Works - 236096-2020

20/05/2020    S98    Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Bedford: Surface work for highways

2020/S 098-236096

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Highways England
Postal address: Woodlands, Manton Lane
Town: Bedford
Postal code: MK41 7LW
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 12345678

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Concrete Roads — Reconstruction Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45233210 Surface work for highways
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Design and build arrangement demolishing existing pavement, replacing with new (flexible or composite) and overlaying of concrete pavements.

The works in scope are:

— demolition of existing concrete pavements,

— construction of new pavement (which could be flexible or composite),

— overlay of existing concrete pavements,

— changes to or replacement of associated assets such as sub-surface drainage.

The reconstruction works contractors will be expected to provide:

— principal designer duties,

— optioneering of solutions,

— detailed solution design,

— public consultation,

— early contractor involvement into initial design phase,

— construction,

— demolition,

— principal contractor duties,

— traffic management,

— welfare facilities.

Provides contingency should the other framework supplier be unable to deliver the works.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 261 600 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45233000 Construction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45233139 Highway maintenance work
45233142 Road-repair works
45233220 Surface work for roads
45233222 Paving and asphalting works
71320000 Engineering design services
79415200 Design consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Further to the PIN published in August 2019, seeking market feedback in relation to the procurement of a concrete roads framework, this is an update on how we intend to take the procurement forward and to give you advanced notice of the opportunities that we hope to publish in May.

Our strategy is to procure three frameworks as follows:

1) Design — two suppliers providing full design, technical assurance, site supervision and project management capability. To deliver designer/supervisor/project manager for lifecycle extension works and to provide initial design and then technical assurance for the design and build reconstruction works.

2) Lifecycle extension works — a multi-lot specialist contractor framework that will deliver focused repairs to maximise the life of the existing concrete pavement; two suppliers for each of the following specialisms: joint repairs, bay replacements, surface treatments and slab leveling (eight suppliers in total).

3) Reconstruction works — two suppliers to be appointed on a design and build arrangement with works to include demolishing existing pavement and replacement with new (flexible or composite), overlaying of concrete pavements and changes to or replacement of associated assets such as sub-surface drainage. The large volume of excavated concrete pavement is to be recycled for reuse in the concrete roads programme or more widely in delivery of Highways England’s capital programme.

This notice does not form part of any formal procurement process but is intended to give prior notice of the opportunity to bid.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality/Price / Weighting: 70:30
Price - Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 261 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Constructionline (https:/ 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.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 29/09/2020
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional 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 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.

Tender documentation for contracts over GBP 10 000 will be published on a Powered by BravoSolution eSourcing Technology single website, made available to the public. You should also be aware that if your bid is successful the resulting contract will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to tender documentation and/or contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law, to protect commercial interests and for the protection of national security. This procurement falls within the scope of HM Revenue and Customs' Construction Industry Scheme. Successful Contractors may be required to fulfil the duties of the Principal Contractor under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The contract data will confirm the details of the relevant contract dates and durations. It is mandatory for new Central Government contracts, which feature characteristics involving the handling of personal data and ICT systems designed to store or process data at the OFFICIAL level of the Government Security Classifications scheme (link below), to comply with Cyber Essentials.

All potential tenderers for Central Government contracts, featuring the above characteristics, should be aware of the requirements for the appropriate level of certification. Further information:

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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Highways England (see details at VI.4.3)
Town: Bedford
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: