1 Lyric Square
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

FM19114 OREC River Frontage Remedial Works

Reference number: FM19114
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), wishes to establish a contract for OREC river frontage remedial works.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time) (the “Regulations”).

This is a services contract being procured under the open OJEU Procedure regulations.

The RFP sets out details of the site and expectations of any successful supplier.

It is intended that the OREC river frontage remedial works will be procured using NEC engineering and construction contract (NEC3) Option A.

The completion date for these services is .1.10.2019.

See Section I.3 for access to procurement documentation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
Main site or place of performance:

The Site address is:

ORE Catapult

Offshore House

Albert Street


NE24 1LZ

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Nature of project:

The project will involve the removal of the existing timber quay structure and derelict dock gates, installation of an engineered rock revetment and repairs to concrete piles and other elements.

It will involve working at heights along the piers, docks walls and quays above the shoreline and docks. It is expect that temporary access scaffolding, towers and mobile elevated work platforms will be utilised during the works. Materials to be used for the repair works will consist mainly of rock material, steel, grout and concrete and is likely to include the delivery of bulked rock material.

A barge or other suitable vessel may be utilised for elements of the works including removal of the gates, installation of rock revetment and working along the shoreline at high tides.

Scope of works:

The scope of the project includes remedial works to the river frontage at the OREC site in Blyth, Northumberland.

For a location plan and details of the structures along the OREC river frontage, refer to Site Information document.

Scope of works:

Area 4

— removal of the open timber quay structure — approx. 40 m long and 8 m wide (Structure 4a),

— making good of remaining structures, including removal of redundant remnants (e.g. fixings, etc.) and repairs associated with the demolished timber quay.

Area 5

— removal of derelict steel front gate of Dock 1 – approximately 18 m wide (Structure 5a),

— removal of derelict timber front gate of Dock 2 – approximately 16 m wide (Structure 5c),

— removal of derelict steel front gate of Dock 3 – approximately 21 m wide (Structure 5f),

— making good of remaining structures, including removal of redundant remnants (e.g. gate hinges, fixings, etc.) and repairs associated with the removed dock gates.

Area 7

— inspection of the quay wall to agree and mark out the locations of the repair works,

— repairs to RC piles showing cracking, spalling and corrosion to reinforcement along approximately 170 m length of the quay wall,

— repairs to damaged infill concrete planks of wall and localised filling of voids in backing.

Area 8

— design and installation of engineered rock armour to revetment to top of bank, assuring adequate surround to the existing 9 No. sewage outfalls — approximately 115 m long and 4 m high revetment design and provision of plant, access and temporary works as necessary.

Project duration:

The construction phase is envisaged to commence in late August 2019 and to last for approximately to 15 weeks. The duration will be confirmed by the principal contractor.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 50.00
Price - Weighting: 50.00
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 30/07/2019
End: 06/12/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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
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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
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
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: no
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: 25/06/2019
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 25/06/2019
Local time: 11:00


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 payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's eSourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link “Supplier eSourcing Registration”.

Please note that, to register, bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register. Full instructions for registrations and use of the system can be found at registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; your organisations full name as a registered supplier; the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS)Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd): Freephone: 0345010 3503 email:

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders.

The sourcing documents can be accessed at: using the instructions detailed in I.3

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address:
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address:

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
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: