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Works - 590412-2019

13/12/2019    S241    Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Pembrokeshire: Ground investigation work

2019/S 241-590412

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Milford Haven Port Authority
Postal address: Gorsewood Drive, Milford Haven
Town: Pembrokeshire
NUTS code: UKL
Postal code: SA73 3ER
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1646696100

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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 electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Trust Port
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Pilotage and marine services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Slipway Ground Investigation

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

The site is located in the small town of Pembroke Dock, in west Wales, about 4 km north west of Pembroke. The area to be investigated is part of Pembroke Port, and is located just east of Carr Jetty, approximately 1,3 km west of Pembroke Dock railway station. The area to be investigated is comprised by 2 slipways (slipways 1 and 2), surrounding quay walls, the intertidal zone

immediately north of the slipways and adjacent to Carr Jetty, and the seabed north of this.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:

Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The western slipway (SW 1) comprises a series of concrete slabs that run down to the quay wall. The slipway is currently used in combination with a mobile boat lift. Two pairs of concrete beams are present on the eastern slipway (SW 2). Steel rails are set on the western set of beams and are occasionally used to move vessels to and from the estuary via a winch.

As part of the port masterplan for Pembroke Port, MHPA proposes to construct a new, wider slipway in the location currently occupied by Slipways 1 and 2 and the quay between them and the winch house located at the top of the slipway. The eastern set of beams are in significant disrepair and are incomplete over the lower length of the slipway. Both sets of beams runnorth,

Beyond the existing quay wall by between 5 and 10 metres.

The quay walls consist of masonry (limestone blocks topped with a granite cope) often with concrete facing.

The whole of the slipways and surrounding quay walls are Grade II listed structures.

The middle pier between SW 1 and SW 2 sits at around 6 m OD and is covered by concrete slabs. The eastern side of SW 2 is similarly covered by concrete slabs. A car park, a building of unknown use,and an electrical sub-station are located along the western flank of SW 1.

Exploratory holes on land will need to be broken out using power tools. It is not envisaged that diamond coring will be required to penetrate the concrete or granite prior to commencement of


The currently proposed slipway will be approximately 67 m wide and approximately 180 m long, extending around 40 m beyond the existing quay wall. The end of the slipway will terminate at −7,98 m OD. This will require the level of the existing slipways to be lowered to achieve the desired gradient. The middle pier will also be removed as part of the work. It is intended that the material

removed during the slipway construction be placed in a disused pond about 200 m south of the site, within the port area.

The existing walls of the slipway will need to be maintained and therefore options will need to be considered to allow lowering of the slipway level whilst maintaining the existing flank walls.

Beyond the end of the existing quay wall the slipway will require excavation into the sediment/rock to reach the design level. Knowledge of the level of the top of rock and properties of the overlying material are currently insufficient to enable a suitable solution to be designed. It is currently unclear whether retaining structures will be needed at the edges of the slipway in the offshore area due to the uncertainty of the ground conditions.

In addition, the existing Carr Jetty (also Grade II listed) is located approximately 15 m from the proposed edge of the slipway in the offshore area. The founding material and level of Carr Jetty are unknown.

Previous site investigations have been carried out in the area, including overwater boreholes, shallow land boreholes and window sample holes, and an overwater geophysical survey.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Experience of undertaking Ground Investigation work both on land and within the marine environment within the last 3 years / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology considerations for executing the Investigations within the timescales and programme in compliance with the requirements / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Main health and safety considerations for this project and detail the arrangements for Health and Safety to demonstrate competence with the CDM Regulations 2015 / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Innovative techniques which could be adopted for this project / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Details of the management, supervision, investigation team, including any sub-contractors, and include relevant CVs / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 3
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: yes
Identification of the project:

Access Infrastructure - Pembroke Dock Marine

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.2.2)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: 22/01/2020
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 21/05/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 23/01/2020
Local time: 12:00

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:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

The contractor shall ensure that all contracts with subcontractors and suppliers which the contractor intends to procure following the award date, and which the contractor has not, before the date of this contract, already planned to award to a particular subcontractor or supplier, are advertised through the Sell2Wales portal ( and awarded following a fair, open, transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

MHPA recognises community benefits as initiatives and practices which drive the creation of employment and training opportunities including apprenticeships, support for local and Welsh-based small and medium sized enterprises and the delivery of community, educational and environmental initiatives.

(WA Ref:98109)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Milford Haven Port Authority
Postal address: Gorsewood Drive, Milford Haven
Town: Pembrokeshire
Postal code: SA73 3ER
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1646696100

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
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: