Works - 182320-2017

16/05/2017    S93    - - Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Wokingham: Highway maintenance work

2017/S 093-182320

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
Wokingham Borough Council
Civic Offices Shute End
RG40 1BN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Alex Deans
Telephone: +44 1189746000
NUTS code: UKJ11

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Highway Maintenance, Design & Construction Related Services.

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

WBC is implementing an ambitious transformational programme, 21st Century Council (21CC), recognising that advances in technology & changes in client behaviour enable new forms of service delivery. Integral to 21CC, WBC is exploring model options for delivery of Highways & Transport Services; currently supported by two key contracts, expiring e/o Mar 19:

Professional services, highway & transport project design

Highway maintenance & construction services

WBC wishes to consult organisations with relevant delivery experience to secure the views of market participants on potential service delivery models, aligned to 21CC. This will assist WBC to identify preferred option(s) and in planning the future procurement procedures. Procurement should commence in early 2018, though WBC can offer no guarantees.

WBC will host a Market Discovery workshop at its offices on Mon 19th June 17, 10:00–13:00. Organizations wishing to participate should submit an expression of interest by 12:00, Mon 12th.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 14 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ11
Main site or place of performance:

Across the entire Borough of Wokingham.

Based at Wokingham Civic Offices, RG40 1BN and/or Toutley Depot, RG40 5QP.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council currently has two key contracts for Highways and Transportation Services:

1. A contract with a service provider for the delivery of professional services including highway and transport project design; and

2. A contract with a service provider for highway maintenance and construction services.

Both contracts expire at the end of March 2019.

The Council wishes to consult with organisations with relevant experience of the delivery of similar services. The purpose of the consultation is to seek the early views of market participants on potential service delivery models available to the Council that best align with the 21st Century Council programme. The consultation will assist the Council to identify preferred option(s) and help the Council in the planning and conduct of future procurement procedures. The Council intends to commence the procurement procedure in early 2018.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Council will host a Soft Market ‘Discovery’ workshop at its offices in Wokingham on the morning of Monday 19th June 2017.

Suitably experienced organizations are requested to submit an expression of interest in participating in this workshop to: by 12:00 on Monday 12th June 2017.

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:

Expressions of interest are sought by the closing date of 12:00 on Monday 12th June 2017

— To register your interest, please email:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: