Supplies - 115666-2014

04/04/2014    S67    - - Supplies - Periodic indicative notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Rolling stock

2014/S 067-115666

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition: no
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: no

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Transport For London
C/O Tube Lines 15 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf
For the attention of: Roger Davies
E14 4HD London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2070885277
E-mail: jnat@tubelines.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.tfl.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: N/A

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity
Railway services
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Jubilee and Northern Lines Additional Trains (JNAT).
II.2)Type of contract
Supplies
II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
To support the planned upgrade of the Jubilee and Northern Lines and extension of Northern Line service to Battersea, TfL currently intends to purchase between 11no and 63no tube trains in 6 or 7 car formation. It is anticipated that the trains will be required to substantially replicate the gauging and functionality of the existing Jubilee and Northern Line rolling stock in the form of a "modern equivalent vehicle". Apart from specific differences associated with infrastructure and operating differences, the new trains are expected to be of generally the same gauge and specification for each line. TfL may also include certain upgrades to the existing fleet on the Jubilee and/or Northern Lines within the contract. The scope of the contract, number of trains required and maintenance arrangements will be further defined following completion of ongoing feasibility studies.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34620000, 34622400, 34622200

II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.6)Estimated cost and main terms of financing
II.6.1)Initial estimated cost
II.6.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The purpose of this PIN is to provide an opportunity for economic operators to record their potential interest in this procurement and to participate in the initial consultations in connection with technical and other matters. For the purpose of this PIN, TfL wish to engage only with established rolling stock manufacturers or other economic operators who are capable of delivering a complete rolling stock solution in its entirety rather than manufacturing component parts. To record your interest, please send a message to JNAT@tubelines.com providing the name and address of the economic operator which is responding together with the name and email address of a single point of contact.

Transport for London (TfL) is planning to upgrade the Jubilee and Northern Lines and to extend the Northern Line to Battersea (together the 'Programme'). The Programme is expected to be managed by TfL's subsidiary, Tube Lines Limited (TLL) but may be procured and/or undertaken by other members of the TfL group. This notice and associated material have been drafted on the assumption that any contract will be with TLL but reference in this notice to TLL shall be deemed to apply to any member of the TfL group.
As part of the Programme, a number of additional trains will be required to operate the new route and/or a greater frequency of service. The actual number to be procured through any initial order and/or the exercise of options remains to be determined and further detail will be provided in a future Contract Notice, if one is issued. The current forecast is that the Northern Line will require between 5 and 50 x 6 car trains (with the most likely number being 24). Similarly, the Jubilee Line is forecast to require between 6 and 13 x 7 car trains (with the most likely number being 11).
This is not a stage in a full competitive process and it is not the purpose of this consultation to provide any part of the solution. Rather, the purpose is to provide TfL with information to assist in future feasibility studies and associated strategies. Participation in this consultation process is not a prerequisite to, and will not prejudice participation in any future competitive process.
Nothing in this PIN constitutes a commitment to commence any formal procurement process by means of issue of a Contract Notice or otherwise award any contract, other agreement, or arrangement to any person or entity.
The information contained in this PIN (and any supplementary information) has been prepared by TfL in good faith to assist economic operators in understanding the Programme. It does not purport to be comprehensive, to have been independently verified, or to contain all the information that a person or entity may require in relation to any future procurement process.
TfL reserves the right at any time to issue further instructions, updates or amendments either to the instructions and information contained in this PIN or to anything subsequently provided pursuant to this PIN or any procurement related to the Programme.
Neither TfL, nor any member of the TfL Group,(nor their directors, partners, employees or advisers), shall be liable for any costs incurred by any person or entity in connection with this PIN. Any expenditure, work or effort carried out by any person or entity prior to any contract award is a matter solely for that person's or entity's commercial judgment.
Neither TfL, nor any member of the TfL group (nor their directors, partners, employees, agents or advisers), has any liability or responsibility for the adequacy, or completeness of, and makes no representation or warranty (express or implied) with respect to, the information contained in the PIN or with respect to any written or oral information made or to be made available to any person or entity or its professional advisers, and any liability therefore is excluded.
This notice is for information purposes only, and where required, a separate OJEU Contract Notice will be issued to start any formal pre-qualification process.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Estimated total value of supplies or services contract(s)
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
1.4.2014