United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Railway construction works
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Main address: www.networkrail.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.networkrail.co.uk
Section II: Object
Collaboration Consultancy Services Framework
Network Rail is carrying out a procurement exercise to establish a framework for the Collaboration consultancy services for Network rail. Management consultancy framework to cover 8 key areas:
1) Behavioural Assessments;
2) ISO44001 Deployment;
3) Alliance mobilisation support;
4) Culture change collaboration intervention support;
5) Relationship management of the project/ programme and Monitoring its effectiveness;
6) Supporting projects and regions through external BSI (or other accredited body) audits and conducting internal audits as per Network.
Further information about what is included is explained within the Scope of services. All supporting documents are uploaded into NR Bravo. This is not an exhaustive list.
Network rail will appoint up to 10 Framework providers given that the quality thresholds are met.
Network Rail national
Management and delivery of Collaboration consultancy services through a Framework Agreement covering all categories as outlined in tender documentation.
As stated in Section II.2.7, a Framework will have an initial duration of 2 years with a right for Network rail to extend for up to 4 years (2+1+1 year periods). The initial period will cover works envisaged to take place from year 5 of Control period 5 (CP5) through Year 1 of the Control period 6 (CP) onwards of Control period 6 (CP6). This is no-value Framework and any potential commission will be subject to funding approval at the time.
The initial duration of the frameworks will be 2 years with an option for Network rail to extend the term of each framework by 24 months once and 12 month periods on up to 2 occasions (2+2+1+1)
Applicants are referred to the procurement documents for further information on Network rail's criteria for selecting applicants to be invited to tender; pre-qualification will take place in one stage; written questions (qualification and selection).
Network rail intends to select up to 20 applicants to invitation to tender stage, provided each applicant satisfies the pre-qualification requirements (including minimum scoring thresholds set out in the pre-qualification instructions).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Applicants are referred to the procurement documents for information about Network Rail's rules and criteria for participation.
A bond / parent company guarantee may be required
The main financing conditions, payment mechanism, performance standards and incentive mechanism are described in the procurement documents. The draft procurement documents are available via our electronic procurement system (BravoNR) and tender documents will be updated prior to formal issue of the invitation to tender. The form of contract governing these arrangements will be based on an amended version of the NR standard templates: NR13 (NR2 for Commissioning).
Network Rail will accept pre-qualification and tender submissions from single entities or consortia. Network Rail does not require those consortia who intend to form a single legal entity to do so at the pre-qualification stage. If consortia members change at any point during the procurement process, Network rail reserves the right to revisit the pre-qualification stages to consider the impact of the updated information.
Network rail will consider contracting with a consortium, providing always that the participants in any consortium are jointly and severally liable for all of the obligations of the contractor, under the contract.
Applicants are referred to the procurement documents for further information.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The procurement documents are available via the link in Section I.3. These include the Instructions to participants (which include general instructions, pre-qualification instructions and draft instructions to tender), draft Tender submission forms and the draft Framework terms and conditions (including the Call-off procedure). Participants are required to complete and submit one pre-qualification questionnaire by the date set out in Section IV.2.2 in order to express an interest in this opportunity — further details are included in the Instructions to participants.
The value stated in Section II.1.5 and Section II.2.6 is an estimated overall value of the Framework across the initial period and assuming the options to extend are exercised. Whilst network rail retains some understanding of the value of the renewals portfolio, due to the way collaboration consultancy services are funded, the value of enhancements is purely indicative and subject to change.
Network rail reserves the right to cancel or suspend this procurement process at any time without incurring any cost or liability. Network rail shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any organisation in responding to this notice or in tendering for the proposed framework. Network rail does not bind itself to enter into any Framework arising from this Notice and no contractual rights express or implied arise out of this Notice or arise out of the procedure envisaged by this Notice. Network rail reserves the right to disqualify any organisation who provides information or confirmations which later prove to be untrue or incorrect, does not supply the information required by this Notice or as otherwise directed by Network rail during the procurement process.
Network Rail will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period after notification to unsuccessful bidders and until such point will not enter into a contract for this requirement. Part 5 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 sets out the remedies available to economic operators and provides for aggrieved economic operators to take action in the High Court of England and Wales