National Spatial Planning Contract 2021

National Spatial Planning Contract 2021

Highways England has a requirement for up to six contracts for advice on spatial planning issues, including development proposals affecting the Strategic Road Network.

United Kingdom-Guildford: Technical planning services

2020/S 106-258339

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Highways England
Postal address: Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close
Town: Guildford
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: GU1 4LZ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Christian.birkett@highwaysengland.co.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National Spatial Planning Contract 2021

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71356400 Technical planning services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Highways England has a requirement for up to six contracts for advice on spatial planning issues, including development proposals affecting the Strategic Road Network (SRN), in the English regions of:

1) East of England,

2) Midlands,

3) Yorkshire and North East,

4) North West,

5) South East and M25, and

6) South West.

The contracts will have an initial 3-year duration. Highways England reserves the right to extend the duration of contracts by up to a further 2 years.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 67 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Any lots which are awarded to the same supplier.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

East

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
71313440 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services for construction
71356400 Technical planning services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

East of England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spatial planning contract is to support Highways England to participate in all stages of the planning process.

Working closely with and partnering alongside regional and local planning authorities, local highway/transport authorities, public transport providers and developers will ensure that Highways England’s aims and objectives, along with other national and regional aims and objectives, can be aligned and met.

This contract will provide advice that will assist Highways England in its role of operating and maintaining the Strategic Road Network (SRN) ensuring the interest of the secretary of state for transport are protected. The advice will focus on traffic, safety and environmental impacts on the SRN through, integrated regional strategies, local development frameworks and ultimately through planning applications.

Highways England may require advice in the following areas:

(a) planning applications and development management,

(b) combined impact of developments,

(c) highways assessments,

(d) planning conditions,

(e) infrastructure delivery,

(f) traffic modelling,

(g) economic impacts of development,

(h) safety appraisal,

(i) environmental assessment,

(j) accessibility,

(k) growth studies, scheme evaluation and land use/transport models,

(l) large scale study work,

(m) nationally significant infrastructure projects and development consent orders,

(n) public inquiries, appeals, lands tribunals and examinations in Public,

(o) roadside facilities.

The main site of performance of the services is the South West. However, the successful supplier may occasionally be requested to work in other regions should issues arise including, but not limited to, poor performance or a conflict of interest.

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: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the contract term by up to a further 24 months in accordance with the contract.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Midlands

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
71313440 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services for construction
71356400 Technical planning services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Midlands.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spatial planning contract is to support Highways England to participate in all stages of the planning process.

Working closely with and partnering alongside regional and local planning authorities, local highway/transport authorities, public transport providers and developers will ensure that Highways England’s aims and objectives, along with other national and regional aims and objectives, can be aligned and met.

This contract will provide advice that will assist Highways England in its role of operating and maintaining the Strategic Road Network (SRN) ensuring the interest of the secretary of state for transport are protected. The advice will focus on traffic, safety and environmental impacts on the SRN through, integrated regional strategies, local development frameworks and ultimately through planning applications.

Highways England may require advice in the following areas:

(a) planning applications and development management,

(b) combined impact of developments,

(c) highways assessments,

(d) planning conditions,

(e) infrastructure delivery,

(f) traffic modelling,

(g) economic impacts of development,

(h) safety appraisal,

(i) environmental assessment,

(j) accessibility,

(k) growth studies, scheme evaluation and land use/transport models,

(l) large scale study work,

(m) nationally significant infrastructure projects and development consent orders,

(n) public inquiries, appeals, lands tribunals and examinations in public,

(o) roadside facilities.

The main site of performance of the services is the South West. However, the successful supplier may occasionally be requested to work in other regions should issues arise including, but not limited to, poor performance or a conflict of interest.

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: 15 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the contract term by up to a further 24 months in accordance with the contract.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Yorkshire and North East

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
71313440 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services for construction
71356400 Technical planning services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

Yorkshire and North East.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spatial planning contract is to support Highways England to participate in all stages of the planning process.

Working closely with and partnering alongside regional and local planning authorities, local highway/transport authorities, public transport providers and developers will ensure that Highways England’s aims and objectives, along with other national and regional aims and objectives, can be aligned and met.

