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Tender description

Construction of Aberdeen South Harbour has commenced. This procurement is for the completion of works to form a new revetment, dredging between existing piles, complete soft dredging operations adjacent the quays and excavate, dredging and disposal of rock in a marine environment.

Legal, economic, financial and technical information

Contract performance conditions

Details are provided within the tender information. Key aspects will include:

— ability to mobilise and commence works quickly;

— nature of specialist equipment proposed and environmental benefits of such methodology and demonstration of effectiveness;

— programme of works.

List and brief description of selection criteria


Technical capability questions are included within the ESPD. A total of 100 points are available.

Previous experience: 60 %

Environmental management: 15 %

Average annual manpower for the last three years: 10 %

Relevant tools, plant or technical equipment available to you in relation to this procurement exercise: 15 %

Only bidders whose scores which achieve 80 % or higher of the highest scoring bidder will be reviewed further for the tender stage.


Lot 1:

Quality/technical: 60 %,

Cost/price: 40 %.

Lot 2:

Quality/technical: 50 %,

Cost/price: 50 %.

As described more fully in the invitation to tender.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

Bidders will require to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of GBP 10 million in respect of lot 1 and GBP 15 million in respect of Lot 2 in the business area covered by the contract for the last 3 years (ESPD Q4B1.2).

Bidders will be required to state the values for the following financial:

Current ratio = current assets/current liabilities,

An acceptable range will be 1.3 to 3,

Solvency ratio = after tax profit + depreciation/total liabilities,

Minimum value is 0.2 (or 20 %).

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract
List and brief description of conditions
Tendering parties will require to be a member of the European Dredging Association or other equivalent recognised trade body for dredging organisations.


Conditions for opening of tenders



Files will be unlocked by Public Contract Scotland tender portal.

Files will be opened in the presence of Aberdeen Harbour Board Engineering Department and Doig and Smith Representatives.

Type of contest
Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement
Notice number in the OJ S
2020/S 102-247243
Local time

Complementary information

Additional information

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.

If a bidder is not able to provide the requested ESPD supporting documents or withholds or misrepresents such information, this is a discretionary ground for exclusion

Opportunity is for immediate work requirements to safeguard the project. Further tendering opportunities may be published in due course.

The procurement is an open procedure — accelerated.

The form of contract for lot 1 will be an NEC4 option A.

The form of contract for lot 2 will be BIMCO supply time 2017.

The harbour has been partially constructed to date. Revetment works remain incomplete with uncertainty regarding the stability of the remaining structure. Without substantial works being undertaken there is a significant risk that erosion of the existing works will lead to further land slippage and risk to the adjacent roads infrastructure which results in potential risks to both health and safety and the environment.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at

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.

The contracting authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:

The works will have a very limited duration and nature of the works will provide little opportunity for community benefits. The works are part of a wider project where community benefits are incorporated.

(SC Ref:624818)

Review body

Aberdeen Civil Justice Centre and Commercial Courts

Queen Street


AB10 1AQ

Date of dispatch of this notice
Electronic payment will be used
This is a recurrent procurement
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
YES Main CPV code 45241000

Bidding information

Bidding deadline

27 Jul 2020

0 days remaining

Total estimated value

GBP 13.0 million


United Kingdom, Aberdeen


AHEP — Soft Dredging and Revetment Works


GBP 5.0 million

AHEP — Soft Dredging and Revetment Works Aberdeen South Harbour has been partially constructed. This procurement is for works that are required to complete a partially constructed revetment being formed between existing piles. Dredging of soft materials is required to facilitate access to the revetment works. This work in the procurement is required to prevent coastal erosion impacting on local infrastructure and loss of partially constructed works.

Main site or place of performance


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Main site or place of performance



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