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United Kingdom-Leicester: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.leics.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.leics.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Environment and Transport — Commissioning Framework (E&T-CF).
Leicestershire County Council (Council) is seeking to establish a framework agreement with several consultants for the provision of transport and land use planning and modelling consultancy advice. The prime purpose of the advice will be to support the Council in the use of its comprehensive transport model called the Leicester and Leicestershire Integrated Transport Model. (LLITM).
The framework agreement will be divided into 5 lots which are described later in this notice.
Whilst predominantly used by the Council, the framework will also be open for use by other local authorities, developers and other relevant organisations approved and authorised by Leicestershire County Council which are covered by the new expanded area of LLITM.
Lot 1 — Operational Panel for LLITM Transport Model
This lot will require consultants to provide transport modelling and planning services and advice to the Council, its partners and other external bodies. The service will require the operation of the LLITM and other associated countywide or regional models, and provision of technical advice on its maintenance. In particular, consultants will be required to provide services in the following specialist software applications:
— Highway Supply Model (Saturn).
— Public Transport Supply Model (EMME).
— Demand Model (EMME).
— Environmental Analysis Suite (EASE).
The Lot will be awarded to each contractor as individual contracts. The minimum term or contract is 2 years with a further 2 years possible taking the maximum length of contract to 4 years in total.
Work awarded via this framework may be funded in part or wholly by European Union funds.
Lot 2 — Operation Panel for LLITM Land-Use Model (DELTA)
This lot will require consultants to provide services and advice on land-use modelling; assisting with the operation of the existing land-use model, the creation and maintenance of such models, through to the application on studies using the DELTA specialist software.
The Lot will be awarded to each contractor as individual contracts. The minimum term or contract is 2 years with a further 2 years taking the maximum length of contract to 4 years in total.
Lot 3 — Operation and Support Panel for Microsimulation Modelling
This lot will require consultants to provide microsimulation modelling services and advice to the Council, its partners, other local authorities and other external bodies and organisations. The service will include the operation, calibration, validation and rebasing of the Council's existing microsimulation models, as well as the development of new microsimulation models.
Lot 4 — Operation and Support Panel for Rail Policy, Strategy and Modelling
This lot will require consultants to provide policy, strategy and modelling services and advice to the Council, its partners, other local authorities and other external bodies and organisations. Due to the highly specialist nature of this lot it is envisaged that the services within this lot will be sub-divided into the following sub-lots listed below.
— Lot 4a — Influence and Lobbying.
— Lot 4b — Identify and Evidence.
— Lot 4c — Test and Modelling.
Lot 5 — Comprehensive Advisory and Support Panel — Transport Planning and Policy, Engineering and Technical Support
This lot will require consultants to provide comprehensive support in relation to transport planning and policy, engineering and technical support services. These services should include but are not restricted to;
— Quality audits Project coordination and management.
— Inputs to transport plans and policies (strategic and detailed).
— Scheme design.
— Preparation for and participation in public inquiries.
— Transport and land-use modelling.
— Sustainable transport policy and strategy.
— Hydrological Services (Flood Risk Management & Water Quality).
— Transport appraisal.
— Evaluation of implemented transport schemes.
— Advice on transport and planning regulatory change.
— Environmental modelling and assessment (Noise, AQ, EIA&RA).
— Aviation Policy, Strategy and Modelling.
— Transport planning.
— Transport engineering.
— Strategic planning and policy.
— Infrastructure planning and development.
— Intelligent Transport Systems.
— Waste management and environmental services.
— Research and Development.
— Enforcement policy.
— Network resilience and management.
— Traffic Signals and Road Lighting.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Refer to tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Leicestershire County Council (LCC) will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract, as communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by LCC as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.