This contract will provide advice that will assist Highways England in its role of operating and maintaining the Strategic Road Network (SRN) ensuring the interest of the secretary of state for transport are protected. The advice will focus on traffic, safety and environmental impacts on the SRN through, integrated regional strategies, local development frameworks and ultimately through planning applications.

Highways England may require advice in the following areas:

(a) planning applications and development management,

(b) combined impact of developments,

(c) highways assessments,

(d) planning conditions,

(e) infrastructure delivery,

(f) traffic modelling,

(g) economic impacts of development,

(h) safety appraisal,

(i) environmental assessment,

(j) accessibility,

(k) growth studies, scheme evaluation and land use/transport models,

(l) large scale study work,

(m) nationally significant infrastructure projects and development consent orders,

(n) public inquiries, appeals, lands tribunals and examinations in Public,

(o) roadside facilities.

The main site of performance of the services is the South West. However, the successful supplier may occasionally be requested to work in other regions should issues arise including, but not limited to, poor performance or a conflict of interest.

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: 12 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the contract term by up to a further 24 months in accordance with the contract.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North West

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
71313440 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services for construction
71356400 Technical planning services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

North West.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spatial planning contract is to support Highways England to participate in all stages of the planning process.

Working closely with and partnering alongside regional and local planning authorities, local highway/transport authorities, public transport providers and developers will ensure that Highways England’s aims and objectives, along with other national and regional aims and objectives, can be aligned and met.

This contract will provide advice that will assist Highways England in its role of operating and maintaining the Strategic Road Network (SRN) ensuring the interest of the secretary of state for transport are protected. The advice will focus on traffic, safety and environmental impacts on the SRN through, integrated regional strategies, local development frameworks and ultimately through planning applications.

Highways England may require advice in the following areas:

(a) planning applications and development management,

(b) combined impact of developments,

(c) highways assessments,

(d) planning conditions,

(e) infrastructure delivery,

(f) traffic modelling,

(g) economic impacts of development,

(h) safety appraisal,

(i) environmental assessment,

(j) accessibility,

(k) growth studies, scheme evaluation and land use/transport models,

(l) large scale study work,

(m) nationally significant infrastructure projects and development consent orders,

(n) public inquiries, appeals, lands tribunals and examinations in public,

(o) roadside facilities.

The main site of performance of the services is the South West. However, the successful supplier may occasionally be requested to work in other regions should issues arise including, but not limited to, poor performance or a conflict of interest.

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: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the contract term by up to a further 24 months in accordance with the contract.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South East

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
71313440 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services for construction
71356400 Technical planning services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

South East.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spatial planning contract is to support Highways England to participate in all stages of the planning process.

Working closely with and partnering alongside regional and local planning authorities, local highway/transport authorities, public transport providers and developers will ensure that Highways England’s aims and objectives, along with other national and regional aims and objectives, can be aligned and met.

This contract will provide advice that will assist Highways England in its role of operating and maintaining the Strategic Road Network (SRN) ensuring the interest of the secretary of state for transport are protected. The advice will focus on traffic, safety and environmental impacts on the SRN through, integrated regional strategies, local development frameworks and ultimately through planning applications.

Highways England may require advice in the following areas:

(a) planning applications and development management,

(b) combined impact of developments,

(c) highways assessments,

(d) planning conditions,

(e) infrastructure delivery,

(f) traffic modelling,

(g) economic impacts of development,

(h) safety appraisal,

(i) environmental assessment,

(j) accessibility,

(k) growth studies, scheme evaluation and land use/transport models,

(l) large scale study work,

(m) nationally significant infrastructure projects and development consent orders,

(n) public inquiries, appeals, lands tribunals and examinations in public,

(o) roadside facilities.

The main site of performance of the services is the South West. However, the successful supplier may occasionally be requested to work in other regions should issues arise including, but not limited to, poor performance or a conflict of interest.

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: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the contract term by up to a further 24 months in accordance with the contract.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South West

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
71313440 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services for construction
71356400 Technical planning services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

South West.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The spatial planning contract is to support Highways England to participate in all stages of the planning process.

Working closely with and partnering alongside regional and local planning authorities, local highway/transport authorities, public transport providers and developers will ensure that Highways England’s aims and objectives, along with other national and regional aims and objectives, can be aligned and met.

This contract will provide advice that will assist Highways England in its role of operating and maintaining the Strategic Road Network (SRN) ensuring the interest of the secretary of state for transport are protected. The advice will focus on traffic, safety and environmental impacts on the SRN through, integrated regional strategies, local development frameworks and ultimately through planning applications.

Highways England may require advice in the following areas:

(a) planning applications and development management,

(b) combined impact of developments,

(c) highways assessments,

(d) planning conditions,

(e) infrastructure delivery,

(f) traffic modelling,

(g) economic impacts of development,

(h) safety appraisal,

(i) environmental assessment,

(j) accessibility,

(k) growth studies, scheme evaluation and land use/transport models,

(l) large scale study work,

(m) nationally significant infrastructure projects and development consent orders,

(n) public inquiries, appeals, lands tribunals and examinations in public,

(o) roadside facilities.

The main site of performance of the services is the South West. However, the successful supplier may occasionally be requested to work in other regions should issues arise including, but not limited to, poor performance or a conflict of interest.

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: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the contract term by up to a further 24 months in accordance with the contract.

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

A form of parent company guarantee will be required during the term of the contract where the economic and financial standing of the applicant does not meet the required level as stated in the procurement documents.

Applicants wishing to bid as part of a Joint Venture (JV) are not permitted to:

(a) be members of more than one consortium or JV;

(b) apply as a sole applicant in the same region as a consortium or JV of which they are a member;

(c) apply as a sole applicant in the same region as another partner in a consortium or JV of which they are a member.

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

Open procedure
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
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 058-140371

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

Date: 27/07/2020
Local time: 12:00
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: 7 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27/07/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

How to express interest in this tender:

1) Register for a free account at https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk

2) Click the ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Invitations to Tender (ITT) open to any registered supplier). Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your ‘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 ‘ITT Details’ box.

3) Click ‘My Response’ under ‘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 Highways England and seek any clarification. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform. 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.

Expressions of interest must be submitted from the applicants’ registered office address. Each member of a joint venture (JV) must submit a letter from their own registered office confirming all company names in the proposed JV. Applicants can only participate in one JV.

Economic operators should note that, subject to the prior approval of Highways England and entering into a Collaboration Agreement with Highways England, all local authorities in England (including their successor bodies) are entitled to use the contracts subject to this procurement.

Economic operators should be aware that tender documentation for contracts over GBP 10 000 will be published through the contracts finder website. You should also be aware that if your bid is successful the resulting contract will be published. In some circumstances, limited redaction will be made to tender documentation and/or contracts before published to comply with existing law, protect commercial interests and protect national security.

This contract notice and the associated procurement documents are published in good faith. No warranty is given to accuracy or completeness of the information contained. Any liability for inaccuracy/incompleteness is expressly disclaimed by Highways England. Economic operators are advised to satisfy themselves they understand all requirements of the contracts and procurement exercise before submitting their request to participate. Nothing in this contract notice (and the associated procurement documents) will be taken as constituting an offer (whether implied or otherwise) or any agreement, whether express or implied between Highways England and any other party.

Highways England with no liability on its part reserves the right to:

— not to accept the highest scoring, or any, tender;

— cancel, amend or vary the procurement exercise at any point prior to the award of contract (whole or in part); and

— not to award any contract as a result of this tendering exercise commenced by publication of this notice.

Highways England and/or its advisors are not liable for costs resulting from any amendment/cancellation of this procurement exercise and/or the non-award of contract nor for any other costs, charges, fees, expenses, claims disbursements (howsoever arising and including third party costs) incurred by economic operators submitting request to participate for contract. Economic operators submit a request to participate at their own risk/expense.

Economic operators should be aware that no form of exclusivity guarantee will be granted by Highways England for services under these contracts and Highways England is in any case at all times entitled to enter into other contracts/arrangements with other providers for the of any/all services which are the same as/similar to services under these contracts.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: See details at VI.4.3
Town: See details at VI.4.3
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Appeals should be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/05/2020