Services - 200086-2020

30/04/2020    S85

Belgium-Brussels: Railway Operators, Staff and Passengers' Expertise

2020/S 085-200086

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Postal address: Avenue de la Toison d'Or 56–60
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: 1060
Country: Belgium
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: rail R&I — railway system architecture

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Railway Operators, Staff and Passengers' Expertise

Reference number: S2R.19.OP.01
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60000000 Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of the present call for tender is to avail the contracting authority with the services of three contractors to ensure that the S2R JU is in the position to achieve its objectives, combining the expert knowledge of its diversified membership with the one of stakeholders not currently directly involved in the S2R Programme. Each framework contract will be implemented through specific contracts where the type of expertise, the duration of the specific services and any other relevant element will be detailed. There are three lots:

1) Expertise in European Railway operations,

2) Expertise in European Railway Human Capital Aspects,

3) Expertise in European Railway Passenger Aspects.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 760 000.00 EUR

Expertise in European railway operations

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60200000 Railway transport services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Under the supervision of the S2R JU, the services to be provided under lot 1 are related to the expertise in railway operations and services. The S2R JU would like to avail itself with expert knowledge from Railway Undertakings, Regional/Urban operators and, where relevant, infrastructure managers, in order to establish a holistic railway system architecture, covering the different aspects of rail operations, business models and services. This knowledge will be brought together with other railway stakeholders already involved in the S2R Programme to establish a comprehensive model/architecture, mapping the technologies and strategy for implementation of anew comprehensive railway system approach. A first release is planned by mid-2020, possibly with some additional intermediary steps.

With the development of information technology in railways, there is the need to establish an integrated and digital system aimed at providing a detailed framework and system architecture design. The activities to be performed by the contractor should cover support towards the establishment of the holistic railway system architecture, through which the main subsystems will interact with one another in an optimal manner.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and appropriateness of the tender / Weighting: 50 points
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation of the work and resources / Weighting: 40 points
Quality criterion - Name: Quality control measures / Weighting: 10 points
Price - Weighting: 30 %
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: yes
Identification of the project:


II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 095-228483
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: S2R.19.OP.01
Lot No: 1

Expertise in European railway operations

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: NS Groep NV
Postal address: 100 Laan van Puntenberg
Town: Utrecht
Postal code: 3511 ER
Country: Netherlands
E-mail: info@NS.NL
Internet address:
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1 760 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 760 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Proportion: 50 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Provision of comprehensive expertise on railway operations (passenger and freight in high speed, regional and sub-urban/urban segments), actively working on innovation related to future mobility technologies

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: 2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: