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Published 07/08/2020

United Kingdom

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Supplies

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 152-373570
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyTransport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
Signage
Road signs
Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus)
Construction work
Date Published7th Aug 2020

United Kingdom

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Supplies

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Transport for Greater Manchester
Postal address: 2 Piccadilly Place
Town: Manchester
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: M1 3BG
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Ioana Maier
E-mail: ioana.maier@tfgm.com

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.tfgm.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.tfgm.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://procontract.due-north.com/register
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://procontract.due-north.com/register
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Facilitation of Public Transport

Section II: Object

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

Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Signage

Reference number: DN480906
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34000000 Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement of a supplier for the manufacture, supply, installation, operation, maintenance and (at TfGM's option) decommissioning of road signs to warn road users (and thereby ensure the enforceability) of a Clean Air Zone within Greater Manchester.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 38 300 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34928470 Signage
34992200 Road signs
44000000 Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus)
45000000 Construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Government has instructed many local authorities across the UK to take quick action to reduce harmful Nitrogen Dioxide (‘NO2’) levels following the Secretary of State issuing a direction under the Environment Act 1995 to undertake feasibility studies to identify measures for reducing NO2 concentrations to within legal limit values in the ‘shortest possible time’. In Greater Manchester, the 10 local authorities, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (‘GMCA’) and Transport for Greater Manchester (‘TfGM’) are working together to develop a Clean Air Plan to tackle NO2 Exceedances at the Roadside.

TfGM now wishes to procure a GM CAZ Signage Agreement which shall enable the operation of a category C Charging Clean Air Zone (‘GM CAZ’) within the administrative boundary of the 10 Greater Manchester local Authorities, excluding the Strategic Road Network (‘SRN’). The GM CAZ will apply to vehicles whose movement is detected within the zone and charges will be applied to certain categories of non-compliant vehicle not covered by an exemption as defined within the Clean Air Zone Framework and GM’s Clean Air Policy, the latter being subject to consultation. (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/863730/clean-air-zone-framework-feb2020.pdf)

GM anticipates that once implemented the GM CAZ will remain in full operation until at least the second half of 2026. If it is demonstrated by the second half of 2026 that two consecutive years’ of compliance with legal limit value for NO2 and there is confidence that compliance will continue to be maintained then the GM authorities can together seek the agreement of the Secretary of State to suspend the charging scheme order and commence the decommissioning of the GM CAZ.

The procurement of the signage agreement will enable the GM CAZ Scheme by securing a contract for works and services, namely the manufacture, supply, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and (at TfGM's option) decommissioning, of circa 2 350 signs across Greater Manchester to inform the public of the presence and boundaries of the GM CAZ Scheme. TfGM reserves the right to require the Supplier to manufacture and install additional signs throughout the term. The decommissioning element of the signage agreement is to be entirely at TfGM's option and TfGM reserves the right at its absolute discretion whether or not to instruct the Supplier to carry out such works at the appropriate time.

This procurement covers all roads in Greater Manchester, except for motorways and some major trunk roads, which are outside the scope of this procurement, the required road signage for which will be attended to by Highways England. The requirements of the signage agreement include all boundary signage, internal repeater signs and advanced warning signs on local roads within the ten Local Authorities of Greater Manchester and the eight neighbouring Authorities.

The basic design and the roundel for the GM CAZ Scheme traffic signs have been specified centrally by the Joint Air Quality Unit (‘JAQU’), working closely with the signage team of the Department for Transport. Greater Manchester-specific input has been provided by TfGM and the GMLAs.

Further detailed design and specification for the required signage has been developed by TfGM's consultant team of civil engineers and designers.

It is envisaged that efficiency can be achieved through the procurement of a single Supplier to provide an end-to-end service, from the manufacture, supply, implementation and maintenance, through to the possible decommissioning, of the road signs, although sub-contractors may be utilised for the delivery of elements of the signage agreement, within the supplier's tender submission, provided that the prime supplier remains entirely responsible for its supply chain. Identification of all sub-contractors will be required within the supplier's tender submission.

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: 38 300 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 66
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The agreement includes three options to extend the agreement in each case for a further 12 months. The total estimated value stated in II.1.5) includes the option periods.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The agreement includes three options to extend the agreement in each case for a further 12 months. The total estimated value stated in II.1.5) includes the option periods.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

Parent company guarantee may be required. Further details will be set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation made available via Pro Contract.

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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Transport for Greater Manchester's particular conditions are set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation made available via Pro-contract.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
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: 18/09/2020
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:
English
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
Date: 18/09/2020
Local time: 13:30
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

A duly authorised TfGM procurement representative will verify and release the submissions in Pro Contract.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

• Additional information and visibility of invitation to tender documentation is via http://procontract.due-north.com/register and the opportunity is entitled ‘Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone (CAZ) signage’.

• Please note the return date and time in IV.2.2) is the final date for submission of the completed invitation to tender.

• This Procurement process will be conducted through the ProContract e-tendering portal and any submission made outside of this portal will be disqualified.

• All communications, including tender submission must be written in English and priced in pounds sterling.

• Nothing in this procurement process is intended to form any express or implied contractual relationship between parties unless and until the award of a contract is concluded.

• Any contract entered into as a result of this procurement will be considered to be a contract governed by English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

• TfGM is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses (including third party costs, fees or expenses) incurred by those expressing an interest in, negotiating or tendering for this contract opportunity.

• TfGM reserves the right to terminate this procurement process or to amend or vary the process at any time prior to the conclusion of the award of contract without liability to any party.

• Applicants are advised that the most economically advantageous tender or any tender will not automatically be accepted.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Transport for Greater Manchester
Town: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

TfGM will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to receive further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into.

Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by TfGM as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts

Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102), as amended, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly(generally within 30 days). If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where TfGM has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order TfGM to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
03/08/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 152-373570
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyTransport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
Signage
Road signs
Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus)
Construction work
Date Published7th Aug 2020