United Kingdom-St Helens: Engineering works and construction works
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.sthelens.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sthelens.gov.uk
Section II: Object
TMC9 Traffic Management Framework 2019-2023
St Helens Council (Employer) is seeking companies registered with National Highway Sector Schemes 12A/B, 12C and 12D to provide signing, lighting, coning and guarding (traffic management) of physical works on the highway carried out by the Council and their appointed contractors.
Bidders must have traffic management as their core business but may also be able to provide ancillary services. Bidders whose main core business is not traffic management but have the mandatory NHSS scheme accreditation will not be considered.
The type of work includes highway engineering operations and the Council’s street cleaning, lighting, grounds maintenance, drainage operations and other activities. Traffic management in response to some emergency incidents may also be needed.
The contract includes the opportunity for named Authorities to participate.
St Helens Council (Employer) is seeking companies registered with National Highway Sector Schemes 12A/B, 12C and 12D to provide signing, lighting, coning and guarding (traffic management) of physical works on the highway carried out by the Council and their appointed contractors. Traffic management is to the requirements of Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice Oct 2013 and Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual where the Code of Practice does not apply.
The type of work is not limited to highway engineering operations but includes the Council’s street cleaning, lighting, grounds maintenance, drainage operations and other activities. Traffic management in response to some emergency incidents may also be needed.
St Helens Council has a statutory duty to manage and maintain the local highway network and it is necessary from time to time to put in place temporary traffic management measures to facilitate safe road works, temporary closures or incident management while minimising disruption to road users.
The Council proposes to manage its statutory responsibility by awarding a Framework Contract to a number of competent traffic management contractors who will design, install, maintain and remove temporary traffic management measures.
Companies working towards NHSS 12A/B, 12C and 12D accreditation can still bid but if not registered by 30.6.2019 will be removed from the framework. Task Orders will not be issued until the organisation is registered to all three schemes.
With high traffic flows on many roads it is particularly important to ensure all work activities and temporary closures are planned and designed to optimise safety, road space and time on site while minimising road user congestion, delay and inconvenience. The safety of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, children and cyclists is a priority consideration for any traffic management designed.
Most works are at sites that are not subject to restricted working hours as a result of peak traffic conditions. Bidders base their prices on carrying out the works during normal working hours. If work ordered is subject to restricted working hours then the extra-over rate in Schedule of Rates becomes applicable.
The contract is a Framework and runs for an initial service period of 2 years from 1.4.2019 until 31.3.2021 with an option for 2 x 12 month extension periods subject to review before the end of each period.
The contract includes the opportunity for named Authorities to join during the term of the contract. The estimated annual value for St Helens is 160 000 GBP. The estimated total value is based on named Authorities joining.
Contract is for an initial term of 2 years with 2 No. 1 year optional extensions (max 4 years term).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Bidders must be accredited to the following National Highways Sector Schemes:
12A-B Static Temporary Traffic Management on Motorways and High Speed Dual Carriageways Including Online Widening Schemes.
12C Mobile Lane Closure Traffic Management on Motorways and Other Dual Carriageways.
12D Installing, Maintaining and Removing Temporary Traffic Management on Rural and Urban Roads.
Section IV: Procedure
Lodged on The Chest e-procurement portal and opened by verifiers in St Helens Council
Section VI: Complementary information
Every 4 years.