Works - 393719-2019

21/08/2019    S160

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Highway maintenance work

2019/S 160-393719

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: Birmingham Highways Ltd
National registration number: 07064140
Postal address: Unit G1, Ash Tree Court, Nottingham Business Park
Town: Nottingham
NUTS code: UKG31 Birmingham
Postal code: NG8 6PY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Murray
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Main Contractor
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Interim Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Subcontract

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45233139 Highway maintenance work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Interim highways maintenance and management subcontract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 85 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG31 Birmingham
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Following an EU regulated procurement process, Birmingham Highways Ltd (BHL, formerly Amey Birmingham Highways Ltd) was awarded a 25 year PFI contract by Birmingham City Council for the operation, rehabilitation and maintenance of its highway infrastructure. BHL entered into a subcontract with Amey LG Ltd (ALG) to deliver the project. After a restructuring of the project, the subcontract with ALG will terminate on 31.3.2020. A permanent 14 year replacement subcontract is intended to start in July 2021 but has not yet been procured and awarded. An interim subcontractor is therefore required to carry out the project between April 2020 and June 2021.

BHL is working to promote early engagement with suppliers and give BHL an indication of market capacity prior to commencement of a formal procurement process for the interim subcontract. Market testing meetings will be held between 6 and 20.9.2019, with a view to issuing a request for proposals and related procurement documentation to interested bidders by the end of September 2019.

The estimated total value of 85 000 000 GBP (excluding VAT) includes an estimated 50 000 000 GBP (excluding VAT) of capital works to be delivered by June 2021.

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 do not apply to this subcontract as it will be awarded and entered into by a private sector entity (BHL) and not by a contracting authority.

An information memorandum providing further information is available free of charge at

If you would like to take part in the market testing exercise, or wish to express interest in taking part in the ensuing procurement process, please contact Michael Murray at

Please note that taking part in the market testing exercise is not a pre-condition to participating in the procurement for the interim subcontract or the longer term replacement subcontract.

BHL would request that persons interested in taking part in the market testing exercise submit a written response to the key themes identified in the memorandum of information by 04.00 pm on 6.9.2019 to inform the market testing.

II.2.14)Additional information
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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Contract duration: 15 months.

Dispatch date of this prior information notice is 16.8.2019.

Time limit for expressions of interest: 16.00 6.9.2019.

The procurement process is expected to commence on 30.9.2019.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: