United Kingdom-Maidstone: Structural engineering consultancy services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.kent.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.kent.gov.uk
Section II: Object
SS17045 Highway Structures Professional Services Contract.
The Council is responsible for maintaining over 8 700 km of carriageways and 6 300 km of foot-ways across the County. As the local Highway Authority, the Council is also responsible for the management of 2 220 highway structures. The varied and technical nature of structures asset management has meant that support from The Council's term consultant has been routinely sought particularly in relation to principal bridge inspections and ad-hoc technical advice. The Council's current Technical and Environmental Services Contract is due to expire on the 31.3.2018.
As part of the Commissioning Cycle, the Authority is keen to understand market conditions before it develops its procurement strategy. The Council currently spends 450 000 GBP per annum on principal and other special inspections, and a further 370 000 GBP per annum on ad-hoc technical support. However with a challenging forecast in public sector funding, it is likely this will be less in the future.
The current commissions include (but are not limited to) the following:
Principal Bridge Inspections including track-side and rail bridge inspections — i.e. planning, programming, delivery and reporting in accordance with national guidance and our own policies.
Monitoring, structural assessments and feasibility reports.
Design including painting design.
Approval in Principal reviews in accordance with The Council's Technical Approval Process.
Consultants who wish to express an interest must submit a brief overview of works and services they can provide. This is to be no more than 2 A4 pages (no less than font size 11) detailing their services, experience and past performance and previous clients.
The requested information must be submitted via the Kent Business Portal no later than 12:00 on Wednesday 11.10.2017. Should the Council decide to proceed with a procurement process for a consultant to deliver these services, it is estimated that this will commence in the autumn of 2017.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information