United Kingdom-Bath: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Highways Maintenance and Improvement Contract
Bath and North East Somerset Council Highways Maintenance and Improvement Contract.
The scope of the service includes:
— Carriageway resurfacing and surface treatments.
— Improvement schemes and minor construction works.
— Cyclic maintenance (Grass cutting, gulley cleansing, grip cutting).
— Minor structural maintenance.
— Highways inspector gangs.
— Winter gritting and fleet management.
— Road markings and studs.
— Fencing and barriers.
— Emergency response.
— Event traffic management.
— Off-highway works.
Litter picking on highway verge is optional.
The scope will NOT include:
— Traffic signals.
— Street lighting.
— Highways structures (major works).
— Safety and network inspections.
— Core design work for resurfacing or improvement schemes.
— Winter decision making.
— Purchase of salt.
— Customer contact centre and community interface.
The total value of the initial 7 year term is approximately 49 000 000 GBP. If extended to the full 10 years then the contract value would be approximately 70 000 000 GBP.
The scope of the service includes the management and delivery of:
The scope will NOT include the following:
The total value of the initial 7 year term is approximately 49 000 000 GBP. Should the contract be extended to the full 10 years then the contract value would be approximately 70 000 000 GBP.
An open Day was held at Bath & North East Somerset Council on 22nd March for interested companies. It was attended by 27 organisations. Although under this procedure we are able to limit the number of companies to 3, we have decided that in this instance, due to the number of companies of that have expressed an interest, we should increase this to 5.
The contract will be for a 7 year term (84 months) with options to extend for a further period of up to 10 years (120 months) subject to satisfactory performance and re-appraisal of financial accounts and other due diligence requirements. The extension will be up to an additional 3 years and will be subject to performance and due diligence checks.
Bath & North East Somerset Council is one of the Councils included in the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and this contract may include improvement schemes that are funded through WECA.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
See procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Interested companies should register and express an interest on our e-tendering portal, www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk where they can download the Selection Questionnaire and a draft of the Initial Invitation to Tender document. All companies must complete and return the Selection Questionnaire in the portal by the closing date and time in IV.2.2. Only those companies that are successful at the selection stage will be invited to submit an Initial tender and the final version of the Initial Tender will be issued to them through the portal. The Council reserves the right to amend and/or update the procurement documents prior to issuing the final Initial Tender to shortlisted companies. The Scope, minimum requirements and award criteria are included in the Selection Questionnaire and will not be amended.
In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Council will incorporate a standstill period upon award of the contract. The standstill letter will include information including the name of the winning bidder and full reasons for the award decision. The standstill period will be for a minimum period of 10 days during which unsuccessful bidders can request further information and scrutinise the award decision prior to confirmation of the award of contract. The Council will issue a Contract Award Notice following completion of the standstill period.