Services - 19067-2019

15/01/2019    S10

United Kingdom-Coventry: Transport systems consultancy services

2019/S 010-019067

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University of Warwick
Postal address: Gibbet Hill Road
Town: Coventry
NUTS code: UKG33 Coventry
Postal code: CV4 7AL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person:
Telephone: +44 2476151049
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
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Coventry Very Light Rail Track Design, Research and Development Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Coventry VLR (Very Light Rail) project is a major initiative to develop a novel, low-cost, low-carbon rail-based public transport system for operation within the city of Coventry. The programme is a collaboration between WMG (University of Warwick), Coventry City Council (CCC) and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). The overall programme was conceived to deliver an affordable rail based public transport system, capable of on-and off-street running, which will use light-weight, zero emission self-propelled vehicles providing “turn up and go” service which it is hoped will encourage the general public to embrace modal change away from cars.

The procurement process is to appoint a supplier to provide the core services of concept and detailed design for the track form, as well as component-level validation via component manufacture and testing.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71311230 Railway engineering services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG33 Coventry
Main site or place of performance:

University of Warwick.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The delivery of detailed, tested and verified design specification for an innovative trackform, which needs to deliver a significant step-change reduction in light-rail installation costs. The objective is to identify novel structures that will enable the aggressive cost target per route kilometre to be achieved. Concept solutions will be developed via the detailed design and simulation and where appropriate through the construction and laboratory testing of key elements. The procurement process is to appoint a supplier to provide the core services of concept and detailed design for the track form, as well as component-level validation via component manufacture and testing.

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
Duration in months: 21
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As detailed in the pre-qualification documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As detailed in the tender documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 179-405663
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/02/2019
Local time: 23:59
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:

Section VI: Complementary information

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

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning the procedure.

The PIN referenced in this section was for information only and not a call for competition.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Pauline Mealing
Postal address: University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road
Town: Coventry
Postal code: CV4 7AL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: