Works - 194674-2018

05/05/2018    S87

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Construction work

2018/S 087-194674

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
Official name: Kent County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Maidstone
NUTS code: UKJ4 Kent
Postal code: ME14 1XQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr John Tunnicliff
Telephone: +44 3000416784
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

Pothole Blitz 2018 and 2019 Prior Information Notice

Reference number: DN335624
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This is not a call for competition and for information only and therefore no response is required.

This PIN provides notice of a future opportunity to carry out repairs to Kent’s carriageway surfaces including potholes, patching in carriageways and edge of carriageways repairs to roads identified by The Kent County Council (the Council).

The Council has additional funding as part of the Central Government initiative to address the repairs to carriageways surfaces including potholes across the country, aggravated by extreme weather conditions of the winter 2017/18. In addition, the Council has redirected a proportion of its own funds from the 2018/19 budget to tackle these necessary works.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

Pothole Blitz 2018 and 2019 Prior Information Notice

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
50230000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to roads and other equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ4 Kent
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Due to the success of the current contract for potholes the Council intends to hold a competitive tendering process at the end of the current contract period, which falls around the late summer period 2018. It is the Councils aim to make the tendering process as easy as possible for tenderers to complete the Invitation to Tender (ITT). It is anticipated that the initial contract will run for approximately 12 months and will have provision for reviews to allow for further phases to be awarded without retendering. Furthermore, the Council intends to provide for inflationary increases for significant parts of the main raw materials costs, further details will be included in the ITT.

Contractors will be provided with an opportunity to price for works in different geographical areas across Kent. The Council may allocate works to a successful contractor in differing parts of Kent at its sole discretion.

The precise nature of the contract is still to be determined and will be performance and price driven with a strong focus on qualitative workmanship to ensure a lasting “right first time” service that adheres to the specified requirements, delivering value for money.

Lot information has still to be determined and will be available in the Invitation to Tender.

II.2.14)Additional information

Companies that are interested but are not registered on the Kent Business Portal should register at the following address in the first instance:

Please note that no response is required from prospective bidders to this notice.

If you require more information about this Notice please contact John Tunnicliff at the following address:

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:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: