Procurement of RRV Drainage Modules
Network Rail has a requirement for the provision of a minimum number of ten road rail drainage modules. These vehicles are to be used primarily for inspection, clearing and maintenance of various track side drainage systems and associated fixed equipment.
UK-Milton Keynes: railway maintenance or service vehicles
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
The Quadrant MK, Elder Gate
For the attention of: Paul Rowley
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
Telephone: +44 1908781923
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
NUTS code UK
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 60
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP
These vehicles to be used primarily for inspection, clearing and maintenance of various track side drainage systems and associated fixed equipment.
The system should be designed around a demountable body utilising the standard ISO 20 footprint. The vehicle shall be capable of travelling and operating on Network Rail Infrastructure with Adjacent lines open, Under Live OLE, isolated 3rd and 4th rail systems.
The vehicles shall be compliant with the Construction and use Regulations for Road Vehicles and be able to operate on UK road infrastructure without restriction and be supplied with all the necessary approvals to allow the vehicles to be operated within possessions on Network Rail managed infrastructure. The base vehicle chassis shall be optimised for payload and physical dimensions to allow best utilisation on both public highway and network Rail managed infrastructure and be based on UK compliant commercial vehicle chassis of sufficient size to accommodate the equipment and facilities in the specification the vehicle is envisaged to be circa 26 tonne Gross Vehicle Mass with a suitable cab offering a minimum of three seats (including drivers seat).
The suction requirements should be capable of lifting ballast, debris, sand and silt and water from a minimum height of 7 metres below rail and a distance of 20 metres.
And a storage tank of circa 1000 gallons. The vehicle shall be capable of travelling on track and highway laden (clean water travelling to site, grey water/spoil on return).
The vehicle shall be capable to tow or propel approved air brake trailers up to a max trailing load of 30 tonnes.
The module shall be capable of working in both road and rail modes and be demountable from the main vehicle chassis designed around a 20 foot ISO twist lock container footprint as ISO 1161 1984. The module shall be self contained to allow utilisation on other platforms/equipment with suitable capacity and twist locks and be.
Fitted with lifting points to allow the unit to be lifted onto other suitable platforms/equipment. When in use the module shall have minimal dependencies on the base vehicle.
The vehicle and all associated equipment and components shall comply with Railway Group and Network Rail standards, the engineering specification and International, European and British standards or its equivalent in your country of operation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Details will be provided in the tender documentation.
2. Where is the manufacturing and or supply location of the vehicles?
3. Will Landing Charges apply to delivery of the machines from mainland Europe?
4. Where are the maintenance support centres located for the routine service and maintenance of the machines?
2. What experience does the Supplier have in designing, manufacturing / Supplying Highway drainage vehicles?
3. Please list any exceptions to the required standards / speciifcations as listed in II.2.1.
4. What is the production capacity for delivering the vehicles (eg Number per month, quarter, annum)?
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
Additional information about electronic auction: The Tender Documentation will be issued to the selected suppliers through Network Rail’s Oracle E-Sourcing system.
Payable documents: no
The Quadrant: MK.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Expressions of Interest will be reviewed on the 8th October by the Network Rail Staff shown below.
— Project Manager,
— Technology Manager,
— Commercial Manager,
— C&P Manager.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.8.2012