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Services - 237287-2019

22/05/2019    S98    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-London: Legal advisory and information services

2019/S 098-237287

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

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
Contact person: Laura Blackburn
E-mail: laura.blackburn2@networkrail.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1908781000

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Railway Services

Section II: Object

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

Claims Handling and Litigation Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79140000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This market sounding briefing and questionnaire, is being issued by Network Rail in advance of finalising a proposal to procure a claims handling and litigation service provider to work with Network Rail's existing insurance team.

Network Rail wants to welcome the market to engage with the opportunity to contribute innovation, experience and deliver technical capability, which is intended to maximise the quality of Network Rail's claims handling service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This market sounding briefing and questionnaire, is being issued by Network Rail in advance of finalising a proposal to procure a claims handling and litigation service provider to work with Network Rail's existing insurance team.

Network Rail wants to welcome the market to engage with the opportunity to contribute innovation, experience and deliver technical capability, which is intended to maximise the quality of Network Rail's claims handling service.

In line with Network Rail’s programme-wide engagement strategy, Network Rail is committed to becoming an ‘informed’ client with excellent visibility and understanding of the market and the supply chains and customers operating within them. At this stage of the pre-procurement, Network Rail are committed to engaging with the industry as fully as possible in order to inform and refine our overall strategic approach. Network Rail is also committed to ensuring the market is appropriately informed of Network Rail’s emerging commercial approach and technical requirements. The purpose of this Market Sounding is to:

— communicate the plans for the future procurement and share the overall programme objectives and developing procurement strategy,

— provide all potential suppliers with the opportunity to give feedback on a number of critical areas, in the form of a questionnaire, to help inform the refinement of Network Rail’s approach and the impacts of different approaches which may be considered,

— to obtain information from the market in an equal and transparent basis,

— to register a list of interested parties and plan to engage them,

— to ensure that all registered bidders have equal access to the information being provided as part of the market engagement.

The responses to this questionnaire will be synthesised to identify key market themes, to be shared internally with key stakeholders and any appropriate advisors, to both further inform the procurement strategy.

This market sounding is not itself a call for competition under any EU procurement process (whether pursuant to the Public Contracts regulations 2015, the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016, the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 or otherwise). Network Rail does not commit itself to commencing any such procurement process. Any comments, indications of interest, participation or non-participation by any party in response to this market sounding will not influence the selection and/or award decisions comprised in any future procurement process, nor will it be taken as a potential supplier’s committed position. All responses will be carefully considered but will not bind Network Rail to any particular approach. Information contained within this document which is related to the eventual procurement is subject to change and is to be used for information purposes only. Network Rail does not bind or commit itself to any proposed model, milestones, or dates.

Information contained within this document remains the property of Network Rail and may only be used for the purposes of responding to this engagement exercise.

All interested parties must respond to this notice no later than 23.5.2019 (16:00) UK time to Laura.Blackburn2@networkrail.co.uk

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
20/06/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/05/2019