Services - 56649-2018

07/02/2018    S26    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: General management consultancy services

2018/S 026-056649

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
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
The Quadrant: MK, Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1908781000
E-mail: IPContracts&
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Arms Length Body
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Railways

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Collaboration Consultancy Services Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Collaboration Consultancy Services Framework to support Network Rail in successfully deploying Collaborative working so as to maximise its benefit to the organisation and its partners.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 650 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Network Rail is seeking "expressions of interest" from potential vendors for Collaboration Consultancy Services Framework.

The aim of the framework is to support Network Rail in successfully deploying Collaborative working so as to maximise its benefit to the organisation and its partners.

The services from the third party organisation(s) against this framework will include but not be limited to:

1. design, manage, lead, score and undertake all elements of the behavioural assessment within a tender and any other related aspect so as to provide an independent, and robust process which is value for money and which contributes to selecting the most appropriate and beneficial partner;

2. support the Network Rail region / projects (and central functions when appropriate) to identify and agree what behaviours are specifically relevant for their tenders based on the behavioural/collaborative requirements of Network Rail and which should therefore be assessed in the tenders;

3. identify and document development needs (during assessment) in both Network Rail and Partner Organisations (based on the tender assessment) and propose a development plan for those who have attended the assessment workshops. These would be used by Network Rail and the successful organisation to improve their behaviours during the project life cycle;

4. develop and deploy a process which is robust and which would stand up to external scrutiny with regards to audit trail and correct due process;

5. support pre and post contract team selection for integrating and mobilising a high powered integrated collaborative team particularly in Alliances but also in other contractual and non- contractual models;

6. monitor effectiveness the project / programme including monitoring its effectiveness by relationship management;

7. manage culture change and provide Collaboration intervention support;

8. effectively implement ISO44001 section 8 (and other sections as directed) within projects and regions (and Network Rail central functions as directed) in line with the Network Rail CBRMS including evidence and documents;

9. support projects and regions through external BSI audits and conducting internal audits as per the Network Rail audit requirements as appropriate;

10. develop and deploy the improvement plan produced within the pre-contract tender assessment phase;

11. undertake behavioural interventions to create value and deliver benefits;

12. develop way to capture collaborative benefits along with other collaborative and behaviour related matters;

13. produce collaborative lessons learnt and case studies;

14. deploy of collaborative mind set awareness and similar to support collaborative, behavioural and culture change;

15. transfer skills to Network Rail employees so as to leave a legacy of improved collaborative and behavioural skills.

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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

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