Supply Chain Strategy Implementation for Highways Agency

Supply Chain Strategy Implementation for Highways Agency

In implementing the supply chain strategy Highways England and Highways Suppliers are embarking on a joint programme of change in how we do business together.

United Kingdom-Leeds: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2016/S 067-117273

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Highways England
Lateral, City Square
For the attention of: Diggle Matthew
LS11 9AT Leeds

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Supply Chain Strategy Implementation Partner.

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

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 15

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 700 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

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

Highways England published a new and ambitious Supply Chain Strategy in September
2015. Implementation of this strategy will create new ways of operating and working
with Highways Suppliers across the value chain investment areas and will transform
relationships and put in place the right capability in order deliver world class
performance. In implementing the supply chain strategy Highways England and Highways
Suppliers are embarking on a joint programme of change in how we do business
together. Setting up and embedding this new approach will include setting up new
governance and accountability frameworks; setting up new processes, creating and
embedding cultural change and defining and deploying a step change in capability to
support delivery of Highways England’s strategic outcomes. The Supply Chain Strategy
Implementation Partner will provide skilled and experienced technical resources to
Highways England to support the successful implementation of the new Supply Chain
Strategy. This is a technical advisory and support role and will operate in an
integrated manner with Highways England and under the direction of Highways England
leadership. It is envisaged that this contract will be delivered in 3 phases i.e.
a development, a capability deployment and an embedment phase. The Partner will
provide a Core Team that will remain available to Highways England for the entire
duration of the contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

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


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:

1.1.4 The Consultant assists the Employer in all aspects of SCS development and implementation including:
— Restructuring approaches and relationships to create better performance through a value chain focus;
— Leading, developing and implementing change;
— Developing and growing capability and capacity;
— Creating governance and accountability frameworks;
— Communicating and embedding change; and
— Evidencing success.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 700 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

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: 15 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure). 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link (these are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier). — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only). -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box. 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ / ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ / ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality. Weighting 80

2. Price. Weighting 20

3. Delivery Performance

4. Risk

5. Overall cost effectiveness

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

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

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

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

1.5.2016 – 15:30
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


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

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Tenderers will have the opportunity to attend a Tenderer briefing. The briefing will be held to ensure that tenderers understand the instructions in the Instructions for Tenderers (IfT) and are well placed to respond to the tender with a meaningful submission. During this briefing, the IfT (including the Tenderer Information Questionnaire (TIQ)) and an overview of the tender return process will be covered by Highways England.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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