Rail Enhancement Projects Cost Reviews
As ORR does not have sufficient internal resource (staff) to undertake Rail Enhancement Projects Cost Reviews, it is looking to appoint specialist contractor(s) to work alongside ORR’s review team members in reviewing and assessing Network Rail’s enhancement projects cost estimates.
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Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Office of Rail Regulation
One Kemble Street
For the attention of: Gamble Peter
WC2B 4AN London
Telephone: +44 2072823944
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The scope of work is for the provision of suitably qualified and experienced people (specialist contractors) to support ORR for the period of this contract. The specialist contractor(s) will act as one of several project cost reviewers operating within the ORR team. The cost reviewer will undertake project reviews as directed by ORR using its own established methodology and completing the necessary paperwork in line with ORR guidelines. The specialist contractor(s) will propose adjustments to the funding provision to ORR with detailed backup regarding the reasons for the proposal. ORR will take the final decision on any adjustments to be made through challenge and discussion of the specialist contractor(s) conclusions. The projects to be reviewed will be dependent on what is submitted to us by Network Rail.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79000000, 79421000, 71300000, 79620000, 71000000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 100 000 and 280 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option to extend the contract up to 6 months.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
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
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once).
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://rail-reg.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register.
— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender.
— Login to the portal with the username/password.
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender.
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining).
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Bidders’ economic and financial capacity will be assessed on the basis of the information provided in response to the ITT.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Electronically, via web-based portal.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Office of Rail Regulation
One Kemble Street
WC2B 4AN London
Telephone: +44 2072823694
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: