Works - 365602-2018

21/08/2018    S159    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Newcastle Upon Tyne: Railway depot construction work

2018/S 159-365602

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Nexus House, St James Boulevard
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Paul Fergus
Telephone: +44 1912033160
NUTS code: UKC2

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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 electronically via:
I.6)Main activity
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

NEX18/32 Howdon Satellite Depot Facility

Reference number: DN349262
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

As part of the Metro Futures programme, Nexus wishes to; procure a new fleet of Electric Multiple Units to replace its existing Metrocar fleet, procure a maintainer for the New and Existing Fleets, and procure New Maintenance facilities. In order to enable sufficient capacity at the current Depot site in Gosforth, a new temporary Satellite Depot Facility is required, which is the remit for these works.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
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: UKC2
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Satellite Depot Facility works are located on a site adjacent to the existing Metro System rail corridor between Howdon and Percy Main Stations. The existing site shall be cleared as part of the works.

The new Satellite Depot facility shall seek to accommodate a minimum of 10no. 65m length trains, for stabling. The stabling roads shall be separated to allow for cleaning access and full visual inspection for the trains prior to service. They shall also be provided with power points for cleaning staff.

A delivery track is required to enable delivery of the new fleet of rolling stock via road vehicle delivery. This shall be used for the delivery and recovery of trains and shall not affect the remainder of the site operations when in use.

A building for single vehicle light maintenance and new rolling stock delivery/assembly shall be provided with a pit and flexible high-level train access. Nexus aspiration would be that the site enabled the Metrocars to access the building without a move onto the main network.

The broad scope of works comprises as follows:

— Outline Design and Detailed Design of the Satellite Depot Facility,

— Mobilisation to site,

— Site preparation and enabling,

— Site perimeter security fencing,

— Install tracks and ballast over the extents of the works,

— Install new rail connection to the existing Metro rail system,

— Modify existing highway access for articulated vehicles,

— Install bottom ballast,

— Install OLE and associated OLE Masts, including connection to the existing Metro rail system,

— Provide a traction supply sub-station/transformer facility,

— Construct a Satellite Depot Facility building with suitable staff accommodation,

— nstall signalling compatible with the main network,

— Install a Depot Protection System.

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: 16
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 6
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: 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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 136-311608
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 17/09/2018
Local time: 12:00
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
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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Nexus House, St James' Boulevard
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1912033446

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Nexus will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the

Award of the contracts is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved by Nexus, the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 (SI 2016 No. 274) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland).Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within three months). If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where Nexus has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contracts being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order Nexus to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order Nexus to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: