Merseytravel has announced a new £250 million multi‑party framework to deliver a range of schemes across Britain’s fifth-largest metropolitan area
The four-year framework will cover a variety of projects across Merseytravel-owned sites, which include offices, bus stations, ferry terminals, the Kingsway and Queensway Mersey Tunnels, and several visitor attractions such as the Spaceport and U-boat Story experience.
The framework is divided into 14 lots, and teams chosen for the agreement will have the opportunity to work with both Merseytravel and other major public bodies within the wider city region on projects such as libraries, housing, depots, municipal offices, health centres and schools.
According to the brief: ‘Merseytravel requires a multi party Framework Agreement with suitably experienced consultants in the following areas: tunnels engineering consultancy; rail engineering consultancy; marine-naval architectural services; civil and structural engineering consultancy; mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy; architectural services; transport policy and planning consultancy; quantity surveying; safety, quality and environmental consultancy; programme/project management; highways infrastructure consultancy; business case development; and topographical surveys.’
‘The greater share of the anticipated commissions to be undertaken via the Framework, are expected to be centered on Merseytravel’s assets. However, the successful Framework Consultants may also be expected to undertake commissions and services for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, Halton Borough Council, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council and Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership.’
Merseytravel is an executive branch of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and has managed the city’s rail, bus, ferry and road tunnel services for the past 50 years.
The organisation is planning to invest hundreds of millions in transport upgrade projects over the next few years. Key planned schemes include new park & rides across the city and upgrades to Liverpool Central Station (pictured).
Bids for places on the framework will be evaluated 100 per cent on cost with the lowest priced bid for each lot receiving full marks. Up to eight teams will be chosen for each lot and the individual projects will be awarded through mini-competitions based on both price and quality.
The deadline for applications is 11am on 2 January.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
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