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Tender description

The provision of integrated network management:

— routine,

— winter and emergency maintenance,

— renewal and improvement works and other such works,

— design and supervision of renewal and improvement works and such other work on the specified trunk roads within the unit.

The contract will include indicative maximum value thresholds for categories of ordered work. These thresholds are subject to change during the contract based on the performance of the service provider.

Legal, economic, financial and technical information

List and brief description of conditions

An economic operator participating on its own and which does not rely on the capacities of other entities in order to meet the selection criteria, must fill out one ESPD.

An economic operator participating on its own but relying on the capacities of one or more other entities must submit to the Contracting Authority an ESPD on its behalf together with a separate ESPD on behalf of each of the entities being relied upon and setting out the relevant information.

Finally, where a group of economic operators, including temporary associations, participate together in the procurement procedure, a separate ESPD setting out the information required under Parts II to IV must be given for each of the participating economic operators (excluding 4C.1 / 4.C.2)

Qualifications and Experience:

Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)

It is intended that the successful tenderer shall fulfill the duties of Principal Contractor and Principal Designer under CDM 2015. Therefore, economic operators shall be required to satisfy the Scottish Ministers as to their competence resources and willingness to be appointed as Principal Contractor and Principal Designer and fulfill those duties in accordance with CDM 2015 (refer to III.1.3)

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

Please refer to supplementary document reference “III.1.3 technical and professional ability statements — South West Unit" for each individual statement and relative weightings.

Each of these statements can be answered using the attached supplementary document reference III.1.3 “technical and professional ability response tables South West Unit".

List and brief description of selection criteria

Economic operators shall be required to satisfy minimum standards and to provide proof of economic and financial standing. To determine these standards each economic operator ultimate parent company shall provide the information request below for the last 2 years of trading:

(a) in response to ESPD Question Ref. 4B.1.1 provide the specified annual turnover for the last 2 years of trading, or for the period which is available if trading for less than 2 years;

(b) in response to ESPD Question Ref 4B.5a, 4B.5b and 4B.5c confirm they already have or can commit to obtain, prior to commencement of the contract the required levels of insurance;

(c) in response to ESPD Question Ref 4B.6 provide a link to or copies of the associated annual accounts filed at companies House (or equivalent if not a UK registered company) for the last 2 years of trading, or for the period which is available if less than 2 years. As an ultimate parent company guarantee is required for this contract, the information requested should be provided for the ultimate parent company only as it will be the ultimate parent company for each economic operator who will be evaluated as a requirement for this contract. In the case of a consortium bid, the ultimate parent company of each economic operator is required to provide copies of its annual accounts. This information has been requested to enable transport Scotland to perform their assessment as detailed in the attached supplementary document reference “III.1.2 economic and financial standing evaluation criteria ratios and scoring — NMC" and

(d) in response to ESPD Question Ref 4B.6 confirm that not later than 30 days prior to the commencements of service date, you will provide a validly executed bond and undertaking by an insurance company or bank which shall be jointly and severally bound with the operating company in the sum of 2 000 000 GBP for the due performance of this contract under the terms of such Bond and Undertaking.

Contract performance conditions

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:

Requirement will be detailed in tender documentation and may relate to — training and recruitment, the availability of sub-contracting opportunities or approaches intended to improve the economic, social or environmental wellbeing of the surrounding areas.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

Economic operators are required to satisfy minimum standards of economic and financial standing. These are described below:

Insurance (Question Ref. 4B.5)

In response to ESPD Question Ref. 4B.5 economic operators must confirm they already have or can commit to obtain prior to commencement of the contract to obtaining the following insurances at the following minimum levels:

— public liability insurance = 155 000 000 GBP,

— professional indemnity insurance = 10 000 000 GBP,

— contractors all risk = unlimited,

— employers liability = 5 000 000 GBP,

— contractors pollution legal liability = 10 000 000 GBP.

And, any other insurance required by the contract or by the appropriate legislation with a sum insured/limit of indemnity to satisfy the Contract or legal requirements.

In responding to ESPD Question Ref. 4B.5.1 and 4B.5.2 of the ESPD, where the economic operator ticks the box “No. and I cannot commit to obtain it” they shall be marked as fail and shall be excluded from this procurement competition.

Evaluation Criteria Ratios (ESPD Question Ref. 4B.6)

The financial information received under ESPD Question Ref. 4B.6, ratios 1 — 9 shall be evaluated and scored out of 50 by allocating a score against 9 individual economic and financial standing evaluation criteria, namely:

1) acid test ratio;

2) cash interest cover ratio;

3) return on capital employed;

4) operating profit ratio;

5) net worth;

6) gearing;

7) Annual contract value to turnover;

8) filed accounts;

9) audit report.

The individual scores shall be weighted, with the most recent (“year 1”) financial statements weighted at 67 % and the previous (“year 2”) statements being weighted at 33 %, to form an aggregated score for each of the 9 criteria over the 2 years.

