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The A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project shall comprise the upgrading of approximately 9.5 km of the existing A9 single carriageway (between Luncarty and Birnam) to dual carriageway standard. The proposed dual carriageway cross section is ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Works

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Transport Scotland
Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road
Glasgow
G4 0HF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Carroll
Telephone: +44 1412727908
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1412727272
NUTS code: UKM34

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.transport.gov.scot

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00099

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: transport

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45233100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

The A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project shall comprise the upgrading of approximately 9.5 km of the existing A9 single carriageway (between Luncarty and Birnam) to dual carriageway standard.

The proposed dual carriageway cross section is a Dual 2 Lane All Purpose (D2AP) Trunk Road as described in ‘TD27/05 Cross Sections and Headrooms’ within the UK Design Manual for Roads and Bridges.

Transport Scotland is now looking to procure a suitable contractor to undertake the design, construction, completion and maintenance associated with this upgrade.

Transport Scotland will conduct the proposed procurement process on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. In the event of a contract award, the contract will be entered into between the Scottish Ministers and the successful tenderer.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45221220
45221111
45233120
45233124
45233125
45233126
45233162
45233224
45233226
45233227
45233290
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM27
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam will include the design, construction, completion and maintenance of a new dual carriageway between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam, just north of Perth, Scotland.

This shall include, but not be limited to, the widening of the existing A9 to dual carriageway, side roads, a full grade separated junction, 5 over-bridges, widen existing A9 under-bridge, 2 retaining walls, 2 structural culverts, earthworks, drainage inc. Sustainable Drainage Systems, road markings, signing, road restraint systems, accommodation works, service diversions, landscaping and environmental mitigation.

Following completion of the scheme, a 5 year period of maintenance for landscaping and defect rectification will apply. The successful tenderer will not be required to carry out cyclic maintenance, which shall be carried out by a third party appointed by the Scottish Ministers.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
14/04/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

It is anticipated that an Industry Information Day will be held in early April 2017. Further details including the venue, date and time of the Industry Information Day will be provided when available on http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

The intention of the information day is to enable potential contractors to better understand the scope of the contract and the procurement process, such that a productive procurement competition can be achieved.

Transport Scotland will manage this process in an open and transparent manner to maximise the possible benefits. Participation or non-participation at any event such as this information day will not preclude suppliers or advantage/disadvantage any supplier's ability to participate in this procurement.

Transport Scotland and the Scottish Ministers shall have no liability for any costs however incurred by those attending the information day, attendance at subsequent meetings, or involvement in the procurement competition.

In the event of a contract award, the appointed contractor and the applicable subcontractors shall be required to enter into a Project Bank Account Trust Agreement. The Project Bank Account will be used by Transport Scotland to make payments. Further guidance can be obtained via the following link: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/policy/ReviewProcConst/projectbankaccounts

Direct or indirect canvassing of any Transport Scotland official concerning this procurement, or any attempt to procure information from any Transport Scotland official concerning this Prior Information Notice (PIN) outside of the formal process described in this document may result in the disqualification of the supplier from this procurement, and consideration in any future procurement activity.

No information contained in this document or in any communication made between Transport Scotland and any supplier in connection with this document shall be relied upon as constituting a contract, agreement or representation that any contract shall be offered in accordance with this document.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=485451

(SC Ref: 485451).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
03/03/2017