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The A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down is a significant road improvement project. Our proposed solution is to build a 1.8 mile (2.7 km) tunnel under the Stonehenge World Heritage Site; A bypass for Winterbourne Stoke and improve the junctions between the ...

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Highways England
Woodlands, Manton Lane
Bedford
MK41 7LW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Annabel Dunn
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKH24

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.highways.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

PF2 Financial Advisors - A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
66000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down is a significant road improvement project. Our proposed solution is to build a 1.8 mile (2.7 km) tunnel under the Stonehenge World Heritage Site; A bypass for Winterbourne Stoke and improve the junctions between the A303 and the intersecting A345 and A360. The project is expected to be procured using a Private Finance (PF2) (Design, Build, Finance and Maintain) contract requiring privately financed capital expenditure of around 1 300 000 000 GBP. Following the announcement of the preferred route, the project will enter the Development phase, progressing through the Development Consent Order (DCO) process and the procurement of a DBFM contract. A single Financial Adviser is required to provide advice and support to Highways England.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A single Financial Adviser is required to provide advice and support to Highways England, the principal objectives will be to:

i. Provide market intelligence and advice on viable financing structures,

ii. Prepare and maintenance a shadow bid model, and provide advice,

iii. During the evaluation process, especially on the bid financing strategies,

iv. On balance sheet treatment and alignment with ESA10 regs,

v. On third party revenue contributions, and

vi. On the financial close arrangements.

The estimated value of the procurement (excl. VAT) is in the range between 10 000 000 and 13 000 000 and is expected to be for up to 6 years duration.

We intend to hold a Market Engagement day to provide more information on our requirements. Further information about this will be issued shortly, however if you are interested please email who will provide you with the time and location of the event.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
18/09/2017

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Highways England
Bedford
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/07/2017