Engineering Consultancy Framework Wales 2017

Engineering Consultancy Framework Wales 2017

The National Procurement Service wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for the supply of Engineering Consultancy Services.

United Kingdom-Llandudno Junction: Consultative engineering and construction services

2017/S 014-021559

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Welsh Ministers – National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Sarn Mynach
Llandudno Junction
LL31 9RZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kathryn Jones
NUTS code: UKL
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)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:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: central purchasing body

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


South West and Mid Wales Regional Engineering Consultancy Framework.

Reference number: NPS-PS-0067-16

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The National Procurement Service (NPS) wishes to establish a Framework Agreement (Agreement) for the supply of Engineering Consultancy Services for the following Local Authorities:

Carmarthenshire County Council,

Ceredigion County Council,

City and County of Swansea,

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

Pembrokeshire County Council,

Powys County Council.

In the event of merger, abolition or change of any of the contracting authorities listed or referred to above, the successors to those authorities or to their functions will also be able to enter into specific contracts under this framework during its duration.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP

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: UKL14
NUTS code: UKL24
Main site or place of performance:

The Local Authority Regions described in this notice and the ITT documentation.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To establish a framework agreement to deliver high quality services in the fields of highways, structures and transportation engineering to include project management, technical advice, design, technical surveys, construction management and management of services. Areas of expertise are fully described within the ITT and a selection of these skills may be brought together to suit the needs of any particular project. The services will relate to work within the South West Wales and Mid Wales Regions as defined in the ITT 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: 20 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Please see II.2.14.

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: yes
Identification of the project: Grant funding may become available to a Participating Organisation in the future in which event this information will be made available to the Economic Operator.

II.2.14)Additional information

The framework agreement term is 36 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months.

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:

Please refer to the Invitation to Tender.

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:

Please refer to the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


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: 5
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: 2016/S 206-372896

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/02/2017
Local time: 14:00
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/02/2017
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

To be reviewed in 2020.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

ITT documentation can be accessed via:

Etender references for this framework:

The following ITT must be completed by all Tenderers bidding for the South West and Mid Wales Regional Engineering Consultancy Framework: itt_59361

If you are seeking help on using the etenderwales system please email or call 08003684852.

The Welsh Ministers (NPS) will not be liable for any bidder costs arising from the non-award of this framework.

Grant funding, which may include EU funding, may become available to a Participating Organisation in the future in which event this information will be made available to the Economic Operator

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

As described within the Invitation to Tender.

(WA Ref:60012)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia bidding.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
CF83 8WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3007900170Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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