Services - 228483-2019

17/05/2019    S95    Agencies - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

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

2019/S 095-228483

Contract notice

Services

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
Postal code: 1060
Country: Belgium
E-mail: procurement@s2r.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://shift2rail.org/

Address of the buyer profile: https://shift2rail.org/participate/procurement/ongoing-calls-for-tender/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://shift2rail.org/participate/procurement/ongoing-calls-for-tender/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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
II.1.1)Title:

Railway Operators, Staff and Passengers' Expertise

Reference number: S2R.19.OP.01
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The objective of the present call for tender is to avail the Contracting Authority with the services of 3 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 3 lots:

1) Expertise in European railway operations;

2) Expertise in European railway human capital aspects;

3) Expertise in European railway passenger aspects.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Expertise in European Railway Operations

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE
Main site or place of performance:

BE10

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 a new comprehensive railway system approach; with a first release 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
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 760 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the contracts is 12 months, which may be automatically renewed 3 times for up to a total duration of 48 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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:

Horizon 2020

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Expertise in European Railway Human Capital Aspects

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60200000
80000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE
Main site or place of performance:

BE10

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Under the supervision of the S2R JU, the services to be provided under Lot 2 are related to the expertise in European railway human capital aspects. The S2R JU would like to avail itself of expertise in matters related to human capital in railway operations in the different segments included in the scope of the S2R Programme, through European railway staff associations’ representatives.

The activities should cover the support towards human capital aspects, in connection with rail R&I and its impacts in railway operations.

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
Value excluding VAT: 120 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the contracts is 12 months, which may be automatically renewed 3 times for up to a total duration of 48 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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:

Horizon 2020

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Expertise in European Railway Passenger Aspects

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE
Main site or place of performance:

BE10

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Under the supervision of the S2R JU, the services to be provided under Lot 3 are related to the expertise in European railway passenger aspects. The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking would like to benefit from the knowledge of experts representing the European railway passengers’ perspective, in particular to ensure that R&I performed within S2R will be bringing tangible benefits to passengers’ future mobility.

The S2R JU will request the contractors to provide expert knowledge to supports its activities in the refinement of the driving elements of the S2R Programme and overall rail research and innovation, including beyond 2020.

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
Value excluding VAT: 120 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the contracts is 12 months, which may be automatically renewed 3 times for up to a total duration of 48 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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:

Horizon 2020

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:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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 040-089192
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/08/2019
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:
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 06/09/2019
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Headquarters, avenue de la Toison d'Or 56-60, 1060, Brussels.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Maximum 2 representatives per participating tenderer may attend the opening session. For more details see Point 3.2 (opening of tenders) of the invitation to tender.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

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
E-mail: GeneralCourt.Registry@curia.europa.eu
Telephone: +352 4303-1

Internet address: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/05/2019