Civil Engineering Consultancy Services

Civil Engineering Consultancy Services

Soft Market Testing of Engineering and other Management Support Services.

UK-Scunthorpe: Civil engineering consultancy services

2013/S 121-207464

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scunthorpe and Gainsborough Water Management Board
c/o North Lincolnshire Council, Civic Centre, Ashby Road
Contact point(s):
For the attention of: Nathan Swinney
DN16 1AB Scunthorpe
Telephone: +44 1724296140

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: UK Internal Drainage Board
I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Soft Market Testing of Engineering and other Management Support Services
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

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
NUTS code UKE13

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Scunthorpe & Gainsborough Water Management Board (S&GWB) have commissioned North Lincolnshire Council (NLC) to undertake a soft market testing exercise on its behalf to evaluate best value options for the future delivery of the following management support services for a period of potentially up to 5 years commencing April 2014:
-financial and rating support services
-administration and clerking/general business support
-engineering and related services
As part of that process the board wishes to initially engage with interested and suitably experienced and qualified organisations through a series of informal market dialogue discussions to explore opportunities across the following range of identified potential service delivery options:
-Traditional consultancy led (existing S&GWMB model)
-Use of a pre-existing framework e.g. WEM Framework
-Shared service
-Joint working/collaborative procurement with other IDBs
-Direct employment
-Other model
The deadline for submission of Request for Information submissions is 10am 8 July 2013.
The indicative value of the work over five years (whole life cost) is c.£200k – £250k.
Organisations interested in engaging with the S&GWMB as part of this process should initially respond and register their interest via the following link:
An informative document setting out further information on the background together with a Response Questionnaire for respondents will be made available to organisations that register via the above link on Friday 28 June 2013.
Please note that market dialogue discussions are scheduled to take place on 18 July 2013 at Grange Park Golf Club, Butterwick Road, Messingham, Scunthorpe, DN17 3PP. Attendance will be strictly by invitation only as notified by North Lincolnshire Council.
The S&GWMB has engaged North Lincolnshire Council to assist it with this soft market test and any subsequent procurement or other process resulting from it.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311000, 75100000, 79412000, 71313000, 90700000, 90710000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.6.2013