Services - 581496-2019

09/12/2019    S237    Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2019/S 237-581496

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: LGSS Procurement on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council
Postal address: Shire Hall, Castle Hill
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH12
Postal code: CB3 0AP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: LGSS Procurement

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Peterborough City Council
Postal address: Sand Martin House, Bitten Way, Fletton Quays
Town: Peterborough
NUTS code: UKH11
Postal code: PE2 8TY
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Joint Professional Services Framework

Reference number: DN409827
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region is a major contributor to the UK economy and economic output is anticipated to double over the next 25 years. This rate of growth places high pressure on the housing and transport infrastructure of the region, leading to congestion and other negative impacts which act as a constraint on investment and continued economic development.

In order to address these pressures and maintain economic growth, significant and ambitious investments are being made in the region’s housing, transport systems and other infrastructure.

This framework enables the organisations and other public sector bodies within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (collectively known as the contracting authorities) to enter into work orders with either of the 2 suppliers to provide professional and technical services to support the delivery of this investment.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH11
NUTS code: UKH12
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework enables the organisations and other public sector bodies within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (collectively known as the contracting authorities) to enter into work orders with either of the 2 suppliers to provide professional and technical services to support the delivery of this investment.

The expectation is that:

— the Greater Cambridgeshire Partnership will use this framework as the primary route to procure services,

— Cambridgeshire County Council will use this framework to supplement existing arrangements where appropriate,

— Peterborough City Council will use this framework to supplement existing arrangements where appropriate,

— other public sector bodies within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (including the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority) may use the framework as and when a requirement within the scope of this framework arises.

However, the contracting authorities give no guarantee of the volume of work that may be procured through this framework and reserve the right to procure services through other routes.

The estimated value of the services over the life of the framework agreement is estimated between 80 000 000 GBP to 100 000 000 GBP.

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
Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

It is expected that an initial framework will last for a period of 3 years, with the option of 2 extensions of 1 year each making a potential total of 5 years in total length and will take the form of a framework agreement, under which individual requirements will be specified and priced according to a schedule of rates agreed as a result of this tender process.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 8
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

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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: 2
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

This Framework is for five years instead, in order to align with the funding five year programme of the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/01/2020
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: 6 (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: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement is not divided into lots; the requirements of this framework mitigate against the use of multiple lots as it would require extensive co-ordination and interface management. The partner organisations do not have, or wish to employ, the additional resources that would be needed to manage and co-ordinate these interfaces. Therefore, the partner organisations have identified a model with 2 multiple disciplinary providers rather than split the work into ‘lots’.

Additional benefits of the chosen model are:

To support the development of a collaborative working relationship with the 2 providers.

To enable the suppliers to develop a deeper understanding of the complex transport related issues of the region and ensure that it is retained and deployed on future projects.

Framework scope:

The framework scope is the provision of professional services across the full project lifecycle for transportation and other infrastructure projects in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region.

The project types include but are not limited to highways; walking, cycling and other non-motorised modes; public transport including rail, bus and metro systems; intelligent transport and future mobility solutions. Projects make include multiple modes.

The services required include but are not limited to the type of service outlined below. Detailed requirements will be set out in instructions to submit quotations in accordance with the framework contract.

Transport solutions:

— policy and strategy development,

— demand analysis and modelling,

— studies, optioneering and solution development,

— feasibility studies and pre-investment studies,

— transport planning,

— business case development.

Project delivery studies:

— project delivery options and strategies,

— project funding options,

— identifying and supporting funding bids,

— strategic financial planning.

Consultation and Stakeholders:

— stakeholder engagement,

— public consultation, surveys and analysis,

— materials for and attendance at exhibitions.

Planning and statutory services:

— support on planning applications,

— support on public enquires,

— support on statutory and non-statutory consultations,

— support on securing consent and approvals from statutory and regulatory bodies,

— property and land services, evaluations and compensation claims.

Design services (preliminary and detailed)

— engineering design including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical,

— transport data analysis, UTC, intelligent transport and traffic signal design,

— architectural design,

— landscape architecture and design,

— construction advice (ECI),

— CDM services.

Commercial services:

— cost estimating and project budgeting,

— quantity surveying services,

— project management,

— procurement and preparation of tender documents.

Surveys and investigations

— geotechnical and site investigations, tests, studies and interpretations,

— contamination and asbestos surveys,

— topographical and land surveys,

— archaeological surveys and investigations,

— traffic surveys,

— structural investigations and testing,

— air, noise and vibration surveys.

Environmental services:

— advice on the historic built environment,

— archaeological studies,

— environmental services and EIA,

— ecological services,

— energy management,

— climate emergency and carbon reduction,

— hydrology, drainage and flood risk management,

— waste management.

Future Mobility Services:

— data analytics and software services,

— SMART city solutions,

— AI and data architecture.

Construction phase services:

— construction management and site supervision,

— project evaluation.

Or any other areas as defined in the tender documentation.

The contracting authorities give no guarantee of the volume of work that may be procured through this framework and reserve the right to procure services through other routes.

Please see tender documentation for further information.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Gus De Silva — Head of LGSS Procurement
Postal address: One Angel Square, Angel Street
Town: Northampton
Postal code: NN1 1ED
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Without prejudice to the remedies provided under Part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 the contracting authority shall incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point that an award decision notice pursuant to Regulation 86 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 is communicated to tenderers. The contracting authority shall send its Regulation 86 notice, subject to Regulation 86(5) and (6), which shall include the criteria for the award of the contract; reasons for the decision including the characteristics and relative advantages of the successful tenderer; the score (if any) obtained by the tenderer receiving the notice and the tenderer to be awarded the contract and anything required by Regulation 86(3); the name of the tenderer to be awarded the contract and a precise statement of either when in accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the contracting authority will not, in conformity with Regulation 87, enter into the contract.

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