Transportation and Public Realm Consultancy Services Framework Contract 2013

Transportation and Public Realm Consultancy Services Framework Contract 2013

The services to be provided cover the Council’s responsibilities in connection with Transportation and the Public Realm.

UK-Warrington: Verification of load-bearing structure design services

2013/S 124-213270

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Warrington Borough Council
Assistant Chief Executive, Town Hall, Sankey Street
For the attention of: Gill Thornhill
WA1 1UH Warrington
Telephone: +44 1925443235

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Transportation and Public Realm Consultancy Services Framework Contract 2013
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Warrington and the North West

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 40 000 000 EUR

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Warrington Borough Council in conjunction with Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council and Halton Borough Council. Seek expressions of interest from organisations interested in providing professional consultancy services through a framework contract arrangement. The services to be provided cover the Council’s responsibilities in connection with Transportation and the Public Realm. The framework may also be used by English Councils with a border with any of the councils named above with the consent of Warrington Borough Council.
The Councils intend to appoint a panel of consultants to provide multi-disciplinary professional and technical advice, design, guidance, negotiation and assistance on construction and other issues, including, but not limited to:
Transport planning and policy
Project Management services
Transport policy research and development
Local Transport Plan development
Development of Area Strategies
Transport Development Control services and Public Enquiry support
Stakeholder engagement and public consultation
Transport and Traffic data collection and analysis
GIS, Mapping and 3D Visualisation
Scheme development and transport/traffic modelling
Transport/traffic model development across range of modelling software platforms
Scheme bid preparation & economic analysis (covering range of funding sources and scheme types)
Feasibility, Preliminary and Detailed design services (across a full range of transport related projects from pedestrian and bicycle improvement schemes to major junction and bus priority design)
Non-motorised user audits
Environmental assessments including EIA’s
Public consultation
Public Transport
Rail studies and policy advice
Public Transport Strategy development (Rail, Bus & Taxi)
Passenger transport infrastructure design and assessment
Passenger transport smart cards and electronic ticketing
Passenger transport specialist ICT development and commissioning (including interface between systems for multi-agency integration)
Behaviour change and accessibility
Travel planning (development & implementation) in workplaces, schools and other settings
Personalised travel planning
Accessibility planning and mapping
Identification and delivery of sustainable transport projects (e.g. walking and cycling)
Network Management and Parking
Traffic and parking data collection and surveys
Network Management duty
Network assessments
Traffic signal assessment and installation
Traffic signal design and modelling
Project management of traffic Signal / UTMC projects
Parking management (including residential parking schemes)
Freight strategy development and implementation
Traffic Management & Road safety
Accident investigation & prevention work
Road safety training and education
Traffic and parking data collection, surveys and analysis
Safety Audits
Area traffic studies
Traffic Regulation Orders – survey, design and processing
Signing strategy and design
Street furniture review and De-cluttering strategies
Highways and structures
Highway Maintenance Strategy planning and development
Project Management services
Highway design – Feasibility, Preliminary and Detailed of range of transport and asset management related functions
S38/S278 approvals
CDM Coordinator Services
Project management and site supervision
Street lighting design and approvals
Structural testing of street lighting columns
General and principal bridge inspections
Abnormal load assessments
Design and assessment of bridges and other highway structures including design checks and technical approval
Transport, Traffic and Asset data collection and analysis
Drainage and flood risk
Flood risk assessments
Drainage studies and design approvals
Drainage system modelling
“SUDS” design and approvals
Environmental Services:
Air quality and noise monitoring
Ecology and habitat surveys
Environmental studies and site investigations
This Framework will be for 2 years with two 12 month extensions.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71328000, 71320000, 71500000, 71310000, 71540000, 71322300, 71322500, 71327000, 71311000, 71311200, 71311210, 71541000, 71631450, 90713000, 71312000, 71355000, 72242000, 72220000, 63712710

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement will contain an option for annual extensions up to a total contract duration of 4 years at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.12.2013. Completion 30.11.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A performance bond or parent body guarantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details will be provided in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As directed within the tender documentation and the PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As directed within the tender documentation and the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As directed within the tender documentation and the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As directed within the tender documentation and the PQQ.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Reduction of the number of operators during the tender evaluation process.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.10.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.6.2013