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Tamar Road Bridge - Recoating Scheme.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Tamar Road Bridge - Recoating Scheme
Cornwall Council, Corporate Procurement Team, 2nd Floor, West Wing, New County Hall, Treyew Road
For the attention of: Mike Shillaber
TR1 3AY Truro
Telephone: +44 1872322716

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Tamar Road Bridge - Recoating Scheme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Tamar Bridge, Plymouth, Devon.

NUTS code UKK41

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Tamar Bridge (opened in 1961) forms a vital link across the Tamar estuary between the town of Saltash in Cornwall and the city of Plymouth in Devon and is part of the A38 trunk road network. The crossing is jointly owned by Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council (the Joint Councils) and operated on behalf of the two authorities by the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee (TBTF). Funding for the facility is principally provided through a toll charged in the eastbound direction (Saltash to Plymouth), 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Approximately 16 000 000 vehicles cross the facility annually. In 1999 the bridge underwent a major strengthening and widening project which provided an additional traffic lane (north cantilever), a dedicated pedestrian/cycle path (south cantilever), elimination of a dangerous road junction, improved public transport priority and safer access for toll collectors and maintenance staff. The main deck carries three traffic lanes, which are operated in a tidal fashion to match the dominant traffic demand.
The bridge is a conventional suspension bridge with symmetrical geometry, having a main span of 335 metres and side spans of 114 metres, and with anchorage and approach spans the overall length is 642 metres.
The towers are constructed from reinforced concrete, and have a height of 73 metres with the deck suspended at half this height. The towers sit on caisson foundations founded on rock.
The main suspension cables are 350 mm in diameter and each consists of 31 locked coil wire ropes, with vertical locked coil hangers at 9.1 metre centres. The main cables are splayed at the anchorages and anchored some 17 metres into rock.
The suspended structure comprises a stiffening truss that is 5.5 metres deep and composed of welded box sections, and a lightweight steel orthotropic deck composed of 13 mm deck plate stiffened by ā€˜Uā€™ shaped troughs 6 mm thick and 230 mm deep, spaced at approximately 600 mm centres.
TBTF operate a robust inspection and maintenance regime in line with current standards which meet the requirements set out in the Department for Transport Design Manual for Road and Bridges (DMRB), Volume 3 and relevant sections contained therein.
Following extensive investigations and the development of an appropriate re-coating strategy the Joint Councils wish to appoint a specialist contractor that possesses all of the necessary accreditations, as outlined under the section below, headed Additional Information, to re-coat the under carriageway bridge structure, in accordance with the preferred strategy.
The Tenderer's attention is drawn specifically to the widespread and intermittent nature of the defects that will require re-coating under this contract.
The intention is to let a two year contract commencing in late Spring 2015, with an option to extend by up to a further 2 years (1+1).

Further general information on the Tamar Bridge service is available at

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45442120, 45442000, 45442100, 45442110, 45442121, 45442180, 45442190, 45442200, 45442300, 45262100, 45262120

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Indicative total costs of works anticipated over the full potential lifetime of the proposed contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 3 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.5.2015. Completion 30.4.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
No deposits will be required but, where applicable, the successful tenderer (or in the case of a consortium bid, each member of the consortium) may be required to provide a parent company guarantee or performance bond.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
These conditions will be provided in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and Several Liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: These conditions will be provided in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Parties will be provided with detailed instructions concerning the information they must provide. This will be contained within the Invitation to Tender documentation.
Economic operators subject to any of the following will not be considered where the said operator:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where their affairs are being administered by the court, where they have entered into an arrangement with creditors, where they have suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a final judgement in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.6.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering;
(l) has been the subject of a conviction for failing to prevent Bribery or Corruption as stated under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These conditions will be provided in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
These conditions will be provided in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
2011.01.004F REV2
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 169-292431 of 31.8.2013

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 215-380042 of 7.11.2014

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 150-269142 of 7.8.2014

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 95-165557 of 17.5.2014

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 65-110156 of 2.4.2014

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.1.2015 - 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
30.1.2015 - 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 2.2.2015 - 10:00


Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, UK-TR1 3AY.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Client representative, Independent Council Officer, Corporate Procurement Officer.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
Prospective Tenderers should note that a minimum average annual turnover figure, over the last 2 years, of at least 750 000 GBP, will require to be proven, as part of the eligibility criteria laid down within the Invitation to Tender documentation.
Also, at the time of submitting tenders, Contractors, and their proposed sub-contractors, will be required to be in possession of and demonstrate they have the following accreditations:
A full company member of the Industrial Coating Applicators Training Scheme (ICATS) and is entitled to train and register Coating Applicator Operatives under the scheme and have a sufficient number of fully ICATS trained personnel to adequately resource this contract;
The National Highway Sector Scheme 19A accreditation for Corrosion Protection of Ferrous Materials by Industrial Coatings, for the following categories: industrial coatings application, abrasive blast cleaning and paint spraying.
Please note that Contractors are welcome to visit the Bridge, in their own time and at their own expense, to familiarise themselves with the structure and potential access to it but are encouraged to advise the Bridge management personnel of their intention to visit, mainly for security reasons.
Please note that this tender opportunity is also being advertised via the Tenders in Cornwall website for the same duration.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: