Supplies - 547341-2020

13/11/2020    S222

United Kingdom-London: Rolling stock

2020/S 222-547341

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: East West Railway Company
National registration number: 11072935
Postal address: Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKJ12 Milton Keynes
Postal code: SW1P 4DR
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Iain Puddephatt
Telephone: +44 7971581184
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Railway transport activites

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Interim Rolling Stock and Maintenance Provision

Reference number: CT0145
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34620000 Rolling stock
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The publication of this PIN is to engage with the Rolling Stock (and Maintenance) marketplace and gain insight into the likely level of interest from providers.

The East West Railway Company (EWR Co.) is looking to leasing a fleet of 12 or 14 x 3 car self-powered units with modifications including European Train Control System (‘ETCS’) Level 2 and Driver Controlled Operation (‘DCO’) capability, supported by a full maintenance package (under a ‘wet’ lease). These units will ensure timely operation of EWR’s Western Section Phase 2 between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Aylesbury. The lease duration would be 4 years, with an option to extend for 2 years.

Please refer to for further details on the East West Rail Project.

This is not a call for competition; it is for initial market engagement purposes only.

To ensure your organisations participation in a market engagement event, you will be required to note interest against this PIN.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 44 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH12 Cambridgeshire CC
NUTS code: UKH25 Central Bedfordshire
NUTS code: UKJ13 Buckinghamshire CC
NUTS code: UKJ14 Oxfordshire
Main site or place of performance:

Cambridgeshire CC, Central Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire CC, Oxfordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EWR is creating a new connection between Oxford, Cambridge and beyond. This activity is for interim rolling stock and Maintenance for the Western Section of the EWR project covering Oxford to Bletchley, Aylesbury to Milton Keynes. Please refer to for more info.

This PIN is to engage with the rolling stock and maintenance marketplace and gain insight into the level of interest from providers. This is not a call for competition; it is for initial market engagement purposes only.

Before any formal procurement commences, EWR will be actively engaging with potential suppliers an event on Tuesday 1 December 2020. This event will be virtual via MS Teams. The engagement will include the technical specification of the rolling stock, the wet-lease contract structure and regulations.

To participate in the market engagement, you are required to note interest against this PIN.

Note: due to data sensitivity you are required to complete a non-disclosure agreement to participate.

II.2.14)Additional information

Interested parties are to register their interest by 5 p.m., 27 November 2020 by email to: providing a brief summary of their company's activities.

Based on findings gathered from this activity the commissioner may or may not engage in a competitive process.

If a competitive process is undertaken it is envisaged to start by Spring 2021 with contract award by November 2021.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

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Go reference: GO-20201110-PRO-17350486

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: