Network Rail Intelligent Infrastructure Development

Network Rail Intelligent Infrastructure Development and Support

The Intelligent Infrastructure programme is Network Rail’s strategic solution for remote condition monitoring of fixed assets.

United Kingdom-London: Software programming and consultancy services

2016/S 069-121236

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
1 Eversholt Street
For the attention of: Louise Billingham, James Johnston
NW1 2DN London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: louise.billingham@networkrail.co.uk

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: yes

Network Rail will be a Central Purchasing Body for the parties listed in the Utilities Contract Regulations 2006 Schedule 1 Category 7 Part Q

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Intelligent Infrastructure Development and Support.

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

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Milton Keynes.

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 0 and 25 000 000 GBP

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

The Intelligent Infrastructure programme is Network Rail’s strategic solution for remote condition monitoring of fixed assets. Based on the Schneider Electric Wonderware suite of products, the system started as a pilot project in Scotland. It has since grown rapidly over the past few years and now monitors over 38,000 assets across the entire network. In order to do this, it is now made up of over 100 servers and has to cope with around 4 million packets of data a day.
The goal of the programme is to help move the organisation from a ‘find and fix’ approach to asset repairs to a ‘predict and prevent’ asset failure. It allows NR to:
Detect faults earlier than currently possible
Predict faults to allow for planning of remedial works
Understand asset behaviour to assist in making a case for changing the maintenance intervention intervals
Better understand the useful life of an asset for renewals planning purposes
To achieve these goals, rail assets are monitored using non-intrusive techniques. Measurements are collected by data loggers which are then transmitted to a centralised alarm/alert processing and storage platform.
Network Rail requires a supplier to help them take this system forward by providing development and support capabilities. Therefore, Network Rail seeks expressions of interest for the following services:
The provision of software development and implementation services. The service provider is expected to provide build (including software design), test and implementation services for system enhancements including the implementation of new asset templates, which will be hosted within Network Rail infrastructure. Support and maintenance is also required. This specifically excludes Wonderware Licences.
Post the delivery of the software development and implementation services, the supplier is expected to provide a market leading managed service wrap, ensuring the platform is monitored, managed and maintained, achieving an enterprise class high availability standard via proactive, reactive and preventative means.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72200000, 48000000

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:

Network Rail requires the services of a suitably experienced and competent supplier to provide the following services, that may include but are not limited to:
build (based on Network Rail design),
software design, test and implementation services including the implementation of new asset templates (hosted on Network Rail infrastructure), support, maintenance, minor and major enhancements, patches, upgrades, other services that my be applicable during the full IT asset life-cycle.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 0 and 25 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Network Rail intend to award a 3-year contract with the option to extend the contract by 2 1-year periods.

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: 60 (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:

Further information is described in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Joint and several liability if a consortium.

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: Further information is described in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information is described in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information is described 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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Network Rail reserve the option to use an e auction.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

6662

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

Notice on a buyer profile

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents(except for a DPS)

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 20.4.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

20.4.2016 – 12:00
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:

Applicants should express their interest in participating in this procedure by email to Louise.billingham@networkrail.co.uk andJames.johnston@networkrail.co.uk by 12 noon 20th April 2016.

Applicants should provide the following information in their Expression of Interest:
Company name.
Contact name.
Contact email address.
Contact telephone number.
It is Network Rails intention to issue the Pre Qualification Questionnaire to interested parties on or after 20.4.2016, however this date is subject to change. Completed PQQ’s should be returned by 10:00 11.5.2016. Late submissions will not be accepted.
IV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract:

2015/S 246-448492, 19.12.2015

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.4.2016

 

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