Gloucestershire Highways Professional Services Contract

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Mike McGowan
Telephone: +44 1452328900
NUTS code: UKK1

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Gloucestershire Highways Professional Services Contract

Reference number: DN363742
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Gloucestershire County Council is tendering for a supplier(s) to deliver professional highways consultancy services (Services) in relation to development proposals for all relevant Client’s schemes, including but not limited to dealing with Client’s and / or Local Planning Authorities, Highways Authorities and other Consultees, as more fully described within the Scope.

To deliver its highways schemes Client requires the services of an external consultant possessing specialist technical skill to supplement and support Client’s in-house teams and the Clients other providers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 35 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK1
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council's vision for the successful delivery of the service are to deliver on the following three core values of the Client as set out in the Council's corporate Vision and Values:

— Living within our means,

— Doing the right things,

— Helping communities to help themselves.

The Council will expect the successful to supplier to support the Council in delivering this vision through the delivery of the contract.

We are looking for a good service with a focus on self-delivery (or subcontract arrangements which provide similar benefits to the client). A Partnering arrangement with staff co-located and co-mingled and joint ownership of day to day operations at management and team leader level. IT systems and on-site serviced office accommodation at Shire Hall and regional Depots will be provided by the client. Further details are provided in the procurement documents.

We are following a 2 stage process using the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation. Contract form will be the NEC4 Term Service Contract as amended in accordance with the procurement documents.

The contract is valued between 18m GBP and 35m GBP. This contract value range is based on predicted budgets over both the initial term and optional terms of the contract. The values also include contingency to account for inflation, potential one-off funding bids, DfT awards and other unknown possible increases in funding over the total potential contracted periods.

In addition to this Professional Services contract, we have recently procured or are in the process of procuring separate contracts for a Structural Maintenance partner and for a Term Maintenance partner. All 3 contracts will be managed by Gloucestershire County Council under the Gloucestershire Highways branding. Each supplier will be expected to work with the other suppliers and the Council in an open and collaborative manner in order to achieve the Council's objectives.

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: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 5
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

A 6 year term with the option of 2 x 2 year extensions, to a total of 10 years. The award of options is subject to satisfactory Contractor performance and the Authority's usual governance process. Full details are set out in the conditions of contract.

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
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

As per the procurement documents. The Contractor may be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment and training and supply-chain initiatives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As per the procurement documents.

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.1.1)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
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: 08/10/2018
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the 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:

All Selection documentation is provided in a Final version ready for suppliers to complete and return.

All Award documents provided at this stage, including but not limited to, ISIT, Scope, Contract Clauses, Pricing documents, Data Room etc. are in draft form and may change during the Selection stage. The Council reserves the right to vary, amend and update any aspects of the procurement documents. All Award stage documents will be provided in Final form at the start of the Initial Tender stage to the organisations invited to submit Initial Tenders.

Details of the Scope of Service, Minimum Requirements and the Award Criteria to be followed at Initial Tender stage have been provided to enable suppliers to identify the nature and scope of the procurement and decide whether to request to participate in the procedure.

The Council reserves the right not to award the opportunity or to award only part (or a different arrangement) of the opportunity described in this contract notice.

The Council reserves the right at its discretion to award the contract on the basis of the Initial Tenders without Negotiation.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Gloucestershire County Council
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with Regulation 86 (Notices of decisions to award a contract), Regulation 87 (Standstill Period) and Regulation 91 (Enforcement of duties through the Court) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended).

The Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. That notification will provide full information on the award decision and the standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for the unsuccessful bidders to review and scrutinise the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: