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Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
Contact person: Andrew Pritchard
Telephone: +44 03004703308
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
National Technical Surveys and Testing Supplier Registration Process.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Highways England is changing the way it provides current maintenance across a number of regions within England. Highways England is looking at procuring a series of new contracts, directly with the supply chain (including SMEs), that provides specialist services such as technical surveys and testing required to maintain our asset. Regions requiring these services are located within the North East/North West (Area 13 and 14), East Midlands (Area 7) and Devon/Cornwall (Areas 1 and 2). The efficient maintenance of the asset will rely upon Highways England being able to quickly procure the investigatory work needed to determine and test asset condition. Services required will include (but is not limited to), relatively low risk, low value services such as; pavement surveys, drainage surveys and materials testing.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Area 13 (Cumbria, parts of Lancashire).
Area 14 (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and North Yorks).
Area 1 (Cornwall and Devon).
Area 2 (Somerset, Avon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire).
Area 7 (East Mids).
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The scope and details relating to the requirements of this procurement exercise will be contained within a supplier briefing pack, that can be obtained after registering your company details upon the e-sourcing portal ‘BRAVO’.
Therefore the first stage of the process is for interested suppliers to register their details upon the e-sourcing portal and by accessing the required ‘Registration Documentation’ contained within the ITT ‘National Technical Surveys and Testing Supplier Registration Process’
Completed ‘Registration Documents’ are required to be uploaded (alongside any additional evidence) requested by noon 16.5.2017. Submissions will be assessed for suitability based on criteria required as expressed within the Registration documents.
All suppliers will be expected to receive a response back from Highways England from July 2017 onwards.
Interested Suppliers will have the opportunity to raise any questions, but these must to issued directly to the Procurement Officer, via the e-sourcing portal (after registration).
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary information
— Browse to: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk and click link to register.
— Accept terms, click ‘continue’.
— Enter your business and user details — Note the username chose and click ‘Save’ when complete -You will receive an email with your unique password (keep this secure).
— Express an Interest in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) — Login to portal with the username/password — Click the ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link.
— Click on the National Technical Surveys and Testing ITT to access content. — Click ‘Express Interest’ button top of the page. — This will move ITT into your ‘My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area).
— You can now access the National Technical Surveys and Testing documents by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘ITT Details’ box.
— Responding to the Registration — Click ‘My Response’ under National Technical Surveys ITT. Choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give reason if declining). To submit your response, follow onscreen instructions.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: