C2541 PIF Truck Park

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-010335
Publication date: 11 May 2021

F06: Contract award notice – utilities

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

London Gateway Port Limited

London Gateway Port Limited

Stanford-le-hope

SS17 9DY

Contact

Oluchi Nwaiwu

Email

oluchi.nwaiwu@dpworld.com

Telephone

+44 7990566247

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)
Main address

www.londongateway.com

one.6) Main activity

Port-related activities


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

C2541 PIF Truck Park

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 45000000 - Construction work
two.1.3) Type of contract

Works

two.1.4) Short description

The project comprises the development of an 8.8 acre HGV truck parking facility in conjunction with the UK Government to provide additional capacity following the departure of the UK from the European Single Market (Brexit).

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

A multi-functional truck parking facility in order to provide suitable transfer of European documentation (TADs) preparation and handover to drivers and other administrative legal processes that will be required for trucks and drivers following Brexit.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Technical ability / Weighting: 30%

Quality criterion - Name: Clarification and T&Cs / Weighting: 10%

Price - Weighting: 60%

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the cases listed below

  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the regulations

Explanation:

The project in question involves the development of an unused (8.8 acre) area of land on DP World London Gateway Port (LG Port) into a multi-functional truck parking facility in order to provide suitable transfer of European documentation (TADs) preparation and handover to drivers and other administrative legal processes that will be required for trucks and drivers following Brexit. This facility will also act as a holding area for HGVs waiting clearance to enter / leave the new Border Control Post being constructed at LG Port as well as providing an amenity area for HGV drivers (New Project). The cost of the New Project will be approximately £8 – 9 million, of which £6 million will be funded by the Government under the Port Infrastructure Fund (PI Funding). LG Port applied for PI Funding in October 2020 and that it was announced in late December 2020 that the application had been successful.

At the point that London Gateway Port Limited (LGPL) was notified that it had been successful in obtaining the PFI funding, it had not received the Grant Funding Agreement (GFA) from the Secretary of State yet. The GFA was received on 8 January 2021 and completed on 8 March 2021. The GFA requires the LGPL ensure “…that the Funded Activities will be available for use by the Authority and other Crown Bodies for the provision of Border Control Services as soon as possible and before 01 July 2021”. This left LGPL with very little time to procure a suitable contractor, negotiating the construction contract and deliver the New Project by 1 July 2021.

Given the programme for delivery, the latest date on which the construction contract could be signed in order to meet the 1 July 2021 deadline was end of February 2021. It was also critical to deliver New Project as quickly as possible given the complexities in the UK import and export market created by a combination of Brexit and the global pandemic in order to minimize disruption for importers and exporters (including essential goods, PPE Etc.). On that basis LGPL had to opt for the extreme urgency procedure as the accelerated procedure would not have been fast enough to allow the delivery of the New Project on time.

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No


Section five. Award of contract

Contract No

CONTRACT C2541

Title

PIF TRUCK PARK

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

19 April 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 3

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Whitemountain Quarries Ltd

5 blackwater Road

NewTownAbbey

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UKN - Northern Ireland
The contractor is an SME

No


Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

London Gateway Port Limited

Stanford-le-hope

SS17 9DY

Email

oluchi.nwaiwu@dpworld.com

Telephone

+44 7990566247

Country

United Kingdom