The maximum cumulative score resulting from the summation of the 9 economic and financial standing aggregated scores shall be 50 marks. A submission shall be marked as a fail and will not be considered further if the score achieved by a single economic operator or a group of economic operators is less than 50 percent of the available marks. The scoring mechanism “economic and financial standing evaluation criteria ratios and scoring — NMC" document is attached to this notice for further breakdown and explanation.

Where the submission has been submitted by a group of economic operators, the information supplied by each economic operator will be evaluated in the proportion of the percentage shareholdings or percentage equity/interest of each economic operator and a score determined for such group on that basis. This should be done by completing the attached supplementary document titled “reliance response table — South West Unit".

List and brief description of selection criteria

In response to ESPD: Question Ref. 4C.1 economic operators are required to insert suitable responses to:

(i) provide information on no less than 4 reference projects which reflect similar works in terms of scope, size and/or complexity to the contract, predominately carried out within the last 8 years detailing role and scope of services performed. These will not be scored but require to be completed and

(ii) provide suitable responses to statements (A), (B), (C), (H), (I), (J), (K), (L), (M) and (N) set out in the attached supplementary document ref “III.1.3 technical and professional ability statements — South West Unit" demonstrating that they have the required minimum standards of eligibility and technical and professional ability.

These statements shall be answered by single economic operators and by groups of economic operators (group members should not respond individually). A “group of economic operators" is defined as an unincorporated consortium or joint venture.

— responses to “reference projects" is not scored, but is required to be completed,

— responses to statements (A) – (G) shall be assessed on the basis of pass or fail. Economic operators who fail to satisfy these minimum standards (either they answer “No” or fail to provide an acceptable answer) shall be excluded from the procurement competition.

The responses to statements (H) – (N) shall be assessed on the basis of a score with a minimum threshold of 3 (following all evaluators individual scores being averaged), using the following scoring mechanism:

— nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion (0 – 2 Unacceptable),

— response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/capacity/capability (3 — 4 weak),

— response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature (5 — 6 acceptable),

— response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients (7 – 8 Good),

— response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients (9 — 10 excellent).

In response to ESPD Question Ref 4C.6 economic operators shall be required to insert a suitable response to statement (G) demonstrating competence in the role of principal contractor and principal designer under CDM 2015 and also confirm that they are willing to accept this role under the contract.

Under ESPD Question Ref 4C.7 and 4D.1 economic operators shall be required to insert suitable responses to statements (D), (E) and (F) demonstrating that they have in place an appropriate quality, environmental and health and safety management systems. Economic operators should specify their recognised accredited system or own non-accredited system which will ultimately shall be adopted if awarded the contract. Subsequently, under ESPD, Question Ref. 4D.1 economic operators are required to confirm their compliance and be able to provide the appropriate certification.

The responses to statements (D), (E) and (F) shall each be assessed on the basis of pass or fail. Economic operators who obtain a fail in either of their responses shall not be considered further in this procurement competition.



Procedure

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
2019-02-05
Local time
12:00
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement
Yes
Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
EN
Type of procedure
YES
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
YES
Date
2018-11-16

Complementary information

Additional information

Economic operators are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Scottish Ministers shall not evaluate any submission received past the specified deadline, unless the delay is caused by a situation out with the control of the economic operator, the determination of which shall be at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers.

Compliance with achieving the specified deadline is the sole responsibility of the economic operator.

Economic operators which alter their composition after making a submission will be the subject of re-evaluation. Any request by economic operators for clarification of any part of the documentation shall be made through the Public Contracts Scotland website. The deadline to submit questions relating to the submission via the Public Contracts Scotland portal is noon on 2.11.2018. Neither transport Scotland nor the Scottish Ministers shall be responsible in any way to economic operators as a result of any delay or failure in answering any request for clarification or any decision not to answer a request for clarification (either in full or in part). Absence of a response from transport Scotland or the Scottish Ministers shall not entitle economic operators to qualify their submission.

The Scottish Ministers reserve the right not to conclude any contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and to make whatever changes the Scottish Minsters deem appropriate to the content, process, timing and structure of the procurement process.

Transport Scotland and the Scottish Ministers shall have no liability for any costs howsoever incurred by those participating in the competition.

economic operators should be aware that all information submitted to the Scottish Ministers may need to be disclosed and/or published by the Scottish Ministers in compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=548465.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx. economic operators are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

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:

Requirement will be detailed in tender documentation and may relate to — training and recruitment, the availability of sub-contracting opportunities or approaches intended to improve the economic, social or environmental wellbeing of the surrounding areas.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=555130.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

A sub-contract 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:

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:

Requirement will be detailed in tender documentation and may relate to — training and recruitment, the availability of sub-contracting opportunities or approaches intended to improve the economic, social or environmental wellbeing of the surrounding areas.

(SC Ref:555130)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=555130

Date of dispatch of this notice
2018-10-04
Review body

Transport Scotland

Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road

Glasgow

G4 0HF

+44 1412727100

http://www.transport.gov.scot

This is a recurrent procurement
No Main CPV code 50230000

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Subscription plans

Bidding deadline

16 Nov 2018

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Total estimated value

GBP 690.0 million

Locations

United Kingdom, Glasgow

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