M25 Motorway Network Improvement Works Call-Off Framework

M25 Motorway Network Improvement Works Call-Off Framework

To manage and maintain the M25 motorway and all associated arterial link roads (the ‘Project Road’) over a 30 year period.

United Kingdom-Potters Bar: Construction work for highways, roads

2017/S 056-103100

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Connect Plus (M25) Ltd on behalf of themselves and Highways England
Connect Plus House, St Albans Road, South Mimms
Potters Bar
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Manager
Telephone: +44 203386500
E-mail: supplierday@connectplusm25.co.uk
NUTS code: UKJ
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.connectplusm25.co.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://connectplusm25.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:https://connectplusm25.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

Other activity: highway works

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


M25 Motorway Network Improvement Works Call-Off Framework Agreement.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Connect Plus (M25) Ltd is employed by Highways England under a DBFO (Design, Build, Finance and Operate) Contract to manage and maintain the M25 motorway and all associated arterial link roads (the ‘Project Road’) over a 30 year period.

The works envisaged under this framework agreement will comprise Civil Engineering and Technology works (including but not limited to structures, geotech, junction improvements, road technology) associated with improvement schemes on the Project Road and in some instances, combined with road infrastructure renewals works related to Civil Engineering and Technology.

It is estimated that the total value of the works over the full duration of the framework agreement will be in the range of 50 000 000 GBP and 150 000 000 GBP .

It is envisaged that there will be a minimum of 3 framework contractors.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 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: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

London, South East England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The works envisaged under this framework agreement comprise improvement schemes involving Civil Engineering and Technology works and in some instances may be combined with road infrastructure renewals works related to Civil Engineering and Technology.

Examples of Civil Engineering works that may be required under the framework agreement include: signalling gantries; realignment and widening of carriageways and associated kerbing and footpaths; new earthworks; drainage and pavement works for new roads; cycleways and footways; drainage improvements including outfall works; services diversions; lighting; fences and gates; traffic barriers; signs and markings; traffic management; noise abatement schemes; strengthening of reinforced concrete or other structures; complex bridge replacement / construction; works to walkways and footpaths; works to pedestrian and maintenance access, improvements to vehicle restraint systems; landscaping; ground engineering and earthworks structuring and piling; new street lighting; Investigations, including Ground investigations, surveys, testing and site clearance as enabling works.

Examples of Technology works that may be required under the framework include: supply, install, test and commission signs and signalling; vehicle height and width sensor technology; new traffic signals and road barrier systems; variable speed limit and managed motorway or equivalent signals and signing; UTC and traffic signals; ramp metering; CCTV cameras and systems; matrix signs with associated network cabling and other infrastructure; midas loops and non-intrusive replacements; VMS; incident detection systems; safety cameras; digital enforcement camera systems; enhancements to control rooms and systems.

The framework contractor will in most cases be required to undertake the role of Principal Contractor. Some or all of the design of the works may be included in a number of the work packages.

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

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

Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement will be for an initial period of 48 months with an option to extend for a further 24 months at the discretion of Connect Plus.

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

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

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

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
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Selected contractors go through a process of learning and training to better understand project requirements and required patterns and standards. The benefits of that iterative process are not realised until part way through the duration of the framework. 4 years is considered too short for this period of learning to establish itself and allow a sufficient time to realise the benefits.

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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 159-287943

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

Date: 21/04/2017
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Connect Plus (M25) Ltd
Potters Bar
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the time that tenderers are notified of the outcome of the contract award. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered in to. Unsuccessful tenderers should notify the contracting entity in writing in the first instance should they wish to challenge the award notification.

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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