Highways Agency South West Design Services Contract

Highways Agency South West Design Services Contract

Design Services Contract: duties include preparing technical designs and undertaking supporting work for capital renewal projects and improvements.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2016/S 185-332074

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Highways England
2/09K Temple Quay House, 2 The Square
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lee Bryant
Telephone: +44 3004704127
E-mail: PSW.OPS@highwaysengland.co.uk
Fax: +44 3004704127
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.highwaysengland.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk
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


South West Design Services Contract.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Design Services Contract: duties include preparing technical designs and undertaking

supporting work for capital renewal projects and improvements from an initial scheme feasibility phase

through to the end of construction phase. This includes project enabling tasks and

other similar duties and the CDM Principal Designer role. The areas of expertise are

required, but are not limited to, the following fields: structures, pavements, drainage, vehicle restraint systems,

technology, environment, geotechnics, lighting, landscaping. Further details of the

required services are available within the Scope document of the Design Services


Duties may also include the following:

Provision of planning advice and design of improvement schemes (unlimited by value).

*Value at II.1.5 is the estimated upper limit. Payment will be placed on actual work based under this contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 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: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Local highway authorities of Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Plymouth, Dorset and Bristol.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See II.4 above.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Quality criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 63
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

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:

As listed in the tender documents.

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:

A Parent Company Guarantee will be required where the financial assessment of the

applicant does not meet the required level stated for the contract. In the event of

an applicant not meeting the minimum financial criteria, and where a parent company

structure exists, a parent company guarantee will be required from the controlling

parent company that meets the minimum required financial assessment criteria. This

may potentially result in escalation up to the ultimate parent or failure of financial assessment where the ultimate parent company does not meet the financial assessment criteria. For a joint and severable liable joint venture each constituent of the joint venture shall meet at least 60 % of the financial standing stated for this contract, or where a parent company structure exits, a PCG will be required from the controlling parent company that meets the minimum required financial assessment criteria. Where an incorporated joint venture is proposed, PCG is required.

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.1.1)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: 04/11/2016
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: 7 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/11/2016
Local time: 12:00

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:

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement. You will need to register your company on Bravo (this is only required once).

The successful Contractor will be appointed to fulfil the duties of the

Principal Designer during detailed design and the construction phase of the scheme

under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The Contract Data

will confirm the details of the relevant contract dates and

durations. From 1.10.2014, the Government has introduced its new Cyber

Essentials Scheme. Government has developed Cyber Essentials, in consultation with

industry, to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats. It will be

mandatory for new Central

Government contracts, which feature characteristics involving the handling of

personal data and ICT systems designed to store or process data at the OFFICIAL level

of the Government Security Classifications scheme to comply with Cyber

Essentials. www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications All

potential tenderers for Central Government contracts, featuring the above

characteristics, should make themselves aware of Cyber Essentials and the

requirements for the appropriate level of certification.

The tenderer with the most economically advantageous tender will be required to

accept the Highways England Fair Payment Charter as a condition of acceptance of

their tender. Further information will be set out in the Tender Documents. Contract

dates stated are indicative, and may be subject to change.

A Tender Conference will be held on 4.10.2016 at Rookery Manor, Edingworth Road,

Edingworth BS24 0JB. In order to register an interest in attending, please provide

contact details (max 2 people) to the named Procurement Officer via Bravo by 12:00 30.9.2016

Highways England is using Constructionline which is a UK based pre-qualification certification service for

construction-related contractors and consultants. Constructionline members are

requested to ensure their account is valid and up to date for the purposes of this

tendering process. If you are already registered with Constructionline after September

2016 or you have updated your profile and information after September 2016, you will not

need to complete the full selection questionnaire on Bravo. If you have registered

with Constructionline before September 2016 and have not updated your profile and

information since then, please log-in to your Constructionline account and confirm

the information held on your organisation is accurate and up to date. For

Unincorporated Joint Ventures or Consortiums, each member of the group must ensure

their accounts are up to date as described above. If you supply Highways England with

a Constructionline account which is not up to date at the time of tender as mentioned

above then you may be excluded from this competition. Tenderers who have any queries

on their Constructionline profile, or wish to register on Constructionline, should

contact Aaron Good on Aaron.Good@capita.co.uk, telephone 07881 354286, or Shaun Lyons

on shaun.lyons@capita.co.uk, telephone 07557 748 525. Note — that having

Constructionline is not mandatory. Tenderers not registered with Constructionline

will need to demonstrate that they meet our requirements by completing the whole

selection questionnaire on Bravo. Note that audited accounts or other elements will

additionally be required. Both members and non-members of Constructionline will be

evaluated against the same criteria and using the same methodology for the purpose of

this competition. 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Highways England
Temple Quay House
United Kingdom
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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