Services - 311745-2018

18/07/2018    S136    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Poland-Warsaw: Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis

2018/S 136-311745

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
EEIG “North Sea — Baltic Rail Freight Corridor” EZIG
74 Targowa Street
Contact person: Weronika Karbowiak
Telephone: +48 224733517
NUTS code: PL911

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Other activity: Business and other management consultancy activities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Transport Market Study of the Rail Freight Corridor North Sea — Baltic

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71241000 - DA01
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The subject of the order is to conduct the Transport Market Study of the Rail Freight Corridor North Sea — Baltic relating to the observed and expected changes in the traffic on the freight corridor, as a consequence of its being established, covering the different types of traffic, both regarding the transport of freight and the transport of passengers. This study has to also review, where necessary, the socio-economic costs and benefits stemming from the establishment of the freight corridor.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: PL911
Main site or place of performance:

Current and expected routes of the Rail Freight Corridor North Sea – Baltic.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

An essential part of the implementation plan for the freight corridor was the Transport Market Study (TMS) that was finalized in March 2014. According to Article 9.3 of the Regulation (EU) 913/2010, rail freight corridors are obliged to “periodically update” the existing transport market studies.

The following specific aims and expected results can be defined to fulfil the requirements from Regulations (EU) 913/2010 and 1316/2013:

— short socio-economic analysis, for the proposed, above-mentioned extensions and reaffirmation of the existing PEST analysis,

— analysis of the current situation of rail freight traffic / volumes and passenger traffic on the RFC NS-B routes, including proposed extensions,

— prognosis for rail freight traffic / volumes on the full scope of RFC NS-B, including proposed extensions.

Expected content of the TMS:

1. Definition of the corridor catchment area and results on possible terminals belonging to the corridor extension.

2. General socio-economic development on the corridor:

— analysis of current transport market on the corridor,

— transport volumes per O/D trade lane and mode.

3. Transport volumes per market segment and mode:

— evaluation of the future transport market development on the corridor,

— transport volumes per O/D trade pair and mode and transport volumes per market segment and mode (short term).

4. Evaluation of the future transport market development on the corridor:

— transport volumes per O/D trade laines and mode and transport volumes per market segment and mode (short term),

— summary of Rail Baltica Global Project (long-term).

5. Conclusions and Executive Summary:

A detailed description of the subject of the order is given in Annex nº 1 to the Tender Rules — Terms of reference.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 10
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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: yes
Identification of the project:

CEF funds "Establishment of Rail Freight Corridor „North Sea – Baltic“ and its further development aiming at improving conditions for international rail freight transport".

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:

The Contractor will submit to the Contracting party a Statement made in accordance with Annex nº 3.1 to the Tender Rules.

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

The Contractor is required to prove having financial means or creditworthiness in the amount of not less than 45 000,00 EUR.

Evaluation of meeting the above condition will be based on the documents provided by the Contractor: information of the bank or the cooperative savings and credit bank where the Contractor holds an account, confirming the amount of financial means or the creditworthiness of the Contractor, issued not earlier than 3 months before the deadline for submission of bids.

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

The Contractors are required to indicate:

— executing during the last 5 years before the deadline of submission of the bid, at least 3 (three) Transport Market studies in the scope of rail transport with a description of the value, object, date of execution, and the entities for which the services were performed with the attachment of evidence that the service was executed properly.

For the description of the value of services expressed in currencies other than EUR, the average exchange rate published by the National Bank of Poland from the first working day of the month of the notice of the proceedings should be taken.

Evaluation of meeting the condition indicated in Article 6.3. will be based on documents submitted by the Contractor:

— a list of orders performed, including the subject matter of the order, the dates of execution and the recipients of the services, and the documents confirming that the services had been duly executed (prepared in accordance with Annex nº 3.3 to the Tender Rules).

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

— total gross price: 60%,

— skills of the Team Members Performing: 10%,

— methodology of the study and the project schedule: 30%.

A detailed description is given in Tender Rules.

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

Not required.

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

The contract is co-financed from the CEF funds.

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

Contractors may jointly apply for this order. A joint bid must meet the following requirements:

a) Contractors jointly applying for the order must establish and appoint a Proxy to represent them in the proceedings for award of this order or to represent in the proceedings for award of this order and conclusion of a Contract for public procurement. Contractors appoint a proxy attorney who shall represent them in the procedure for awarding a procurement or to represent them in the procedure and conclude the agreement on the procurement;

b) in case of submission of a joint bid, the detailed terms set out in Article 6.3 shall be deemed to be met if all the Contractors submitting the joint bid meet them, whereas the documents referred to in Article 6.3 and 6.4 indicating that the bid is not subject to rejection must be submitted by each of the Contractors submitting a joint bid;

c) the declaration referred to in Article 6 is jointly submitted by all the Contractors submitting the joint bid.

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

Detailed terms of the contract are given in Annex nº 6 to the Tender Rules — Draft Contract.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: no
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: 27/08/2018
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 2 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/08/2018
Local time: 11:00

74 Targowa Street, 03-734 Warsaw, Poland.

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
EEIG “North Sea — Baltic Rail Freight Corridor” EZIG
74 Targowa
Telephone: +48 224733517

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

1. In case of violation of the provisions of the Tender Rules or an announcement concerning:

— conditions for participation in the procedure,

— criteria for the evaluation of bids and their significance,

— rejection of the Contractor's bid.

Having or likely to affect the outcome of the proceedings — the Contractor may lodge a complaint.

2. The complaint shall be lodged within 5 calendar days running from the date on which the contractor was informed or with due diligence 1 could have been informed of the circumstances giving rise to its lodging.

3. The complaint lodged after the deadline or by an entity not entitled to lodging complaints shall be rejected.

4. Complaints shall be received and decided on by the Contracting party conducting the procedure for awarding the procurement.

5. The complaint shall indicate the procedure giving rise to the complaint and include:

1) brief description of the charges;

2) legal and factual circumstances providing grounds for the complaint;

3) the Contractors claims.

6. The Contracting party shall inform Contractors participating in the procedure about the instance of lodging the complaint and about the content of the complaint. Contractors shall have the right to take part in the complaint procedure through providing a written statement.

7. If necessary, the Contracting party conducting the procedure shall inquire about prolonging the tender binding period to Contractors.

8. The Contracting party may hear explanations provided by the Contractors having interest in the procedure as well as the Contracting party’s explanations. The hearing shall be public.

9. The Contracting party shall waive, reject or allow the complaint. Should the complaint be allowed, the Contracting party shall repeat the actions included in the complaint or the procedure for awarding the procurement shall be annulled.

10. The decision on the complaint shall be sent to the Contractors who are directly involved in the complained within 10 days from the date of lodging.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
EEIG “North Sea — Baltic Rail Freight Corridor” EZIG
74 Targowa
Telephone: +48 224733517

Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: