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United Kingdom-Bedford: Surface work for highways
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.highwaysengland.co.uk
Section II: Object
Concrete Roads — Lifecycle Extension Works Framework
A multi lot specialist supplier framework to deliver focussed renewals, to maximise the life of the existing concrete pavement.
Lot 1: Joint Repairs
Scheduled joint repair works to concrete road surfaces.
The work includes:
— the replacement of old joint material between slabs with new jointing;
— it also covers small patches and thin bond repair to cover faults, such as small to medium punch outs, spalled edges, failed patches less than ½ a slab, linear inline repairs up to 600 mm wide, by 150 mm deep, repair/replacement of ironwork and surrounds, previously repaired stud holes, kerb edging;
— repairs will use both flexible and rigid repair materials. The aim with the rigid repairs will be to use concrete to concrete repairs where possible;
— high performance joints between different materials, such as transitions and bridge decks;
— re-installation of loops or magnetometers;
— introduction and/or widening of construction joints.
The Lifecycle Extension Works contractors will be expected to provide:
Construction of chosen intervention;
Principal Contractor duties;
Early contractor involvement into design phase;
Small works for localised planned repair.
Provides contingency for other lots should the suppliers in those Lots be unable to deliver the works.
Lot 2: Bay Replacements and Slab Levelling
Scheduled bay replacement and slab levelling works on concrete roads.
— full slab removal and replacement with early strength rapid set concrete materials;
— ½ bay or greater full depth replacement;
— this allows for pre-formed and precast slabs to be used for rapid repaid;
— replacement of dowels between joints;
— removal of depressions or heaves;
— removal of previous significant asphalt repairs for replacement of concrete slabs;
— repair to stabilise ground conditions found under the base;
— repairs to transitions (concrete);
— introduction of additional reinforcement beneath, in slab;
Slab levelling between joints use vacuum grouting, grout injection or resin injection.
— stabilisation of the slab to raise it to improve longitudinal ride profile;
— stabilise transitions between different materials;
— stabilisation of areas adjacent to the mainline, such as laybys, entry and exit slips, embankments associated with the edge of the road.
Principal contractor duties;
Lot 3: Surface Treatments
Scheduled surface treatment works on concrete roads.
— white topping,
— thin surface course over asphalt,
— deeper overlays in asphalt above 50 mm to a depth of 250 mm,
— surface re-texturing,
— longitudinal grinding,
— surface milling,
— repairs to transitions (asphalt),
— repair to high friction systems.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Constructionline (https:/constructionline.co.uk/) is the UK Government's national pre-qualification register for construction contractors and consultants. Applicants may demonstrate their suitability for a number of aspects in the selection process through providing their registration number for their valid and up-to-date constructionline account. Contractors or Incorporated Joint Ventures submitting an application should provide their constructionline registration number. For unincorporated Joint Ventures submitting an application each member of the group should provide their individual constructionline registration number. constructionline members are requested to ensure their profile is valid and up to date for the purposes of this tendering process. Where applicants do not have a constructionline account, or a valid and up to date constructionline account, they will have the opportunity to demonstrate their sustainability through other means, in accordance with the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority will use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction. How to take part in this tender:
1) Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
— visit https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register;
— accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue';
— enter your business and user details;
— note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete;
— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password.
2) Express an Interest in the tender
— login to the portal;
— click the 'PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers' link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier);
— click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of this page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your 'My PQQs/ My ITT's page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can access any attachments by clicking the 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'PQQ/ITT Details box.
3) Responding to the tender
— click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ITT Details', you can 'Create Response' or 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining). You can use the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). Submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
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The tenderer with the most economically advantageous tender will be required to accept the Highways England Fair Payment Charter as a condition of acceptance of their tender. Highways England intends to work with the winning bidder to explore opportunities for further efficiencies and improvements; discussions will take place during the mobilisation period. Further information will be set out in the Tender Documents. Contract dates stated are indicative, and may be subject to change.
Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Appeals should be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended.