Merseytravel is seeking expressions of interest from suitable contractors to enter into General Engineering Framework for a 3 year period, with a potential extension period of up to 1 year. A maximum of 15 contractors will subsequently be invited to the tender (ITT) stage, having qualified through the PQQ stage, with view to selecting a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 contractors to be entered onto the framework which can be called upon for the duration of the contract.
The Framework covers all of Merseytravel's estate within the Merseyside region, with the greater part of the anticipated works to be undertaken via the Framework being expected to be based within operational and operational support areas such as Bus Stations & Travel Centres, office buildings, Mersey Ferries Terminal Buildings and Tourist Attractions (e.g. Spaceport, U-Boat Experience and Beatles Story). However, the successful Framework contractors may also be expected to undertake works within Mersey Tunnel assets and operational facilities such as; toll plazas, cash rooms, ventilation stations and Mersey Tunnels Police offices and Police points.
It is anticipated that a variety of diverse engineering works will delivered over the framework period, with values ranging from 5 000 GBP to 1 000 000 GBP depending on the nature and scope of the works let. The categorisation of the works can predominately be considered as light to medium engineering works and low voltage electrical installations within, building, commercial, operational and public type environments.
Some examples of projects and works that would be considered suitable to be delivered under the framework would include; building refurbishments; painting schemes e.g. office / building repainting; shop fitting e.g. Travel Centres; Low Voltage electrical installations; light mechanical installations; roofing renewals and repairs; estate access control installations; plumbing installations e.g. toilets, staff messing facilities and shower rooms; general signage; street furniture installations and associated ground works; building fabric and alterations and providing scaffolding and access platforms.
The schemes and works that will be delivered via the use of the framework will be diverse, covering a broad range of disciplines including building, plumbing, joinery and shop fitting through to light electrical and mechanical works. Essentially Merseytravel wishes to have a small pool of flexible contractors capable of undertaking a broad range of engineering works either directly or where necessary via sub-contractors.