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Works - 268489-2020

09/06/2020    S110

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Highway maintenance work

2020/S 110-268489

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Highways England
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Area12MRProcurement@highwaysengland.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.highwaysengland.co.uk
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
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
II.1.1)Title:

Area 12 Maintenance and Response Contract

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45233139 Highway maintenance work
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 180 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34923000 Road traffic-control equipment
45233130 Construction work for highways
45233140 Roadworks
45233141 Road-maintenance works
45233210 Surface work for highways
45310000 Electrical installation work
45316200 Installation of signalling equipment
50230000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to roads and other equipment
50800000 Miscellaneous repair and maintenance services
71300000 Engineering services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKE YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
Main site or place of performance:

Yorkshire and the Humber Region (Highways England Area 12).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Quality criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 180 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

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.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Parent company guarantee or equivalent form of security may be required at any time during the term of the contract.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 072-173429
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/08/2020
Local time: 12:00
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:
English
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 06/08/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

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

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Highways England
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/06/2020