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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Paisley: Engineering and Technical Consultancy
Document Ref:
423961-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Scotland Excel
Date Published:
09 September 2020
Deadline Date:
16 October 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

This framework is for engineering and technical consultancy services. These service will primarily relate to civil engineering and other associated discipline which includes:— roads and structures engineering and technical related consultancy services;— transportation and traffic engineering and technical related consultancy services;— environmental engineering and technical related consultancy services;— land surveying engineering and technical related consultancy services;— drainage and flooding engineering and technical related consultancy services;— geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering and technical related consultancy services;— coastal and maritime structures engineering and technical related consultancy services;— master planning relating to engineering and technical related consultancy services;— project and commercial management relating to engineering and technical related consultancy services.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scotland Excel

Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street

Paisley

PA1 1AR

UK

Telephone: +44 3003001200

E-mail: construction@scotland-excel.org.uk

Fax: +44 1416187423

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10383

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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

Engineering and Technical Consultancy

Reference number: 0820

II.1.2) Main CPV code

71300000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

This framework is for engineering and technical consultancy services. These service will primarily relate to civil engineering and other associated discipline which includes:

— roads and structures engineering and technical related consultancy services;

— transportation and traffic engineering and technical related consultancy services;

— environmental engineering and technical related consultancy services;

— land surveying engineering and technical related consultancy services;

— drainage and flooding engineering and technical related consultancy services;

— geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering and technical related consultancy services;

— coastal and maritime structures engineering and technical related consultancy services;

— master planning relating to engineering and technical related consultancy services;

— project and commercial management relating to engineering and technical related consultancy services.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 72 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Roads and Structures Engineering and Technical Related Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71300000

71310000

71311000

71312000

71318000

71322000

71335000

71336000

71337000

71340000

71350000

71631400

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils and associate members within Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services encompass a range of roads and structures related consultancy services, which may include:

— transport related work for the development of road schemes

— roads and infrastructure

— structures and structural

— bridges and quay walls

— drainage

— earthworks

— water supply

— lighting and electrical

— cycleway and footpath

— streetscape.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Transportation and Traffic Engineering and Technical Related Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71300000

71310000

71311000

71311100

71311220

71318000

71320000

71322500

71335000

71336000

71340000

71350000

71631400

60000000

60100000

60112000

60600000

63710000

63712000

63720000

63726000

71311200

63712710

63712700

63700000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils and associate members within Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services encompass a range of transportation and traffic related consultancy services, which may include:

— transport and travel,

— transport and traffic management,

— transport and traffic signals,

— road safety and accident investigation and prevention,

— preparation of traffic orders — may also include undertaking statutory consultation process,

— carrying out appraisals — Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG),

— street engineering,

— electric vehicle charging points,

— development control for planning applications and roads construction consent,

— reviews, strategies, etc. in relation to parking,

— waterborne transport,

— freight and logistics,

— public transport,

— active travel (walking, cycling, etc.).

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Environmental Engineering and Technical Related Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71300000

71310000

71311000

71311100

71312000

71313000

71318000

71320000

71322000

71335000

71350000

71631400

71313400

71313420

71313430

71313440

71313450

90700000

90712000

90712100

90713000

90714000

90722200

90721000

90722000

71336000

71340000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils and associate members within Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services encompass a range of environmental consultancy services, primarily in relation to engineering and construction services, which may include:

— noise and sound,

— vibration,

— atmospheric,

— light,

— acoustic,

— water quality,

— land quality,

— air quality,

— environmental,

— ecology and biodiversity,

— habitat,

— rot and damp,

— vegetation,

— contamination,

— hydrographic,

— arboriculture,

— landscape design.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Land Surveying Engineering and Technical Related Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71353000

71353200

71355000

71355200

71000000

71300000

71310000

71311100

71318000

71320000

71335000

71336000

71350000

71315300

38290000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils and associate members within Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services encompass a range of land survey consultancy services, primarily in relation to engineering and construction services, which may include:

— topographical,

— building facade,

— aerial,

— ground penetration radar.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 5

II.2.1) Title

Drainage and Flooding Engineering and Technical Related Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

90733500

90733800

44163112

71240000

71250000

71300000

71310000

71311000

71311100

71320000

71322000

71335000

71336000

71337000

71340000

71350000

71631400

72242000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils and associate members within Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services encompass a range of drainage and flooding related consultancy services, primarily in relation to engineering and construction services, which may include:

— flood risk management,

— flood protection and prevention,

— requirements emerging from the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009,

— hydrology and hydraulic,

— water and watercourses,

— sewer,

— weather and asset,

— drainage,

— sustainable drainage systems (SuDS),

— dams and reservoirs,

— coastal,

— catchment area.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical Engineering and Technical Related Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71332000

71352000

71300000

71310000

71311000

71311100

71312000

71318000

71320000

71335000

71336000

71340000

71631400

71600000

71632000

71350000

71337000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils and associate members within Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services encompass a range of geoenvironmental/geotechnical and testing related consultancy services, which may include:

— geotechnical,

— geo-environmental (including Part IIA Inspections),

— hydrogeology,

— site and ground,

— scientific services.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 7

II.2.1) Title

Coastal and Maritime Structures Engineering and Technical Related Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71300000

71310000

71311000

71312000

71318000

71322000

71335000

71336000

71337000

71340000

71350000

71631400

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils and associate members within Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services encompass a range of coastal and maritime related consultancy services, primarily in relation to engineering and construction services, which may include:

— breakwaters,

— seawalls,

— piers,

— jetties,

— slipways,

— groynes,

— offshore breakwaters,

— revetments.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 8

II.2.1) Title

Master Planning Relating to Engineering and Technical Related Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71240000

71356400

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils and associate members within Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services encompass a range of master planning services, in relation to work generally associated with the subject matter of the contract, which may include:

— neighbourhood character and heritage,

— housing and commercial areas,

— open space and public realm,

— community facilities,

— biodiversity,

— transport and traffic,

— coastal and maritime,

— urban planning,

— land use,

— planning advice,

— urban and green planning.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 9

II.2.1) Title

Project and Commercial Management Relating to Engineering and Technical Related Consultancy Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71541000

72224000

71242000

71248000

79418000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating councils and associate members within Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services encompass a range of project and commercial management services, in relation to work generally associated with the subject matter of the contract.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

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:

In accordance with Regulation 59 (12), as this proposed framework agreement is divided into lots, the technical and professional ability, selection criteria applies to all lots except where stated otherwise.

Where it is required within a tenderer’s country of establishment, they must confirm which authorisation or memberships of the relevant organisation(s) are required in order to perform this service.

Tenderers must confirm if they hold the particular authorisation or memberships.

Professional and trade registers — in accordance with Regulation 59(5) bidders must provide a certificate from the UK Registrar of Companies stating that they are certified as incorporated or registered or where the bidder is not so certified, a certificate stating that the person concerned has declared on oath that he is engaged in the profession in a specific place under a given business name.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

— equifax,

— Insurance requirements.

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Tenderers must confirm that they already have or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of the framework contract, the following types and minimum levels of insurance cover on terms compatible with the requirements of the framework contract:

— the consultant’s failure to use the skill and care normally used by professionals providing services similar to the services, to a minimum of GBP 2 million in respect of each and every claim with an aggregate limit of GBP 5 million, to be maintained for the duration of the service and for 12 years from Completion of the whole of the services;

— loss of or damage to property and liability for bodily injury to or death of a person (not an employee of the Consultant) arising from or in connection with the consultant providing the service, to a minimum of GBP 5 million in respect of each claim, without limit to the number of claims, to be maintained for the duration of the service and for 1 year from completion of the whole of the services;

— death of or bodily injury to employees of the consultant arising out of and in the course of their employment in connection with the contract, to a minimum of GBP 5 million in respect of each and every claim without limit to the number of claims, to be maintained for the duration of the service and for 1 year from Completion of the whole of the services;

— third party motor vehicle insurance, to a minimum of GBP 5 million in respect of each and every claim without limit to the number of claims, to be maintained for the duration of the service and for 1 year from completion of the whole of the services.

Tenderers must note that these minimum levels of insurance are required to be awarded onto the framework, however, the Councils may request an increase to the minimum level of insurance cover required or request additional insurance cover when awarding a work order under the framework contract.

The tenderer is required to confirm that a search of the tenderer against ‘Equifax Protect’ will not return a ‘Warning’ or ‘Caution’ code or any neutral code, unless the candidate can provide any other documentation which Scotland Excel considers appropriate to prove to Scotland Excel that the Candidate does/would not present an unmanageable risk should it be appointed on to the proposed framework agreement.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Technical and professional ability

Description of three examples of works carried out in the past 5 years, with one example being from the past year in respect of each lot for which they are tendering.

Quality management accreditation.

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Technical and professional ability — description of three examples of works carried out in the past 5 years, with one example being from the past year in respect of each lot for which they are tendering.

Quality management accreditation — the tenderer must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent).

Further to the description of the selection criteria outlined above, full guidance and the minimum levels of standards required are outlined in the ‘0820 Engineering and Technical Consultancy Information and Instructions to Tenderers Inc. Evaluation Methodology’ document located in the ‘Information and Instructions’ folder within ITT35564.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

For full details of the conditions relevant to the proposed framework contract and contracts to be called off thereunder (to the extent known or settled at this stage), please see the tender documents (details of how to access these are set out in section I.3, ‘Communication’ of this contract notice).

Scotland Excel will require the members of any tendering group of entities (including, but not limited to consortium members, members of a group of economic operators and/or subcontractors) to be jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contract (no matter the legal form taken by those entities in order to enter into 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 with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 40

IV.1.8) Information about 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:

2020/S 081-192453

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 16/10/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/10/2020

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Approximately 6 months prior to the end date of the framework contract.

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

Scotland Excel is a central purchasing body and is procuring this framework on behalf of the following contracting authorities (and

Successor bodies):

A. The 32 local authorities in Scotland as listed at http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/aboutus/ourmembers.aspx

B. Scotland Excel associate members as listed at http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/Aboutus/Ourmembers/Associate-members.aspx

C. any integration authority or other body, established pursuant to the Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland)Act 2014.

D. Any Scottish Registered Social Landlords listed on the public register of the Scottish Housing Regulator:

http://directory.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/Documents/Landlord%20Register.pdf as at the date of publication of this notice.

E. Tayside contracts

F. Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC Ltd) and their member organisations across the higher and further

Education sector in Scotland and their associated and affiliated bodies.

G. Scottish Prison Service (SPS)

H. Scottish National Health Service Authorities and Trusts.

I. Transport Scotland

J. Scottish Government

The above is subject to each contracting authority entering into and maintaining a relevant membership agreement or other access

Agreement with Scotland Excel.

Information about a framework agreement:

Tenderers are advised that the envisaged maximum number of participants that might be appointed to the proposed framework agreement set out in section IV.1.3) of this contract notice is purely indicative. Scotland Excel reserves the right to appoint more or less bidders than the envisaged maximum number to the proposed framework agreement.

Information about electronic workflows:

Tenderers are advised that whether electronic auction, electronic ordering, invoicing and payment will be used or accepted is at the discretion of each Scotland Excel Council, associate member or other bodies.

Participating which will be settled by them during the procedure for the call-off of a contract under this proposed framework agreement.

Subcontractors on whose capacity the tenderer does not rely:

Scotland Excel will request the following information in the European Single Procurement Document (Scotland): whether the tenderer

intends to subcontract any share of the contract to a third party; list of the proposed subcontracts as far as it is known at that stage and what proportion/percentage of the contract does the tenderer intend to subcontract. Please note that these subcontractors on whose capacity the bidder does not rely will be subject to the rules regarding Exclusion as set at in II.2.14).

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 16346. 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:

Tenderers are requested to agree to the community benefits approach as set out in the ITT. Where agreed, if successful in award onto the framework and if a work order is awarded through the framework, consultants will be required to:

1) upon award of the work order proactively engage with the Council to agree the selection of community benefit outcomes and how these will be monitored between the parties (including reporting and reviews);

2) commence implementing the community benefits immediately, or as soon as reasonably possible, upon being appointed a work order;

3) inform Scotland Excel of the selection of community benefit outcomes which have been agreed with the Council and report on the delivery these on a bi-annual basis in a format prescribed by Scotland Excel.

(SC Ref:626964)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Please refer to VI.4.3 below

UK

UK

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Please refer to VI.4.3 below

UK

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/446, as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session in accordance with Regulation 88 of the 2015 Regulations.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Court of Session

Parliament Square

Edinburgh

EH1 1RQ

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04/09/2020

Current Notes