Services - 178333-2017

11/05/2017    S90    Services - Services concession - Concession award procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Advertising services

2017/S 090-178333

Concession notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/23/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Postal address: 1 Eversholt Street
Town: London
Postal code: NW1 2DN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Garry Pyne, Procurement Manager
Telephone: +44 7720513389

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Applications or, where applicable, tenders must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
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

Rail Advertising Concession.

Reference number: 3935
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79341000 Advertising services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Network Rail seeks expressions of interest from media owners (or similar/equivalent organisations) to operate a concession agreement to construct, maintain and sell advertising space on the Network Rail estate. This is an initial call for expressions of interest to enable early market engagement.

This notice is merely to obtain expressions of interest and precedes a formal concession notice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This concession is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Network Rail controls approximately 5 % of total transport advertising media within the UK ‘Out of Home’ (‘OOH’) advertising industry, through its 17 managed stations. The existing concession, granted to JCDecaux UK Ltd in 2010, is due to terminate on 31.3.2018. We plan to grant a 7-year term from April 2018 to March 2025.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Concession is awarded on the basis of the criteria stated in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the concession
Duration in months: 84
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, indication of information and documentation required:

Health & Safety.

The operation of the advertising estate is subject to both Railway Group and Network Rail Company Standards, therefore a suitably qualified media owner / operator will need to be put in place through a competitive tender process. The operator will need to hold a Principal Contractors Licence (‘PCL’) and be able to demonstrate that the required processes and systems are in place. The operator will be required to undertake the full management, billposting, site maintenance and inspection of all advertising assets and so it is essential that the operator holds all applicable qualifications and competencies. It should be noted that on average it takes a minimum of nine months for an operator to attain the level of a provisional PCL, so this requirement needs to be made clear to all potential bidders as soon as possible, at an early stage of the tender process.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria, indication of information and documentation required:

Will be stated in the procurement documentation when available.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Will be stated in the procurement documentation when available.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved concessions
III.2)Conditions related to the concession
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Concession performance conditions:

Will be stated in the procurement documentation when available.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for submission of applications or receipt of tenders
Date: 16/06/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

72 months.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Network Rail will incorporate a 10 calendar day

standstill period after notification to unsuccessful

bidders and until such point will not enter into a

contract for this requirement. Bidders considering

lodging an appeal must do so within this timescale in

order to allow Network Rail to consider such an

appeal. Successful appeals after the conclusion of

contract award can only be dealt with through the

processes available as described above.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: as in 1.1.
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: