Rail Borne Geometry Maintenance Machines

Rail Borne Geometry Maintenance Machines

Design, Build and Supply of on-track Rail Borne Geometry Maintenance Machines.

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

2013/S 004-004472

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
The Quadrant MK, Elder Gate
For the attention of: Natalie Phillips
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:
Design, Build and Supply of on-track Rail Borne Geometry Maintenance Machines.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
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):
Design and build of on-track rail borne geometry maintenance machines.
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: 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 are seeking innovative solutions to the problem of maintaining vertical and lateral geometry on ballasted track.
Network Rail are inviting interested parties to propose innovative solutions to the problem of track geometry remediation on ballasted layouts. The solution must take the form of a self propelled, rail-borne track maintenance machine, capable of a transit speed of up to 65 mph.
The proposed solution must be capable of measuring the track geometry without external references and be capable of resolving track features with wavelength of up to 200 m. It must also be able to integrate with Network Rails Absolute Track Geometry systems. The solution will be capable of producing its own lateral and vertical designs, in addition to being capable of accepting designs created by external systems.
It is expected that the magnitude of improvement in vertical and lateral track geometry provided by the solution will be at least on par with that produced by current state of the art tamping machines. However, the durability must be superior and the solution must be capable of yielding a durable result on track of all conditions, including early life ballast, track with life-expired ballast and track where poor ballast conditions render machine tamping ineffective. Interested parties will be expected to demonstrate the durability benefits of the proposed solution.
In order to enhance the durability benefits of the remediation action, the proposed solution must avoid disturbing the consolidated ballast bed as far as possible. Specifically, disturbance should be restricted to the crib ballast, and to a maximum depth of 80 mm below sleeper bottom.
Without damage to track components or line side infrastructure, the proposed solution must be capable of rectifying the track geometry on both plain line and switches and crossings, including (but not limited to) turnouts, crossovers, double junctions and combinations of these features in a single site. It is expected that two or more machines will be capable of working together in order to maintain Switches and Crossing units in parallel.
Interested parties are requested to respond to this notice and shall be invited to attend workshops for discussions around a solution to this requirement.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:
Parent company guarantees shall be required where applicable.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payments shall be made in accordance with the conditions of the contract specified in the tender documents which in turn reflect Network Rails 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:
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: Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire following the discussion workshops.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire following the discussion workshops.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire following the discussion workshops.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
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
no
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
1.2.2013 – 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:
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:3.1.2013

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