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Works - 373542-2020

07/08/2020    S152

United Kingdom-Manchester: Construction work

2020/S 152-373542

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Highways England
Postal address: 3 Piccadilly Place
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M1 3BN
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from 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

A66 Design and Build (D&B) Contractor — Supplier Information/Engagement

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Highways England (HE) is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. We have a huge road investment programme to deliver and want to engage with suppliers to inform our approach to procuring our larger national infrastructure projects. Supplier feedback and providing the opportunity to influence project and procurement development is extremely important.

The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine (NTP) Project focuses on creating a new strategic corridor linking the A1(M) J53 at Scotch Corner with the M6 J40 at Penrith by upgrading this section of the A66 to dual carriageway and making other improvements along its length. The A66 between these junctions is 50 miles in length of mixed standard both single and dual carriageway. The single carriageways sections total 21 miles in length. The project will also enhance capacity at the junctions at either end: A1(M) J53 Scotch Corner and M6 J40 Penrith/Kemplay Bank.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 771 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44000000 Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus)
45200000 Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
71313400 Environmental impact assessment for construction
71313410 Risk or hazard assessment for construction
71313420 Environmental standards for construction
71313430 Environmental indicators analysis for construction
71313440 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services for construction
71313450 Environmental monitoring for construction
71322000 Engineering design services for the construction of civil engineering works
71500000 Construction-related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Highways England is currently developing its strategy for the appointment of design and build contractors for the project.

Highways England has prepared a supplier engagement pack to provide a summary of the A66 NTP project information. With this pack we would like to brief potential suppliers on the latest position.

As part of developing the strategy, we would like to obtain information from the market to assist in its development.

The attached questionnaire will assist Highways England in developing a strategy. Please return this document by 2 September 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information

We are releasing a market engagement questionnaire along with this PIN in order to gather intel for the project. Following this, we are also planning to hold a virtual supplier event in September 2020. Please email the A66 NTP Market Engagement inbox ‘’ to register your interest in both the day and the questionnaire.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

We will be using our e-Bravo tendering and once registered you will receive a guidance document on how this is accessed

The estimated value for the design and build packages are as follows:

Package A — GBP 361 million

Package B — GBP 188 million

Package C — GBP 94 million

Package D — GBP 128 million.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: