Services - 28145-2022

19/01/2022    S13

Belgium-Brussels: Europe's Rail System Pillar

2022/S 013-028145

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R)
Postal address: Avenue de la Toison d'Or 56-60
Town: Brussels
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Postal code: 1060
Country: Belgium
E-mail: procurement@rail-research.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://shift2rail.org/
Address of the buyer profile: https://shift2rail.org/participate/procurement/ongoing-calls-for-tender/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://shift2rail.org/participate/procurement/ongoing-calls-for-tender/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Rail research and innovation

Section II: Object

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

Europe's Rail System Pillar

Reference number: EU-Rail.OP.01.22
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Subject to the adoption of the Annual Work Programme 2022, the Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking will launch a call for tender for a single framework contract (one per lot) to perform the activities established in the Council Regulation (EU) 2021/2085 for the System Pillar (Articles 91 and 96). The call for tenders will be divided in three lots:

— lot 1 – system pillar core group: the contractor shall provide expertise with system engineer knowledge developed in rail or other fields, which collectively represent the main stakeholders of the rail sector;

— lot 2 – system pillar expertise: the contractor shall deliver the work defined initially in the report of the European Commission on the System Pillar of July 2021;

— lot 3 – CCS TSI maintenance activities. The contractor shall ensure that there is a continued need to ensure that the current and future CCS TSI specifications are properly maintained to be able to introduce innovative solutions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 45 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

System Pillar Core Group

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71311230 Railway engineering services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE10 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contractor shall provide expertise with system engineer knowledge developed in rail or other fields, which collectively represent the main stakeholders of the rail sector. The core group provides the competent leadership and expertise of the development of the functional layered railway system architecture, specification models and operational concepts that enable safe, secure and efficient delivery of the new systems; manages the common business objectives and deliverables from the tasks. The system pillar core group is necessary to lead the day-to-day work of the delivery of the system pillar through the tasks and supporting the system pillar steering group in its decisions, via the executive director of the JU. This will include: providing guidance on task outputs; programme management of the system pillar task; managing inputs and outputs; horizontal tasks that will be defined considering the evolution of the EU-Rail programme. The representatives of the system pillar core group shall ensure their organisational independence from the companies they come from and specific CoI and NDA will have to be set up to protect such independence.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

System Pillar Expertise

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
63711000 Support services for railway transport
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE Belgique / België
NUTS code: BE1 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contractor shall deliver the work defined initially in the report of the European Commission on the system pillar of July 2021 as well as in the draft Europe’s Rail Master Plan and the draft Multi Annual Work Programme available at https://shift2rail.org/about-europes-rail/europes-rail-reference-documents/europes-rail-key-documents/. The contracting authority would like to avail itself with the support of 70-100 experts that will be working to deliver the tasks defined in the aforementioned report. The experts shall collectively and, as far as possible, equally represent the stakeholders and, indicatively, no more than 60 % of them shall come from the Europe’s Rail founding members. This should ensure that, on one hand, the activities of the system pillar and innovation pillar are connected and run in a coherent manner and, on the other hand, the system pillar integrates experts outside the EU-Rail membership. The contracting authority will issue specific contracts to secure the performance of the work. Teams shall be allocated to the specific contracts by the contractor, while the work of the teams will be supervised and assessed by the JU, building upon the input of the core group or other independent experts.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

CCS TSI Maintenance Activities

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34632000 Railways traffic-control equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: BE Belgique / België
NUTS code: BE1 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

There is a continued need to ensure that the current and future CCS TSI specifications (in line with, but not restricted to, the evolution of the research and innovation activities of Europe’s Rail) are properly maintained to be able to introduce innovative solutions. The contracting authority will issue specific contracts to task the contractor to perform the related work.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/03/2022

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:
07/01/2022