Lancashire County Council Professional and Technical Services Framework

Lancashire County Council Professional and Technical Services Framework

Civil engineering (Highway, Bridges and Drainage designs) and geotechnical services; environmental services including urban design planning and public realm regeneration.

    United Kingdom-Preston: Civil engineering consultancy services

    2020/S 225-555020

    Contract notice

    Services

    Legal Basis:

    Directive 2014/24/EU

    Section I: Contracting authority

    I.1)Name and addresses

    Official name: Lancashire County Council
    Postal address: 3rd Floor CCP, County Hall
    Town: Preston
    NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
    Postal code: PR1 8XJ
    Country: United Kingdom
    Contact person: Andrew Patten
    E-mail: contractscorporate@lancashire.gov.uk
    Telephone: +44 1772536452
    Internet address(es):
    Main address: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk

    I.3)Communication

    The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.lancashire.gov.uk/isupplier
    Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
    Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

    I.4)Type of the contracting authority

    Regional or local authority

    I.5)Main activity

    General public services

    Section II: Object

    II.1)Scope of the procurement

    II.1.1)Title:

    Framework Agreement for Professional and Technical Services

     

    Reference number: AP/CORP/LCC/20/1069

    II.1.2)Main CPV code

    71311000 Civil engineering consultancy services

    II.1.3)Type of contract

    Services

    II.1.4)Short description:

     

    Lancashire County Council intends to enter into a two-provider agreement for the provision of professional and technical services. The framework agreement will be for 3 years with the option to extend for one further year. The agreement will deliver services in the following professional disciplines:

    • civil engineering (Highway, Bridges and Drainage designs) and geotechnical services;

    • environmental services including urban design planning and public realm regeneration;

    • traffic modelling, transport planning services, intelligent transport systems and new mobility solutions;

    • asset management;

    • building structural engineering;

    • project management; and

    • grant bid preparation.

    The framework agreement will provide additional ‘top up’ services to the Council’s in-house design, asset and local network teams to assist the delivery of professional/technical input to the services listed above.

     

    II.1.5)Estimated total value

    Value excluding VAT: 15 600 000.00 GBP

    II.1.6)Information about lots

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

    II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

    71313000 Environmental engineering consultancy services
    71530000 Construction consultancy services
    71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
    71311210 Highways consultancy services
    71315200 Building consultancy services
    71351500 Ground investigation services
    71322500 Engineering-design services for traffic installations

    II.2.3)Place of performance

    NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
    Main site or place of performance:

    Lancashire.

     

    II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

     

    Lancashire County Council intends to enter into a two-provider agreement for the provision of professional and technical services. The framework agreement will be for 3 years with the option to extend for one further year. The agreement will deliver services in the following professional disciplines:

    • Civil engineering (Highway, Bridges and Drainage designs) and geotechnical services;

    • environmental services including urban design planning and public realm regeneration;

    • traffic modelling, transport planning services, intelligent transport systems and new mobility solutions;

    • asset management; building structural engineering;

    • project management; and

    • grant bid preparation.

    The framework agreement will provide additional ‘top up’ services to the Council’s in-house design, asset and local network teams to assist the delivery of professional/technical input to the services listed above.

    The framework agreement will establish a threshold value whereby all packages of work under that threshold will be offered to the highest scoring tenderer throughout the term of the agreement. Packages of work above the threshold value will be subject to mini-competition between the two providers awarded onto the framework. Please view the tender documentation for further information regarding the operation of the framework.

     

    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

    Value excluding VAT: 15 600 000.00 GBP

    II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

    Duration in months: 48
    This contract is subject to renewal: no

    II.2.10)Information about variants

    Variants will be accepted: no

    II.2.11)Information about options

    Options: yes
    Description of options:

    The initial term of the framework agreement is 3 years (36 months), with the option to extend by any number of defined periods provided always that the total maximum duration of the framework agreement does not exceed 4 years (48 months).

     

    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.1.2)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

    Section IV: Procedure

    IV.1)Description

    IV.1.1)Type of procedure

    Open procedure

    IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

    The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
    Framework agreement with several operators
    Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2

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

    Date: 22/01/2021
    Local time: 10:00
    IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

    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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

    IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

    Date: 22/01/2021
    Local time: 14:00

    Section VI: Complementary information

    VI.1)Information about recurrence

    This is a recurrent procurement: yes

    VI.3)Additional information:

     

    The invitation to tender documents are available on Lancashire County Council’s electronic tendering site. https:// www.lancashire.gov.uk/iSupplier/

    Registration is necessary in order to view the invitation to Tender documentation. Use of this system does not require high specification IT equipment or connections, nor high level personal IT skills/capabilities. Access to the system/software is free of charge. Tenderers are advised to allow time for registration and to do this as early as possible during the invitation to tender period.

    Please see https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/business/tenders-and-procurement/tenders/ for further information.

     

    VI.4)Procedures for review

    VI.4.1)Review body

    Official name: Royal Courts of Justice — The High Court
    Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
    Town: London
    Postal code: WC2A 2LL
    Country: United Kingdom
    Telephone: +44 2079476000
    Internet address: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice

    VI.4.3)Review procedure

    Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

    This competitive procurement is undertaken in accordance with Lancashire County Council’s Contract Standing Orders. The Council will operate a standstill period of not less than 10 calendar days between notifying bidders of its intention to award the framework agreement and the award of the framework agreement.

     

    VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

    Official name: Lancashire County Council
    Postal address: PO Box 71, County Hall
    Town: Preston
    Postal code: PR1 8XJ
    Country: United Kingdom
    Internet address: www.lancashire.gov.uk

    VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

    13/11/2020