Services - 236105-2019

21/05/2019    S97    Services - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Railway traffic control software development services

2019/S 097-236105

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Postal address: 1 Eversholt Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: NW1 2DN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: TMProcurement@networkrail.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1908781000

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.networkrail.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.digitalrailway.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
I.6)Main activity
Railway services

Section II: Object

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

Traffic Management Partner for the Eastern Region and Traffic Management Partner for the London North Western North Route

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72212140
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 180 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Traffic Management Partner for the Eastern Region

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48000000
48151000
48461000
48600000
72261000
72262000
72263000
72265000
72266000
72590000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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: 108 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

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.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Traffic Management Partner for the London North Western North Route

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48000000
48151000
48461000
48600000
72261000
72262000
72263000
72265000
72266000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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).

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: 72 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

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.

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: no
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:

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.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

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.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

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.

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

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.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Please see the procurement documents.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see the procurement documents.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please see the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 024-053966
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/06/2019
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 19/07/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
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

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:

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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court Rolls Building
Postal address: 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/05/2019