Works - 543507-2019

18/11/2019    S222    Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Bridge construction work

2019/S 222-543507

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Suffolk County Council
Postal address: Endeavour House, Russell Road
Town: Ipswich
NUTS code: UKH14
Postal code: IP1 2BX
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1473260450

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Lake Lothing Third Crossing Build Contract

Reference number: CD1160-2
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Suffolk County Council wish to award a contract for the build of the Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Lowestoft, Suffolk under the NEC4 ECC Option A form of contract with bespoke Z clauses. The new crossing will be a multi-span bridge which includes a rolling bascule opening section, a section which will span the existing East Suffolk Line on the North side of the lake. The new bridge will have a 12 metre air draft height which will enable smaller vessels to pass underneath without an opening. The new crossing of Lake Lothing will include footway/cycleways on both sides and a control tower inclusive of plant room. The Council will have completed the Detailed design for the majority of the crossing with the exception being the MIECA. The mechanical design element will be completed to detailed design but the electrical and hydraulics for the bascule will be completed to scheme design. The successful contractor will be responsible for completing the detailed design of these elements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 68 000 000.00 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: UKH14
Main site or place of performance:

Lowestoft, Suffolk.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Suffolk County Council will undertake the procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 restricted procedure. Further information and a fly through video of the project can be found at

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: 68 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 15/06/2020
End: 31/12/2022
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 the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 restricted procedure, we may take through less if the candidates do not meet the minimum requirements set out within the selection questionnaire documentation. The selection questionnaire will be the PAS91 and we will be supported by construction line in the evaluation of submissions including undertaking evaluation of the submissions from companies who are not registered with construction line.

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

The Council awarded a design and build contract to BAM Nuttall Ltd in October 2018 to undertake the design phase of the project. BAM Nuttall with their design consultant Arup Ltd shall be providing the Council with the detailed design information. The Council shall provide this information to the shortlisted bidders as part of the invitation to tender package.

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:

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:

As stated in the procurement documentation.

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

Section IV: Procedure

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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 200-484959
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/12/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 20/01/2020
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
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
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Suffolk County Council reserves the right to procure repeat requirements of a similar nature without a further call for competition pursuant to Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This opportunity is available at The deadline date for submissions of the tender is 12.00 19.12.2019. The deadline for clarification questions is 17.00, 9.12.2019 which must be generated via the correspondence option on the website.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Suffolk County Council
Postal address: Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road
Town: Ipswich
Postal code: IP1 2BX
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Suffolk County Council incorporates a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the point at which information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved: The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as amended 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.

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