Works - 434953-2019

17/09/2019    S179

United Kingdom-Taunton: Construction work for highways, roads

2019/S 179-434953

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: Somerset County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Taunton
NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset
Postal code: TA1 4DY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Mark Brown
Telephone: +44 1823359114
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

Highways Construction Scheme — Toneway Corridor — Creech Castle Junction — Capacity Improvements

Reference number: DN381978
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45233100 Construction work for highways, roads
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Supplier information session:

Prior to the commencement of a procurement exercise for Somerset County Council's 'Highways Construction Scheme — Toneway Corridor — Creech Castle Junction — Capacity Improvements', the Council will be holding a supplier information session. This will be an opportunity for supplier to learn about the project, requirements and procurement process.

Location — Museum of Somerset:

— date: 26.9.2019,

— time: 14:00-15:30.

To express interest in the event, please visit the buyer profile for Somerset County Council at

On the contract listing please click the button 'Login and express interest in this opportunity' then use the messaging function to submit the names of attendees. We ask that up to 2 attendees per organisation are named due to venue capacity.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Toneway Corridor, the junctions at Creech Castle, Obridge and Heron Gate, provides the key connection between the A38, the M5 (Junction 25) and Taunton Town Centre.

These junctions serve the existing employment sites and suffer from high levels of congestion at peak times, both morning and afternoon. Over the next 15 years, significant levels of employment, retail and residential development are proposed in Taunton including urban extensions in Monkton Heathfield to the east of Taunton and potentially at Comeytrowe to the southwest of Taunton. Without intervention this corridor will act as a constraint on housing and economic growth. This scheme will increase highway capacity and improve traffic flow along the corridor to enable future growth to be accommodated.

There are 2 employment sites (Blackbrook and Hankridge) located close to the corridor and the proximity of the M5 makes them attractive to businesses to locate there. The proposal for a new strategic employment site, generating up to 3 000 jobs, to be located to the east of Junction 25 at Henlade has been identified by Taunton Deane Borough Council’s Site Allocation and Development Management Plan evidence base work. In addition, Taunton is also forecast to deliver 13 000 dwellings as part of Taunton Deane’s Core Strategy, which will also place considerable pressure on the corridor. Therefore it is fundamental that improvements are made to cope with this projected increase in demand.

The proposed scheme involves:

— increased lanes on all approaches,

— removal of right turn from A358 West into Bridgwater Road South,

—at grade pedestrian and cycle crossings,

— new cycle access bridge on Bridgwater Road North.

The proposed scheme will deliver:

— improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists,

— better manage peak hour traffic,

— junction signals will operate more efficiently enabling more traffic through at each cycle,

— improve access to Taunton and the M5,

— builds upon improvements at J25,

— benefit the economy of Taunton by providing space for traffic growth.

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: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: