Services - 3543-2021

06/01/2021    S3

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2021/S 003-003543

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

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: James.mayer@highwaysengland.co.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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:

Specialist Professional and Technical Services 2 (SPaTS 2) Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The contract was previously advertised under the name Specialist Professional, Environmental, Customer Insight, Technical, Research and Engineering Services (SPECTRE) Framework.

Appointed suppliers will provide specialist, professional, technical consultancy, engineering advice, research, innovation and procurement advice services across a range of transport related topics.

The framework will be divided into two lots and will be for a duration of 4 years.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 300 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Technical Consultancy, Engineering Advice, Research and Innovation Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
71300000 Engineering services
71313000 Environmental engineering consultancy services
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of technical consultancy, engineering advice, research and innovation for roads, vehicles, highway infrastructure and operations on the following topics:

(a) asset operation, maintenance, assurance and performance;

(b) business support;

(c) communications and data transfer;

(d) customer insight research, market research and publicity;

(e) design standards manuals and departures;

(f) economics, statistics and transport modelling;

(g) enforcement policy;

(h) environmental;

(i) geotechnical engineering;

(j) health and safety, security, road safety and vehicle restraint;

(k) highway structures;

(l) identity and image;

(m) incident management and traffic officer service;

(n) intelligent transport;

(o) management information systems;

(p) network resilience;

(q) pavement engineering;

(r) pilots and trials;

(s) post implementation evaluation;

(t) quality management;

(u) risk and value management;

(v) road user behaviour;

(w) strategic transport planning and policy;

(x) sustainability;

(y) traffic signals and road lighting;

(z) transport engineering.

It is expected that the successful suppliers will utilise a diverse supply chain to provide specialist support in the required areas.

Work under the framework may be awarded following mini-competition, following a single response to a request for expressions of interest or through a direct award to a single supplier.

The main site of performance of the activities is England. However, successful suppliers may be requested to work outside of England in support of the organisations enabled to use this framework, as noted at VI.3).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Health, safety and wellbeing (HS&W) / Weighting: 10.08 %
Quality criterion - Name: Customer and stakeholders / Weighting: 10.08 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project/programme management / Weighting: 9.94 %
Quality criterion - Name: Financial management / Weighting: 9.94 %
Quality criterion - Name: Knowledge transfer / Weighting: 9.94 %
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding and capability / Weighting: 10.01 %
Quality criterion - Name: Supply chain management / Weighting: 10.01 %
Price - Weighting: 30 %
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

Highways England reserves the right to transfer any unallocated value between lots to fund additional projects. Therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful supplier, bidders should consider the total expected value of the framework as well as of the relevant lot.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Procurement Advice

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000 Procurement consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of procurement advice and support for contract development, supply chain analysis and general procurement activities, including commercial assessment support.

There will be a maximum of six suppliers appointed to this lot. It is expected that the successful suppliers will utilise a focused supply chain to reduce opportunities for conflicts of interest in the supported procurement activities.

Work under the framework may be awarded following mini-competition, following a single response to a request for expressions of interest or through a direct award to a single supplier.

The main site of performance of the activities is England. However, successful suppliers may be requested to work outside of England in support of the organisations enabled to use this framework, as noted at VI.3).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Health, safety and wellbeing (HS&W) / Weighting: 10.08 %
Quality criterion - Name: Customer and stakeholders / Weighting: 10.08 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project/programme management / Weighting: 9.94 %
Quality criterion - Name: Financial management / Weighting: 9.94 %
Quality criterion - Name: Knowledge transfer / Weighting: 9.94 %
Quality criterion - Name: Resources and conflict of interest / Weighting: 10.01 %
Quality criterion - Name: Procurement knowledge / Weighting: 10.01 %
Price - Weighting: 30 %
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

Highways England reserves the right to transfer any unallocated value between lots to fund additional projects. Therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful supplier, bidders should consider the total expected value of the framework as well as of the relevant lot.

