United Kingdom-Bedford: Construction work for highways, roads
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.highwaysengland.co.uk
Section II: Object
Construction Works Framework (East Region)
Highways England (HE) has a requirement to deliver construction works to maintain, repair and renew the Strategic Road Network (SRN) within HE East Region. Construction Works Framework (CWF) will be made up of a number of different contractors from different specialist areas who will work together to deliver network improvement and maintenance schemes within the East Region. The framework will cover but is not limited to: road lighting and electrical, general civils, technology, landscaping and ecology, road marking and studs, road restraint systems and fencing, drainage and geotechnical, temporary traffic management, structures and structural services, and expansion joints; and any other similar duties. Highways England may also use this framework to deliver works in any other HE operational area as a contingent measure. The length of the contract is 54 months which includes a 6-month mobilisation period.
Temporary Traffic Management
Temporary traffic management.
The lot will cover the supply of materials, plant and labour for the following (but not limited to):
— early contractor involvement,
— management network occupancy,
— design installation, maintenance and removal of temporary traffic management,
— installation, maintenance and removal of temporary safety barrier systems,
— installation, maintenance and removal of temporary speed enforcement systems,
— installation, maintenance and removal of temporary CCTV systems,
— management of breakdown recovery services,
— installation, maintenance and removal of temporary road markings and road studs,
— removal of existing road markings and road studs,
— principal contractor,
— deliver incident response (rapid response).
East Area location to include the counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk.
Highways England may also use this framework to deliver works in any other HE operational area as a contingent measure.
Road Restraint Systems and Fencing
Road restraint and fencing.
The lot covers the following activities (but not limited to):
— installation and removal of road restraint systems (vehicle and pedestrian),
— installation and removal of highway fencing and environmental barrier,
— temporary works,
— welfare facilities,
— deliver incident response (rapid response),
— push tests of existing and new road restraint systems.
Road Markings and Road Studs
Road markings and road studs.
The lot covers supply of materials, plant and labour for the following (but not limited to):
— highway road markings,
— road studs,
— installation and removal of temporary road markings and road studs,
— anti-skid systems,
The scope may also include rapid response.
Road Lighting and Electrical
The lot covers the supply of materials, plant and labour for the following (but not limited to):
— road lighting,
— illuminated signs and other highway electrical equipment,
The scope may also include carrying out the duties of the M and R contract and emergency response.
— construction of highway technology works including the supply and installation of specialist technology equipment,
— installation, removal and commissioning of traffic signal equipment, safety cameras and CCTV equipment,
General Civils, Drainage and Geotechnical
General civils, drainage and geotechnical.
The lot covers the supply of materials, plant and labour to carry out construction and removal activities for the following (but not limited to):
— modular paving,
— foundations and piling,
— retaining walls,
— non-illuminated traffic signs and posts,
— site clearance and landscaping,
— asbestos removal (planned),
— earthwork stabilisation,
— counterfort drains and soil nailing,
— ground anchors,
— slope netting (rock and soil),
— rock slope works including dowels, bolts, scaling, buttressing, dentition, shotcrete,
— “innovative” stabilisation techniques, such as electrokinetic osmosis, fibre reinforced soil, soil mixing and the use of geosynthetics to reinforce soil,
— deliver incident response (rapid response) traffic signs and posts,
— construction and removal of drainage and manhole/catch pits,
— renewal or recycling of filter drain material,
— renewal and repair of pipes and pipe lining,
— renewal of ditches, swales, ponds and any other vegetative treatment systems,
— control and disposal of contaminated material,
— CCTV surveys,
— crack sealing,
— pavement joint repair,
— jetting and mechanical clearance of drains and soakaways,
— installation, removal and renewal of flow control equipment in storm-flow or attenuation systems, and
— installation, removal and renewal of any other drainage ancillary items including petrol interceptors.
Landscape and Ecology
Landscape and Ecology.
— weed control,
— wildlife control,
— ground preparation,
— site clearance,
— tree and shrub maintenance,
— management of waterbodies and any other special ecological measures,
— welfare facilities.
Structures, Structural Services and Expansion Joints
Structures, structural services and expansion joints.
— application of painting systems including specialist corrosion protection systems,
— installation, maintenance and removal of any temporary works required to ensure a safe method of working in relation to the service provided,
— installation of, and repair works to, highway structures waterproofing systems including testing of existing waterproofing systems,
— repair of concrete on highway structures including structural concrete works,
— bridge repair and strengthening works (structural and non-structural),
— installation and commissioning of cathodic protection systems,
— installation and commissioning of remote monitoring systems,
— installation and repair of bridge parapets,
— installation and repair of bridge bearings,
— installation of, and repair works to, highway structures expansions joints,
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in the procurement documents.
Constructionline (https:/constructionline.co.uk/) is the UK Government's national pre-qualification register for construction contractors and consultants.
Applicants may demonstrate their suitability for a number of aspects in the selection process through providing their registration number for their valid and up-to-date Constructionline account. Contractors or Incorporated joint ventures submitting an application should provide their Constructionline registration number. For unincorporated joint ventures submitting an application each member of the group should provide their individual Constructionline registration number. Constructionline members are requested to ensure their profile is valid and up to date for the purposes of this tendering process. Where applicants do not have a Constructionline account, or a valid and up to date Constructionline account, they will have the opportunity to demonstrate their suitability through other means, in accordance with the procurement documents.
A parent company guarantee or equivalent form of guarantee may be required at any time during the term of the contract.
A parent company guarantee or equivalent form of guarantee will be required where the financial standing of the applicant does not meet the required level as stated in the procurement documents.
Suppliers can only bid for, or be awarded, a maximum of 3 lots.
Partners within a JV or consortium are not permitted to:
(a) be members of more than 1 consortium/JV,
(b) apply as a sole applicant in the same lot as a consortium/JV of which they are a member,
(c) apply as a sole applicant in the same lot as another partner in a consortium/JV of which they are a member,
(d) apply for more than 3 lots either in their own right or as part of the consortium/JV.
Further information will be set out in the tender documents. Contract dates are indicative and subject to change.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority will use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction. How to take part in this tender:
1) Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — visit https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — accept the terms and conditions and click “continue” — enter your business and user details — note the username you chose and click “Save“ when complete — you will shortly receive an email with your unique password;
2) Express an Interest in the tender — login to the portal — click the “PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier). Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. Click the “Express Interest” button at the top of this page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your “My PQQs/My ITT's page”. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can access any attachments by clicking the “Buyer Attachments” in the “PQQ/ITT Details box”;
3) Responding to the tender — click “My Response” under “PQQ/ITT Details”, you can “Create Response” or “Decline to Respond” (please give a reason if declining). You can use the “Messages“ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). Submit your reply using the “Submit Response“ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Tender documentation for contracts over 10 000 GBP will be published on a Powered by BravoSolution eSourcing Technology single website, made available to the public. You should also be aware that if your bid is successful the resulting contract will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to tender documentation and/or contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law, to protect commercial interests and for the protection of national security. This procurement falls within the scope of HM Revenue and Customs' Construction Industry Scheme. Successful Contractors may be required to fulfil the duties of the Principal Contractor under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The Contract Data will confirm the details of the relevant contract dates and durations. It is mandatory for new Central Government contracts, which feature characteristics involving the handling of personal data and ICT systems designed to store or process data at the official level of the Government Security Classifications scheme (link below), to comply with Cyber Essentials. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications
All potential tenderers for Central Government contracts, featuring the above characteristics, should be aware of the requirements for the appropriate level of certification. Further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview
The tenderer with the most economically advantageous tender will be required to accept the Highways England Fair Payment Charter as a condition of acceptance of their tender. In accordance with clauses 53 and 54 of the contract Highways England intends to work with the winning bidder to explore opportunities for further efficiencies and improvements; discussions will take place during the mobilisation period. Highways England reserve the right to invite or not invite variant bids at their sole discretion. Further information will be set out in the tender documents. Contract dates stated are indicative, and may be subject to change.
Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Appeals should be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2006 No. 5) as amended.