Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Westfields, Middlewich Road
Contact person: Mr Steve Mellor
Telephone: +44 1270686439
NUTS code: UKD2
Main address: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
Contract for the Design and Construction of A536 Congleton Link Road.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The proposed A536 Congleton Link Road is a 5.7 km long, 9.3 m wide single carriageway road running to the north of Congleton between the A534 Sandbach Road in the west and the A536 Macclesfield Road in the north east. The mainline has five 50 m and one 60 m diameter radii roundabouts including junctions with the A54 and A34. The link road passes beneath Chelford Road in an area subject to a high water table. The road will be cut approximately 8 m deep into mudstone in a 25 m high escarpment before crossing the River Dane on an 85 m long bridge and landing on a 12 m high embankment founded on piled alluvium. There are two other road bridge crossings and two underpasses. The scheme also has approximately 3.5 km of realigned or new local roads and significant amounts of landscaping and environmental mitigation works to accommodate Great Crested Newts, Bats and Ancient Woodland.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Council wishes to appoint a suitable contractor to design and construct the works utilising the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract Option A — Priced Contract with Activity Schedule.
The procurement process adopted by the Council is based upon the restricted tendering procedure as detailed in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The restricted tendering procedure will be based upon 2 stages:
1. Selection Questionnaire (SQ) — Responses to the SQ will be evaluated taking into account the selection criteria set out in the SQ. Five suppliers will be short-listed to the Invitation to Tender stage.
2. Invitation to Tender (ITT) — The five short-listed suppliers will be invited to submit a tender based on ITT documentation. Responses to the ITT will be evaluated to determine the most economically advantageous tender, taking into account the award criteria set out in the ITT.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
As set out in Selection Questionnaire.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
This is an 84 month contract (comprising 24 month construction followed by 60 months after-care).
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
As per procurement documents.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of 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)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
This procurement exercise will be conducted on Cheshire East Borough Council's electronic Contract and Tender Management System at the www.the-chest.org.uk Organisations wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional required information through the Contract and Tender Management System. If you have any technical problems with The Contract and Tender Management System please contact the help-desk on: ProcontractSuppliers@proactis.com or 0330 005 0352. In order to participate, providers must register, complete and upload completed documentation and submit this via the Chest at the link provided in this notice. The project reference on The Chest is DN219139. The values given in this notice are only estimates — The Council gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative value.
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Cheshire East Borough Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations, 2015 (SI No 102) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England,Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: