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United Kingdom-Bedford: Highway maintenance work
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Maintenance and Response East Asset Delivery
Highways England is looking for a suitable contractor to provide all routine and cyclic maintenance, incident response, defect rectification, when instructed, and severe weather delivery on the all-purpose trunk roads and motorways in the East Region (previously known as Areas 6 and 8) in accordance with its standards and objectives. Additional duties will include the provision of traffic management for the Contractor's maintenance and response activities including traffic management during incidents and where instructed by Highways England, the facilities maintenance of depots. Under the CDM Regulations 2015 the contractor will be Principal contractor for all work they undertake unless instructed otherwise by the Service manager.
Highways England East Asset Delivery covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk.
The successful tenderer will be required to provide all routine and cyclic maintenance, incident response, defect rectification when instructed by Highways England and severe weather delivery on the all-purpose trunk roads and motorways in Highways England East Region (previously Areas 6 and 8) in accordance with Highways England standards and objectives. Additional duties will also include: the provision of traffic management for the purpose of the Contractor's maintenance and response activities, which is to also include traffic management during incidents and where instructed by Highways England; the facilities maintenance of depots and other locations within the Eastern region. Under the CDM Regulations 2015, the Maintenance and response contractor will be Principal contractor for all work they undertake unless instructed otherwise by the Highways England Service manager. Highways England may consider amending the duties listed above and may remove or amend these as appropriate during the contract period.
The Service period for the maintenance and response contract is for a duration of 15 years. Therefore, to continually ensure the validity and appropriateness of the community objectives, the scope, costs and also that the contractor remains the 'right fit' for Highways England and the Community, 3 yearly Service review periods have been introduced. The Contractors accepted plan will be modified at these periods to ensure the contractor understands and is committed to provide a service to reflect Highways England's changing aims and expectations over the service period.
Details relating to the expectation, quantities of works and overall requirements of this contract will be made available to all interested parties whom register to attend the Industry day event in Section V1.3
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Highways England will be conducting a supplier industry event to be held on 13.9.2018 at Kents Hill Training and Conference Centre, Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ https://www.kentshillpark.com/ To register your interest and to confirm attendance, please email the following: EastAssetDelivery@highwaysengland.co.uk (max 2 attendees). Please reply by 5.9.2018 stating the contract you are interested in and the names of attendees including email address.
Please note that the Industry day will also cover Construction works framework and design services contracts East Region. Separate PINs have been issued for those contracts. The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.