Operation and Maintenance of Network Rail Owned Rail Delivery Fleet

Operation and Maintenance of Network Rail Owned Rail Delivery Fleet

The Operation and Maintenance of Network Rail Owned Rail Delivery Fleet, Materials Delivery Wagons and Modular S&C Fleet. The contracting entity has a preference for awarding operation and maintenance as combined packages but will consider alternative options.

UK-Milton Keynes: Railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts

2013/S 105-180767

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
NDS, The Quadrant: MK, Elder Gate
For the attention of: Matthew Leigh
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ndscontractsandprocurement@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
The Operation and Maintenance of Network Rail Owned Rail Delivery Fleet, Materials Delivery Wagons and Modular S&C Fleet.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
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):
The Operation and Maintenance of Network Rail Owned Rail Delivery Fleet, Materials Delivery Wagons and Modular S&C Fleet. The contracting entity has a preference for awarding operation and maintenance as combined packages but will consider alternative options. Tenderers will be invited to bid for all of the above as further detailed in the invitation to tender. Contracts will be awarded for a period of three years with two optional one year extensions.
Please note this notice is being issued an an update from a previous notice (Notice ID 000056818 – The Operation and Maintenance of Network Rail Owned Rail Delivery Fleet, Materials Delivery Fleet and Modular S&C Fleet. Previously issued on 21/1/2011).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34600000, 34621200

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
The Operation and Maintenance of Network Rail Owned Rail Delivery Fleet, Materials Delivery Wagons and Modular S&C Fleet.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 20 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The contracting entity may extend the contracts up to a maximum of five years from the commencement date. The contracting entity may award the operation and maintenance work as either separate contracts or as a combined contract, or may decide not to award certain lots at all.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent calls for competition:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Operation of Network Rail’s Rail Delivery Fleet

1)Short description:
This includes operating the Rail Delivery Train, Long Welded Rail Train, Putler and the Rail Delivery and Recovery Train.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34600000, 34621200

5)Additional information about lots:
It is Network Rail’s preference that Lots 1&2 are awarded as a combined package of work.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Maintenance of Network Rail’s Rail Delivery Fleet
1)Short description:
This includes maintenance of the Rail Delivery Train, Long Welded Rail Train, Putler, Rail Delivery Recovery Train, Stock Rail Carrier and other associated wagons.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34600000, 34621200

5)Additional information about lots:
It is Network Rail’s preference that Lots 1&2 are awarded as a combined package of work.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Operation of Network Rail’s Material Delivery Wagons
1)Short description:
This includes operation of Sidetipper and Autoballster wagons within a possession.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34600000, 34621200

5)Additional information about lots:
It is Network Rail’s preference that Lots 3&4 are awarded as a combined package of work.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Maintenance of Network Rail’s Material Delivery Wagons
1)Short description:
This includes maintenance of Sidetippers, Autoballsters, Falcon, MLA and KRA wagons.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34600000, 34621200

5)Additional information about lots:
It is Network Rail’s preference that Lots 3&4 are awarded as a combined package of work.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Operation and Maintenance of Network Rail’s Modular S&C Fleet
1)Short description:
This includes the operation of the S&C train within a possession, the Maintenance of the train and the loading at a Network Rail Depot.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34600000, 34621200

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Parent Company Guarantee where appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment shall be made in accordance with the conditions of the contract specified in the tender documents which in turn will reflect Network Rail’s usual payment terms for this type of contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: If a party wishes to express an interest, a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will need to be completed. It is available upon request from the point of contact listed in section I.1 of this notice.
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: The information required will be listed in the PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information required will be listed in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information required will be listed in the PQQ.
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

Periodic indicative notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 204-332698 of 21.10.2011

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: ..
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
18.6.2013
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 60 months.
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:
A draft copy of the proposed contract terms and conditions will be sent out with the PQQ.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See section VI.4.2 below

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Network Rail will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.5.2013

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