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Services - 530177-2019

08/11/2019    S216

United Kingdom-London: Water transport services

2019/S 216-530177

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Transport for London
Postal address: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road
Town: London
Postal code: SE1 8NJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Bill Egan
Telephone: +44 7949914589
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Ferry Crossing scheme

Reference number: DN445650
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60600000 Water transport services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Transport for London (TfL) is considering the procurement of services and works to support provision of a new cross-river ferry service for cyclists and pedestrians between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf on the River Thames. This could cover:

— operation of the service in whole or part (piers, vessels and supporting infrastructure), which could be considered either in combination with the design, construction and maintenance activities set out below or separately,

— design, construction and maintenance of new passenger ferries with supporting infrastructure, and/or

— design, construction and maintenance of new, or modifications to existing, piers and supporting infrastructure,

— design, construction and maintenance of new or modified highways/traffic systems/urban realm to improve/provide access between the Thames Path and the local highway network.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34512000 Ships and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods
34953000 Access ramps
34955000 Floating dock
45112700 Landscaping work
45213340 Construction work for buildings relating to water transport
45213341 Ferry terminal building construction work
45233000 Construction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads
45241300 Pier construction work
45241400 Dock construction work
45241500 Wharf construction work
45244000 Marine construction works
50240000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to marine and other equipment
60610000 Ferry transport services
63720000 Support services for water transport
71400000 Urban planning and landscape architectural services
71500000 Construction-related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

TfL is considering its procurement strategy encompassing the delivery approach for the ferry service and associated infrastructure and its operation and maintenance. To ensure the best value strategy is adopted TfL is seeking market feedback on:

— packaging options, for example:

—— packaging of requirements by project stage — for example different aspects of design, construction, commissioning, maintenance and operational activities; and

—— packaging of requirements by scope areas — for example enabling works, marine works, piers, vessels, highway works, etc.;

—— sequencing of packaging,

— allocation of different responsibilities and risks between the employer, contractor and subcontractor within respective packages, for example:

—— performance management (for design, construction, maintenance and operation); and

—— warranties, defect liabilities, etc.;

—— asset condition and maintenance;

—— asset ownership, handover and handback;

—— any operators’ requirements for the piers (and associated civils) taking into account service and vessel proposals;

—— quality assurance, testing and commissioning;

—— insurances;

—— employment of staff;

—— design liabilities;

—— vessel classification/certification/licences;

—— obtaining necessary consents;

—— securing permanent and temporary land and access arrangements;

—— site conditions such as ground conditions, asset protection, utilities, etc.;

—— costs;

—— financing;

—— programme;

—— interface/integration management for different requirements, e.g. vessels and piers,

— potential timescales,

— level of scheme development and site information necessary to support procurement of respective packages.

To date, no strategy decisions have been made and all approaches will therefore be considered. As such, the number of contracts to be let are undefined and will depend upon the packaging strategy.

TfL is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from interested parties with capability for one or more of the requirements and will follow up with a Market Sounding Questionnaire (MSQ). The responses of the MSQs will assist TfL in understanding the current supply market considerations around capacity, capability, delivery and operating models. Information provided will be used to inform TfL in its continued development of delivery and procurement strategies for any future contracts. TfL at its sole discretion may enter into further discussions with respondents.

TfL may also hold an industry day relating to these contracts in the future and, should this be confirmed, further details will be provided to all parties who express an interest via TfL’s ProContract procurement portal

TfL will manage the process in an open and transparent manner, therefore participation or non-participation in this early market engagement process will not disadvantage or affect any supplier’s ability to participate in any future procurement process that may be initiated.

Suppliers wishing to participate in this early market engagement process are invited to register their interest via ProContract by 12.00 noon on 20.11.2019. In registering their interest, suppliers should confirm their full company name, the company registration number and provide a single point of contact.

This PIN does not formally signify the beginning of a procurement process and does not constitute commitment to undertake a procurement exercise until any contract notice is issued.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: