Services - 550618-2018

14/12/2018    S241    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-St Helens: Engineering works and construction works

2018/S 241-550618

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
St.Helens Council
Wesley House, Corporation Street
St Helens
WA10 1HF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Brian Malcolm
Telephone: +44 1744673317
E-mail: brianmalcolm@sthelens.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD7

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.sthelens.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sthelens.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.the-chest.org.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.the-chest.org.uk/
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
II.1.1)Title:

TMC9 Traffic Management Framework 2019-2023

Reference number: DN381075
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45220000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

St Helens Council (Employer) is seeking companies registered with National Highway Sector Schemes 12A/B, 12C and 12D to provide signing, lighting, coning and guarding (traffic management) of physical works on the highway carried out by the Council and their appointed contractors.

Bidders must have traffic management as their core business but may also be able to provide ancillary services. Bidders whose main core business is not traffic management but have the mandatory NHSS scheme accreditation will not be considered.

The type of work includes highway engineering operations and the Council’s street cleaning, lighting, grounds maintenance, drainage operations and other activities. Traffic management in response to some emergency incidents may also be needed.

The contract includes the opportunity for named Authorities to participate.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 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)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD71
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

St Helens Council (Employer) is seeking companies registered with National Highway Sector Schemes 12A/B, 12C and 12D to provide signing, lighting, coning and guarding (traffic management) of physical works on the highway carried out by the Council and their appointed contractors. Traffic management is to the requirements of Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice Oct 2013 and Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual where the Code of Practice does not apply.

Bidders must have traffic management as their core business but may also be able to provide ancillary services. Bidders whose main core business is not traffic management but have the mandatory NHSS scheme accreditation will not be considered.

The type of work is not limited to highway engineering operations but includes the Council’s street cleaning, lighting, grounds maintenance, drainage operations and other activities. Traffic management in response to some emergency incidents may also be needed.

St Helens Council has a statutory duty to manage and maintain the local highway network and it is necessary from time to time to put in place temporary traffic management measures to facilitate safe road works, temporary closures or incident management while minimising disruption to road users.

The Council proposes to manage its statutory responsibility by awarding a Framework Contract to a number of competent traffic management contractors who will design, install, maintain and remove temporary traffic management measures.

Companies working towards NHSS 12A/B, 12C and 12D accreditation can still bid but if not registered by 30.6.2019 will be removed from the framework. Task Orders will not be issued until the organisation is registered to all three schemes.

With high traffic flows on many roads it is particularly important to ensure all work activities and temporary closures are planned and designed to optimise safety, road space and time on site while minimising road user congestion, delay and inconvenience. The safety of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, children and cyclists is a priority consideration for any traffic management designed.

Most works are at sites that are not subject to restricted working hours as a result of peak traffic conditions. Bidders base their prices on carrying out the works during normal working hours. If work ordered is subject to restricted working hours then the extra-over rate in Schedule of Rates becomes applicable.

The contract is a Framework and runs for an initial service period of 2 years from 1.4.2019 until 31.3.2021 with an option for 2 x 12 month extension periods subject to review before the end of each period.

The contract includes the opportunity for named Authorities to join during the term of the contract. The estimated annual value for St Helens is 160 000 GBP. The estimated total value is based on named Authorities joining.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality questions stated in the ITT / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Contract is for an initial term of 2 years with 2 No. 1 year optional extensions (max 4 years term).

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
List and brief description of conditions:

Bidders must be accredited to the following National Highways Sector Schemes:

12A-B Static Temporary Traffic Management on Motorways and High Speed Dual Carriageways Including Online Widening Schemes.

12C Mobile Lane Closure Traffic Management on Motorways and Other Dual Carriageways.

12D Installing, Maintaining and Removing Temporary Traffic Management on Rural and Urban Roads.

Companies working towards NHSS 12A/B, 12C and 12D accreditation can still bid but if not registered by 30.6.2019 will be removed from the framework. Task Orders will not be issued until the organisation is registered to all three schemes.

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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Not relevant

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: 28/01/2019
Local time: 12:00
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
Date: 28/01/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Lodged on The Chest e-procurement portal and opened by verifiers in St Helens Council

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Every 4 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
St Helens Council
Town Hall, Victoria Square
St Helens
WA10 1HP
United Kingdom
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
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/12/2018