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Construction of Road for Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI) - Phase 1.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Construction of a Road for Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI) - Phase 1
College Road
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Simon Gibbs
MK43 0AL Cranfield
Telephone: +44 1234758020
Fax: +44 1234758020

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Construction of Road for Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI) - Phase 1.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to give notice (not a call for competition) to the market of a requirement for the construction of a new entrance road (approx. 800m) to the centre of the University campus and associated central car park (approx. 350 spaces).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 500 000 and 5 500 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45213312, 45200000, 45220000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 3.10.2016
Scheduled date for
start of works: 3.10.2016
completion of works: 31.3.2017
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
New Road Link:
The new entrance roadway will link from the existing public highway through to the main centre of the campus, approximately 800m in length.
There is currently no roadway in place at the proposed location and the new road will be constructed on brownfield land.
Construction will include all aspects of the roadway and pavement; together with integration of SUDS features and installation of data and electrical infrastructure, street lighting, CCTV, access barriers, soft and hard landscaping.
In addition to being the main arterial route to campus, the roadway is part of a research project, Multi User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI): the aim of which is to study autonomous (driverless vehicles) in a semi-controlled urban environment.
In light of this, the road will vary in design, from including a central reservation in sections to the incorporation of features to the road of a roundabout and various junction configurations.
There will also be the creation of entrance plazas and visitor parking at notable locations and buildings as the road progresses through the campus.
Central Car Park:
A central arrival car park is to be constructed as part of the project.
The car park will hold approximately 350 car park spaces; which will include accessible parking bays, electric car charging bays, coach parking bays, motorcycle parking and covered bicycle shelter.
Construction will include the car park area which will incorporate SUDS drainage features in alignment with the overarching SUDS strategy for the University campus.
Installation of column lighting, bollard lighting, CCTV, ANPR barrier system will also be part of the car park specification; together with soft and hard landscaping.
The area of construction will be brownfield site.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Funding is from the UK's Government's Local Growth Deal initiative through SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership).
VI.2)Additional information:

The project will be making 1st use of the new MUEAVI (Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation) - a 9 000 000 GBP flagship facility for Cranfield which is due to be built over the next 12 months. This is being funded from the Government's Local Growth Deal (LGD) initiative and delivered through SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership).

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

HM Revenue and Customs
Benton Park View
NE98 1ZZ Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1355359022
Internet address:

Environmental protection legislation

Environment Agency
PO Box 544
Contact point(s): National Customer Contact Centre
S60 1BY Rotherham
Telephone: +44 1142825312
Internet address:

Employment protection and working conditions

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Apex Court, City Link
For the attention of: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
NG2 4LA Nottingham
Telephone: +44 2072155000
Internet address:
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: