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Works - 378163-2020

11/08/2020    S154

United Kingdom-Guildford: Construction work for highways, roads

2020/S 154-378163

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Highways England
Postal address: Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close
Town: Guildford
Postal code: GU1 4LZ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3001235000
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Area 4 Asset Delivery Construction Works Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45233100 Construction work for highways, roads
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Highways England (HE) has a requirement to deliver construction works to maintain, repair and renew the Strategic Road Network

(SRN) within HE Area 4 South-East Region. The Construction Works Framework (CWF) will be one contractor to deliver network

improvement and maintenance schemes within the HE Area 4. The framework will cover but not limited to:

— road lighting and electrical;

— roads pavement;

— general civil engineering, geotechnical and drainage;

— technology;

— landscaping and ecology;

— road marking and studs;

— road restraint systems and fencing;

— temporary traffic management;

— structures, structural services and Expansion joints; and any other Similar duties.

Highways England may also use this framework to deliver works in any other HE operational area as a contingent measure.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34923000 Road traffic-control equipment
45233120 Road construction works
50230000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to roads and other equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Highways England Area 4 within the counties of Kent, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire and the authorities of Medway and Brighton and Hove. Supporting Functions: DBFO Routes within Area 4.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The objective of the procurement is to engage a contractor to undertake works within the Highways England South-East region and specifically within Area 4.

This will include but not limited to:

— road lighting and electrical;

— roads pavement;

— general civil engineering, geotechnical and drainage;

— technology;

— landscaping and ecology;

— road marking and studs;

— road restraint systems and fencing;

— temporary traffic management;

— structures, structural services and expansion joints; and any other similar duties.

II.2.5)Award criteria
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

Highways England needs to accelerate implementation of its latest Asset Delivery (AD) model in Area 4 and will be terminating its existing contract for construction works in that Area on 1 November 2020. That contract is let to a joint venture, with Costain (who are the contractor under this contract) providing the construction works resource. The procurement of the replacement asset delivery solution for Area 4 (including construction works) which will be the scheme delivery framework is currently in development by Highways England, but this new contract will not be available until at least November 2021. This short-term contract let under Regulation 32(2)(b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 bridges the gap of 12 months. As construction work will continue to be done by the Costain resource in this interim period this will significantly reduce the TUPE transfer of their staff to a new supplier, a process that could need to be repeated on the introduction of the scheme delivery framework.

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.2.8)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


Area 4 Asset Delivery Construction Works Framework (Area 4 Interim) Contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
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: Vanwall Business Park
Town: Maidenhead
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: