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United Kingdom-Glasgow: Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA13122
Section II: Object
Contractors Works Framework
Scottish Canals is looking to establish a framework to deliver engineering and construction work to maintain and develop the canal infrastructure.
The value and scope will be defined by the priorities of the Scottish Canals Corporate Plan as well as the Scottish Canals Asset Management Strategy. All work will be subject to securing funding during the life of the framework and no volume or value of work is guaranteed.
See tender instructions for more information. Lot 8 cannot be bid for in conjunction with any other lot. All lots may be awarded to more than 1 participant if full coverage of the entire canal network in Scotland cannot be covered by 1 award. Lots may be combined up to a maximum of 3 lots per tenderer.
Mechanical/Hydraulic and Related Works
Scotland wide across canal network.
The type of assets to be worked on include but are not limited to:
— powered and manual locks,
— powered and manual moving bridges, fixed bridges,
— roads and pathways,
— reservoirs and feeder channels,
— retaining walls,
— embankments and cuttings,
— new and existing small canal side buildings,
— new and existing operational buildings,
— visitor attractions,
— public realm works,
There may also be elements of design incorporated into the call-offs from the framework.
The framework will run for an initial 3-year period with the option to extend for an additional period of up to 3 years giving a total framework length of 6 years.
The selection criteria will be as follows:
— financial information and business probity (pass or fail),
— Suitable insurance cover (pass or fail),
— fair work practices (pass or fail),
— project experience referees (pass or fail),
— professional ability — skills (40 %),
— technical ability — experience (40 %),
— technical ability — plant and labour (20 %).
Any response that does not achieve a pass for each of the pass or fail criteria may be rejected. Weighted scores will be given for answers to each of the criteria with % numbers above.
Additional purchases for each call-off required within the framework will be made in line with the framework terms.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Survey/Site Investigation/Ground Investigation/Other Investigation and Related Works
Scotland wide across the canal network.
— suitable insurance cover (pass or fail),
Landscaping and Related Works
Fabrication and Related Works
Building Works and Related Works
Electrical/Controls/Telemetry Works and Related Works
Any response that does not achieve a Pass for each of the pass or fail criteria may be rejected. Weighted scores will be given for answers to each of the criteria with % numbers above.
Minor Construction Works
Multi-discipline Lot (One Stop Shop)
This lot will be made up of the awarded participants of lots 1 to 7. This lot will be used for mini-competitions where not all of the terms governing the provision of the works clearly determine which of lots 1 to 7 should be used to award the call-off. This lot will only be used in conjunction with mini-competitions.
The limited number of candidates will be determined by the result of the other lots within this tender.
This lot will be made up of the awarded participants of lots 1 to 7.
Civils Works (including Optional Site Set-up and Primary Emergency Response) and Related Works
The creation of a contractors works framework for delivery of a range of projects across the canal network.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
For 4A.1 — If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.
For 4B.2.2 Bidders will be required to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of the values below in the business area covered by the contract for the last 2 years.
Lot 1: 4 000 000 GBP;
Lot 2: 1 000 000 GBP;
Lot 3: 250 000 GBP;
Lot 4: 600 000 GBP;
Lot 5: 1 000 000 GBP;
Lot 6: 1 000 000 GBP;
Lot 7: 1 000 000 GBP;
Lot 8: 100 000 GBP.
For 4B.3 — Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading;
For 4B.4 — Bidder will be required to state the values for the following financial ratios:
— current ratio,
— quick ratio,
— gearing ratio.
The acceptable range for each financial ratio is at least 1:1.
The ratios will be calculated as follows:
— current ratio = current assets/current liabilities,
— quick ratio = current assets less stock/current liabilities,
— gearing ratio = total borrowings/net worth of the business.
For 4B.5.1 — It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = 5 000 000 GBP,
— public liability insurance = 10 000 000 GBP,
— professional indemnity insurance (lots 1-7) = 5 000 000 GBP,
— professional indemnity insurance (lots 1-7) = 500 000 GBP.
Bidders will be required to complete the questions technical ability and project experience included in the documents on PCS-Tender.
Bidders will be required to provide examples of works carried out in the past 5 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the work as described in part II.2.4) of the OJEU contract notice.
Bidders will be required to demonstrate that they have the appropriate key technical staff to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4) in the OJEU contract notice.
Bidders will be required to demonstrate that they have (or have access to) the relevant tools, plant or technical equipment to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4) in the OJEU contract notice.
Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.
Health and safety procedures
1) The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum; or
2a) The bidder must have a regularly reviewed and documented policy for health and safety (H&S) management, endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer or equivalent;
2b) A documented process demonstrating the bidder’s arrangements for ensuring that H&S measures are effective in reducing/preventing incidents, occupational ill-health and accidents;
2c) A documented procedure how the bidder obtains access to competent health and safety advice and assistance. This must demonstrate evidence of how the bidder’s organisation obtains access to competent health and safety advice;
2d) Documented arrangements for providing the bidder’s workforce with training and information appropriate to the type of work of which the organisation is likely to bid;
2e) A documented procedure describing what H&S or other relevant qualifications and experience the bidder’s workforce has, in order to implement the H&S policy to a standard appropriate for the work for which the organisation is likely to bid;
2f) Documented arrangements for checking, reviewing and where necessary, improving the bidders H&S performance. This must demonstrate that the bidder’s organisation has in place and implements, a system of monitoring H&S procedures on an on-going basis and for periodically reviewing and updating that system as necessary;
2g) Documented arrangements for involving the bidder’s workforce in the planning and implementation of H&S measures. This must demonstrate that the bidder has in place and implements, a means of consulting its workforce on H&S matters and show how workforce comments, including complaints, are taken into account;
2h) Documented procedures for recording accidents/incidents and undertaking follow-up action. This will include records of accident rates and frequency for all RIDDOR reportable events for at least the last 3 years. It must demonstrate a system for reviewing significant incidents and recording action taken as a result including action taken in response to enforcement;
2i) Documented arrangements for ensuring that the bidder’s suppliers apply H&S measures to a standard appropriate to the work for which they are being engaged;
2j) Documented arrangements for carrying out risk assessments capable of supporting safe methods of work and reliable contract delivery where necessary. This must demonstrate that the bidder has in place and implements, procedures for carrying out risk assessments and for developing and implementing safe systems of work (‘method statements’) and be able to provide relevant indicative examples;
2k) Documented arrangements for cooperating and coordinating the bidder’s work with other suppliers. This must provide an explanation of how cooperation and coordinating of the work is achieved in practice and how other organisations are involved in drawing up method statements/safe systems of work, etc. including arrangements for response to emergency situations. This must include details of how comments and input from your suppliers will be taken into account and how external comments including any complaints, will be responded to;
2l) Documented arrangements for ensuring that on-site welfare provision meets legal requirements and the needs/expectations of the bidder’s employees. This must demonstrate that suitable welfare facilities will be in place before starting work on site, whether provided by site specific arrangements or the bidder’s own organisational measures;
2m) You must meet any health and safety requirements placed upon you by law.
1) The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate, or
2) The bidder must have:
(a) a regularly reviewed documented policy regarding environmental management;
(b) documented arrangements for ensuring that the bidder’s environmental management procedures are effective;
(c) documented arrangements for providing employees with training and information on environmental issues;
(d) documented arrangements for checking, the bidder’s environmental management performance and the environmental impact of this organisation;
(e) documented arrangements checking, reviewing and where necessary improving, the bidder’s environmental management performance;
(f) procedures for dealing with waste (e.g. waste management plans, waste segregation, recycling, etc.);
(g) documented arrangements for ensuring that any suppliers apply appropriate environmental protection measures.
Section IV: Procedure
This framework will last for a maximum of six years including all available extensions due to the complex and unusual nature of work on the canal network. The additional length will allow framework participants to be given additional time to utilise the additional knowledge gained in the earlier years of the framework.
Section VI: Complementary information
It is expected that the tender documents for the replacement to this framework will be issued in the final year of the framework around April 2026.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The project code is 15229. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A subcontract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The framework will require community benefits proportionate to the subject matter of the call-off to be delivered during the life of the framework. We wish to work with all parties within the framework to deliver a range of community benefits in line with the Scottish Canals Corporate Plan and the Scottish Government National Outcomes.
Scottish Canals will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period before entering into the contract at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Any appeal should be directed to the contact details set out in VI.4.3) below. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the regulations provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session in Scotland. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the contract award decision or order the authority to amend any documents and may award damages. If the contract has already been entered into when the appeal is lodged, the Court may only award damages unless satisfied that one of the prescribed grounds for ineffectiveness applies.