Magazine Production and Distribution for Network Rail

Magazine Production and Distribution for Network Rail

There are 10 issues each year, issued in a digital and print version.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Publishing services

2015/S 219-400081

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail
The Quadrant: MK Elder Gate
For the attention of: Suzanne Hall
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

Network Magazine.

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

Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis

NUTS code UK

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):

This service is for services to support the production and distribution of Network Rail’s internal magazine, Network.
Network is 1 of Network Rail’s key communication tools with its staff, sharing successes and stories from across the business. It is intended primarily for all Network Rail staff, though it is available for sharing externally. There are 10 issues each year, issued in a digital and print version.
Network Rail requires specialist expertise and services for each issue, covering the design and production of content, and the printing and distribution. The supplier must have a range of skills including, creative design and editorial services (copywriting, subbing) and the ability to supply of photography, illustration and print management. The published magazines are dispatched to 450 Network Rail sites across the country.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79970000, 79800000, 79810000, 79811000, 79820000, 79824000, 79823000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This service is for services to support the production and distribution of Network Rail’s internal magazine, Network.
Network is 1 of Network Rail’s key communication tools with its staff, sharing successes and stories from across the business. It is intended primarily for all Network Rail staff, though it is available for sharing externally. There are 10 issues each year, issued in a digital and print version.
Network Rail requires specialist expertise and services for each issue, covering the design and production of content, and the printing and distribution. The supplier must have a range of skills including creative design and editorial services (copywriting, subbing), and the ability to supply of photography, illustration and print management. The published magazines are dispatched to 450 Network Rail sites across the country.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 420 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 3 year contract with option to extend for 1 further year.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised during the course of the tender process whether or not these are required.
Parent Company guarantees and other financial and performance guarantees may be requested as deemed appropriate.

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited standard payment terms shall apply. These will be set out in the draft contract documentation to be issued at Invitation to Tender stage of the Procurement process.

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited standard payment terms shall apply. These will be set out in the draft contract documentation to be issued at Invitation to Tender stage of the Procurement process.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Participants will be advised in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire whether or not these are required.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Selection of suppliers to be invited to tender for the contract will be based on information provided in response to the economic and financial evaluation criteria as outlined in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Selection of suppliers to be invited to tender for the contract will be based on information provided in response to the technical evaluation criteria as outlined in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.11.2015 – 15:00
Payable documents: no

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

10.12.2015 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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 must be received by the nominated contact by 24.11.2015, 15:00. This must be sent to suzanne.hall@networkrail.co.uk and contain the following information:

1. Your organisations name,
2. Contact details for receipt of PQQ documentation (email and phone),
3. Registered address.
Any expressions of interest received after the above deadline will not be excepted. Once the expression of interest deadline has closed, the PQQ documentation will be sent out to all interested suppliers. The completed PQQ will need to be submitted by 10.12.2015, 10:00. This will be confirmed in the PQQ instructions documentation that will be sent out once the expression of interest period has closed.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court
The Strand
WC2A 1AA London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Network Rail will incorporate a 10 calendar day standstill period after award notification to unsuccessful bidders. Network Rail will not enter into a contract during this period. Bidders considering lodging an appeal must do so within this time scale in order to allow Network Rail to consider such an appeal.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
1 Elder Gate, The Quadrant
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: suzanne.hall@networkrail.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1908781614

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.11.2015

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