Services - 231819-2021

07/05/2021    S89

Norway-Oslo: Railway transport services

2021/S 089-231819

Information notice for award of public service contract

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007

Section I: Competent authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Jernbanedirektoratet (The Norwegian Railway directorate)
National registration number: 916 810 962
Postal address: Postboks 16 Sentrum
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0101
Country: Norway
Contact person: Rikard Waag
E-mail: rikard.waag@jernbanedirektoratet.no
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.jernbanedirektoratet.no/en/
I.2)Contract award on behalf of other competent authorities
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the competent authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Traffic Agreement for Publicly Purchased Passenger Train Transport in the Central East Norway area

Reference number: 202100042
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60200000 Railway transport services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services

Areas covered by the public transport services:
Rail transport services
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO Norge
Main site or place of performance:

The central East Norway area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement applies to a traffic agreement for publicly purchased passenger train transport in the central Eastern Norway area on the following routes:

• Local train (L-train) Spikkestad/Asker — Lillestrøm;

• Local train (L-train) Stabekk/Oslo S — Ski;

• Regional train (R-train) Stabekk — Moss;

• Regional train (R-train) Oslo S — Mysen/Rakkestad;

• Regional express train (RE train) Oslo S — Halden;

• Regional train (R-train) Kongsberg — Eidsvoll;

• Regional train (R-train) Drammen — Dal;

• Regional train (R-train) Asker — Kongsvinger;

• Regional express train (RE train) Drammen — Lillehammer;

• Regional express train (RE train) Skien — Eidsvoll

• Regional train (R-train) Notodden — Porsgrunn.

The Norwegian Railway Directorate intends to procure the delivery directly from the current operator Vygruppen AS, which notified in the current agreement with Vygruppen AS for the period 2019-2022. The expected duration of a new traffic agreement is from December 2022 to December 2025 with the possibility of extension for 1 + 1 years.

(nature and quantity of services or indication of needs and requirements)
II.2.7)Envisaged start date and the duration of the contract
Start: 10/12/2022
Duration in months: 36
II.4)Essential assets
Extended contract duration due to essential assets necessary for the provision of the service: no

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions related to the contract
III.1.1)Cost parameters for compensation payments:

Not Apliccable

III.1.2)Exclusive rights are granted: yes
Specification of exclusive right granted:

The procurement applies to a traffic agreement for publicly purchased passenger train transport in the central Eastern Norway area on the following routes:

• Local train (L-train) Spikkestad/Asker — Lillestrøm;

• Local train (L-train) Stabekk/Oslo S — Ski;

• Regional train (R-train) Stabekk — Moss;

• Regional train (R-train) Oslo S — Mysen/Rakkestad;

• Regional express train (RE train) Oslo S — Halden;

• Regional train (R-train) Kongsberg — Eidsvoll;

• Regional train (R-train) Drammen — Dal;

• Regional train (R-train) Asker — Kongsvinger;

• Regional express train (RE train) Drammen — Lillehammer;

• Regional express train (RE train) Skien — Eidsvoll

• Regional train (R-train) Notodden — Porsgrunn.

The Norwegian Railway Directorate intends to procure the delivery directly from the current operator Vygruppen AS, which notified in the current agreement with Vygruppen AS for the period 2019-2022. The expected duration of a new traffic agreement is from December 2022 to December 2025 with the possibility of extension for 1 + 1 years.

III.1.4)Social standards
List of standards required (including staff concerned, detail of their contractual rights and obligations and conditions under which employees are considered to be linked to the services):

Not Apliccable

III.1.5)Public service obligations:

The procurement applies to a traffic agreement for publicly purchased passenger train transport in the central Eastern Norway area on the following routes:

• Local train (L-train) Spikkestad/Asker — Lillestrøm;

• Local train (L-train) Stabekk/Oslo S — Ski;

• Regional train (R-train) Stabekk — Moss;

• Regional train (R-train) Oslo S — Mysen/Rakkestad;

• Regional express train (RE train) Oslo S — Halden;

• Regional train (R-train) Kongsberg — Eidsvoll;

• Regional train (R-train) Drammen — Dal;

• Regional train (R-train) Asker — Kongsvinger;

• Regional express train (RE train) Drammen — Lillehammer;

• Regional express train (RE train) Skien — Eidsvoll

• Regional train (R-train) Notodden — Porsgrunn.

The Norwegian Railway Directorate intends to procure the delivery directly from the current operator Vygruppen AS, which notified in the current agreement with Vygruppen AS for the period 2019-2022. The expected duration of a new traffic agreement is from December 2022 to December 2025 with the possibility of extension for 1 + 1 years.

III.1.6)Other particular conditions:

Not Apliccable

III.2)Quality targets
III.2.1)Description
Information and tickets:

Not Apliccable


Punctuality and reliability:

Not Apliccable


Cancellations of services:

Not Apliccable


Cleanliness of rolling stock and station facilities:

Not Apliccable


Customer Satisfaction Survey:

Not Apliccable


Complaint handling:

Not Apliccable


Assistance for persons with reduced mobility:

Not Apliccable


Other quality targets:

Not Apliccable


III.2.2)Information on rewards and penalties:

Not Apliccable

Section V: Award of contract

V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
31/10/2022
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Vygruppen AS
National registration number: 984 661 177
Postal address: Postboks 1800 Sentrum
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0048
Country: Norway

Name and address of the party or parties exercising legal control over the selected operator
Official name: Samferdselsdepartementet (Ministry of Transport)
Town: Oslo
Country: Norway
E-mail: postmottak@sd.dep.no
NUTS code: NO Norge
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1.00 EUR

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Additional information:

This is a call cf. (EC) no. 1370/2007, art. 7, No 3.

The Norwegian Railway Directorate shall enter into a new traffic agreement which includes traffic that is not exposed to competition at the change of timetable in December 2022. This traffic agreement shall facilitate gradual exposure to competition of remaining traffic and has an expected duration from December 2022 to December 2025 with the possibility of extension of 1 + 1 years.

The Norwegian Railway Directorate intends to procure the delivery directly from the current operator Vygruppen AS, which notified in the current agreement with Vygruppen AS for the period 2019-2022.

The procurement applies to a traffic agreement for publicly purchased passenger train transport in the central Eastern Norway area and consists of the following sections:

• Local train (L-train) Spikkestad/Asker — Lillestrøm;

• Local train (L-train) Stabekk/Oslo S — Ski;

• Regional train (R-train) Stabekk — Moss;

• Regional train (R-train) Oslo S — Mysen/Rakkestad;

• Regional express train (RE train) Oslo S — Halden;

• Regional train (R-train) Kongsberg — Eidsvoll;

• Regional train (R-train) Drammen — Dal;

• Regional train (R-train) Asker — Kongsvinger;

• Regional express train (RE train) Drammen — Lillehammer;

• Regional express train (RE train) Skien — Eidsvoll;

• Regional train (R-train) Notodden — Porsgrunn.

The work of concluding this traffic agreement will take place in the period spring 2021 to autumn 2022.

See also announcement of Traffic Package 4 on Doffin with reference 2020-329320: https://doffin.no/Notice/Details/2020-329320

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/05/2021