Provide Security Services to Merseyrail

Provide Security Services to Merseyrail

Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd. is offering the opportunity to provide a dedicated security and response service.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Security services

2016/S 101-180881

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd
Rail House, Lord Nelson Street
For the attention of: Tomasz Drost
L1 1JF Liverpool
Telephone: +44 1519552092

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus 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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Provision of Security Services to Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd.

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

Service category No 23: Investigation and security services, except armoured car services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Merseyside.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd. is offering the opportunity to provide a dedicated security and response service.
The objectives of the Security Services are outlined below:
To provide a highly visible presence on MEL’s Stations and Train Services;
To prevent access on to Stations or Train Services to any person attempting to use the services of MEL without a valid ticket or other authority to travel;
Reducing ticket-less travel, fare evasion, anti-social behaviour, public disorder on Trains and Stations and assaults to staff and Customers through enforcement of Railway Bye Laws (or other relevant legislation), working with and supporting MEL staff and British Transport Police (BTP) as required;
To deal with relevant ticket less travel incidents as appropriate via the Penalty Fares rules or under the Railways Act 1889, 5.3(a) or other applicable legislation;
To prevent access to MEL’s Sites without authorisation;
Present a responsible and efficient corporate image to MEL’s Customers, members of the public, MEL Staff and Visitors;
Support MEL’s ‘Spend Sensibly’ policy to achieve year on year savings.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Provision of Security Services to Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent calls for competition:
in months: 24 (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)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Relevant details will be sent to the shortlisted companies. However, please note a minimum of 10 000 000 GBP public liability and product liability and 5 000 000 GBP employer liability insurance must be in place and responses to this notice should indicate the extent of these insurances. Copies of these insurance certificates should be provided.

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

Details will be provided to the shortlisted companies.
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: Bidders who satisfy any of the criteria for rejection set out in Regulation 23 (1), Public Contracts Regulations 2006 shall be treated as ineligible. Bidders may be requested to provide such evidence as is reasonably necessary to allow Merseyrail Electrics (2002) Ltd to establish that the aforementioned criteria do not apply to them.
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: Experience and formal competency in delivering the services as detailed (include examples).
Demonstrate a track record of delivering relevant services within a rail or similar transportation industry.
The PQQ must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions by the deadline listed in section IV.3.4) of this Contract Notice.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Hold relevant qualifications and meet all industry legislation / regulations with references to the services detailed.
The PQQ must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions by the deadline listed in section IV.3.4) of this Contract Notice.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Must have the ability and resources to provide rail replacement bus services as detailed.
The PQQ must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions by the deadline listed in section IV.3.4) of this Contract Notice.
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

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:

Provision of Security Services

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


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: 21.6.2016
Payable documents: no

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

28.6.2016 – 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

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:

Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd (‘Merseyrail’) is an urban network of vital importance to the transport infrastructure of Liverpool and Merseyside. In view of the ongoing regeneration of the city, rail will play a major role in the economic life of the region and be a vital part in the urban transport network which, thanks to the efforts of Merseytravel, is already ‘multi-modal’ with combined tickets valid on trains, buses and ferries.
At a glance:
— 75 route miles, outer termini at Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby, Hunts Cross on the Northern Line, and New Brighton, West Kirby, Chester and Ellesmere Port on the Wirral Line;
— Core city centre underground network, including 6.5 miles in tunnels and 5 underground stations;
— Underground section includes the original Mersey railway tunnel opened in 1886;
— Approximately 100 000 passenger journeys per weekday or 36 million passenger journeys per annum (2007);
— Nearly 50 % of passengers are daily users;
— 67 stations of which 66 are managed by Merseyrail;
— 1 of the most intensively used networks in the UK with over 800 train services daily (Monday to Friday);
— Clockface, regular interval timetable (15 minute frequencies, increasing to 5 minute on city centre sections;
— Approximately 1 200 staff;
— A fleet of 59 fully refurbished electric multiple units.
Merseyrail is a unique concession in the UK as the Department for Transport has been delegated by Parliament to the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (Merseytravel) and the concession agreement is between the operator and Merseytravel. This gives much better local control by local people of local services. Another unique feature is the length of the concession which is 25 years from 20.7.2003 with review dates along the way.
The concession is operated by Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd, a 50/50 Joint Venture company between Serco and Abellio.
Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd ‘Merseyrail’ is looking to appoint a Rail Replacement Bus Service provider to provide a link between Birkenhead City Centre and Liverpool City Centre. The service will coincide with the partial/full closure of the Mersey Rail Tunnel and Wirral Loop.
It is envisaged that the Mersey Rail Tunnel and Wirral Loop will be fully or partially closed between the 3.1.2017 and 18.6.2017*. During this period, a rail replacement bus service is required to link passengers between 2 Birkenhead City Centre Stations — Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North and 2 Liverpool City Centre Stations — Liverpool Lime Street and Moorfields. There will also be a requirement for a separate shuttle service operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central, calling at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park, Hamilton Square and Woodside Ferry Terminal in both directions.
*Subject to amendment to reflect refurbishment work progress
The full specification including the standards that need to be met and the approval requirements will be provided at tender stage.

Bidders are requested to express an interest in this procurement by following this link Interested parties will be issued with access to the Pre-Qualification Documentation which they are requested to complete by the deadline of no later than 12:00 noon 28.6.2016 and all supporting documentation per section III.2) Conditions for Participation.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See Section VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

See Section VI.4.2)

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd will incorporate a standstill period, following award of the contract. The period shall commence on the day following award notification, and shall be in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and all subsequent amendments and directives. At present, this standstill period shall be no less than 10 calendar days. This period allows unsuccessful tenders to seek further debriefing from Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended by the Public Contract Amendment Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 No 2992) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed, or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action. Any such action must be brought within 30 day (or the first working day thereafter) of the date when the aggrieved party knew or ought reasonably have known about the alleged breach. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting 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

See Section VI.4.2)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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