Services - 273061-2019

12/06/2019    S111    - - Services - Contract award notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

United Kingdom-Gloucester: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2019/S 111-273061

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Mike McGowan
Telephone: +44 1452328900
NUTS code: UKK1

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Gloucestershire Highways Professional Services Contract

Reference number: DN363742
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Gloucestershire County Council is tendering for a supplier(s) to deliver professional highways consultancy services (services) in relation to development proposals for all relevant client’s schemes, including but not limited to dealing with Client’s and/or local planning authorities, highways authorities and other Consultees, as more fully described within the scope.

To deliver its highways schemes client requires the services of an external consultant possessing specialist technical skill to supplement and support client’s in-house teams and the clients other providers.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 18 000 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 35 000 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK1
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council's vision for the successful delivery of the service are to deliver on the following 3 core values of the client as set out in the Council's corporate vision and values:

— living within our means,

— doing the right things,

— helping communities to help themselves.

The Council will expect the successful to supplier to support the Council in delivering this vision through the delivery of the contract.

We are looking for a good service with a focus on self-delivery (or sub-contract arrangements which provide similar benefits to the client). A partnering arrangement with staff co-located and co-mingled and joint ownership of day to day operations at management and team leader level. IT systems and on-site serviced office accommodation at Shire Hall and regional Depots will be provided by the client. Further details are provided in the procurement documents.

We are following a 2 stage process using the competitive procedure with negotiation. Contract form will be the NEC4 Term Service Contract as amended in accordance with the procurement documents.

The contract is valued between 18 000 000 GBP and 35 000 000 GBP. This contract value range is based on predicted budgets over both the initial term and optional terms of the contract. The values also include contingency to account for inflation, potential one-off funding bids, DfT awards and other unknown possible increases in funding over the total potential contracted periods.

In addition to this professional services contract, we have recently procured separate contracts for a structural maintenance partner and for a term maintenance partner. All 3 contracts will be managed by Gloucestershire County Council under the Gloucestershire Highways branding. Each supplier will be expected to work with the other suppliers and the Council in an open and collaborative manner in order to achieve the Council's objectives.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 65
Price - Weighting: 35
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

A 6 year term with the option of 2 x 2 year extensions, to a total of 10 years. The award of options is subject to satisfactory contractor performance and the Authority's usual governance process. Full details are set out in the conditions of contract.

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 174-394847
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract


Gloucestershire Highways Professional Services Contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 6
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 6
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Atkins Ltd
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKK1
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 35 000 000.00 GBP
Lowest offer: 18 000 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 35 000 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Gloucestershire County Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: