Works - 439832-2017

04/11/2017    S212    - - Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Bedford: Engineering works and construction works

2017/S 212-439832

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
Highways England acting with Countryside Zest
Woodlands, Manton Lane
MK41 7LW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Trevor Keeble
Telephone: +44 3004704888
NUTS code: UKH36

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: works

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Chelmsford East Beaulieu S278 Works (RDR Phase 3).

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The scope of work for the Project includes, but is not limited to the following elements:

— Undertake Pre-Construction Services consisting of outline design followed by detailed design including associated surveys, and development of an implementation methodology, considering relevant constraints.

— Design services to include:

o Bridge superstructure / substructure,

o Highways, lighting, footpath and cycleway tie in works,

o Embankment works,

o Highways drainage,

o Accommodation of Foul Water and Utility requirements crossing the RDR Phase 3 to serve the wider housing development,

o Temporary Works.

— Stakeholder Management with associated Consents, including Highways England, Essex County Council (Highways), Network Rail, Chelmsford City Council.

— Construction of RDR Phase 3.

The Beaulieu Radial Distributor Road (RDR) Phase 3 Infrastructure works requires the construction of a bridge over the Great Eastern Main Line managed by Network Rail and A12 slip roads managed by Highways England.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 12 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44000000 - AA11
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
NUTS code: UKH36
Main site or place of performance:

North of Chelmsford, Essex. The bridge will be to the Country End of Chelmsford on the Great Eastern Main Line (LTN1), tying in with the Boreham Interchange / A12 Slip Road.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bespoke agreement for the Stage 1 pre-construction services and detailed design. NEC3 ECC Main Option A for the Stage 2 construction contract and build elements.

The evaluation of the most economically advantageous tender will be based on responses to both the Stage 1 and Stage 2 requirements. If the Contractor fails to satisfy the Employer's objectives at the end of Stage 1, the contractual obligations under the NEC3 ECC Option A contract Stage 2 will not proceed.

The works are to link the RDR Phase 2 to the Boreham Interchange (a length of approximately 510 metres) comprising a steel framed bridge of approximately 115 metres, incorporating a 7.3m carriageway, 3m wide footpath/cycleway. The Bridge will be constructed a minimum of 5.9m above the existing Great Eastern Main Line Track Level with concrete parapet walls.

The Beaulieu RDR Phase 3 Infrastructure project sets out to achieve the following objectives:

— Connect the A138/A12 Boreham Interchange to the RDR Phase 2 and proposed housing development via the bridge crossing the railway.

— Work to the agreed Asset Protection Agreement with Network Rail.

— Establish Traffic Management design/forum interchange associated with S278 works.

— To minimise disruption to existing environments with a sustainable approach to the undertaking of the works and the finished product.

II.2.14)Additional information

The works are to be undertaken on behalf of the client, Countryside Zest under the terms of an agreement between Highways England and Countryside Zest under S278 of the Highways Act 1980. Countryside Zest will be the Employer under the contract that is the subject of this competition.

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: