United Kingdom-Birmingham: Construction work
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england
Section II: Object
Amesbury to Berwick Down A303
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.
The A303 passing between Amesbury and Berwick Down, Wiltshire.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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.
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