Highways England Archaeological Services Framework – Supplier Event 30 April 2020

Highways England Archaeological Services Framework – Supplier Event 30 April 2020

A supplier event is being held on 30 April. This will be an online or conference call format as a result of current C-19 restrictions and will provide greater clarity on tendering for this Framework including key objectives.

United Kingdom-Bedford: Archaeological services

2020/S 073-175481

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Highways England
Postal address: Woodlands, Manton Lane
Town: Bedford
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: MK41 7LW
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Alison.Perry@highwaysengland.co.ukInternet address(es):Main address: www.highwaysengland.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from 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

II.1.1)Title:

Archaeology Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71351914

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Highways England has a legal obligation to ensure that archaeological remains are preserved and recorded where new roads, motorway widening projects and trunk road improvements are built by providing appropriate archaeological expertise, advice on design and contract documentation, supervising, monitoring, search and recovery and reporting progress on all stages of work.

Highways England has therefore highlighted the need for an archaeology framework with technically competent, capacity enabled suppliers, in order to provide a consistent route across programmes/directorates, drive savings and build direct relationships with suppliers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71351914

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Highways England has highlighted the need for an archaeology framework with technically competent, capacity enabled suppliers, in order to provide a consistent route across programmes/ directorates, drive savings and build direct relationships with suppliers.

The scope of the services and works that will be delivered under the framework inherently fall into three types:

• Type 1: Development of archaeology strategies, written schemes of investigation and negotiations with stakeholders during the consenting process for major projects.

• Type 2: Delivery of trial trenching to support the consenting process and watching briefs during works by statutory utilities, ground investigation contractors and others.

• Type 3: Delivery of major programmes of archaeological investigation and associated post excavation conservation and reporting.

A supplier event is being held on 30 April. This will be an online or conference call format as a result of current C-19 restrictions and will provide greater clarity on tendering for this framework. Please see Additional Information for further details on this event

II.2.14)Additional information

It is envisaged that there will be 3 lots divided into the following bandings:

Lot 1: schemes < GBP 1 999 m

Lot 2: schemes GBP 2 m — GBP 4 999 m

Lot 3: schemes > GBP 5m

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71351914

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Highways England has highlighted the need for an archaeology framework with technically competent, capacity enabled suppliers, in order to provide a consistent route across programmes/ directorates, drive savings and build direct relationships with suppliers.

The scope of the services and works that will be delivered under the Framework inherently fall into three types:

• Type 1: Development of archaeology strategies, written schemes of investigation and negotiations with stakeholders during the consenting process for major projects.

• Type 2: Delivery of trial trenching to support the consenting process and watching briefs during works by statutory utilities, ground investigation contractors and others.

• Type 3: Delivery of major programmes of archaeological investigation and associated post excavation conservation and reporting.

A supplier event is being held on 30 April. This will be an online or conference call format as a result of current C-19 restrictions and will provide greater clarity on tendering for this framework. Please see Additional Information for further details on this event

II.2.14)Additional information

It is envisaged that there will be 3 lots divided into the following bandings:

Lot 1: schemes <GBP 1 999 m

Lot 2: schemes GBP 2 m — GBP 4 999

Lot 3: schemes >GBP 5 m

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71351914

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Highways England has highlighted the need for an archaeology framework with technically competent, capacity enabled suppliers, in order to provide a consistent route across programmes/directorates, drive savings and build direct relationships with suppliers.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

It is envisaged that there will be 3 lots divided into the following bandings:

Lot 1: schemes <GBP 1 999 m

Lot 2: schemes GBP 2 m — GBP 4 999 m

Lot 3: schemes >GBP 5 m

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

13/05/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

A supplier event is being held on 30 April. This will be an online or conference call format as a result of current C-19 restrictions and will provide greater clarity on tendering for this framework including key objectives and also guidance on understanding, completing and submitting Highways England tender documents. If you are interested in registering for this event please email: alison.perry@highwaysengland.co.uk. We will then contact you with further details on how to register.

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) does not constitute any commitment by Highways England to undertake any public procurement exercise.

Interested parties will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to this PIN. Nor shall a response to this PIN guarantee an invitation to participate in any future procurement process that Highways England may conduct. This PIN does not constitute a call for competition to procure any works or services and is not published to reduce time limited for the receipt of tenders. Highways England is not bound to accept any proposals offered.

Highways England is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party responding to this PIN or any party who may participate in any future procurement process. In the event that Highways England decides to proceed with any procurement, it is currently assumed that such procurement will be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 unless any legal requirement requires a different procedure to be adopted.

Interested parties should note that this PIN is separate to a PIN advising the market of an A303 Stonehenge opportunity and should be treated as a different potential opportunity.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/04/2020