Procurement of New Vessels for the Woolwich Ferry

Procurement of New Vessels for the Woolwich Ferry

This is a supply contract for; — 2 new vessels, to be built simultaneously and delivered to Woolwich within 2 weeks of each other having completed performance tests and category D water trials.

United Kingdom-London: Ferry boats

2015/S 203-368377

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London — Surface Transport
Palestra 197 Blackfriars Road
Contact point(s): Transport for London — Commercial Surface
For the attention of: Roger Tedder
SE1 8NJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 30544265
E-mail: rpgertedder1@tfl.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tfl.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps/

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and 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)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Other: public transport

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Procurement of New Vessels for the Woolwich Ferry.

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

Supplies
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)

This is a supply contract for; — 2 new vessels, to be built simultaneously and delivered to Woolwich within 2 weeks of each other having completed performance tests and category D water trials satisfactorily — design engineering and approval from Class and Statutory Bodies (LR and MCA) — vessels will be delivered with sufficient spares for 12 months operation — vessels will be delivered with a guarantee, typically 12 months although longer if possible — OEM software updates and strategic spares To be supplied through a single service provider who has the skills, experience and capability, as well as offering commercial terms that are considered to represent value for money for TfL.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34512100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This is a supply contract for;
— 2 new vessels, to be built simultaneously and delivered to Woolwich within two weeks of each other having completed performance tests and trials satisfactorily,
— design engineering and approval from Class and Statutory Bodies (LR and MCA),
— vessels will be delivered with sufficient spares for 12 months operation,
— vessels will be delivered with a guarantee, typically 12 months although longer if possible,
— OEM software updates and strategic spares.
To be supplied through a single service provider who has the skills, experience and capability, as well as offering commercial terms that are considered to represent value for money for TfL.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 20 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 18 (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:

Details will be provided in the Invitation to Negotiate documentation. A Parent Company Guarantee or Performance Bond may be required.

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

Details will be provided in the invitation to tender documentation. Payment will be in pounds sterling and will normally be made by means of an electronic funds transfer.

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

The contracting authority shall require that any contract (s) awarded will be entered into by a single entity on behalf of the successful candidate (s).

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: To be advised in the Invitation to Tender.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: To express an interest in this Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), the company needs to be registered on the TfL etendering portal. To register or to check if you are already registered log on to https://tfl.gov.uk/eprocurement

It is important that suppliers read the instructions carefully on the home page before proceeding with a registration. To be considered for this opportunity the company must first complete the PQQ (eligibility criteria) condition of participation. A supplier guidance document is attached within the ‘opportunity documents’ section, this will give instructions to facilitate the submission. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, contact the e-tendering help desk or send a message to the contracting authority via the clarifications area on the e-tendering portal.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested parties should note that they will be additionally required to supply copies of at least 3 years of their audited accounts. The services of an independent third party financial assessment agency will also be used.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Interested parties will be required to undergo assessment via a pre-qualification questionnaire and ITT if invited at a later stage.
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.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Detailed in PQQ documents.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

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 authority:

tfl_scp_001349

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

25.11.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)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

The procurement process is being conducted on behalf of TfL. TfL is a complex organisation operating both as a Functional Body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London and as a provider of transport services. The services supplies or works may be provided to TfL and/or its subsidiaries and/or the GLA or any other authority that is subject to the requirements of either EU directive 2004/17/EC or2004/18/EC. It is anticipated that a contract(s) will be awarded by TfL. The Awarding Authority reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and may award a contract(s) in whole, in part, or not at all as a result of the competition called for by this notice and the Awarding Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidates in considering and/or responding to the procurement process. All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments made under the contract will be in sterling. TfL and/or any subsidiary of TfL or the GLA may interview any or all companies who express an interest for tendering for this work. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, it may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet. TfL strongly supports and implements the Greater London Authority Group Responsible Procurement Policy. Details about the policy can be found on www.london.gov.uk/rpFurther details as to the application of the Greater London Authority Group Responsible Procurement Policy to this procurement will be set out in the tender documents .Data Transparency: The UK government promotes its commitment to greater data transparency. Accordingly TfL reserves the right to publish its tender documents, contracts and data from invoices received. In so doing TfL may at its absolute discretion take account of the exemptions that would be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

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: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the time that information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the stand still period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section 1.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Utilities Regulations 2006 provide for 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). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.10.2015

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