Financial Leasing Services London

Financial Leasing Services London

Financing of rolling stock, spares and special tools.

United Kingdom-London: Financial leasing services

2015/S 052-091601

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Govia Northern Ltd
4, Matthew Parker Street
For the attention of: Mr R Aubrey
SW1H 9NP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2089298733
E-mail: rob.aubrey@go-ahead.com

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity

Railway services

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Financing of rolling stock, spares and special tools.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 18: Rail transport services
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Govia Northern Ltd (‘GNR’) is 1 of 3 companies shortlisted by the Department for Transport to bid for the Northern franchise (‘Franchise’). The Franchise encompasses routes which are included in the current Northern franchise and other services ‘remapped’ from the Transpennine Express franchise.
GNR is a subsidiary of Govia, a joint venture between Go-Ahead Group and Keolis (a subsidiary of French national rail operator SNCF). Govia subsidiaries operate the Southern, London Midland, Thameslink Southern Great Northern and Southeastern franchises and provide services on rail routes from Birmingham to the south coast including services throughout London. 35 % of all UK passenger rail journeys are taken on Govia trains, making it the largest commuter rail group in the UK.
The invitation to tender for the Franchise requires that the franchisee procures and brings into service new carriages (‘Vehicles’) that are capable of being used to operate passenger services on non-electrified routes. The Vehicles must be designed with future demand and users’ needs in mind, with a clear focus on passenger comfort and with a thoroughly modern passenger environment and exterior look.
GNR has commenced a process for the procurement of at least 120 Vehicles, options to purchase additional vehicles and associated spares and special tools (‘Associated Equipment’).
GNR is also hereby seeking finance for the Vehicles and Associated Equipment.
No contract will be awarded unless the franchise bid is successful and is subject to the usual approvals and consents.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66114000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

GBP 120 to GBP 300 000 000.
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

To be stated in tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be stated in tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Utility reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability (where relevant).
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 1) Each tenderer either should provide a covering letter introducing its organisation and other organisations it might represent (see Section III.2.2), not to exceed 5 pages of A4.
2) GNR’s preference is for the Vehicles and Associated Equipment to be financed by way of an operating lease for the term of the Franchise. However, GNR will consider other forms of finance (for example construction period finance). Tenderers should state those type(s) of financing they would intend to offer.
The franchise is due to commence on 1.4.2016 and expire on 1.4.2025, subject to the Department for Transport having a discretion to extend the term up to 1.4.2026.
In accordance with Article 53 of Directive 2004/17/EC and Regulations 26 and 27 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 1) The tenderer
a) Has the capacity (supported by a letter signed by a senior officer) to finance the full value of the Vehicles and Associated Equipment on a fully underwritten basis; or
b) Will represent a group of financiers who between them as a consortium are able to finance the full value of the Vehicles and Associated Equipment. At least 1 of such financiers must have the ability to provide an equity (or equivalent) investment in an amount of not less than GBP 30 000 000, confirmed by a letter signed by a senior officer.
2) The tenderer is able to demonstrate that it or 1 of the parties it represents has a record of participating in any 1 of the following:
a) The operating lease financing of UK passenger rolling stock.
b) The operating lease financing of other UK or European rolling stock.
c) Other asset or project financing transactions.
In accordance with Article 53 of Directive 2004/17/EC and Regulations 26 and 27 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per III.2.2
In accordance with Article 53 of Directive 2004/17/EC and Regulations 26 and 27 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.3.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information:

Expressions of interest for this opportunity must be by way of response to the requirements contained in section lll.2 by the closing date set out in section IV.3.4. An invitation to tender for the financing will be issued to tenderers who meet the requirements set out in section lll.2. There will be no separate pre-qualification questionnaire. All correspondence should be directed to the contact point identified in I.1.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.3.2015

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