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Research and development services and related consultancy services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Highways England
The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Birmingham
B1 1RN
United Kingdom
Contact person: James Mayer
E-mail: spectreprocurement@highwaysengland.co.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england

Address of the buyer profile: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Specialist Professional, Environmental, Customer Insight, Technical, Research and Engineering Services (SPECTRE) Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Appointed suppliers will provide specialist, professional, technical consultancy, engineering advice, research, innovation and procurement advice services across a range of transport related topics.

The framework will be divided into 2 lots and will be for a duration of 4 years.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Technical Consultancy, Engineering Advice, Research and Innovation Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71000000
71300000
71313000
79300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of technical consultancy, engineering advice, research and innovation for roads, vehicles, highway infrastructure and operations on the following topics:

(a) asset operation, maintenance, assurance and performance;

(b) business support;

(c) communications and data transfer;

(d) customer insight research, market research and publicity;

(e) design standards manuals and departures;

(f) economics, statistics and transport modelling;

(g) enforcement policy;

(h) environmental;

(i) geotechnical engineering;

(j) health and safety, security, road safety and vehicle restraint;

(k) highway structures;

(l) identity and image;

(m) incident management and traffic officer service;

(n) intelligent transport;

(o) management information systems;

(p) network resilience;

(q) pavement engineering;

(r) pilots and trials;

(s) post implementation evaluation;

(t) quality management;

(u) risk and value management;

(v) road user behaviour;

(w) strategic transport planning and policy;

(x) sustainability;

(y) traffic signals and road lighting;

(z) transport engineering.

There will be a maximum of 7 suppliers appointed to this lot. It is expected that the successful suppliers will utilise a diverse supply chain to provide specialist support in the required areas.

Work under the framework may be awarded following mini-competition, following a single response to a request for expressions of interest or through a direct award to a single supplier.

The main site of performance of the activities is England. However, successful suppliers may be requested to work outside of England in support of the organisations enabled to use this framework, as noted at VI.3).

Further details of the requirements of the topic areas and the processes to award work are provided in the procurement documents.

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: 250 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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

Highways England reserves the right to transfer any unallocated value between lots to fund additional projects. Therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful supplier, bidders should consider the total expected value of the framework as well as of the relevant lot.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Procurement Advice Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79418000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of procurement advice and support for contract development, supply chain analysis and general procurement activities, including commercial assessment support.

There will be a maximum of 6 suppliers appointed to this lot. It is expected that the successful suppliers will utilise a focused supply chain to reduce opportunities for conflicts of interest in the supported procurement activities.

Work under the framework may be awarded following mini-competition, following a single response to a request for expressions of interest or through a direct award to a single supplier.

The main site of performance of the activities is England. However, successful suppliers may be requested to work outside of England in support of the organisations enabled to use this framework, as noted at VI.3).

Further details of the requirements of the topic areas and the processes to award work are provided in the procurement documents.

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: 50 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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

Highways England reserves the right to transfer any unallocated value between lots to fund additional projects. Therefore when considering potential value of work which may be won by a successful supplier, bidders should consider the total expected value of the framework as well as of the relevant lot.

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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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: 13
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 106-258908
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/10/2019
Local time: 13:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 29/05/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/10/2019
Local time: 13:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

How to express interest in this tender:

1) Register for a free account at https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk

2) Click the 'ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link (these are invitations to tender (ITT) open to any registered supplier). Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your 'My ITTs' page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'ITT Details' box;

3) Click 'My Response' under 'ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining). You can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with Highways England and seek any clarification. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform. You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Expressions of interest must be submitted from the applicants' registered office address. Each member of a Joint Venture (JV) must submit a letter from their own registered office confirming all company names in the proposed JV. Applicants can only participate in one JV.

This framework is enabled for the use of the following UK public sector organisations:

1) Highways England;

2) Department for Transport;

3) High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd;

4) Local highway authorities in the United Kingdom;

5) Metropolitan combined authorities in England and Wales; and

6) Transport for London.

Where an enabled organisation transfers some or all of its functions to a successor organisation, following the date of dispatch of this contract notice, that successor organisation will also become an enabled organisation.

Highways England reserves the right not to accept the highest scoring, or any, tender. Bidders should note that tenders are submitted at the supplier's own cost and risk. Highways England may cancel the competition or part of it for any reason, and bidders' costs will not be reimbursed. Highways England expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of this tendering exercise commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will Highways England be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

Further information is provided in the procurement documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
See details at VI.4.3)
See details at VI.4.3)
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

Appeals must be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) as amended.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/09/2019


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Tender Details
TitleDescription
StatusContract notice
ProcurementOpen procedure
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Date Published12th Sep 2019
CountryUK
Reference2019/S 176-428607
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Location-
CTypeServices
Common Procurement VocabularyResearch and development services and related consultancy services
Architectural
construction
engineering and inspection services
Engineering services
Environmental engineering consultancy services
Market and economic research; polling and statistics
Procurement consultancy services