United Kingdom-Cardiff: Construction consultancy services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007
Section II: Object
A55: 3rd Menai Crossing — Design and Employer’s Agent
Welsh Ministers (WM) wish to procure design and employer’s agent services for its A55 3rd Menai Crossing project. WM are currently envisaging appointing 2 separate teams of advisors:
1) an employer’s agent team to essentially manage the project in support of WM and
2) a design team/designer to develop a preliminary design to WM’s Key Stage 4 project status.
WM will seek to appoint a contractor for the completion of detailed design and construction of the project separately.
Prior to engagement of the employers agent and design team/designer, WM will have completed a detailed review to confirm
(a) the type of bridge to be constructed and
(b) the selection of the 2 or 4-lane crossing.
This detailed review will be done in conjunction/by the WM’s Key Stage 2 consultant, AECOM.
Work Package B — Employers Agent Services
WM seek to appoint an employer’s agent to provide project management, commercial and technical advisor services (large scale bridge, highway, environmental and architectural specialists) through Key Stage 3 (Preliminary Design), Key Stage 4 (Statutory Processes), Key Stage 5 (Procurement of the D&B Contractor) and Key Stage 6 (Detailed Design and Construction). The Employer’s Agent will act in an assurance role on the Designer during Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and on the Design and Build Contractor for Key Stage 6. The Employer’s Agent will also be responsible for supporting WM in the procurement and management of a D&B Contractor at Key Stage 5 and Key Stage 6, respectively.
Work Package A — Design Services
WM seek to appoint a design team/designer to undertake the design services at Welsh Government Key Stage 3 (Preliminary Design) and Key Stage 4 (Statutory Processes) for the A55 3rd Menai Crossing. The Design Team/ Designer will work alongside the Employers Agent and WM to develop the design to the end of Key Stage 4 at which point the Designer will complete their services.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Prior to engagement of the employers agent and design team/ designer, WM will have completed a detailed review to confirm:
WM currently envisage procuring the following parties against the WM proposed phased approach for the project.
WM appointed Consultant (AECOM):
(i) Key Stage 2 — Preferred Route.
Employers Agent Lot 2:
(i) Key Stage 3 — Preliminary Design;
(ii) Key Stage 4 — Statutory Process;
(iii) Key Stage 5 — Procurement of a Contractor;
(iv) Key Stage 6 — Detailed Design and Construction.
Designer Lot 1
(i) Key Stage 3 — Preliminary Design;
(ii) Key Stage 4 — Statutory Process.
(i) Key Stage 6 — Detailed Design and Construction.
Potential tenders are invited to view further information on the Welsh Government project website: https://beta.gov.wales/a55-3rd-menai-crossing.
Interested parties are requested to submit the following to TransportProcurement@gov.wales by 1.2.2019 clearly marked under the title “Third Menai Crossing — PIN – Expression of Interest – (Interested party name)”:
A. A written statement expressing interest in bidding for Lot 1, Lot 2 and/or the construction works as noted within this PIN (max. of 1 side of A4),
B. A written commentary against the following:
— The WM proposed approach, in particular the appointment of both a design team/designer and the appointment of an employer’s agent team separately. Please include details around the potential benefits and disadvantages to this approach, as well as setting out any other matters you feel WM should be aware of when finalising its sourcing strategy.