Rail Enhancement Projects Cost Reviews

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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2015/S 111-201407

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

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
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2072823944
E-mail: zohaib.bhutta@orr.gsi.gov.uk

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

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Other: economic and safety regulation

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:

Provision of Specialist Contractors – Rail Enhancement Projects Cost Reviews.

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

Services
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)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

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 to determine an efficient funding level that will feed into ORR’s determination of the portfolio baseline.
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)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 280 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend the contract up to 6 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 21 (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:

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

Payment by monthly invoice in arrears.

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

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a separate legal entity before entering in to the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidders’ economic and financial capacity will be assessed on the basis of the information provided in response to the ITT and Supplier’s Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Bidders’ economic and financial capacity will be assessed on the basis of the information provided in response to the ITT.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

ORR/CT/15-06

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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

2.7.2015 – 17:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

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 Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Office of Rail Regulation
One Kemble Street
WC2B 4AN London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: lucy.doubleday@orr.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072823694

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolutions
International Dispute Resolution Cebtre, 70 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: info@cedr.com
Internet address: http://www.cedr.com

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

5.6.2015

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