Supplies - 248433-2019

28/05/2019    S102    Supplies - Contract notice - Negotiated procedure 

Ireland-Dublin: Rolling stock

2019/S 102-248433

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Iarnród Éireann — Irish Rail
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Procurement Department, Inchicore Railway Works, Inchicore
Town: Dublin 8
NUTS code: IE
Postal code: D08 K6Y3
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Gary Mander
E-mail: gary.mander@irishrail.ie
Telephone: +353 17034870
Fax: +353 18860567

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.irishrail.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/433

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=145130&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=145130&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Railway services

Section II: Object

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

Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement

Reference number: 7237
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34620000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

This is a call to competition by Iarnród Éireann (IE), in collaboration with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and as part of Project 2040, for the establishment of a 10 year, single party Framework Agreement for the procurement of new commuter vehicles (Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement) required for the expansion of the existing DART Network (the ‘Contract’).

The new commuter vehicles will be a mixture of Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Battery Electrical Multiple Units (BEMU).

A Technical Services and Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) of up to 15 years in duration from delivery of the final order will also form part of the overall contract award.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 000.00 EUR
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)
34620000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE
Main site or place of performance:

Dublin.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a call to competition by Iarnród Éireann (IE), in collaboration with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and as part of Project 2040, for the establishment of a 10 year, Single Party Framework Agreement for the procurement of new commuter vehicles (Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement) required for the expansion of the existing DART Network (the ‘Contract’).

The new commuter vehicles will be a mixture of Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Battery Electrical Multiple Units (BEMU).

The DART Network is being expanded across 3 existing routes to Drogheda, Maynooth and Hazelhatch under the National Development Plan (Project 2040).

The trains will operate on 1 600 mm track gauge, will operate in both full length and half-length formations (i.e. where a full length formation will be between 160 m and 168 m in length) and will be required to meet other gauging requirements of the Irish Rail network.

The trains will be compatible with the existing DART network overhead power supply of 1 500 v DC (i.e. current draw, traction profile under acceleration and re-generation) and also with the power supply for the proposed extension sections. The trains will meet the current and proposed timetable performance.

It is estimated over the life of the Framework Agreement that up to 600 vehicles may be procured. It is also estimated that over the life of the Framework Agreement that a minimum of 250 vehicles will be procured.

A Technical Services and Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) of up to 15 years in duration will also form part of the overall contract award.

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: 2 000 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to the attached pre-qualification questionnaire.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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:

Not applicable.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Please refer to the attached pre-qualification questionnaire.

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

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.

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

A grouping if successful must be prepared to contract as a single entity having joint and several liability with the members of the group. It will become necessary for the group to state a single addressee responsible for the receipt and processing of the participating orders and resolving any problems relating to the contract.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Full details will be contained within the ITT documentation.

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
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 8 years:

Due to the complexity of the subject matter, and the costs associated with designing and approving rolling stock, an agreement of 10 years is deemed to offer Iarnród Éireann the required latitude to fulfil its commuter fleet requirements efficiently without requiring to re-access the market at the end of 8 years.

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/07/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 02/09/2019
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: 12 (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
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

While the Framework Agreement which is the subject of this competition is intended to provide for the manufacture and delivery of both Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Battery/Electric Multiple Units (BEMU), IÉ reserves the right, subsequent to the execution of the Framework Agreement, to place orders solely for EMU or to place orders solely for BEMU units, in addition to the express right to place orders for both vehicle types.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Central Office of the High Court
Postal address: Chief Registrar, Four Courts, Inns Quay
Town: Dublin
Postal code: 7
Country: Ireland
E-mail: HighCourtCentralOffice@courts.ie
Telephone: +353 18886511

Internet address: http://www.courts.ie/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25/05/2019