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: UK-Greater Manchester: Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway.

Contract notice - utilities

Works

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Transport for Greater Manchester
2 Piccadilly Place
For the attention of: David Gregg
M1 3BG Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612441146
E-mail:

Internet address(es)

General address of the contracting entity http://www.tfgm.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

Further information can be obtained from: ProContract e-Tendering Tool
must use procontract at url listed below
Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: ProContract e-Tendering Tool
must use procontract at url listed below
Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: ProContract e-Tendering Tool
must use procontract at url listed below
Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

I.2)Main activity
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
UK-Greater Manchester: Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works: Wigan and Salford, Greater Manchester.

NUTS code UKD3

II.1.3)Information about a 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):
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) wishes to let a contract for the detailed design and construction of the Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway (LEGB). The LEGB is a complimentary section of the Leigh-Salford-Manchester busway. This is a high quality public transport corridor that provides bus priority for services linking in to the regional centre.
The LEGB works are covered by the Transport Works Order - The Greater Manchester (Leigh Busway) Order 2005 (Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 1918) that came into force on the 3rd August 2005.
Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway utilises the former and disused rail corridor that runs approximately 7 km between Leigh town centre, at East Bond Street, and Newearth Road, Ellenbrook close to the A580, Manchester, UK.
The scheme guideway works generally comprises:
- approximately 7 km of off-highway dedicated guided bus lanes in each direction for vehicles adapted with kerb guidance technology,
- associated bridges, structures, drainage, service diversions and fencing,
- a number of fully accessible bus stops along the corridor, with provision for transport systems including but not exclusively, shelters, CCTV, helps points and rtpi at east bond street, holden road, tyldesley west, tyldesley interchange, hough lane, sale lane and newearth road,
- 2 dedicated park and ride sites at the east bond street stop and at tyldesley interchange,
- a number of new traffic signal controlled junction where the busway connects to and crosses the existing public highway including east bond street, holden road, well street, hough lane and sale lane,
- connection to existing traffic signal controlled junctions where the busway crosses and connects to the existing public highway including connections at astley street and newearth road,
- combined multiuser recreational track footpath/cycle path / horseway,
- a number of crossing points in order to maintain existing footpaths and rights of way,
- environmental mitigation works,
- landscaping works,
- ecology,
- public highways lighting,
- CCTV coverage of the guideway,
- associated accommodation works.
Advance works have been completed in 2010 on the junctions at Sale Lane and Newearth Road.
The estimated value of construction works included in the contract is approximately 30 000 000 GBP (excluding VAT).
A reference indicative design will be available at tender stage. Consequently, the design and construction of the contract will be based on the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract - Option A or C with appropriate amendment and the contractor will take full responsibility for the design details prepared before and after contract award. The contractor will be required to retain responsibility for design and construction related defects for a minimum period of 2 years from the issue of a completion certificate.
After the selection of tenderers, TfGM intends to follow a negotiated process to involve tenderers as early as possible and to limit the need for assumptions and clarifications in the target price at the final tender submissions stage.
An indicative programme for the process is set out in the prequalification information referred to in III.2.1 below.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45200000, 45223320, 45230000, 71322000

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope
See ll.l.5.
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
A performance bond and a parent company guarantee are likely to be required. The latter will be required where the applicant is a subsidiary.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details shall be in accordance with the provisions within the conditions of contract.
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.
In the event of a group of applicants submitting an acceptable offer, each company will be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditionsTODO No translation found for code ':'yes
The expected duration of the contract is 26 months from the contract award date - this will be updated and confirmed during the tender process.
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: Interested parties must complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which can be obtained from the point of contact in VI.3 below. The PQQ will outline the information required.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Interested parties must complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which can be obtained from the point of contact in VI.3 below. The PQQ will outline the economic and financial capacity information required.
III.2.3)Technical capacity:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met Interested parties must complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which can be obtained from the point of contact in VI.3 below. The PQQ will outline the technical capacity information required.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms ofthe criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
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 entity:
TfGM Ref. No. 1137 - Leigh to Ellenbrook Guided Busway
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
8.11.2011 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information:
Interested parties must return a completed Pre-qualification questionnaire by noon on 8.11.2011.

Transport for Greater Manchester is using the e-business portal known as The Chest. Once registered, instructions and details for accessing and returning documents can be found on this website https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm.

The Chest reference number is Contract-NWCE-8LVKHS.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved then the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) provide 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). Any such action must be brought within 3 months generally.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27.9.2011