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United Kingdom-London: Railway traffic control software package
Periodic indicative notice – utilities
This notice is a periodic indicative notice only
Section I: Contracting entity
Section II: Object
Traffic Management Partner for the London North Eastern and East Midlands Route, and the London North Western Route
Network Rail (NR) requires a long term strategic TM partner to work collaboratively with the London North Eastern (LNE) and East Midlands (EM) Route, and the London North Western (LNW) Route to achieve their long term strategic vision for Traffic Management. This PIN announces an open market engagement and provides information on the future procurement of the Traffic Management Partner (TMP) for LNE and EM Route, and the LNW Route. The expected launch date for the procurement exercise is April, 2019.
The procurement will be run using the negotiated procedure. It is envisaged that NR will procure a single framework supplier for each of the following lots:
Lot 1: LNE and EM Route, comprising the geographical area controlled from York Railway Operating Centres (ROC) with an option to also include Derby ROC control area; and
Lot 2: LNW route, controlled from the Manchester ROC.
Lot 1 and Lot 2
London North Eastern and East Midlands (LNE and EM) Route: Traffic Management Partner
This lot will establish a framework for NR to call-off traffic management solution(s) for the London North Eastern and East Midlands Route. A maximum of one supplier is intended to be appointed to the framework. The TM solution delivered as part of this lot will need to technically integrate with adjacent systems between Lot 1 and Lot 2 and other TM systems (full scope of interfaces and boundaries will be provided within the procurement documentation). The indicative value of this Lot is ranging from 36 000 000 GBP to 108 000 000 GBP, and may vary depending on the scope of the services that is actually called-off during the life of the framework.
This is one of three opportunities currently being undertaken in the London North Eastern and East Midlands Route, comprising:
1) Train Control Partner (TCP) (OJEU ref: 2018/S 150-345573);
2) Railway System Integration Partner (RSIP (OJEU ref: 2018/S 222-508931);
3) and the Traffic Management Partner (TMP).
NR is expecting to award a framework for an initial period of 4 years with the right for NR to extend (on single or multiple periods) up to a maximum duration of 8 years. Individual commission contracts may be longer in implementation, maintenance and/or support terms (subject to the requirements of the relevant commission) so may survive the framework duration.
London North Western (LNW) Route: Traffic Management Partner
This lot will establish a Framework for NR to call-off traffic management solution for the Manchester ROC control area of LNW Route. A maximum of one supplier is intended to be appointed to the Framework. The TM solution delivered as part of this lot will need to technically integrate with an adjacent (boundary) system between Lot 1 and Lot 2 in the middle of the Pennines and other TM systems (full scope of interfaces and boundaries will be provided within the procurement documentation).
The indicative value of the Lot is ranging from 36 000 000 GBP to 72 000 000 GBP, and may vary depending on the scope of the services that is actually called-off during the life of the framework.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The current estimated total value of the TMP procurement indicated in this PIN is only indicative and may vary depending on the scope of the services that is actually called-off during the life of the framework (ranging from 72 000 000 GBP to 180 000 000 GBP).
NR intends that each Framework Agreement will be set up to permit call offs on 4 different commercial bases, chosen at NR’s discretion on a per call-off basis. These will be:
1) “Design Build Maintain”, whereby NR will procure a solution on the basis that it will pay on a milestone payment basis for the development (where required), perpetual licensing and implementation of the Traffic Management solution(s) and then, following go-live, on an ongoing basis for maintenance and support;
2) “Managed Service”, whereby NR will procure a solution, maintenance, and support as a managed service, maintain ownership of some/all assets, whilst paying the supplier(s) to run and manage the service on its behalf, based on performance quality;
3) "Software as a Service", whereby NR will procure solution on a software as a service basis paying for a mix of subscription and performance based mechanisms; and
4) “Professional Service Contracts”, which will cover ad-hoc and non-solution provision services, paid for on a periodic basis in arrears.
Each successful supplier will be required to exhibit the right behaviours to successfully deliver the required outcomes and will need to be collaborative in working with NR and other suppliers, such as the Train Control Partner (TCP) and Railway Systems Integrator Partner (RSIP), as well as offering a sustainable, value for money, whole life delivery solution.
The procurement will be undertaken through the Bravo NR portal application.
Network Rail propose to hold an all-supplier briefing event in mid-February 2019 at which we will be briefing the supplier community with more details on this opportunity. Shortly after all-supplier session, suppliers will be invited to register for one-to-one sessions to capture supplier feedback in more detail. The outcomes of these events will be documented and communicated back to the market. Dial-in options for both types of meetings will also be provided. For more information regarding the supplier briefing sessions, please register your interest here: TeamECML@networkrail.co.uk