Midlands Highways Alliance Professional Services Partnership 2

Midlands Highways Alliance Professional Services Partnership 2

Policy and planning, policy and strategy, consultation, multi modal studies, accessibility planning, environmental appraisal, travel planning, bus and rail services, UTC and intelligent transport, traffic management, rights of way, engineering design, health and safety, procurement, site supervision, development control, monitoring and surveys, traffic and travel surveys, municipal engineering.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2014/S 141-253150

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield
For the attention of: Mr Peter Barclay
LE3 8RA Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1163055681
E-mail: psp2@leics.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Leicester City Council
New Walk Centre Welford Place
LE1 6ZG Leicester

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: www.eastmidstenders.org

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: www.eastmidstenders.org

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Midlands Highways Alliance Professional Services Partnership 2 (PSP2).

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

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Services will be provided mainly within the administrative boundaries of the existing members of the Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) (on behalf of the local authorities concerned, or any other publicly funded body working in conjunction with MHA members) or other such bodies located within or adjacent to the geographical Midlands area that become members of the MHA during the currency of this framework agreement.
Geographical NUTS codes currently included follow, but they may change during the period of the framework agreement: UKC, UKE, UKF, UKG, UKH, UKJ, UKK.

NUTS code UKF

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 a single operator

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 10 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP

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

Leicestershire County Council, acting as contracting authority on behalf of the members of the Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA), will be seeking a consultant to assist with the provision of their highway and other professional services, including but not limited to: policy and planning, policy and strategy, consultation, multi modal studies, accessibility planning, environmental appraisal, travel planning, bus and rail services, UTC and intelligent transport, traffic management, rights of way, engineering design, health and safety, procurement, site supervision, development control, monitoring and surveys, traffic and travel surveys, environmental monitoring, operation and management, asset management, waste management and other municipal engineering.
The successful consultant will be expected to work for the duration of the framework agreement under a contractual arrangement defined by the NEC3 Professional Services Contract. The resultant working relationship will be expected to develop based on the principles of a ‘strategic service delivery’ partnership, to become a national leader in terms of service delivery and innovation as well as a centre of excellence for highway and other professional services.
There is no guaranteed minimum level of work but depending on funding availability the range indicates the predicted value over the term of 4 years.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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: no

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:

Policy and Planning and Policy and Strategy: LTP preparation; local transport strategy, planning and appraisal; project appraisal and prioritisation; action plans and integrated programmes; demand strategy and road pricing; feasibility and pre-investment studies; health impact policy reporting; Consultation: Processing, analysis and reporting; exhibitions and publicity; leafleting and web project design; satisfaction surveys; Multi-modal Studies: Strategic land use and transport modelling; local network modelling; Accessibility Planning: Accessibility studies, solutions and monitoring; Environmental Appraisal: Strategic environmental assessment; Stage 1, 2 and 3 DMRB; impact appraisals; sustainability Travel Planning: Parking studies and travel planning; Bus and Rail Services; Bus showcase and bus quality corridors; bus interchanges; bus accessibility and service provision; demand forecasting and simulation; integrated ticketing; public transport information and access signing; rail corridor studies; park and ride; public transport timetabling; UTC and Intelligent Transport: Strategic development and evaluation; traffic signal design; variable message signs; real time data information; urban traffic management, engineering and control; data communications; travel and transport data integration; automated enforcement systems; asset management; Traffic Management: Traffic regulation orders; congestion management plans; decriminalisation of car parking and enforcement; monitoring and evaluation; Rights of Way: Improvement plans; GIS network mapping; Engineering Design Preliminary and Detailed Design: Business case development and assessment; site investigation and geotechnical studies; ecological and archaeological studies.; geotechnical design; major/minor highway and junction design; highway maintenance and improvements; structural inspection, assessment and checking; topographical surveys: bridges and structural design; canal engineering; feasibility studies and project analysis; building design; pavement engineering; rail engineering; landscape design; general civil engineering design; remediation and reclamation design; design of civic amenity sites; design of incinerator sites; statutory procedures and inquiries; traffic management, engineering and design; pedestrian facilities and pedestrianisation; cycle routes; street lighting/traffic signal design; foul and stormwater drainage design, safety engineering; scheme safety audits; bus/rail facilities; programme and project management; Tender and Contract Documents : Preparation of specifications, drawings and contract documents; procurement management and evaluation; Flood risk assessments, Health and Safety: CDM planning supervisor; designer’s responsibilities under Regulation 13; health and safety plan generation; road safety audits; Site Supervision: Contract supervision and administration; measurement, valuation and certification; conformance and acceptance testing; Highways Development Control : Assessment of TIAs; Section 38, 52, 106 and 278 agreements; development impact analysis; policy and guidance reviews; Monitoring and Surveys Traffic and Travel Surveys: Scheme before and after evaluation; traffic and congestion monitoring; journey time monitoring; parking studies; accident investigation and casualty reporting; Environmental Monitoring ; Air quality/noise modelling and monitoring; Operation and Management Asset Management: Highway asset management plans; road pavement management plans; Waste Management: Management of waste functions.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Framework Agreement will last for an initial period of 3 years, with an option to extend for a further period of up to 12 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As stated within the Invitation to Tender.

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

As stated within the Invitation to Tender.

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

(i) For Unincorporated Joint Ventures it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that they will be jointly and severally bound for the due performance of the Framework Agreement.
(ii) For Single Legal Entities/Incorporated Joint Ventures submitting an acceptable offer, the consortium must provide a corporate statement of intent to form itself into a single legal entity before any Framework Agreement can be awarded. Companies must state in their expression of interest to this Notice whether it is an Incorporated Joint Venture(stating the date of Incorporation) or an Unincorporated Joint Venture (Joint and Several Liability). In the case of an Unincorporated Joint Venture (Joint and Several Liability) the applicant must also confirm the names of all the contracting entities with the Contracting Authority should they be selected to tender.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As stated within the Invitation to Tender.
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: As stated within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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: yes

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

MHA PSP2

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 78-136294 of 19.4.2014

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 21.8.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

29.8.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Some projects undertaken by the MHA membership may be part or fully funded by the European Union funds.

VI.3)Additional information

Services will be undertaken in the geographical Midlands area of England within the administrative boundaries of the existing Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) members (on behalf of the local authorities concerned or any other publicly funded body working in conjunction with the MHA members) or other such bodies located within or adjacent to the geographical Midlands area that become members of the MHA during the currency of this Framework Agreement. For clarity, the existing local authority members are: Leicestershire County Council; Derby City Council; Derbyshire County Council; Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council; Leicester City Council; Lincolnshire County Council; Milton Keynes Council; Northamptonshire County Council; Nottingham City Council; Nottinghamshire County Council; Peterborough City Council; Rutland County Council; South Derbyshire District Council and Staffordshire County Council; Stoke City Council; Wolverhampton City Council; Telford and Wrekin Council; Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council; Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Oxfordshire County Council.

This process is being managed electronically. To obtain documents please go to https://www.eastmidstenders.org which links through to the Council’s e-tendering system. You will then be able to register your details and access the documents. This is done by:

— Registering with EastMidsTenders (if not already registered);
or if already registered:
— Click on ‘view opportunities’;
— Find the tender that you are interested in;
— Click on the title hyperlink;
— Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on ‘login and register interest’;
— Once you have registered your interest the tender will be moved to, and can be found on, the ‘My Opportunities’ page on the EastMidsTenders page once you are logged in.
You will be able to view and download the documents for completion, along with instructions on how to make a submission.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Leicestershire County Council (LCC) (Acting on behalf of the MHA) will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by LCC as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.7.2014

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