HS2 Independent Assessment Contract

HS2 Independent Assessment Contract

To support the Contracting Authority and the wider high speed rail project in order to fulfil its legal obligations.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Public transport services by railways

2017/S 051-094161

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

HS2
High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, Two Snowhill, Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6GA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Bob Parkin
E-mail: Bob.Parkin@hs2.org.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk/hs2
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://hs2.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:https://hs2.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: railway services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Independent Assessment Contract (AsBo/NoBo/DeBo).

Reference number: HS2 548

II.1.2)Main CPV code

60210000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

To secure the introduction of an Independent Assessment: Notified Body, Designated Body and CSM-RA Assessment Body to support the Contracting Authority and the wider high speed rail project in order to fulfil its legal obligations, under the Railway Interoperability Regulations (2011) (as amended) and the Common Safety Method on Risk Assessment and Evaluation (CSM-RA).

To identify and select a single, qualified tenderer utilising a single contract agreement for the contract term. The scope covers Phases 1, 2a) and, potentially, Operations.

To implement the approach to Railway System Safety and Interoperability defined in the HS2 Strategies: Railway System Safety Strategy (HS2-HS2-EN-STR-000-000001) and HS2 Interoperability Strategy (HS2-HS2-EN-STR-000-000005), copies of which will be issued as part of the tender documentation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71631470
71311200

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We are seeking a qualified and experienced partner who can provide assessment and compliance of applicable European and UK Railway standards and who can undertake to certify the relevant technical functions of the high-speed railway.

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

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

12 month extension after end of 120 month term + 12 month extension after 132 month term.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Notified Body, Designated Body & CSM-RA Assessment Body to support the Contracting Authority and wider high speed rail project in order to fulfil legal obligations, under the Railway Interoperability Regulations (2011) (as amended) and the Common Safety Method on Risk Assessment and Evaluation (CSM-RA).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

The AsBo and NoBo, DeBo activities shall cover: HS2 Ltd Phase One infrastructure, including Infrastructure, (High Speed) Stations, Railway Systems (including signalling), Tunnels, Depots; and HS2 Ltd Phase 2a infrastructure, including Infrastructure, Railway Systems (including signalling), Tunnels, Depots. (there are no stations planned on phase 2a). CSM-RA safety demonstration of the HS2 Ltd.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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: 10/04/2017
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11/04/2017
Local time: 9:00
Place:

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd.

Two Snow Hill.

Birmingham.

B4 6GA.

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:

As stated in the procurement documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd
Birmingham
B4 6GA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/03/2017

 

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