Works - 419981-2017

24/10/2017    S204

United Kingdom-Leicester: Construction work

2017/S 204-419981

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Leicestershire County Council
Postal address: County Hall, Leicester Road Glenfield
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE3 8RA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Charles Ellis
Telephone: +44 1163055859

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Midlands Highway Alliance Medium Schemes Framework 3 (MSF3).

Reference number: DN303635
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The scope of the Midlands Highway Alliance Medium Schemes Framework 3 (MSF3) is for the execution of highway, civil and municipal engineering. Typical schemes may involve, but not exclusively, highway improvements, highway maintenance, highway infrastructure works ( including bridges, subways, culverts and retaining walls), public realm works (town centre enhancements), drainage improvements, canal works and other infrastructure works such as waste management facilities. The framework will operate under the NEC4 framework contract with work packages awarded under NEC4 engineering and construction contract option C.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45110000 Building demolition and wrecking work and earthmoving work
45220000 Engineering works and construction works
45230000 Construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork
45240000 Construction work for water projects
45316000 Installation work of illumination and signalling systems
50230000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to roads and other equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The MHA anticipate the total value of the schemes awarded through the framework will range from 160 000 000 GBP to 500 000 000 GBP. The value stated is based on experience on the previous 2 framework agreements. (MSF1 and MSF2) and the current estimated value of work from MHA members. The value of work through the framework continues to increase and the upper value has allowed sufficient capacity to account for increased investment in infrastructure.

Works will be undertaken within the administrative boundaries of the existing Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) members (on behalf of the local authorities concerned or any other publicly funded body working in conjunction with the MHA members) or other such bodies located within or adjacent to the geographical Midlands area that become members of the MHA (or any successor organisation) during the currency of this Framework Agreement.

For clarity, the existing local authority members are:

Leicestershire County Council; Barnsley Metropolitan District Council; Buckinghamshire county Council; Derby City Council; Derbyshire County Council; Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council; Leicester City Council; Lincolnshire County Council; Milton Keynes Council; Northamptonshire County Council; Nottingham City Council; Nottinghamshire County Council; Oxfordshire County Council; Peterborough City Council; Rutland County Council; South Derbyshire District Council and Staffordshire County Council; Stoke City Council; Wolverhampton City Council and Telford and Wrekin Council.

Discussions are in progress with the Midlands Service Improvement Group (MSIG) which may lead to a merger of the two organisations. MSIG members who may wish to access the framework if the merger happens are:- Cheshire West and Chester; Cheshire East; Lancashire; Herefordshire; Worcestershire; Shropshire; Warwickshire; Coventry.

Further details of membership can be found on and

After extensive consultation with the industry and MHA members it was agreed that for the simplification of the procurement process, limited number of model schemes, simplified and least cost of works orders the framework agreement is not divided into lots.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
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

Schemes awarded through the framework may be funded in part of wholly by European Union funds.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted 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: 4
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: 2017/S 124-251241
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 24/11/2017
Local time: 12:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Leicestershire County Council (LCC) will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract, as communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by LCC as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness,order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: