United Kingdom-Leicester: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.leics.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.leics.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Midlands Highway Alliance Medium Schemes Framework 3 (MSF3).
The scope of the Midlands Highway Alliance Medium Schemes Framework 3 (MSF3) is for the execution of highway, civil and municipal engineering. Typical schemes may involve, but not exclusively, highway improvements, highway maintenance, highway infrastructure works ( including bridges, subways, culverts and retaining walls), public realm works (town centre enhancements), drainage improvements, canal works and other infrastructure works such as waste management facilities. The framework will operate under the NEC4 framework contract with work packages awarded under NEC4 engineering and construction contract option C.
The MHA anticipate the total value of the schemes awarded through the framework will range from 160 000 000 GBP to 500 000 000 GBP. The value stated is based on experience on the previous 2 framework agreements. (MSF1 and MSF2) and the current estimated value of work from MHA members. The value of work through the framework continues to increase and the upper value has allowed sufficient capacity to account for increased investment in infrastructure.
Works will be undertaken within the administrative boundaries of the existing Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) members (on behalf of the local authorities concerned or any other publicly funded body working in conjunction with the MHA members) or other such bodies located within or adjacent to the geographical Midlands area that become members of the MHA (or any successor organisation) during the currency of this Framework Agreement.
For clarity, the existing local authority members are:
Leicestershire County Council; Barnsley Metropolitan District Council; Buckinghamshire county Council; Derby City Council; Derbyshire County Council; Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council; Leicester City Council; Lincolnshire County Council; Milton Keynes Council; Northamptonshire County Council; Nottingham City Council; Nottinghamshire County Council; Oxfordshire County Council; Peterborough City Council; Rutland County Council; South Derbyshire District Council and Staffordshire County Council; Stoke City Council; Wolverhampton City Council and Telford and Wrekin Council.
Discussions are in progress with the Midlands Service Improvement Group (MSIG) which may lead to a merger of the two organisations. MSIG members who may wish to access the framework if the merger happens are:- Cheshire West and Chester; Cheshire East; Lancashire; Herefordshire; Worcestershire; Shropshire; Warwickshire; Coventry.
Further details of membership can be found on www.mhaweb.org and www.msig.econtract.com
After extensive consultation with the industry and MHA members it was agreed that for the simplification of the procurement process, limited number of model schemes, simplified and least cost of works orders the framework agreement is not divided into lots.
Schemes awarded through the framework may be funded in part of wholly by European Union funds.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Leicestershire County Council (LCC) will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract, as communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by LCC as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness,order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.