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Active Travel Liskeard May 2021

Liskeard Town Council wants to commission a comprehensive Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan for Liskeard.  This will include preferred option(s) for a Liskeard multi-use network to encourage local people and visitors to Liskeard to access the town and its surroundings; identifying the preferred option for a town centre cycle hub; and recommendations on enlarging bus stops on Barras Street.  The work will include analysis of the current situation, consultation with stakeholders and detailed recommendations and plans which can be used as the basis of funding bids.

For further information please contact Yvette Hayward on office1@liskeard.gov.uk

The closing date for tender submissions is 17:00 on Tuesday 1st June 2021.

The estimated value of this contract is in the region of £30,000 to £50,000.

Supporting Documents

Invitation to tender 4.5.21

Liskeard Active Travel Client Brief

Liskeard Active travel – Form of Quotation (editable) (added 25/05/21)

Liskeard Projects Map – Active Travel


Additional Information and responses to questions:

Submissions – electronic responses (14/05/21)

In recognition that many people are still working from home, and paper submissions may be more difficult to arrange within the timescales, we are amending our Financial Regulations to permit the acceptance of electronic tenders.

Submissions may be sent electronically by the closing date to office1@liskeard.gov.uk with ACTIVE TRAVEL FEASIBILITY in the title. We may request a hard copy of some, or all of the documents submitted after the closing date, if necessary.

Output 4 – Detailed Design Development of Priority Routes (p.4) – standard number of routes which should be priced to come forward? (18/05/21)

Routes to be developed to a greater level of design are to be agreed as part of output 4.  Pricing can therefore be indicative at this stage but should be based former experience.

(24/05/21) Given the current funding is only £100,000 this would probably mean that only one or two schemes from the concept list could be delivered. Therefore, a minimum detailed design for the delivery of one scheme is required.  It’s impossible at this stage to confirm what the extent of this may be, it could range from a section of cycle path to an uncontrolled crossing.

‘Liaison with Key Stakeholders’ ‘Undertake Consultation and produce/submit post consultation report’ (p.5) – level of stakeholder liaison required (14/05/21)

The level of stakeholder engagement can be agreed but it should broadly align with the Government’s guidance on producing LCWIP’s available here – Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan Guidance (parliament.uk)

(24/05/21) – Please allow for a minimum of two stakeholder workshops, the first to scope out ideas at the beginning of the process, the second to review and agree the network towards the end. We would expect these to take the form of workshops either online or in a public building (this would be preferable).

Full Construction (18/05/21)

Full construction is not part of this commission.

Budget – will this increase if additional s106 monies come forward? (18/05/21)

Any future routes will be delivered outside the scope of this commission.

Topographical surveys (18/05/21)

Topographical costs are considered outside of the scope. Designs and estimates will need to be caveated as such.

Ground investigations (18/05/21)

Ground investigations will form part of the next phase. Designs and estimates will need to be caveated as such.

Relevant Experience (p.7) – 3 x testimonials (18/05/21)

Although we have requested testimonials, we would accept contact details for a reference, where the referees permission has been obtained and they are expecting contact.

Evaluation Criteria (p.7) – weighting on quality measure (18/05/21)

The weighting for the quality measure (70%) is as follows:

  • (20%) Demonstration of relevant experience, including track record on active travel, and experience of analysis, consultation and production of detailed plans.
  • (20%) Demonstration of understanding of the brief
  • (30%) Extent to which proposed plans credibly set out:
    • Analysis of the current situation
    • Consultation with key stakeholders
    • Production of detailed plans which can be used as the basis for funding bids.

Project Governance (14/05/21)

The Consultant will produce the final Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan report.

‘Improve Public Transport Infrastructure in the town’ (p.4) – level of design required (14/05/21)

A design review is required for the current bus stops along Barras Street (the main bus interchange points) within Liskeard to accommodate vehicles in operation and the number of service journeys, with a view to expanding the stop locations on both sides.  Existing stops were designed and constructed many years ago when the buses in operation were much smaller and fewer in frequency.  With the current level of journeys and modern buses in use (c12m length), the stops need to be adjusted to accommodate the current operations and to future proof the public transport space.  This may require possible re-organisation and alignment of the taxi spaces and other street furniture.  We would expect both general arrangement and detailed works drawings to be produced outlining potential changes and level of works involved.  In addition, an appropriate high level general arrangement drawing is required for any consultation work carried out.  All proposed drawings detailing proposed works must be complaint with the latest safety and highway standards and incorporate any bus stop standards adopted by Cornwall Council.  Final drawings to be signed off by Cornwall Council’s highway service.

‘Liaison with Key Stakeholders’ ‘Undertake Consultation and produce/submit post consultation report’ (p.5) – level of stakeholder liaison required (14/05/21)

The level of stakeholder engagement can be agreed but it should broadly align with the Government’s guidance on producing LCWIP’s available here – Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan Guidance (parliament.uk)

‘Undertake Consultation and produce/submit post consultation report’ (p.5) – format and extent of Consultation expected (14/05/21)

Format of the consultation can be agreed. It can make use of the Cornwall Council Let’s Talk platform for community engagement, and the town council’s own websites and social media. The town council also has premises which can be used for any face-to-face event. Some in person consultation if Covid restrictions permit, including the stakeholders we have identified, would be welcome. While also obtaining local views to help shape the project it should be of the sort usually required by funders to demonstrate community engagement/consultation.

Submissions (p.6) – preferred format for presentation of the final printed submission or recommended word/page limit (14/05/21)

No restrictions

Insurance requirements (p.7) – level of professional indemnity insurance (14/05/21)

No minimum level has been set.

Relevant Experience (p.7) – 3 x testimonials from town/parish councils (14/05/21)

Testimonials from town/parish councils have been stated as these are likely to align most closely with this project, however borough/district councils and other similar public bodies would be accepted.

Terms and Conditions (14/05/21)

Please provide your company terms and conditions where they are not covered within the documents issued.

Level of design detail required (11/05/21)

  • Output 2 ‘Development of Routes and Infrastructure’ would align with RIBA stage 2 ‘Concept Design’.
  • Output 3 ‘Prioritisation and Stakeholder Engagement’  this stage would prioritise the concept designs based on things such as costs and deliverability;
  • Output 4 ‘Detailed Design Development of Priority Routes’ aligns with RIBA stage 4.  The scheme(s) should be prioritised with a view that they can then be taken forward with any capital funding identified at the next stage.  These could be developed further to a costed technical drawing standard as part of their delivery, this could either be as part of this study or as part of any subsequent capital funding allocation.

As a minimum we need scheme concepts and some idea of high level costs to help prioritisation. We understand there will be caveats and risks that need to be built into these early estimates.  This is needed to ensure we are able to bid for future funding opportunities to deliver the emerging network.

In terms of ‘shovel ready’ designs should be of sufficient detail to lever capital funding and require only minor modification to lead to any construction phase.

Accessibility Mapping (11/05/21)

Please refer to the Government’s guidance on LCWIP development, specifically stage 2. 




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