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Prior information notice
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Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Routes to Market Smart Motorways Programme Pre-Procurement Market Sounding
Highways England will be engaging with the market during February and March 2018 to support the development of the new procurement model to deliver the Smart Motorways Programme (SMP). This is under the wider Routes to Market (RtM) programme.
Highways England is developing a new procurement model to deliver the Smart Motorways Programme (SMP). This falls under the wider Routes to Market (RtM) programme which is designing and developing procurement vehicles that will replace the Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF), which will reach its headline (financial) value in 2018.
The new SMP procurement model proposes new ways of working between Highways England and the supply chain, drawing on an incentive-driven commercial model & maturing towards an integrated operating model.
To support the development of the new model, we will be engaging with the industry during February and March 2018 through market sounding workshops, information sessions and written feedback from the market.
To register your interest in participating in the engagement exercise, please send an email to RTMYourQuestions@highwaysengland.co.uk, with the following information by 5 pm on the 8.2.2018 (please note registrations of interest cannot be received after this date):
— Organisation name, website and key contact details,
— Organisation size / turnover,
— Industry / sector specialism,
— Areas of experience / expertise.
Please note that Highways England will supply further information on the dialogue points for discussion relating to the proposed model, as well as information on the different engagement methods, by mid-February to those who have registered an interest to the above email address by 8.2.2018. The opportunity to participate in the engagement exercise - as well as the information discussed and shared at each engagement touchpoint - will be openly available to all.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This PIN is not a call for competition. The RtM procurements will be launched by the publication of a Contract Notice in May 2018 (estimated date). Non-participation in the market sounding exercise shall not prevent any supplier from participating in the procurement process.
Highways England will be sharing dialogue points with the market for discussion during the engagement process (workshops, written feedback / thoughts or information sessions) via email in advance to all registered interested suppliers.
Note: For practical and logistical reasons, not every organisation who registers interest will be able to participate in the market sounding workshops, which will be jointly coordinated with the support of key industry bodies, including (but not limited to) The Institute of Civil Engineers and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association.
Please also note that all information shared in the workshops and via the written feedback will be shared in the market in an outcomes report and information session in March 2018.
Highways England has ambitious objectives to modernise, maintain and operate the Strategic Road Network. Our work supports economic growth by connecting people and businesses across England, while making the network safer for those using and working on them.
The aim of the new procurement model is to enable us to achieve this through securing a sustainable supply chain by developing close, more collaborative and longer-lasting relationships with suppliers - helping to deliver “whole-life” value to our contracts.