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United Kingdom-Birmingham: Highway maintenance work
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Area 12 Maintenance and Response Contract
Highways England is looking for a suitable contractor to provide and undertake all routine and response maintenance, incident response, defect rectification and severe weather delivery on the all-purpose trunk roads and motorways within the Yorkshire and Humber regions (Highways England Area 12). Additional duties will also include maintenance of roadside technology, the provision of traffic management for the contractor's maintenance and response activities and incidents (including traffic management for others) and where instructed by Highways England and the maintenance of depots. Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 the contractor will be principal contractor for all work they undertake and where/if instructed otherwise by Highways England.
Yorkshire and the Humber Region (Highways England Area 12).
The successful tenderer will be required to provide all routine and response maintenance, incident response, defect rectification and severe weather delivery on the all-purpose trunk roads and motorways within Highways England Yorkshire and Humber region (Highways England Area 12) in accordance with Highways England standards and objectives. Additional duties will also include maintenance of roadside technology, the provision of traffic management for the contractor's maintenance and response activities and incidents (including traffic management for others) and where instructed by Highways England and the maintenance of depots. Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 the contractor will be principal contractor for all work they undertake and where/if instructed otherwise by the Highways England.
Highways England may consider amending the duties listed above as appropriate during the contract period.
The service period for the maintenance and response contract is for a duration of 8 years and the successful provider will be expected to operate collaboratively with other service providers and stakeholders in order to achieve Highways England's objectives.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in the procurement documents.
Constructionline (https://www.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 (Single Legal Entities) 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.
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 suitability through other means, in accordance with the procurement documents.
A Parent Company Guarantee or equivalent form of security may be required at any time during the term of the contract. This may include where the financial standing of the applicant does not meet the required level as stated in the Tender Documents documents. Further information will be set out in the tender documents.
Applicant companies are asked to note that Highways England will take into account any other maintenance and response contracts and asset support contracts where the applicant company is the appointed contractor. A market resilience test will be applied to ensure the resilience of the Highways England network. Contract award opportunities for applicant companies may therefore be limited on this basis. In the event that the threshold in the market resilience test could be breached, Highways England will advise the applicant company at the appropriate time and the applicant company will be given the option to continue with their tender at their own cost and risk or withdraw from the competition. Full details of market resilience test is provided within the Instruction for Tenderers (IfT) document.
Parent company guarantee or equivalent form of security may be required at any time during the term of the contract.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Instructions on How to take part in this tender:
1) Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
— browse to the e-Sourcing Portal: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register;
— accept the terms and conditions and click 'Continue';
— enter your correct business and user details;
— note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete;
— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2) Express an Interest in the tender
— login to the portal with the username/password
— 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 now 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 choose to 'Create Response' or 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining);
— you can now 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). You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
The successful tenderer will be required to sign the Highways England Fair Payment Charter as a condition of acceptance of their tender.
As a supplier/organisation looking to bid for public sector contracts you should be aware that tender documentation for contracts over GBP 10 000 will be published on a single website and 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. Highways England are committed to ensuring public sector procurement is used, where possible, to promote skills training and open up apprenticeship opportunities on public sector projects and programmes.
The successful contractor will be appointed to fulfil the duties of Principal Contractor under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. For further details please refer to the Instructions for tenderers.