Highways England Winter Fleet Replacement

Highways England Winter Fleet Replacement

Our requirements – which are subject to change – consists of three tranches required as follows: 73 vehicles during 2021-2022, 70 vehicles during 2022-2023.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Winter-maintenance vehicles

2020/S 127-312056

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Highways England
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Steven Williams
E-mail: Steven.Williams@highwaysengland.co.uk
Telephone: +44 3004702217

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Highways England Winter Fleet Replacement (2021-2024)

II.1.2)Main CPV code

34143000 Winter-maintenance vehicles

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The Strategic Road Network (SRN) carries a third of all traffic and two-thirds of freight, provides business with the means to get its products and services to their customers, gives access to labour markets and suppliers and encourage trade and new investment. It is essential to the growth, wellbeing and balance of the nation’s economy.

The weather during winter can have adverse effects on the operation of the SRN and hence the wider economy. It is therefore imperative that Highways England remains able to maintain the safe operation of England’s highways during Winter conditions, both to fulfil its statutory obligations as highways authority and to ensure that the vital role the SRN plays in the English economy is

resilient to winter weather conditions.

Our requirements — which are subject to change — consists of three tranches required as follows:

— 73 vehicles during 2021-2022,

— 70 vehicles during 2022-2023,

— 109 vehicles during 2023-2024.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 43 160 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

37411000 Winter equipments

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKD NORTH WEST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKE YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER
NUTS code: UKF EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKG WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKH EAST OF ENGLAND
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
NUTS code: UKK SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Our requirements — which are subject to change — consists of three tranches, required as follows:

— 73 vehicles during 2021-2022,

— 70 vehicles during 2022-2023,

— 109 vehicles during 2023-2024.

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: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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

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

Date: 31/07/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 20/08/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (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:

Suppliers instructions how to express interest in this tender:

1) Register your company on the eSourcing portal Bravo (this is only required once):

(a) browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register;

(b) accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’;

(c) 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) To express an interest in the tender — login to the portal with your username/password:

(a) click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier);

(b) click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content;

(c) 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:

(a) 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);

(b) you must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If y

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Highways England
Postal address: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Town: Birmingham
Postal code: B1 1RN
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/06/2020