Services - 359722-2019

31/07/2019    S146    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Leeds: Design consultancy services

2019/S 146-359722

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Highways England
Postal address: Lateral, City Square
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: LS11 9AT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: RDPTechnicalAdviser@highwaysengland.co.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england

Address of the buyer profile: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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:

Regional Delivery Partnership Technical Adviser

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79415200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Highways England seeks to appoint 6 Technical Advisers (TAs) to support delivery of the UK Road Investment Strategy (RIS). TAs will recommend to Highways England the best route option and then protect its technical interests throughout development and delivery phases of a scheme. The TA will act as an enabler in its relationship with the DIP, assisting Highways England to create the environment for project success. The framework will be divided into 6 lots, with each lot having a specific value threshold for schemes and covering a defined geographical area:

— Lots 1 to 3 (Band A) are for schemes with a client budget of less than or equal to 100 000 000 GBP,

— Lots 4 to 6 (Band B) are for schemes with a client budget of greater than 100 000 000 GBP.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 260 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 3
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

South West and Midlands (≤ 100 000 000 GBP)

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000
66518100
71000000
71300000
71311000
71312000
71322000
71322500
71356200
71356300
71500000
71530000
73110000
73210000
73300000
73420000
79110000
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

South West and Midlands, England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of TA services for the delivery of RIS 2 (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-investment-strategy-post-2020) schemes with a client budget of less than or equal to £100m in the South West and Midlands regions.

There will be 1 tenderer appointed to this lot but they are not guaranteed any work or specific schemes from this tender process. Schemes allocated to this lot will be issued through a direct award to the successful tenderer for this lot or in circumstances specified in the procurement documents tendered as a mini-competition which may include the suppliers appointed to all lots. The successful tenderer for this lot may also have opportunities to win additional schemes in the rest of England in the circumstances specified in the procurement documents. Please note that the award of a scheme at PCF stage 1 does not guarantee it will proceed to PCF stage 7; a scheme can be withdrawn at any PCF stage in line with Highways England's governance procedures.

TAs will undertake the following:

During PCF Stage 1 & 2

Identify options that address the objectives stated in the Client Scheme Requirements

Develop options that comply with legislation and policy, through HE's preferred project delivery methodology (Project Control Framework(PCF), to take to public consultation

Preferred options should be deliverable, affordable and provide value for money when whole life of asset is taken into account

Undertake and record an appraisal of the performance of scheme options against key metrics with high technical assurance

Identify maintenance activities and designated fund opportunities that could be delivered during the project

Consider customer impacts arising during the enhancement and operation of the improved asset

Deliver effective stakeholder engagement and public consultation to enable a Preferred Route Announcement

Complete the schemes High Level Requirements

Facilitate, oversee and optimise the transition from Options phase to Development Phases

Realise and improve productivity and continually improve the value for money for the TA services;

Fully engage with the Regional Sustainable Improvement Hub(s), the National Community of TAs and Centre(s) of Excellence.

During PCF Stages 3 to 7

Assure against the High Level Requirements allocated to the Delivery Integration Partner (DIP) and be custodians of the preferred route intent;

Oversee and optimise the transition between PCF stage 2 and 3;

Assure the basis of the marginal gain calculations when the DIP maintains or improves the investment baseline (measured via marginal cost benefit analysis);

Support the Employer in agreement of the Budget;

Continually improve the value for money of the TA Services;

Fully engage with the Regional Centre(s) of Excellence and the National Community of TA's;

Through high quality, right first time, service delivery, support the DIP's delivery of efficiency and predictability;

Assure the DIP's delivery of successful outcomes for PCF Stages 3 to 7; and

Assure and support transition of schemes from the DIP into Operations Directorate (OD) through to completion of SGAR 7

During PCF Stages 6 & 7

Undertake the role of Supervisor to the DIP (please note the DIP is an NEC 4 based contract); and

Provide assurance for other design services that are to be completed.

Highways England will not allow a TA for a scheme to also be the DIP (framework) Principal Designer for any given scheme. A Market Share rule will be applied to the value of work any one TA can undertake during the framework. This value is £78m which represents 30 % of the overall framework value.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 schemes in different geographical areas therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful technical adviser tenderers should consider the total expected value of the framework as well as of the relevant lot.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

South East and East (≤ £100m)

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000
66518100
71000000
71300000
71311000
71312000
71322000
71322500
71356200
71356300
71500000
71530000
73110000
73210000
73300000
73420000
79110000
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

South East and East, England

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of TA services for the delivery of RIS 2 (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-investment-strategy-post-2020) schemes with a client budget of less than or equal to £100m in the South East and East regions.

There will be 1 tenderer appointed to this lot but they are not guaranteed any work or specific schemes from this tender process. Schemes allocated to this lot will be issued through a direct award to the successful tenderer for this lot or in circumstances specified in the procurement documents tendered as a mini-competition which may include the suppliers appointed to all lots. The successful tenderer for this lot may also have opportunities to win additional schemes in the rest of England in the circumstances specified in the procurement documents. Please note that the award of a scheme at PCF stage 1 does not guarantee it will proceed to PCF stage 7; a scheme can be withdrawn at any PCF stage in line with Highways England's governance procedures.

TAs will undertake the following:

During PCF Stage 1 & 2

Identify options that address the objectives stated in the Client Scheme Requirements

Develop options that comply with legislation and policy, through HE's preferred project delivery methodology (Project Control Framework(PCF), to take to public consultation

Preferred options should be deliverable, affordable and provide value for money when whole life of asset is taken into account

Undertake and record an appraisal of the performance of scheme options against key metrics with high technical assurance

Identify maintenance activities and designated fund opportunities that could be delivered during the project

Consider customer impacts arising during the enhancement and operation of the improved asset

Deliver effective stakeholder engagement and public consultation to enable a Preferred Route Announcement

Complete the schemes High Level Requirements

Facilitate, oversee and optimise the transition from Options phase to Development Phases

Realise and improve productivity and continually improve the value for money for the TA services;

Fully engage with the Regional Sustainable Improvement Hub(s), the National Community of TAs and Centre(s) of Excellence.

During PCF Stages 3 to 7

Assure against the High Level Requirements allocated to the Delivery Integration Partner (DIP) and be custodians of the preferred route intent;

Oversee and optimise the transition between PCF stage 2 and 3;

Assure the basis of the marginal gain calculations when the DIP maintains or improves the investment baseline (measured via marginal cost benefit analysis);

Support the Employer in agreement of the Budget;

Continually improve the value for money of the TA Services;

Fully engage with the Regional Centre(s) of Excellence and the National Community of TA's;

Through high quality, right first time, service delivery, support the DIP's delivery of efficiency and predictability;

Assure the DIP's delivery of successful outcomes for PCF Stages 3 to 7; and

Assure and support transition of schemes from the DIP into Operations Directorate (OD) through to completion of SGAR 7

During PCF Stages 6 & 7

Undertake the role of Supervisor to the DIP (please note the DIP is an NEC 4 based contract); and

Provide assurance for other design services that are to be completed.

Highways England will not allow a TA for a scheme to also be the DIP (framework) Principal Designer for any given scheme. A Market Share rule will be applied to the value of work any one TA can undertake during the framework. This value is £78m which represents 30 % of the overall framework value.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 schemes in different geographical areas therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful Technical Adviser Tenderers should consider the total expected value of the Framework as well as of the relevant lot.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

North East and North West (≤ £100m)

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000
66518100
71000000
71300000
71311000
71312000
71322000
71322500
71356200
71356300
71500000
71530000
73110000
73210000
73300000
73420000
79110000
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

North East and North West, England

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of TA services for the delivery of RIS 2 (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-investment-strategy-post-2020) schemes with a client budget of less than or equal to £100m in the North East and North West regions.

There will be 1 tenderer appointed to this lot but they are not guaranteed any work or specific schemes from this tender process. Schemes allocated to this lot will be issued through a direct award to the successful tenderer for this lot or in circumstances specified in the procurement documents tendered as a mini-competition which may include the suppliers appointed to all lots. The successful tenderer for this lot may also have opportunities to win additional schemes in the rest of England in the circumstances specified in the procurement documents. Please note that the award of a scheme at PCF stage 1 does not guarantee it will proceed to PCF stage 7; a scheme can be withdrawn at any PCF stage in line with Highways England's governance procedures.

TAs will undertake the following:

During PCF Stage 1 & 2

Identify options that address the objectives stated in the Client Scheme Requirements

Develop options that comply with legislation and policy, through HE's preferred project delivery methodology (Project Control Framework(PCF), to take to public consultation

Preferred options should be deliverable, affordable and provide value for money when whole life of asset is taken into account

Undertake and record an appraisal of the performance of scheme options against key metrics with high technical assurance

Identify maintenance activities and designated fund opportunities that could be delivered during the project

Consider customer impacts arising during the enhancement and operation of the improved asset

Deliver effective stakeholder engagement and public consultation to enable a Preferred Route Announcement

Complete the schemes High Level Requirements

Facilitate, oversee and optimise the transition from Options phase to Development Phases

Realise and improve productivity and continually improve the value for money for the TA services;

Fully engage with the Regional Sustainable Improvement Hub(s), the National Community of TAs and Centre(s) of Excellence.

During PCF Stages 3 to 7

Assure against the High Level Requirements allocated to the Delivery Integration Partner (DIP) and be custodians of the preferred route intent;

Oversee and optimise the transition between PCF stage 2 and 3;

Assure the basis of the marginal gain calculations when the DIP maintains or improves the investment baseline (measured via marginal cost benefit analysis);

Support the Employer in agreement of the Budget;

Continually improve the value for money of the TA Services;

Fully engage with the Regional Centre(s) of Excellence and the National Community of TA's;

Through high quality, right first time, service delivery, support the DIP's delivery of efficiency and predictability;

Assure the DIP's delivery of successful outcomes for PCF Stages 3 to 7; and

Assure and support transition of schemes from the DIP into Operations Directorate (OD) through to completion of SGAR 7

During PCF Stages 6 & 7

Undertake the role of Supervisor to the DIP (please note the DIP is an NEC 4 based contract); and

Provide assurance for other design services that are to be completed.

Highways England will not allow a TA for a scheme to also be the DIP (framework) Principal Designer for any given scheme. A Market Share rule will be applied to the value of work any one TA can undertake during the framework. This value is £78m which represents 30 % of the overall framework value.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 12 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 schemes in different geographical areas therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful Technical Adviser Tenderers should consider the total expected value of the Framework as well as of the relevant lot.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

South West & Midlands (> £100m)

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000
66518100
71000000
71300000
71311000
71312000
71322000
71322500
71356200
71356300
71500000
71530000
73110000
73210000
73300000
73420000
79110000
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

South West & Midlands, England

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of TA services for the delivery of RIS 2 (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-investment-strategy-post-2020) schemes with a client budget of greater than £100m in the South West & Midlands regions.

There will be 1 tenderer appointed to this lot but they are not guaranteed any work or specific schemes from this tender process. Schemes allocated to this lot will be issued through a direct award to the successful tenderer for this lot or in circumstances specified in the procurement documents tendered as a mini-competition which may include the suppliers appointed to all lots. The successful tenderer for this lot may also have opportunities to win additional schemes in the rest of England in the circumstances specified in the procurement documents. Please note that the award of a scheme at PCF stage 1 does not guarantee it will proceed to PCF stage 7; a scheme can be withdrawn at any PCF stage in line with Highways England's governance procedures.

TAs will undertake the following:

During PCF Stage 1 & 2

Identify options that address the objectives stated in the Client Scheme Requirements

Develop options that comply with legislation and policy, through HE's preferred project delivery methodology (Project Control Framework(PCF), to take to public consultation

Preferred options should be deliverable, affordable and provide value for money when whole life of asset is taken into account

Undertake and record an appraisal of the performance of scheme options against key metrics with high technical assurance

Identify maintenance activities and designated fund opportunities that could be delivered during the project

Consider customer impacts arising during the enhancement and operation of the improved asset

Deliver effective stakeholder engagement and public consultation to enable a Preferred Route Announcement

Complete the schemes High Level Requirements

Facilitate, oversee and optimise the transition from Options phase to Development Phases

Realise and improve productivity and continually improve the value for money for the TA services;

Fully engage with the Regional Sustainable Improvement Hub(s), the National Community of TAs and Centre(s) of Excellence.

During PCF Stages 3 to 7

Assure against the High Level Requirements allocated to the Delivery Integration Partner (DIP) and be custodians of the preferred route intent;

Oversee and optimise the transition between PCF stage 2 and 3;

Assure the basis of the marginal gain calculations when the DIP maintains or improves the investment baseline (measured via marginal cost benefit analysis);

Support the Employer in agreement of the Budget;

Continually improve the value for money of the TA Services;

Fully engage with the Regional Centre(s) of Excellence and the National Community of TA's;

Through high quality, right first time, service delivery, support the DIP's delivery of efficiency and predictability;

Assure the DIP's delivery of successful outcomes for PCF Stages 3 to 7; and

Assure and support transition of schemes from the DIP into Operations Directorate (OD) through to completion of SGAR 7

During PCF Stages 6 & 7

Undertake the role of Supervisor to the DIP (please note the DIP is an NEC 4 based contract); and

Provide assurance for other design services that are to be completed.

Highways England will not allow a TA for a scheme to also be the DIP (framework) Principal Designer for any given scheme. A Market Share rule will be applied to the value of work any one TA can undertake during the framework. This value is £78m which represents 30 % of the overall framework value.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 37 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 schemes in different geographical areas therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful Technical Adviser Tenderers should consider the total expected value of the Framework as well as of the relevant lot.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

South East and East (> £100m)

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000
66518100
71000000
71300000
71311000
71312000
71322000
71322500
71356200
71356300
71500000
71530000
73110000
73210000
73300000
73420000
79110000
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

South East and East, England

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of TA services for the delivery of RIS 2 (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-investment-strategy-post-2020) schemes with a client budget of greater than £100m in the South East and East regions.

There will be 1 tenderer appointed to this lot but they are not guaranteed any work or specific schemes from this tender process. Schemes allocated to this lot will be issued through a direct award to the successful tenderer for this lot or in circumstances specified in the procurement documents tendered as a mini-competition which may include the suppliers appointed to all lots. The successful tenderer for this lot may also have opportunities to win additional schemes in the rest of England in the circumstances specified in the procurement documents. Please note that the award of a scheme at PCF stage 1 does not guarantee it will proceed to PCF stage 7; a scheme can be withdrawn at any PCF stage in line with Highways England's governance procedures.

TAs will undertake the following:

During PCF Stage 1 & 2

Identify options that address the objectives stated in the Client Scheme Requirements

Develop options that comply with legislation and policy, through HE's preferred project delivery methodology (Project Control Framework(PCF), to take to public consultation

Preferred options should be deliverable, affordable and provide value for money when whole life of asset is taken into account

Undertake and record an appraisal of the performance of scheme options against key metrics with high technical assurance

Identify maintenance activities and designated fund opportunities that could be delivered during the project

Consider customer impacts arising during the enhancement and operation of the improved asset

Deliver effective stakeholder engagement and public consultation to enable a Preferred Route Announcement

Complete the schemes High Level Requirements

Facilitate, oversee and optimise the transition from Options phase to Development Phases

Realise and improve productivity and continually improve the value for money for the TA services;

Fully engage with the Regional Sustainable Improvement Hub(s), the National Community of TAs and Centre(s) of Excellence.

During PCF Stages 3 to 7

Assure against the High Level Requirements allocated to the Delivery Integration Partner (DIP) and be custodians of the preferred route intent;

Oversee and optimise the transition between PCF stage 2 and 3;

Assure the basis of the marginal gain calculations when the DIP maintains or improves the investment baseline (measured via marginal cost benefit analysis);

Support the Employer in agreement of the Budget;

Continually improve the value for money of the TA Services;

Fully engage with the Regional Centre(s) of Excellence and the National Community of TA's;

Through high quality, right first time, service delivery, support the DIP's delivery of efficiency and predictability;

Assure the DIP's delivery of successful outcomes for PCF Stages 3 to 7; and

Assure and support transition of schemes from the DIP into Operations Directorate (OD) through to completion of SGAR 7

During PCF Stages 6 & 7

Undertake the role of Supervisor to the DIP (please note the DIP is an NEC 4 based contract); and

Provide assurance for other design services that are to be completed.

Highways England will not allow a TA for a scheme to also be the DIP (framework) Principal Designer for any given scheme. A Market Share rule will be applied to the value of work any one TA can undertake during the framework. This value is £78m which represents 30 % of the overall framework value.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 37 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 schemes in different geographical areas therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful Technical Adviser Tenderers should consider the total expected value of the Framework as well as of the relevant lot.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

North East and North West

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000
66518100
71000000
71300000
71311000
71312000
71322000
71322500
71356200
71356300
71500000
71530000
73110000
73210000
73300000
73420000
79110000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

North East and North West, England

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of TA services for the delivery of RIS 2 (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-investment-strategy-post-2020) schemes with a client budget of greater than £100m in the North East and North West regions.

There will be 1 tenderer appointed to this lot but they are not guaranteed any work or specific schemes from this tender process. Schemes allocated to this lot will be issued through a direct award to the successful tenderer for this lot or in circumstances specified in the procurement documents tendered as a mini-competition which may include the suppliers appointed to all lots. The successful tenderer for this lot may also have opportunities to win additional schemes in the rest of England in the circumstances specified in the procurement documents. Please note that the award of a scheme at PCF stage 1 does not guarantee it will proceed to PCF stage 7; a scheme can be withdrawn at any PCF stage in line with Highways England's governance procedures.

TAs will undertake the following:

During PCF Stage 1 & 2

Identify options that address the objectives stated in the Client Scheme Requirements

Develop options that comply with legislation and policy, through HE's preferred project delivery methodology (Project Control Framework(PCF), to take to public consultation

Preferred options should be deliverable, affordable and provide value for money when whole life of asset is taken into account

Undertake and record an appraisal of the performance of scheme options against key metrics with high technical assurance

Identify maintenance activities and designated fund opportunities that could be delivered during the project

Consider customer impacts arising during the enhancement and operation of the improved asset

Deliver effective stakeholder engagement and public consultation to enable a Preferred Route Announcement

Complete the schemes High Level Requirements

Facilitate, oversee and optimise the transition from Options phase to Development Phases

Realise and improve productivity and continually improve the value for money for the TA services;

Fully engage with the Regional Sustainable Improvement Hub(s), the National Community of TAs and Centre(s) of Excellence.

During PCF Stages 3 to 7

Assure against the High Level Requirements allocated to the Delivery Integration Partner (DIP) and be custodians of the preferred route intent;

Oversee and optimise the transition between PCF stage 2 and 3;

Assure the basis of the marginal gain calculations when the DIP maintains or improves the investment baseline (measured via marginal cost benefit analysis);

Support the Employer in agreement of the Budget;

Continually improve the value for money of the TA Services;

Fully engage with the Regional Centre(s) of Excellence and the National Community of TA's;

Through high quality, right first time, service delivery, support the DIP's delivery of efficiency and predictability;

Assure the DIP's delivery of successful outcomes for PCF Stages 3 to 7; and

Assure and support transition of schemes from the DIP into Operations Directorate (OD) through to completion of SGAR 7

During PCF Stages 6 & 7

Undertake the role of Supervisor to the DIP (please note the DIP is an NEC 4 based contract); and

Provide assurance for other design services that are to be completed.

Highways England will not allow a TA for a scheme to also be the DIP (framework) Principal Designer for any given scheme. A Market Share rule will be applied to the value of work any one TA can undertake during the framework. This value is £78m which represents 30 % of the overall framework value.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 37 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 schemes in different geographical areas therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful Technical Adviser Tenderers should consider the total expected value of the Framework as well as of the relevant lot.

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 constuctionline 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,

— constructionline members are requested to ensure their profile is valid and up to date for the purposes of this tendering process,

— 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,

— where a tenderer is unable to demonstrate sufficient financial standing a guarantor to provide a parent company guarantee will be required. If no parent company guarantee is available, then an alternative form of guarantee will be provided for Highways England’s approval. A parent company guarantee (or equivalent) may be requested at any time during the term of the contract,

— applicants cannot express an interest as a joint venture in the same lot if they have expressed an interest as a single entity.

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

— a parent company guarantee (or equivalent) may be required at any time during the term of the contract,

— a parent company guarantee (or equivalent) will be required where the financial standing of the applicant does not meet the required level as stated in the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance 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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Whilst most schemes are scheduled to be allocated during the first 4 years, the exact timing of scheme awards is subject to change for political and budgetary reasons. A 6 year term provides assurance that the entire programme can be delivered under the framework and gives the supply chain confidence to invest in capacity building, productivity improvements and apprentice recruitment and training.

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: 2019/S 115-282411
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/09/2019
Local time: 13:00
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.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20/09/2019
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

At the time of starting this procurement (July ’19) the forward programme of schemes to be included in the TA framework is yet to be confirmed. The maximum total TA spend under the framework is currently estimated to be approximately £150m over the 6-year term. The Lot values have been set based on a 1:3 split between Band A and Band B and an even split between the Lots within each Band. The total framework value of £260m ensures sufficient contingency over and above the current estimated TA spend.

How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1) Register for a free account at https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk;

2) Click the “ITTs Open To All Suppliers” link. Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. Click the “Express Interest” button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your “My ITTs” page (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can now access any attachments by clicking “Buyer Attachments” in the “ITT Details” box;

3) Click “My Response” under “ITT Details”, you can choose to “Create Response” or to “Decline to Respond” (please give a reason if declining). You can now use the “Messages” function to communicate with HE and seek any clarification. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT. There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform. 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.

Expressions of interest must be submitted from the Contractor’s registered office address. Each member of a Joint Venture (JV) must submit a letter from their own registered office confirming all company names in the proposed JV.

As a supplier/organisation looking to bid for public sector contracts you should be aware tender documentation for contracts over 10 000 GBP 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.

HE reserves the right not to accept the highest scoring, or any, tender. Bidders should note that tenders are submitted at the supplier's own cost and risk. HE may cancel the competition or part of it for any reason, and bidders' costs will not be reimbursed. HE expressly reserves the right

(i) not to award any contract as a result of this tendering exercise commenced by publication of this notice and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will HE be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

Further information is provided in the procurement documents.

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.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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 an 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26/07/2019