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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: 2019/S 176-428607
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

Contract No: 1A
Lot No: 1
Title:

Technical Consultancy, Engineering Advice, Research and Innovation Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Amey OW Ltd
Postal address: Chancery Exchange, 10 Furnival Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: EC4A 1AB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 250 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 30 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Suppliers are given additional marks in secondary competitions for work under the framework based on their performance against targets to subcontract work to small or medium sized enterprises.

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1B
Lot No: 1
Title:

Technical Consultancy, Engineering Advice, Research and Innovation Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: ATKINS Ltd
Postal address: Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road
Town: Epsom
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: KT18 5BW
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Jacobs UK Ltd
Postal address: 1180 Eskdale Road, Winnersh
Town: Wokingham
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: RG41 5TU
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 250 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 30 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Suppliers are given additional marks in secondary competitions for work under the framework based on their performance against targets to subcontract work to small or medium sized enterprises.

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1C
Lot No: 1
Title:

Technical Consultancy, Engineering Advice, Research and Innovation Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Costain Ltd
Postal address: Costain House, Vanwall Business Park
Town: Maidenhead
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SL6 4UB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 250 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 30 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Suppliers are given additional marks in secondary competitions for work under the framework based on their performance against targets to subcontract work to small or medium sized enterprises.

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1D
Lot No: 1
Title:

Technical Consultancy, Engineering Advice, Research and Innovation Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd
Postal address: Arcadis House, 34 York Way
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: N1 9AB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Pell Frischmann Consulting Engineers Ltd
Postal address: 5 Manchester Square
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: W1U 3PD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: TRL Ltd
Postal address: Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
Town: Wokingham
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: RG40 3GA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 250 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 30 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Suppliers are given additional marks in secondary competitions for work under the framework based on their performance against targets to subcontract work to small or medium sized enterprises.

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1E
Lot No: 1
Title:

Technical Consultancy, Engineering Advice, Research and Innovation Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Ove Arup and Partners Ltd
Postal address: 13 Fitzroy Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: W1T 4BQ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 250 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 30 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Suppliers are given additional marks in secondary competitions for work under the framework based on their performance against targets to subcontract work to small or medium sized enterprises.

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1F
Lot No: 1
Title:

Technical Consultancy, Engineering Advice, Research and Innovation Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
14/10/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: WSP UK Ltd
Postal address: WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: WC2A 1AF
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 250 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 30 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Suppliers are given additional marks in secondary competitions for work under the framework based on their performance against targets to subcontract work to small or medium sized enterprises.

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2A
Lot No: 2
Title:

Procurement Advice

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd
Postal address: Arcadis House, 34 York Way
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: N1 9AB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 50 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2B
Lot No: 2
Title:

Procurement Advice

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Jacobs UK Ltd
Postal address: 1180 Eskdale Road, Winnersh
Town: Wokingham
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: RG41 5TU
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 50 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2C
Lot No: 2
Title:

Procurement Advice

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Ove Arup and Partners Ltd
Postal address: 13 Fitzroy Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: W1T 4BQ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 50 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2D
Lot No: 2
Title:

Procurement Advice

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
Postal address: 1 Embankment Place
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: WC2N 6RH
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 50 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2E
Lot No: 2
Title:

Procurement Advice

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Rowsell Wright Ltd
Postal address: 3 Greengate, Cardale Park
Town: Harrogate
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: HG3 1GY
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 50 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2F
Lot No: 2
Title:

Procurement Advice

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
09/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 8
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Turner and Townsend Contract Services Ltd
Postal address: Low Hall, Calverley Lane, Horsforth
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: LS18 4GH
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 50 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This framework is enabled for the use of the following UK public sector organisations:

1) Highways England;

2) Department for Transport;

3) High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd;

4) Local highway authorities in the United Kingdom;

5) Metropolitan combined authorities in England and Wales; and

6) Transport for London.

Where an enabled organisation transfers some or all of its functions to a successor organisation, following the date of dispatch of the contract notice, that successor organisation will also become an enabled organisation.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: See details at VI.4.3)
Town: See details at VI.4.3)
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

Appeals must be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) as amended.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/01/2021