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13/04/2021    S71

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Road equipment

2021/S 071-182320

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Highways England
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Gowanlock
E-mail: Roadsidetechnologyteam@highwaysengland.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://highwaysengland.co.uk

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Stopped Vehicle Detection (SVD) 2020 (Lot 1)

II.1.2)Main CPV code
34920000 Road equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
II.2.4)Description of the procurement at the time of conclusion of the contract:

Highways England requires a Stopped Vehicle Detection (SVD) solution to detect individual stopped vehicles in live lanes on Smart Motorway All Lane Running sections of the Network in England. The SVD solution must enable early intervention and the setting of road signals that notify road users of the presence of the stopped vehicle.

To provide a Stopped Vehicle Detection (SVD) radar solution:

• roadside installation will be undertaken by third parties but the supplier will be required to commission the radar solution and may be required to support installation;

• detection technology and a supporting system which provide operators in our Regional Operational Centres with stopped vehicle alerts, enabling action to be taken to intervene;

• the solution will need to be capable of detecting any vehicle permitted to use motorways.

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 48
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Contract award notice concerning this contract
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 152-373585

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 1
Lot No: 1
Title:

SVD Retrofit

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
16/07/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Navtech Radar Ltd
Town: Wantage
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 18 000 000.00 GBP

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Highways England
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Roadsidetechnologyteam@highwaysengland.co.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/04/2021

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
34920000 Road equipment
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32352200 Radar spare parts and accessories
35121900 Radar detectors
38115100 Radar surveillance equipment
48000000 Software package and information systems
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

As described in section II.2.4).

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 48
VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 18 000 000.00 EUR
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Navtech Radar Ltd
Town: Wantage
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

The current framework for the provision of a Lot 1 Stopped Vehicle Detection (SVD) solution twas awarded on 16 July 2020 for a 4-year term with an expiry date of 15 July 2024.

The original scope and estimated value for the supply of SVD radar under this framework was determined based on the understanding that radar units would be sited on average 500 m apart on the Strategic Road Network (SRN). Since the award of this framework, a detailed technical review was undertaken to determine the optimal spacing of radar. This review determined that it was optimal to locate SVD radar technology to make use of as much existing infrastructure as possible whilst still delivering the required degree of effectiveness of detection on the road network, and therefore units would be sited on average 300 metres apart in all future installations.

As a result of the decision, additional radar units and associated commissioning and support services have become necessary under this framework. The estimated value of the additional supplies and services is GBP 7.75 million.

A modification to the framework is therefore required in accordance with Regulation 72(1)(b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for additional services and supplies by the original contractor that have become necessary and were not included in the original procurement, where a change of contractor:

(i) cannot be made for economic or technical reasons such as such as requirements of interchangeability or interoperability with existing equipment, services or installations procured under the initial procurement; and

(ii) would cause significant inconvenience or substantial duplication of costs for the contracting authority;

(iii) And the increase in price does not exceed 50 % of the value of the original contract.

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for additional works, services or supplies by the original contractor/concessionaire (Art. 43(1)(b) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(b) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(b) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the economic or technical reasons and the inconvenience or duplication of cost preventing a change of contractor:

In order to meet the increased density requirements, additional radar units are required and these will need to be inter-operable with the existing Navtech radar supplied under the current framework. No other provider could supply the Navtech radar without the agreement of Navtech, and even if Navtech gave its agreement for another provider to supply its radar, no other provider could supply the Navtech radar and associated commissioning and support services without a considerable increase in price compared to Navtech supplying its radar directly. These are the economic and technical reasons why a change of contractor cannot be made. Furthermore, if it were possible it would cause substantial inconvenience and duplication of costs to engage any other contractor to provide the additional supplies and services, when the majority of the radar units, commissioning and support will be provided by the existing supplier under this framework.

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 25 750 000.00 GBP