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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Professional, Environmental, Customer Insight, Technical, Research and Engineering Services
Document Ref:
428607-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Highways England
Date Published:
12 September 2019
Deadline Date:
28 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

Appointed suppliers will provide specialist, professional, technical consultancy, engineering advice, research, innovation and procurement advice services across a range of transport related topics.The framework will be divided into 2 lots and will be for a duration of 4 years.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Highways England

The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street

Birmingham

B1 1RN

UK

Contact person: James Mayer

E-mail: spectreprocurement@highwaysengland.co.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england

Address of the buyer profile: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Specialist Professional, Environmental, Customer Insight, Technical, Research and Engineering Services (SPECTRE) Framework

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Appointed suppliers will provide specialist, professional, technical consultancy, engineering advice, research, innovation and procurement advice services across a range of transport related topics.

The framework will be divided into 2 lots and will be for a duration of 4 years.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Technical Consultancy, Engineering Advice, Research and Innovation Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71000000

71300000

71313000

79300000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The provision of technical consultancy, engineering advice, research and innovation for roads, vehicles, highway infrastructure and operations on the following topics:

(a) asset operation, maintenance, assurance and performance;

(b) business support;

(c) communications and data transfer;

(d) customer insight research, market research and publicity;

(e) design standards manuals and departures;

(f) economics, statistics and transport modelling;

(g) enforcement policy;

(h) environmental;

(i) geotechnical engineering;

(j) health and safety, security, road safety and vehicle restraint;

(k) highway structures;

(l) identity and image;

(m) incident management and traffic officer service;

(n) intelligent transport;

(o) management information systems;

(p) network resilience;

(q) pavement engineering;

(r) pilots and trials;

(s) post implementation evaluation;

(t) quality management;

(u) risk and value management;

(v) road user behaviour;

(w) strategic transport planning and policy;

(x) sustainability;

(y) traffic signals and road lighting;

(z) transport engineering.

There will be a maximum of 7 suppliers appointed to this lot. It is expected that the successful suppliers will utilise a diverse supply chain to provide specialist support in the required areas.

Work under the framework may be awarded following mini-competition, following a single response to a request for expressions of interest or through a direct award to a single supplier.

The main site of performance of the activities is England. However, successful suppliers may be requested to work outside of England in support of the organisations enabled to use this framework, as noted at VI.3).

Further details of the requirements of the topic areas and the processes to award work are provided in the procurement documents.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Highways England reserves the right to transfer any unallocated value between lots to fund additional projects. Therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful supplier, bidders should consider the total expected value of the framework as well as of the relevant lot.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Procurement Advice Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79418000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The provision of procurement advice and support for contract development, supply chain analysis and general procurement activities, including commercial assessment support.

There will be a maximum of 6 suppliers appointed to this lot. It is expected that the successful suppliers will utilise a focused supply chain to reduce opportunities for conflicts of interest in the supported procurement activities.

Work under the framework may be awarded following mini-competition, following a single response to a request for expressions of interest or through a direct award to a single supplier.

The main site of performance of the activities is England. However, successful suppliers may be requested to work outside of England in support of the organisations enabled to use this framework, as noted at VI.3).

Further details of the requirements of the topic areas and the processes to award work are provided in the procurement documents.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Highways England reserves the right to transfer any unallocated value between lots to fund additional projects. Therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful supplier, bidders should consider the total expected value of the framework as well as of the relevant lot.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 13

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 106-258908

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 28/10/2019

Local time: 13:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 29/05/2020

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/10/2019

Local time: 13:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

How to express interest in this tender:

1) Register for a free account at https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk

2) Click the 'ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link (these are invitations to tender (ITT) open to any registered supplier). Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your 'My ITTs' page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'ITT Details' box;

3) Click 'My Response' under 'ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining). You can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with Highways England and seek any clarification. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform. You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Expressions of interest must be submitted from the applicants' registered office address. Each member of a Joint Venture (JV) must submit a letter from their own registered office confirming all company names in the proposed JV. Applicants can only participate in one JV.

This framework is enabled for the use of the following UK public sector organisations:

1) Highways England;

2) Department for Transport;

3) High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd;

4) Local highway authorities in the United Kingdom;

5) Metropolitan combined authorities in England and Wales; and

6) Transport for London.

Where an enabled organisation transfers some or all of its functions to a successor organisation, following the date of dispatch of this contract notice, that successor organisation will also become an enabled organisation.

Highways England reserves the right not to accept the highest scoring, or any, tender. Bidders should note that tenders are submitted at the supplier's own cost and risk. Highways England may cancel the competition or part of it for any reason, and bidders' costs will not be reimbursed. Highways England expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of this tendering exercise commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will Highways England be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

Further information is provided in the procurement documents.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

See details at VI.4.3)

See details at VI.4.3)

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

Appeals must be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) as amended.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

10/09/2019

Current Notes