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Works - 56979-2019

06/02/2019    S26

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Construction work

2019/S 026-056979

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Highways England
National registration number: 9346363
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Delivery Manager
Telephone: +44 1210000000
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
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

Amesbury to Berwick Down A303

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Highways England is charged with operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. We want to engage with suppliers to inform our approach to procuring our complex infrastructure projects.

Highways England wishes to formally make the market aware of potential opportunities in relation to the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down project which passes through the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site (WHS).

The project comprises of a new dual, two-lane carriageway approximately 13 kilometres long between Amesbury and Berwick Down consisting of:

— a bypass to the north of Winterbourne Stoke with a viaduct over the River Till,

— a new junction between the A303 and A360 to the west of and outside the WHS, replacing the existing Longbarrow Roundabout,

— a twin-bore tunnel through the WHS and past Stonehenge c.2 miles in length,

— a new junction between the A303 and A345 at the existing Countess Roundabout.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45100000 Site preparation work
45112000 Excavating and earthmoving work
45112730 Landscaping work for roads and motorways
45221000 Construction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
45221100 Construction work for bridges
45221111 Road bridge construction work
45221121 Road viaduct construction work
45221200 Construction work for tunnels, shafts and subways
45221247 Tunnelling works
45233000 Construction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45233100 Construction work for highways, roads
45233120 Road construction works
45233121 Main road construction works
45233122 Ring road construction work
45233125 Road junction construction work
45233128 Roundabout construction work
45233131 Construction work for elevated highways
45233224 Dual carriageway construction work
45233227 Slip road construction work
63712320 Tunnel operation services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK15 Wiltshire CC
Main site or place of performance:

The A303 passing between Amesbury and Berwick Down, Wiltshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Highways England commenced an engagement process in 2018 to identify suppliers who are interested in working with us on the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down project.

This is a large and complex project, which will require critical capabilities from balanced, diverse and sustainable supply chain partners. Highways England remains committed and looks forward to talking to all those in the UK, European and International markets who are interested in helping us deliver this project.

Highways England intends to use an e-Sourcing portal (Bravo) to communicate and undertake further Market Engagement activities for the above project. Please register on the portal in order to be involved in future market engagement for any aspect of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down project.

Details of any further events will be provided to those registered to this PIN and your comments sought, on more specific elements of the projects. Invites to specialist events will be targeted to suit those relevant specialisms.

Collaboration is at the heart of the relationships necessary to deliver at the scale and pace required. Highways England are planning to hold supplier engagement events such as an Interactive webinar session in early 2019 and an Industry day prior to the launch of the procurement exercise. This is to provide an overview of Highways England’s opportunities available to the market related to the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down project.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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:

Highways England is committed to ensuring fairness, openness, and transparency. The overarching aim of all the market consultation exercises is for genuine 2-way dialogue to take place between Highways England and the market, listening to what interested parties have to say and using this to shape the commercial and procurement strategies which set out the approach to the market.

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is issued solely for the purpose of commencing a market consultation exercise and does not constitute any commitment by Highways England to undertake any public procurement exercise.

Interested parties will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to this PIN. Nor shall a response to this PIN guarantee an invitation to participate in this market consultation exercise or any future procurement process that Highways England may conduct. This PIN does not constitute a call for competition to procure any works or services and is not published to reduce time limited for the receipt of tenders.

Highways England is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party responding to this PIN or any party who may participate in the market consultation exercise. In the event that Highways England decides to proceed with any procurement, it is currently assumed that such procurement will be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 unless any legal requirement requires a different procedure to be adopted.

For additional information please visit:

For more information on the A303 Stonehenge project please visit:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: