United Kingdom-London: Railway traffic control software development services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.networkrail.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.digitalrailway.co.uk
Section II: Object
Traffic Management Partner for the Eastern Region and Traffic Management Partner for the London North Western North Route
Network Rail (NR) requires a Traffic Management Partner (TMP) to work collaboratively within its Eastern Region, and a TMP to work collaboratively within the London North Western North (LNW North) Route of the LNW Region, to achieve NR’s long term strategic vision for Traffic Management.
This procurement comprises 2 lots and NR will establish a single supplier framework for each lot as follows:
Lot 1: Eastern Region;
Lot 2: LNW North Route.
The Traffic Management System (TMS) technology, which will cover parts of LNW, LNE and the Trans Pennine route, is expected to control the flow of trains across the network in the most efficient way, adapting as conditions change and increasing capacity on a Route, as well as improving day to day performance.
Traffic Management Partner for the Eastern Region
This lot will establish a framework for TMS anywhere within the geographic scope of Network Rail’s Eastern Region, including the Trans Pennine route. A maximum of one supplier will be awarded a Framework Agreement. Any TM solutions delivered as part of this lot will need to technically integrate with adjacent systems between Lot 1 and Lot 2 and other TM systems (full scope of interfaces and boundaries will be provided within the service description documents) as well as other partners currently being procured by NR under its Digital Railway Programme (see below). This is a zero value framework, however, the anticipated value of services to be called off under this framework is found in Section II.2.6).
This is 1 of 3 opportunities currently being undertaken in the Eastern Region, comprising:
1) Train Control Partner (TCP) (OJEU ref: 2018/S 150-345573);
2) Railway System Integration Partner (RSIP (OJEU ref: 2018/S 222-508931); and
3) Traffic Management Partner (TMP) (PIN ref: 2019/S 024-053966) to which this Contract Notice relates.
A traffic management partner will be appointed under an initial 4 year term that may be extended, in annual increments, up to a maximum of 8 years.
Organisations wishing to express an interest in this framework must complete and submit a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) by the date specified in Section IV.2.2). See procurement documents.
Traffic Management Partner for the London North Western North Route
This lot will establish a framework for TMS anywhere within the geographic scope of Network Rail’s LNW North Route, including the Trans Pennine route. A maximum of 1 supplier is intended to be awarded a Framework Agreement. The TM solution delivered as part of this lot will need to technically integrate with an adjacent (boundary) system between Lot 1 and Lot 2 in the middle of the Pennines and other TM systems (full scope of interfaces and boundaries will be provided within the service description documents) as well as work alongside NR and its other delivery partners.
This is a zero-value Framework Agreement. Estimated value of services to be called-off under this Framework Agreement is found in Section II.2.6).
A Traffic Management Partner will be appointed under an initial 4 year term that may be extended, in annual increments, up to a maximum of 8 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Selection of the economic operators to be invited to tender will be based on information provided in response to the PQQ. Please see the procurement documents which include the PQQ instructions and questionnaire to be completed.
Selection of the economic operators to be invited to tender will be based on information provided in response to the PQQ. There are minimum requirements in relation to turnover and specified financial ratios. Please see the procurement documents which include the PQQ instructions and questionnaire to be completed.
Please see the procurement documents.
PQQ responses and resulting tenders from those who are shortlisted will only be accepted from an economic operator or group of economic operators that can deliver the full scope of services and supplies required under this Contract Notice. No specific legal form is required to be taken by a group of economic operators in order to participate in this procurement. However, Network Rail may require a consortium to assume a specific legal form if awarded the contract, to the extent that a specific legal form is deemed by Network Rail as being necessary for the satisfactory performance of the framework. Please see the procurement documents which sets out further information about groups of economic operators.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
These are zero-value Framework Agreements. The estimated value of each Framework Agreement is found in Section II.2.6) per lot, and depends on the scope and nature of the call-off contracts awarded under each Framework Agreement. Solution specific call-off contracts may be awarded using a number of different commercial models including “Design Build Maintain Service”, a “Managed Service” and a “Pure Service” and NR may also call-off professional services to provide ad hoc and/or non-solution specific professional services. Further details are provided in the procurement documents.
Each successful TM Partner will be required to exhibit the right behaviours to successfully deliver the required outcomes and will need to be collaborative in working with NR and other suppliers who will be operating in the relevant geographical area in the relevant lot, as well as offering a sustainable, value for money, whole life delivery solution. Interested organisations should note that the tender stage per lot will include an assessment of collaborative behaviours through interviews and workshop exercises.
Organisations wishing to express an interest in these framework opportunities must complete and submit a PQQ response by the date specified in Section IV.2.2). Procurement documents, are being made available at https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk
Draft Instructions to Tenderers (ITT) will be made available on the week of 13.5.2019.
In order to access the procurement documents, interested organisations must register on the Bravo system (via the link above). If there are any difficulties in registering or accessing the documents, please contact Network Rail via the email address in Section I.1).
A launch event, including the Q&A session will take place on 22.5.2019 in York. Any interested organisation that wishes register to attend this event should contact Network Rail via BravoNR. Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 3 representatives per organisation attending. Details of information presented at the launch event will be subsequently loaded onto Bravo for any organisation that is not able to attend.
Network Rail reserves the right to change any aspect of or terminate this procurement and/or consider alternative procurement options. Under no circumstances shall Network Rail incur any liability (costs or otherwise) arising from an organisation expressing an interest in, preparing responses to and/or participating in this procurement.
In accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016, Network Rail will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period after notification of the outcome of the tender assessment to the economic operators who submitted a tender.