Works - 356121-2013

23/10/2013    S206    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Construction work for highways, roads

2013/S 206-356121

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
Contact point(s):
For the attention of: Rob Clark
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1622694380

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Longfield Road Improvement Scheme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North Farm, Tunbridge Wells.

NUTS code UKJ42

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3 500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £1bn on goods and services and a population of 1.3 m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils.
The Council consists of four operational directorates (Education Learning and Skills, Families and Social Care, Customer and Communities and Enterprise and Environment) and one service directorate (Business Strategy and Support). This requirement is for the Longfield Road Improvement, North Farm Contract within the Enterprise and Environment Directorate.
North Farm is a substantial commercial, shopping and strategic employment area within the Borough of Tunbridge Wells. Primary access is from the A21 along Longfield Road – a single carriageway link road that was built in 1977. The expansion and popularity of North Farm has put Longfield Road under considerable pressure with considerable delays during peak periods and at weekends. Some 300 businesses are affected and future development opportunities are at risk. A scheme to improve Longfield Road to a dual carriageway standard together with improved junctions has been developed. There is considerable support from the business community for the implementation of the scheme and a number of landowners have dedicated small strips of land to enable the scheme to go ahead.
A bid to the Department of Transport for Local Pinch Point Funding was successful and on 22.3.2013, the Transport Secretary announced that funding had been allocated to the scheme.
The timetable for this procurement is the following:
Contract Notice date (OJEU) - 21 October 2013,
Return of Completed PQQs - 21 November 2013,
Notification of shortlist - w/c 9 December 2013,
Tender Period 27 January 2014 – 21 March 2014,
Preferred Bidder(s) Identified - w/c 21 April 2014,
Contract Award 2 May 2014,
Mobilisation From 2 May 2014,
Contract Start June 2014,
Contract Finish May 2015.
Please note that these dates could be subject to change.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233100, 45233130, 45233000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The key features of the project include:
— Improvements to the existing single carriageway along Longfield Road between the existing Dowding Way Roundabout and existing A21 Roundabout, approximately 0.9km in length;
— Widening the existing single carriageway to a dual carriageway with flexible construction, consisting of 3.5m wide running lanes, with a raised 1.5m central reserve between junctions;
— Provision of pedestrian and cycle facilities consisting of a 2.5m wide shared route along the south side of Longfield Road from the A21 to the west side of Kings Standing Way, and then crossing to the north side of Longfield Road to continue through the Great Lodge Retail Park junction to the Dowding Way roundabout.
— Diversion of major services
— Decommissioning of existing signal controlled junctions.
— Construction of small retaining walls to account for the cross sectional level differences at the highway boundary and to minimise the impact on the adjoining land.
— Provision of new drainage system, mixed with the utilisation of the old system in parts and with traditional gully catchment.
— Provision of earthworks subsoil drainage improvement works beneath widened embankments.
— Provision of new street lighting throughout, placed within the raised central reserve except at junctions.
— Provision of soft landscaping works including tree planting.
— Provision of new traffic signals for pedestrian / cycle crossings.
— Provision of associated signing and lining.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.6.2013. Completion 31.5.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: References / Description of Works - 35 %,
Successful Delivery / Managing Expectations - 35 %,
Investors in People - 10 %,
Equal Opportunities - 10 %,
Health and Safety - 10 %.
Further information on the evaluation process can be found within the Pre Qualification Questionnaire document available to download from the details of the contract point within this notice.
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
15.11.2013 - 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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: