United Kingdom-Liverpool: Construction work
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: http://www.merseyrail.org
Section II: Object
Principal Contractors Construction Framework
Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd (Merseyrail) is currently delivering various projects across the network ranging from large schemes, station rebuilds and lift installations to small schemes covering booking office refurbishments. To procure these works we will be looking to create a contractors framework for construction works consisting of 3 (three) Lots that will be set at certain values.
Lot 1 — 0 GBP - 100 000 GBP.
Lot 2 — 100 000 GBP - 1 000 000 GBP.
Lot 3 — 1 000 000 GBP +.
Merseyrail will be looking to appoint 4 contractors for Lot 1, and 3 contractors for both Lots 2 & 3.
Principal Contractors Construction Framework - 0 GBP - 100 000 GBP
Lot 1 - 0 GBP - 100 000 GBP will encompass such works as defect repairs, minor refurbishments and potential enhancements across the network.
The 7 (seven) highest scoring candidates on the supplier qualification will be invited to tender.
Principal Contractors Construction Framework - 100 000 GBP - 1 000 000 GBP
100 000 GBP - 1 000 000 GBP - Medium sizes schemes such as lift installations, booking office refurbishments, station and car park refurbishments.
The 6 (six) highest scoring candidates on the supplier qualification will be invited to tender.
Principal Contractors Construction Framework - 1 000 000 GBP+
1 000 000 GBP+ large schemes such as new station design and build, station enhancements etc.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in the supplier qualification documents.
Relevant details will be sent to the shortlisted companies. Further information can be found in the draft tender documentation accompanying the selection questionnaire.
Details will be provided to the shortlisted companies.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Merseyrail is an urban network of vital importance to the transport infrastructure of Liverpool and its environs, operating on the Wirral and Northern Lines within Merseyside. It is one of the most punctual and reliable railway networks in the UK, with consistently high scores for customer satisfaction.
At a glance:
— 75 route miles, outer termini at Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby, Hunts Cross on the Northern Line, and New Brighton, West Kirby, Chester and Ellesmere Port on the Wirral Line,
— Core city centre underground network, including 6,5 miles in tunnels and 5 underground stations, giving easy access to work, study, shopping and leisure,
— underground section includes the original Mersey railway tunnel opened in 1886,
— approximately 100 000 passenger journeys per weekday or 36 million passenger journeys per annum,
— nearly 50 % of passengers are daily users,
— 67 stations of which 66 are managed by Merseyrail,
— one of the most intensively used networks in the UK with over 800 train services daily (Monday to Friday),
— clockface, regular interval timetable (15 minute frequencies, increasing to 5 minute on city centre sections),
— approximately 1 200 staff,
— a fleet of 59 refurbished Class 507 and 508 trains.
Merseyrail is a unique concession in the UK as the Department for Transport has been delegated by Parliament to the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (Merseytravel) and the concession agreement is between Merseyrail and Merseytravel. This gives much better local control by local people of local services. Another unique feature is the length of the concession which is 25 years from 20.7.2003 with review dates along the way.
The concession is operated by Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd, a 50/50 joint venture company between Serco and Abellio.
Please see the SQ expression of interest document for further detail on this procurement.
Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd will incorporate a standstill period, following award of the contract. The period shall commence on the day following award notification, and shall be in accordance with the utilities contracts Regulations 2015, and all subsequent amendments and directives. At present, this standstill period shall be no less than 10 calendar days. This period allows unsuccessful tenders to seek further debriefing from Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd before the contract is entered into.
The utilities contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed, or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action. Any such action must be brought within 30 days (or the first working day thereafter) of the date when the aggrieved party knew or ought reasonably have known about the alleged breach. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision, or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into, the Court may only award damages.