Services - 16467-2019

14/01/2019    S9

United Kingdom-London: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2019/S 009-016467

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
Official name: East West Railway Company Ltd
Postal address: 4th Floor, Albany House, 94-98 Petty France
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 9EA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sebastian Ambaye and Ami Keilah
Telephone: +44 7977436583
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: East West Railway Company
Postal address: 4th Floor, Albany House, 94-98 Petty France
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 9EA
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7949914589
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Transport

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Central Section Development Partner(s) Procurement

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The East West Railway Company (EWR Co.) is seeking to procure a number of specialist partners in order to assist it in completing the Development Phase of the Central Section programme, with potential to also support the company in the Delivery Phase of the programme. The Central Section programme has been established in order to deliver a railway line between Bedford and Cambridge, with a target date of the mid 2020's for entry into service. EWR Co. intends to conduct a market engagement exercise in February 2019, the details of which will be provided at a later date via the Delta system. EWR Co. would also like to request that interested parties complete and return a market sounding questionnaire; which can be found by accessing the hyperlink within section VI of this notice. Please return all completed questionnaires no later than midday on the 25.1.2019 via Delta.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 65 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71300000 Engineering services
71310000 Consultative engineering and construction services
71320000 Engineering design services
71322000 Engineering design services for the construction of civil engineering works
71311230 Railway engineering services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Project management

This could include, but is not limited to, the following services:

— technical assurance,

— reporting and controls,

— system integration,

— stakeholder engagement and communications,

— delivery phase requirements development,

— delivery phase procurement and contract management support,

— management of the consents process (development consent order or equivalent),

— engineering design services.

This comprises all of the pre-construction design-related services that will be required for the development of the Central Section Line. It is expected that the appointed Contractor will also perform many of the services required for the development of the development consent order (or equivalent) application.

Rail systems:

All services relating to railway systems during the development phase. These services will be procured separately if EWR is unable to sufficiently define this element of the requirement within the requisite time-frames.

II.2.14)Additional information

This procurement may be divided into lots, but no decisions have been made with regards to lotting structure at this point in time. EWR is keen to innovate and challenge the status-quo where appropriate and we will be seeking to explore different ways of working with the market as part of our engagement exercise.

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: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-201919-PRO-13847123

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: