Services - 102765-2020

02/03/2020    S43    Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

Norway-Oslo: Public transport services by railways

2020/S 043-102765

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Jernbanedirektoratet
National registration number: 916 810 962
Postal address: Postboks 16 Sentrum
Town: Oslo
NUTS code: NO NORGE
Postal code: 0101
Country: Norway
Contact person: Rikard Waag
E-mail: togkonkurranse@jernbanedirektoratet.no
Telephone: +47 92693184

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.jernbanedirektoratet.no/

Address of the buyer profile: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/338075

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=264886&B=JERNBANEDIREKTORATET
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=264886&B=JERNBANEDIREKTORATET
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Qualification for Participation in Contests for Passenger Transport on the Norwegian Railway Network

Reference number: 202000131
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60210000 Public transport services by railways
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Railway Directorate invites tenderers to a pre-qualification for participation in contests for passenger transport on the Norwegian railway network. The pre-qualification replaces previous schemes for pre-qualification.

The Railway Directorate refers to the previous qualification — https://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/transactionprint.asp?TID=176356 Furthermore, reference is made to the prior information notice on Traffic Packages 4 and 5 — https://www.doffin.no/Notice/Details/2019-310591 In order to participate in future contests on passenger transport on railways, all tenderers must be pre-qualified under this scheme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60210000 Public transport services by railways
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO NORGE
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Railway Directorate invites tenderers to a pre-qualification for participation in contests for passenger transport on the Norwegian railway network. The pre-qualification replaces previous schemes for pre-qualification.

The Railway Directorate refers to the previous qualification — https://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/transactionprint.asp?TID=176356 Furthermore, reference is made to the prior information notice on Traffic Packages 4 and 5 — https://www.doffin.no/Notice/Details/2019-310591 In order to participate in future contests on passenger transport on railways, all tenderers must be pre-qualified under this scheme.

The Railway Directorate welcomes all previous and new tenderers to the pre-qualification.

The Government and a majority in the Norwegian Parliament have decided that there is to be competitive tendering for passenger train services. This is an important part of the Government's railway reform. A sector exposed to competition will ensure that the government procures train services at the correct price and can contribute to a better offer and higher quality for passengers.

There will be a gradual introduction of competition for passenger train services, which, in the end, will apply to all lines. So far, the Railway Directorate has held competitions for traffic packages 1 South, 2 North and 3 West. See https://www.jernbanedirektoratet.no/no/togkonkurranse/ for further information on the completed and future competitions. The plan is to divide the market into a total of 5 to 6 packages, with a division that allows the train operators to have general market responsibility for their stretch/region. There will mainly be competitions for a monopoly to operate publicly procured passenger rail services on defined stretches.

The Railway Directorate is the contracting authority and is responsible for holding the competitions. The Railway Directorate has been operative since 1.1.2017.

The train companies that have been awarded a contract for traffic packages 1, 2 and 3 are obliged to hire trains from Norske tog. Furthermore, there is an obligation to use the sales and ticketing systems from Entur. The system is built up of required modules and ensures simplicity for the customer. In future the system can be built up by each individual operator. The train companies will be able to choose who they would like to use to maintain the trains. Net contracts with appropriate risk division will mainly be used. Gross contracts will be considered where it is appropriate. The contracting authority can negotiate contracts with local public transport companies, which are to be attached to the tender documentation and which can be further developed in the contract period.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 28/02/2020
End: 31/12/2030
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

See the tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

See the tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

See the tender documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

See the tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

See the tender documentation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 198-408660
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 31/12/2026
Local time: 00:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Norwegian
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The Railway Directorate invites tenderers to a pre-qualification for participation in contests for passenger transport on the Norwegian railway network. The pre-qualification replaces previous schemes for pre-qualification.

The Railway Directorate refers to the previous qualification — https://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/transactionprint.asp?TID=176356 Furthermore, reference is made to the prior information notice on Traffic Packages 4 and 5 —https://www.doffin.no/Notice/Details/2019-310591 In order to participate in future contests on passenger transport on railways, all tenderers must be pre-qualified under this scheme.

The Railway Directorate welcomes all previous and new tenderers to the pre-qualification.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Oslo Tingrett
Postal address: C. J. Hambros plass 4
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0164
Country: Norway
E-mail: oslo.tingrett@domstol.no
Telephone: +47 22035200

Internet address: https://www.jernbanedirektoratet.no

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Oslo Tingrett
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0164
Country: Norway
E-mail: oslo.tingrett@domstol.no
Telephone: +47 22035200

Internet address: http://www.tingrett.no

VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See the tender documentation/award of contract letter.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Jernbanedirektoratet
Postal address: Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0185
Country: Norway
E-mail: togkonkurranse@jernbanedirektoratet.no
Telephone: +47 45978800

Internet address: https://www.jernbanedirektoratet.no

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/02/2020