Works - 126658-2015

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11/04/2015    S71    - - Works - Periodic indicative notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation

2015/S 071-126658

Periodic indicative notice – utilities


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 — London Underground (Line Upgrades)
55 Broadway London
For the attention of: Kimberley Cardones
SW1H 0BD London
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

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

I.2)Main activity
Railway 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:
Bakerloo Signalling Control System (SCS) Life Extension Project.
II.2)Type of contract
II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The purpose of this PIN is for LUL to engage with interested parties with appropriate experience to understand the relevant market and innovative and economically beneficial technical solutions to extend the life of the Bakerloo SCS. This engagement may involve face to face discussions in central London, questionnaires, supplier technical product literature review, and multi-supplier conferences/workshops. Any information provided by an interested party during the engagement process which is of a commercially or technically sensitive nature will be treated in confidence.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34000000, 34900000, 34940000, 34942000, 34943000, 48000000, 48100000, 48140000, 72000000, 72540000, 30200000

II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 1.5.2016
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:
Not applicable.
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
The Bakerloo SCS is a distributed signalling control network of integrated electronic computing sub-systems based on 1970's technology. Due to obsolescence issues with hardware and software, LU wish to replace the current system with one based on more modern technology.
Existing System Overview:
The Bakerloo line is controlled from a dedicated service control centre. Routine signal control is automated and manual intervention is only required to alter the timetable pattern of service in the event of a pertubation. The northern section of the line between Harrow & Wealdstone and Queen's Park is controlled by Network Rail from a separate control centre. The LU section, between Queen's Park and Elephant and Castle, uses mechanical interlocking signalling.
Outline Scope:
The current proposal is to replace the existing SCS with a modern control system which will safeguard operation of the Bakerloo Line for at least 15 years.
— The system shall have, as a minimum, the same functionality as the existing; however, given the improvements in technology since the original system was installed, some increased functionality would be expected.
— The system shall be developed to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 requirements as defined in the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) Standards.
— The system shall interface with the current system constraints; notably the mechanical interlocking, fixed block (trainstop) signalling system.
— There shall be no disruption to the Bakerloo line during migration to the new system.
— The system shall be maintainable and supportable for at least 15 years.
Similar obsolescence issues exist with the associated Communications Control System (CCS) which consists of CCTV, PA, Tunnel Telephone, Voice Recorders, Traction Earth Detection and Telephony. The CCS will therefore be required to be modified as part of this project.

Section IV: Procedure and administrative information

IV.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
Not applicable

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
LUL aims to follow these steps.
Step 1:
Expressions of interest to participate in the market engagement following this request — April 2015.
Step 2:
Issue market engagement questionnaire to interested parties after LUL's receipt of a signed confidential agreement — May/ June 2015.
Step 3:
Market engagement.
Step 4:
Review outcome of the market and consider a formal procurement process — January 2016.
Step 5:
Issue Invitation to Tender — May 2016.
VI.3)Estimated total value of supplies or services contract(s)
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: