Works - 77449-2016

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08/03/2016    S47

United Kingdom-London: Engineering works and construction works

2016/S 047-077449

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Transport for London — Surface Transport
Postal address: Palestra 197 Blackfriars Road
Town: London
Postal code: SE1 8NJ
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Sarah Morris
Telephone: +44 2030541485

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
TfL Surface Transport Major Projects Framework.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: London.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
Transport for London (TfL) Surface Transport is in the process of delivering a significant highways investment programme, which includes civil engineering design and construction works for the enhancement or refurbishment of highways and associated structures and tunnels. The tunnel works include renewal of mechanical and electrical systems.
To achieve the desired outcome it is important that the supply chain is engaged effectively so as to avoid abortive design delays, minimise network disruption during the works and ensure that best value is achieved. TfL is considering how it may approach the future procurement of these projects through the award of a framework agreement to deliver the investment programme alongside and / or in collaboration with its existing contract arrangements, and is therefore seeking early information from the market through publication of this Prior Information Notice (PIN).
The scope of the framework agreement may include any project but focusses on the major and more complex highways, structures and tunnels projects. Suppliers with multidisciplinary capability for design and construction of any of these projects are likely to be sought, but TfL is willing to consider other approaches suggested by the market.
TfL is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from interested parties with capability for the works scope and will follow up with a brief Market Sounding Questionnaire (MSQ), the responses of which will assist TfL in understanding the current supply market considerations around capacity, capability, delivery and contracting models and their associated incentivisation approaches. Information provided will be used to inform TfL in its continued development of a delivery and procurement strategy and procurement process for the potential Major Projects Framework. TfL at its sole discretion may enter into further discussions with respondents.
TfL may also hold an industry day relating to this framework in the near future and, should this be confirmed, further details will be provided to all parties who express an interest.
TfL will manage the process in an open and transparent manner, and participation or non-participation in this early market engagement process will not disadvantage or affect any supplier's ability to participate in any future procurement process that may be initiated.
Suppliers wishing to participate in this early market engagement process are invited to register their interest via email to: quoting ‘Surface Major Projects Framework’ for a Market Sounding Questionnaire (MSQ) by 12:00 on Wednesday 16.3.2016. In registering their interest, suppliers should confirm their full company name, the company registration number and provide a single point of contact.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 500 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45220000 Engineering works and construction works, 45221111 Road bridge construction work, 45221241 Road tunnel construction work, 45230000 Construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork, 71322000 Engineering design services for the construction of civil engineering works

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
The value range is subject to review and may be modified at the time of publishing a Contract Notice.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details will be included in any framework documents that may follow this PIN.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Transport for London (TfL) is a complex organisation operating as a functional body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London as a provider of multiple modes of transport services across London. Further information on TfL can be found on

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: