M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme

A Prior Information Notice

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M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme (the “J10 Scheme”). GCC is currently in the process of developing its procurement strategy for delivery of the J10 Scheme. The purpose of this notice is two-fold: (1) to alert the marketplace as to this opportunity; and (2) to seek the market’s views as to GCC’s intentions from a procurement and contractual perspective. Interested parties are advised that no final decision has been made at this point as to the procurement and contractual structure for the J10 Scheme.

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Gloucestershire faces significant challenges to achieve its vision for economic growth. A Joint Core Strategy (JCS) – a partnership between Gloucester City Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council was formed to produce a co-ordinated strategic development plan to show how the region will develop during the period up to 2031. This includes a shared spatial vision targeting 35,175 new homes and 39,500 new jobs by 2031. The major development of new housing (c.9,000 homes) and employment land (c.100ha) is proposed in strategic and safeguarded allocations in the West and North West of Cheltenham, much of which lies within Tewkesbury Borough Council. This, in turn, is linked to wider economic investment, including a government supported and nationally significant Cyber Park adjacent to GCHQ, predicted to generate c.7,000 jobs. The J10 Scheme is critical to achieving the vision set out above. The Scheme was also identified by Highways England in the Birmingham to Exeter Route Strategy as being critical to : (a) maintaining the safe and efficient operation of the M5 corridor; and (b) enabling the planned development and economic growth around Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury. A bid for scheme funding was submitted to Homes England in March 2019. Funding was awarded successfully by the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) in March 2020. The preferred route announcement was made on the 16th of June 2021: Further general information regarding background to the Scheme and its current status in the project lifecycle can be found at the following web link:- www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/J10 To seek the market’s view on how GCC intends to procure and contract for delivery of the J10 Scheme, GCC plans on undertaking a 2-stage engagement. Firstly, a market engagement event is to be held on Friday 16th July 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00 via Microsoft Teams. The purpose of the event is to discuss the project generally, and to give the market an opportunity to comment upon and help shape the procurement and contractual strategy being developed. Secondly, those interested are being given an opportunity to attend one2one sessions (via Microsoft Teams) with the project team between 19th July and 4th August. Whilst the purpose of these sessions is again to discuss the project, and to give the market an opportunity to comment upon and help shape the procurement/ contract, it is anticipated that more focused discussion around technical and commercial matters will take place at this second stage. For the avoidance of doubt, interested parties are also being afforded the opportunity to comment in writing on GCC’s proposals (no more than 4 A4 sides, font size 12). At present the Scheme has an estimated value in excess of £200m. As such, we ask that those who sign up to this engagement exercise, in particular the planned one to one sessions, have a minimum annual turnover of £400m per annum. Please note that further engagement sessions will be held, either before or after the procurement exercise for the Scheme has commenced, in order to engage with and provide opportunities for the wider supply chain in Gloucestershire and further afield. Any suppliers interested in attending either stage should express an interest via the messages function within Procontract. Please note that you can attend both or either engagement stage, but numbers are to be limited to a maximum of 2 persons per organisation. Similarly, it is completely open to you should you want to set out your views in writing. Written submissions should also be sent via Procontract and there will be a Market Intelligence Submissions section in Procontract for these submissions. These need to be provided by no later than 12 noon on 6th August 2021. Please note that GCC intends to use the information gathered to shape the proposed procurement process, and contract for the J10 Scheme. As such commercially confidential or sensitive information should not be provided and GCC reserves the right in its absolute discretion to use (or not use) the information provided, or any part thereof to shape any future procurement process. Information provided may become public. Participating in this market sounding exercise will not guarantee short-listing at any later stage in the procurement, and GCC reserves the right not to proceed with the procurement process in any form. GCC will not meet any costs incurred by any party in responding to this notice, or in attending any further engagement deemed required for the J10 scheme.

CPV Codes

  • 45000000 - Construction work
  • 71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
  • 71311210 - Highways consultancy services

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