Eastern Highways Framework 2

Eastern Highways Framework 2

Cambridgeshire County Council on behalf of the Eastern Highways Alliance is seeking to establish a framework of contractors to undertake highway works to cover structural work, surfacing and maintenance, road works and capital schemes for highways.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Construction work

2015/S 144-265234

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall
Contact point(s): www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk
For the attention of: Contract Ref. 9RNJ-6WYP0B
CB3 0AP Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604366963
E-mail: strategic.procurement@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall
Contact point(s): www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk
For the attention of: Contract Ref. 9RNJ-6WYP0B
CB3 0AP Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604366963
E-mail: strategic.procurement@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall
Contact point(s): www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk
For the attention of: Contract Ref. 9RNJ-6WYP0B
CB3 0AP Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604366963
E-mail: strategic.procurement@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall
Contact point(s): www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk
For the attention of: Contract Ref. 9RNJ-6WYP0B
CB3 0AP Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604366963
E-mail: strategic.procurement@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM

Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands
SG17 5TQ Shefford
UNITED KINGDOM

Essex County Council
County Hall, Market Road
CM1 1QH Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM

Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall, Pegs Lane
SG13 8DQ Hertford
UNITED KINGDOM

Luton Borough Council
Town Hall, George Street
LU1 2BQ Luton
UNITED KINGDOM

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane
NR1 2DH Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM

Peterborough City Council
Town Hall, Bridge Street
PE1 1HF Peterborough
UNITED KINGDOM

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue
SS2 6ER Southend-on-Sea
UNITED KINGDOM

Suffolk County Council
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road
IP1 2BX Ipswich
UNITED KINGDOM

Thurrock Council
Thurrock Council Civic Offices, New Road
RM17 6SL Grays
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Eastern Highways Framework 2.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution

NUTS code UKH

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 14

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 000 and 750 000 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Works packages (contracts) will be awarded as and when there is a requirement from one of the participating authorities.

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Cambridgeshire County Council on behalf of the Eastern Highways Alliance is seeking to establish a framework of contractors to undertake highway works to cover structural work, surfacing and maintenance, road works and capital schemes for highways. Typical schemes may involve, but not exclusively highway improvements, highway infrastructure works (including bridges, subways, culverts and retaining walls), public realm works (town centre enhancements), drainage improvements, canal works and other infrastructure works such as waste management facilities. Sub-contracting may be permitted.
Both package orders for construction and time charge orders for design or Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) may be awarded through the framework.
The framework will be for a period of 4 years and will be divided into 2 lots — see Annex B for information about the lots. Tenderers may bid for one lot only. (A framework does not commit the Council to any volume or duration of work to any Contractor).
The following local authorities are the current members of the Eastern Highways Alliance:
— Bedford Borough Council,
— Cambridgeshire County Council,
— Central Bedfordshire Council,
— Essex County Council,
— Hertfordshire County Council,
— Luton Borough Council,
— Norfolk County Council,
— Peterborough City Council,
— Southend-on-Sea Borough Council,
— Suffolk County Council,
— Thurrock Council.
This procurement is being led by Cambridgeshire County Council on behalf of the current and any future members of the Eastern Highways Alliance.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 50230000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

It is the intention to have 2 lots, differentiated by value as below:
1. Lot 1 will cover schemes or packages of schemes with a value of up to 1 500 000 GBP,
2. Lot 2 will be for schemes or packages of schemes worth between 1 000 000 GBP and 20 000 000 GBP. Schemes above 20 000 000 GBP may also be included with approval from the Eastern Highways Alliance Board.
Participating authorities will call off Works Packages from this framework by way of either direct award or mini- competition as and when required.
It is estimated that the spend per Lot over the 4-year framework period will be as follows:
i) Lot 1 — between 100 000 000 GBP to 150 000 000 GBP,
ii) Lot 2 — between 400 000 000 GBP to 600 000 000 GBP.
The number of framework providers appointed to each Lot is envisaged to be:
i) Lot 1 — up to 8 providers,
ii) Lot 2 — up to 6 providers.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 000 and 750 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Lot 1 — Small Schemes

1)Short description

Lot 1 will cover schemes or packages of schemes with a value of up to 1 500 000 GBP.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 50230000

3)Quantity or scope

It is estimated that the total spend on Lot 1 over the 4-year framework period will be between 100 000 000 GBP to 150 000 000 GBP.
Participating authorities will call off Works Packages from this framework by way of either direct award or mini- competition as and when required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000 and 150 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 0 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Lot 2 — Large Schemes

1)Short description

Lot 2 will cover schemes or packages of schemes with a value of between 1 000 000 GBP and 20 000 000 GBP. Schemes above 20 000 000 GBP may also be included with approval from the Eastern Highways Alliance Board.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 50230000

3)Quantity or scope

It is estimated that the total spend on Lot 2 over the 4-year framework period will be between 400 000 000 to 600 000 000 GBP.
Participating authorities will call off Works Packages from this Framework by way of either direct award or mini- competition as and when required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 600 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 0 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Contract opportunities arising from this framework may require the operator to provide a Parent Company Guarantee and/or Performance Bond and/or other form of security where appropriate.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

These will be established within the contract documentation issued for each project.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required but in the case of group bidders the Contracting Authority requires that a prime contracting entity assumes primary liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The economic operator will be excluded if they have been found guilty of corruption offences, organised crime or fraud.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details in PQQ and ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details in PQQ and ITT documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details in PQQ and ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details in PQQ and ITT documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

9RNJ-6WYP0B

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 14-020347 of 21.1.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.8.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.9.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Council would like to inform all potential providers that the CPV coding used in the contract notice is for indicative purposes only and providers are advised to refer to Section II.1.5) for a short description of the requirements. The Council reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award any framework and does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender or any tender received or to call for new tenders if it is considered necessary without liability. The Council shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested or in the completion and submission of any tender. The contracting authority considers that this framework agreement may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, the framework will be awarded solely on the basis of the most economically advantageous tenders.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.royalcourtof justice.co.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council 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 seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in Part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly 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 order the ineffectiveness of a Contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine. The Court may instead provide for alternative penalties either contract shortening fines or both.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Mr P White
Head of Procurement, LGSS, John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: pwhite@northamptonshire.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24.7.2015

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