Works - 355956-2019

30/07/2019    S145    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Cookstown: Engineering works and construction works

2019/S 145-355956

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department for Infrastructure — Rivers
49 Tullywiggan Road
Cookstown
BT3 9ED
United Kingdom
Contact person: Owen McGivern
Telephone: +44 2886768340
E-mail: Owen.mcgivern@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=2309911

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=2309911
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=2309911
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

DfI:2309911 — Belfast Tidal Flood Alleviation Scheme

Reference number: 612601EK
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45220000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of this procurement is for the provision of develop and build services by an Economic Operator’s Team (EOT). The EOT will complete the detailed develop and build of a tidal flood defence for Belfast along the tidal reach of the River Lagan, The defence is approx 8,6 km long from Stranmillis Weir on Lockview Road to Northern Road in Belfast Harbour Estate. The defence will comprise a combination of concrete flood walls, sheet pile flood walls, bored pile flood walls, walls with security fencing/railings, glass flood walls, demountable barriers (normally installed and normally stored), temporary barriers and flood gates. The contract also includes demolition of existing boundary walls along the line of defence, wall cladding, back drainage, hard and soft landscaping along the scheme, landowner and stakeholder consultations, all necessary permissions, licences, permits, consents and approvals, and completion of lands agreements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 17 800 000.00 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)
45240000
45200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN0
Main site or place of performance:

Belfast, Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of this procurement is for the provision of develop and build services by an Economic Operator’s Team (EOT). The EOT will complete the detailed develop and build of a tidal flood defence for Belfast along the tidal reach of the River Lagan, The defence is approx 8,6 km long from Stranmillis Weir on Lockview Road to Northern Road in Belfast Harbour Estate. The defence will comprise a combination of concrete flood walls, sheet pile flood walls, bored pile flood walls, walls with security fencing/railings, glass flood walls, demountable barriers (normally installed and normally stored), temporary barriers and flood gates. The contract also includes demolition of existing boundary walls along the line of defence, wall cladding, back drainage, hard and soft landscaping along the scheme, landowner and stakeholder consultations, all necessary permissions, licences, permits, consents and approvals, and completion of lands agreements.

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: 17 800 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 18
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: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

In accordance with Regulation 65(3) of the Public Contract Regulation 2015, 5 candidates will be invited. This offers adequate competition to ensure that the employer is assured value for money and that there is sufficient opportunity offered to tenders. However, this limit also protects the industry from wasting valuable resources which are required to prepare a tender submission. It is anticipated that the 5 No economic operators that; satisfy the completeness and compliance checks, the criteria for the selection of economic operators, the information as to economic and financial standing, and who achieve the highest scores in the technical or professional ability evaluation process will be short-listed and invited to submit tenders. Where there is a tie for 5th place, then all economic operators in 5th place will be invited to tender. For the purposes of this exercise a tie for 5th place is deemed to occur where 2 or more economic operators have identical scores or a score within 1 mark (out of a score of 100) of the 5th place score.

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

Award criteria is as set out in the draft instructions to tenderers document for the ITT competition. The contract will be awarded to the economic operator which has submitted the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) using as applicable the AvgL3 Price Scoring Mechanism.

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:

In order for a contractor/consultant to be eligible to participate in this competition they must hold licenses, accreditations or certificates for specific categories and sectors as set out in the PQQ 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:

The Economic Operators’ (EO) performance will be regularly monitored. As part of its contract management procedures, the Contracting Authority (CA) will use the protocol for managing poor supplier performance contained in Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 — Contract management principles and procedures: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/procurement-guidance-note-0112-contract-management-principles-and-procedures

If an EO has received more than 1 current notice of written warning or a notice of unsatisfactory performance, the CA, at its discretion, can consider an economic operator’s exclusion from future procurements, being undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPP), for a minimum period of 12 months or 3 years respectively. A list of bodies subject to Northern Ireland Public. Procurement Policy can be viewed at: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted 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: 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: 29/08/2019
Local time: 15:00
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:
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:

CPD, in its capacity as a central purchasing body, is administering this procurement on behalf of the Contracting Authority. The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract/framework agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any stage; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by economic operators or candidates. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly at the sole risk of the economic operator or candidate participating in this procurement process. This project will be used to progress the Government’s wider social, economic and environmental objectives.

No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or contract indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation, etc. will be paid if a contract or framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Economic operators should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Construction Procurement Delivery CPD, Department of Finance NI
CPD, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
Belfast
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2890816555

Internet address: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/contact

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering, loss, or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with Regulation 91 to start proceedings in the High Court. A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide 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.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25/07/2019