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Highways Materials (Managed Service) - 537/14.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leicestershire County Council
c/o ESPO (see, Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Contact point(s):
LE19 1ES Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162657926
Fax: +44 1162944399

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
Other: Local Authority Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Highways Materials (Managed Service) - 537/14.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKF22

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Leicestershire Highways Operations (LHO) in conjunction with Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation, are considering the feasibility of establishing a public contract for the provision of a managed service for highways materials whereby a sole supplier would ensure availability of a stock of all specified highways materials items and deliver them directly to Council sites / depots or allow for collection from the supplier's premises. This would include items that are currently covered by ESPO framework 801 (Supply of Highways Materials) and selected other ESPO frameworks.
LHO in conjunction with ESPO are now carrying out a market engagement exercise to test some of the assumptions made within their corporate review of this service and to engage suppliers in shaping the future procurement strategy.
Suppliers are invited to participate and provide their input into the proposed procurement strategy. At a Supplier Engagement Seminar that will be held at ESPO's office in Enderby, Leicestershire on 18.10.2013 where an overview of the service will be given by the Council, as well as some guidance on ESPO's evaluation process and an opportunity for those attending to ask any questions they may have. Attendance at the Supplier Engagement Seminar is optional.
In order to express an interest in participating in the supplier engagement process and / or attending the Supplier Engagement Event and to receive an information pack, please email your request to: quoting ESPO reference number 537/14. If you wish to attend the Supplier Engagement Event please ensure you express your interest by 11.10.2013.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 4 000 000 GBP


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

34929000, 03000000, 03410000, 14000000, 14200000, 14210000, 14212000, 14212200, 14212310, 14212400, 14212410, 14212420, 24000000, 24957200, 34000000, 34900000, 34920000, 34921000, 34922000, 34923000, 34928000, 34928110, 34928420, 34928460, 34924000, 34926000, 34927000, 34928100, 34928120, 34928300, 34928200, 34928230, 34928210, 34928410, 34928440, 34928472, 34928520, 34928220, 34928310, 34928320, 34928340, 34928400, 34928430, 34928450, 34928470, 34928471, 34928480, 34928500, 34928510, 34928530, 43324000, 43413000, 43413100, 44100000, 44110000, 44113000, 44000000, 44111000, 44115000, 44912000, 44111100, 44111200, 44112000, 44113100, 44113120, 44113130, 44113600, 44113610, 44113620, 44114000, 44160000, 44163000, 44163110, 44231000, 44313100, 44423740, 44510000, 44900000, 44910000, 44912100, 44912400

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

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
VI.2)Additional information:
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.

In order to express an interest in tendering and / or attending the Supplier Engagement Event, please email your request to: quoting ESPO reference number 537/14.

If you wish to attend the Bidders' Event on 18th October, please ensure you express your interest by 11th October, otherwise we cannot guarantee your place.
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GO Reference: GO-2013924-PRO-5145728
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: