Introduction 1.1.1 Guildford Borough Council, in partnership with Surrey County Council and the M3 Local Enterprise Partnership wishes to replace Walnut Bridge in the centre of Guildford. The existing bridge is narrow and has a western entrance that is hidden within an existing building, so that only those with local knowledge know of the bridge's presence. A new bridge structure will also act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the Bedford Wharf site. This pedestrian and cycle bridge forms a vital link between the Railway Station and the Town Centre. 1.1.2 The bridge forms a key component of the Guildford Town Centre Transport Package, with the remaining funding work stream from the M3 LEP secured in March 2016. Please review appendices to this document for further background to the bridge, including rationale, its fit with the overall package submission and funding mechanism. 1.1.3 Guildford Borough Council is the contracting authority. 1.1.4 The OJEU Notice was published in the Official Journal of the European Union in May 2017 seeking expressions of interest from organisations wishing to participate in the Project. 1.1.5 The Council is carrying out this procurement using the Competitive Dialogue Procedure under European Directive 2014/24/EU as implemented in the UK by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Statutory Instrument Number 102, 2015) 1.1.6 The Council conducted a pre-qualification (PQQ) exercise to identify suitable bidders to participate in this procurement. 3 such Bidders are now invited to participate in the Competitive Dialogue Procedure with the Council (The Bidders). Note: the document pack, issued to interested parties, around the time of publication of the OJEU notice includes both the PQQ and the subsequent ITPD document set. In the first instance bidders should address themselves to the PQQ only 1.1.7 Bidders will be expected to identify during the Dialogue Meetings and in their Solution(s), how they propose to accommodate the requirements of the Council as enshrined in the Contract, Specification, bid- back pricing schedule and other documents. All these documents are listed in Appendix 12 to this document.
Vincent Hunt (GBC)
Contract value: 1500000-3000000
Published: 31 May 2017, Receipt by: 18 Jul 2017
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