Future Contract Opportunity (below OJEU threshold)
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting Change
I.1) Name and addresses
The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Telephone: +44 1314693922
Main address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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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
Research & Monitoring of CCWEL project
Reference number: CT2460
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
Research & Monitoring of The City Centre West to East Cycle Link and Street Improvements Project (CCWEL). The Council wish to engage with a number of suppliers to further refine a draft specification for this research and monitoring project.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:
The City of Edinburgh Council
4 East Market Street
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Please refer to the "VI.3 Additional Information" section of this notice for a full description of the procurement.
II.2.14) Additional information
Please refer to the "VI.3 Additional Information" section of this notice for all information.
II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.3) Additional information
The Council is making significant changes to roads within the city to encourage cycling. The most significant cycling project currently underway is the City Centre West to East Cycle Link and Street Improvements Project (CCWEL).
The CCWEL project involves developing a new cycle route linking the Roseburn path to Leith Walk via the city centre. This route will be a key part of Edinburgh’s Quiet Routes network and will form part of National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 1.
The aim of CCWEL is to provide a cycle route for less confident cyclists and those who may be concerned about cycling in busy traffic. The route will be mostly segregated from traffic and run along key streets including Roseburn Terrace, West Coates, Haymarket Terrace, Melville Street, George Street and York Place. It will link planned cycle facilities on Leith Walk with the off-road path network at Roseburn. There will also be links to Haymarket Station, Rutland Square and Lothian Road.
The Council has committed to carrying out a comprehensive review of the projects operation 12-months after completion. The proposed contract scope is monitoring the impact of the project comparing a baseline assessment taken before construction, with a post-construction assessment 12 month after project completion.
The Council intends to procure a research team to manage the monitoring activities associated with this project. The contract term is an anticipated 3 years ending FY 2021/22 with an optional 1-year extension ending 2022/23.
The Council’s Active Travel team would like to engage with a number of suppliers to further refine a draft specification for this research and monitoring project and wish to invite interested parties to comment on and contribute to the development of the draft specification.
Please register your interest in developing the specification by 18/01/2019. Once interest has been registered you will receive a copy of the draft specification for comment on 21/01/2019. The deadline for comments on the draft specification will be 04/02/2019.
Interested parties should note:
- That all commentary provided by your organisation on the draft specification is provided on a voluntary basis.
- That information will be provided free of charge.
- That information provided may or may not be assimilated in to the specification at the sole discretion of the Council.
- That not registering interest at this point will not preclude interested parties from bidding for the contract itself.
- Depending on the level of interest the Council may not invite you to participate in the development of the specification.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=569747.
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice