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Title: Major infrastructure contract opportunities working with Highways England
Published by: Highways England
Publication Date: 20/12/2017
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Prior Information Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

Highways England (HE) is starting an engagement process to identify suppliers who are interested in working with us on our two tunnel projects - the A303 Stonehenge project (A303) and the Lower Thames crossing (LTC).

These projects are two of the largest in HE's Road Investment Programme and both represent major opportunities for the private financing and construction sectors. Although this Prior Information Notice (PIN) covers both projects for consultation purposes, each project will be procured separately with independent and separate procurements.

The A303 project will include a new twin-bore road tunnel under the Stonehenge World Heritage Site as well as a bypass for Winterbourne Stoke and the improvement of junctions with intersecting roads. It is currently anticipated that this project will primarily comprise a privately financed design, build, finance & maintain the contract, and some associated enabling works.

The LTC project comprises two bored tunnels beneath the River Thames with interconnecting link roads to the M25, A13, and A2. It is currently anticipated that this project will primarily comprise both a publicly financed tunnel design& build contract and a privately financed design, build, finance & maintain contract in respect of the associated link roads, with associated enabling works.

There will be many opportunities in these projects at various levels and disciplines so if you would like to be involved or receive more information please send your contact details to Lesley Cole at CIPMarketEngagement@highwaysengland.co.uk and she will send you a short questionnaire to enable you to register your interest and provide us with some key information in relation to your company and areas of particular interest or specialisms.

We will then be able to better tailor our consultation and engagement plans and send invitations targeted to specific events to suit the most appropriate specialisms.

Our first event will be aimed at interested parties with the financial capacity and experience of Financing (DBFM elements only), and tunnelling specialists who have a proven capability of managing and delivering complex, heavy civil and roads/tunnelling works across multiple sites with all the operational systems, stakeholder, and third-party interfaces that such works in highly populated or sensitive areas involve.

It is anticipated that this event will take place in early March 2018 so if your organization meets these criteria we would appreciate hearing from you before 12 noon on 26 January 2018. Responses by all other interested organizations would be appreciated by 28 February 2018 to enable us to plan the next events.

Please note that up to 2 individuals may attend the March event on behalf of your organization. Invitations and an agenda will follow in due course.

Further events will be held at which details will be provided, or your comments sought, on more specific elements of the projects and invite to those events will be more targeted to suit those relevant specialisms.

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Highways England

Woodlands, Manton Lane

Bedford

MK41 7LW

UK

Contact person: Lesley Cole

Telephone: +44 3004704795

E-mail: CIPMarketEngagement@highwaysengland.co.uk

NUTS: UKH2

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.highwaysengland.gov.uk

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


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

Major infrastructure contract opportunities working with Highways England

II.1.2) Main CPV code

45000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Works

II.1.4) Short description

Highways England (HE) is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. We have a huge road investment programme to deliver and want to engage with suppliers to inform our approach to procuring our larger complex infrastructure projects.

Supplier feedback and providing the opportunity to influence project and procurement development is extremely important to us; it is imperative that we work collaboratively to achieve the optimum solutions.

Collaboration is at the heart of the relationships necessary to deliver at the scale and pace required. We are planning to hold a supplier engagement event to provide an overview of HE's opportunities available to the market in the forthcoming years in relation to major infrastructure projects and to provide an overview of the procurement vehicle options proposed specifically for the A303 Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) projects.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

34920000

34921000

34924000

34930000

34970000

34990000

34992200

34993100

43123000

43320000

45100000

45112450

45221000

45221100

45221110

45221111

45221121

45221200

45221210

45221240

45221241

45221245

45221247

45221248

45233000

45233100

45233110

45233120

45233121

45233122

45233125

45233128

45233130

45233131

45233139

45233160

45233224

45233227

45233229

45350000

50000000

63712320

65320000

66100000

71242000

71351500

71351720

71351811

71351914

71352000

71500000

71540000

71541000

98360000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

UKH3

UKI

UKJ4

UKK1


Main site or place of performance:

A303 Stonehenge project:

— the A303 passing between Amesbury and Berwick Down, Wiltshire.

Lower Thames Crossing project:

— Kent, East of Gravesend, and Essex, south Tilbury.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Highways England (HE) is starting an engagement process to identify suppliers who are interested in working with us on our two tunnel projects - the A303 Stonehenge project (A303) and the Lower Thames crossing (LTC).

These projects are two of the largest in HE's Road Investment Programme and both represent major opportunities for the private financing and construction sectors. Although this Prior Information Notice (PIN) covers both projects for consultation purposes, each project will be procured separately with independent and separate procurements.

The A303 project will include a new twin-bore road tunnel under the Stonehenge World Heritage Site as well as a bypass for Winterbourne Stoke and the improvement of junctions with intersecting roads. It is currently anticipated that this project will primarily comprise a privately financed design, build, finance & maintain the contract, and some associated enabling works.

The LTC project comprises two bored tunnels beneath the River Thames with interconnecting link roads to the M25, A13, and A2. It is currently anticipated that this project will primarily comprise both a publicly financed tunnel design& build contract and a privately financed design, build, finance & maintain contract in respect of the associated link roads, with associated enabling works.

There will be many opportunities in these projects at various levels and disciplines so if you would like to be involved or receive more information please send your contact details to Lesley Cole at CIPMarketEngagement@highwaysengland.co.uk and she will send you a short questionnaire to enable you to register your interest and provide us with some key information in relation to your company and areas of particular interest or specialisms.

We will then be able to better tailor our consultation and engagement plans and send invitations targeted to specific events to suit the most appropriate specialisms.

Our first event will be aimed at interested parties with the financial capacity and experience of Financing (DBFM elements only), and tunnelling specialists who have a proven capability of managing and delivering complex, heavy civil and roads/tunnelling works across multiple sites with all the operational systems, stakeholder, and third-party interfaces that such works in highly populated or sensitive areas involve.

It is anticipated that this event will take place in early March 2018 so if your organization meets these criteria we would appreciate hearing from you before 12 noon on 26 January 2018. Responses by all other interested organizations would be appreciated by 28 February 2018 to enable us to plan the next events.

Please note that up to 2 individuals may attend the March event on behalf of your organization. Invitations and an agenda will follow in due course.

Further events will be held at which details will be provided, or your comments sought, on more specific elements of the projects and invite to those events will be more targeted to suit those relevant specialisms.

II.2.14) Additional information

This PIN is not a call for competition and is not published to reduce time limits for the receipt of tenders.

The specific procurements for both of these projects will be launched in due course by the publication of further PIN's and/or contract notices.

Non-participation in the first engagement day shall not prevent any supplier from participating in any of the procurements or any future event.

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

28/02/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

By issuing this PIN, Highways England wishes to formally make the market aware of potential opportunities in relation to the A303 Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) projects, which will be procured independently from each other.

We will be carrying out a programme of engagement with interested parties in respect of a range of categories of works and services in relation to the A303 Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) projects, which may include:

— financing,

— design consultancy,

— construction,

— maintenance,

— early and enabling works,

— logistics including road and river transportation of materials and disposal,

— mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, controls, and automation (MEICA),

— protection and mitigation works to third-party infrastructure,

— provision of tunnel boring machines,

— materials and equipment supply; and,

— other specialist works/services related to roads/tunnels construction activities.

Highways England is committed to ensuring a competitive procurement and is committed to fairness, openness, and transparency. The overarching aim of all the market consultation exercises is for genuine two-way dialogue to take place between Highways England and the market, listening to what interested parties have to say and using this to shape the commercial and procurement strategies which set out the approach to the market.

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is issued solely for the purpose of commencing a market consultation exercise and does not constitute any commitment by Highways England to undertake any public procurement exercise in respect of either the A303 Stonehenge or Lower Thames Crossing projects or any part of those projects described in this PIN.

To the extent Highways England carries out any procurement, Highways England reserves the right to award contracts in lots or groups of lots. Interested parties will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to this PIN. Nor shall a response to this PIN guarantee an invitation to participate in this market consultation exercise or any future procurement process that Highways England may conduct. This PIN does not constitute a call for competition to procure any works or services and Highways England is not bound to accept any proposals offered.

Highways England is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party responding to this PIN or any party who may participate in the market consultation exercise. In the event that Highways England decides to proceed with any procurement, it is currently assumed that such procurement will be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 unless any legal requirement requires a different procedure to be adopted.

For additional information please visit:

— https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england

For more information on the Lower Thames Crossing project please visit::

— http://roads.highways.gov.uk/lower-thames-crossing-home/.

For more information on the A303 Stonehenge project please visit:

— http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a303-stonehenge-amesbury-and-berwick-down/.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

15/12/2017


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No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: CIPMarketEngagement@highwaysengland.co.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
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Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
71351914Archaeological servicesGeological, geophysical and other scientific prospecting services
66100000Banking and investment servicesFinancial and insurance services
45221110Bridge construction workConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
43320000Construction equipmentConstruction machinery and equipment
71540000Construction management servicesConstruction-related services
71541000Construction project management servicesConstruction management services
45000000Construction workConstruction and Real Estate
45221100Construction work for bridgesConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
45221000Construction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subwaysEngineering works and construction works
45233131Construction work for elevated highwaysConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45233130Construction work for highwaysConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45233100Construction work for highways, roadsConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45221240Construction work for tunnelsConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
45221200Construction work for tunnels, shafts and subwaysConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
45233000Construction, foundation and surface works for highways, roadsConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork
71500000Construction-related servicesArchitectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
34990000Control, safety, signalling and light equipmentMiscellaneous transport equipment and spare parts
45221210Covered or partially-covered excavationsConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
45233224Dual carriageway construction workConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45112450Excavation work at archaeological sitesExcavating and earthmoving work
71351720Geophysical surveys of archaeological sitesGeological, geophysical and other scientific prospecting services
71351500Ground investigation servicesGeological, geophysical and other scientific prospecting services
45233139Highway maintenance workConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45233121Main road construction worksConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
34930000Marine equipmentMiscellaneous transport equipment and spare parts
98360000Marine servicesMiscellaneous services
45350000Mechanical installationsBuilding installation work
45233110Motorway construction worksConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
65320000Operation of electrical installationsElectricity distribution and related services
45233160Paths and other metalled surfacesConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
71242000Project and design preparation, estimation of costsArchitectural, engineering and planning services
50000000Repair and maintenance servicesOther Services
45233122Ring road construction workConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45221111Road bridge construction workConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
45233120Road construction worksConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
34920000Road equipmentMiscellaneous transport equipment and spare parts
45233125Road junction construction workConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
34992200Road signsSigns and illuminated signs
45221241Road tunnel construction workConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
45221121Road viaduct construction workConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
34921000Road-maintenance equipmentRoad equipment
45233128Roundabout construction workConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45100000Site preparation workConstruction work
45233227Slip road construction workConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
71352000Subsurface surveying servicesEngineering-related scientific and technical services
71351811Topographical surveys of archaeological sitesGeological, geophysical and other scientific prospecting services
34970000Traffic-monitoring equipmentMiscellaneous transport equipment and spare parts
34993100Tunnel lightingRoad lights
45221248Tunnel linings construction workConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
63712320Tunnel operation servicesSupport services for road transport
43123000Tunnelling machineryCoal or rock cutters and tunnelling machinery, and boring or sinking machinery
45221247Tunnelling worksConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
45221245Under-river tunnel construction workConstruction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways
34924000Variable message signsRoad equipment
45233229Verge maintenance workConstruction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads

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