Railway Construction Works London

Railway Construction Works London

Infrastructure Projects Southern – Wessex Capacity Programme.

United Kingdom-London: Railway construction works

2014/S 086-151523

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Waterloo General Offices – Waterloo Station
Contact point(s): Infrastructure Projects Southern
For the attention of: Lee Ratcliffe
SE1 8SW London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079224743
E-mail: ipsframework@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.networkrail.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.networkrail.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Waterloo General Offices – Waterloo Station
Contact point(s): Infrastructure Projects Southern
For the attention of: Lee Ratcliffe
SE1 8SW London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: IPSframework@networkrail.co.uk
Internet address: www.networkrail.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Waterloo General Offices – Waterloo Station
Contact point(s): Infrastructure Projects Southern
For the attention of: Lee Ratcliffe
SE1 8SW London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: IPSframework@networkrail.co.uk
Internet address: www.networkrail.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Waterloo General Offices – Waterloo Station
Contact point(s): Infrastructure Projects Southern
For the attention of: Lee Ratcliffe
SE1 8SW London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: IPSframework@networkrail.co.uk
Internet address: www.networkrail.co.uk

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:

Infrastructure Projects Southern – Wessex Capacity Programme.

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

Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London / Southeast England.

NUTS code UKI

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):

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (“NRIL”) is using an alliance contracting arrangement to procure the programme of works (design & execution) and ancillary services and supplies relating to the Wessex Capacity Programme which will increase train and passenger capacity at London Waterloo Station and across the Wessex Route. The works involve bringing the Waterloo International Terminal back into use for domestic train services, increasing the length of some platforms at London Waterloo Station, alterations to the track, signalling, communications, buildings and civils infrastructure on the Wessex Route and at Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Richmond, Wimbledon and Surbiton Stations. The design of works for Woking Grade separation is also included and the potential for resultant works – see section II.2.1 below. Under the alliance contracting arrangements NRIL will provide certain works and/or services as a participant in the alliance, and the contractors and NRIL each as an alliance participant will work as an integrated team providing resources on a best for project basis and sharing risk and reward.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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:

NRIL wishes to provide an opportunity, under this call for competition, for either an economic operator or economic operators, working in a consortium (see section III.1.3), to deliver this multi-disciplinary programme of works, comprising buildings, civils, track, signalling and communication railway construction works on a design & execution basis. The works will be undertaken in and around London Waterloo Station and on the Wessex Route via stations at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Richmond, Wimbledon and Surbiton in southeast England. The design of works for Woking Grade Separation is also included and at the option of NRIL the works related to this may be awarded under the contract awarded pursuant to this procurement depending on inter alia the funding being allocated. The economic operator, or economic operators must be capable of undertaking the key disciplines of building, civils, track, signalling and communication railway construction works on a design & execution basis (see section III.1.3).
Estimated Value Range: between 200 000 000 and 300 000 000 GBP with an additional potential 100 000 000 GBP if the option for works at Woking Grade Separation is exercised – see the explaination above.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 200 000 000 and 400 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Please see option regarding Woking Grade Separation explained at section II.2.1. Completion date detailed at section II.3 assumes that the Woking Grade Separation option is exercised. If this option is not exercised the estimated completion date for the remainder of the works is 31.3.2019.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 1.1.2015 Completion 31.3.2021

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Bond / Parent Company Guarantee may be required.

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

To be set out in the Draft Contract Documentation.

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

Pre-qualification questionnaire responses and resulting tenders from those who are shortlisted will only be accepted from an economic bidder or economic bidders working in a consortia that can deliver the full scope of works required under this notice.
Consortia are permitted but consortia are not permitted to form an unincorporated or incorporated joint venture solely to provide the works, as all the commercial and contractual arrangements between consortia members will be set out in the alliance agreements and all consortia members will be required to sign the alliance agreements.
Existing incorporated joint ventures are permitted and will be treated by NRIL as a single economic entity.
Consortia members in existing or established unincorporated joint ventures may bid on this basis, provided their joint venture arrangements are fully disclosed, transparent and consistent with the alliancing agreements and all members of the consortia will be required to sign the alliancing agreements.
No consortium member may be a member of more than one consortia or tender as a sole economic bidder as well as in a consortium.
Please note section VI.3 regarding this basis on which economic operators can express an interest.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Selection of economic operators to be invited to tender will be based on information provided in response to a pre-qualification questionnaire which will be issued to all economic operators who express an interest. See section VI.3 for further details.
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: None.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Selection of economic operators to be invited to tender will be based on information provided in response to a pre-qualification questionnaire. This will include minimum turnover and insurance thresholds. Economic operators will not be prevented from prequalifying if they do not yet hold the appropriate minimum insurance levels but assurances that they can arrange these will be needed as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire and the insurances will need to be put in place before contract award.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Selection of economic operators to be invited to tender will be based on information provided in response to a pre-qualification questionnaire. This will include that economic operators (as a sole bidder or through its consortium) must have suitable experience in delivering multifunctional railway construction works on a design and execution basis including working in an operational railway environment.

In response to the pre-qualification questionnaire the economic operator, or at least one economic operator within a consortia will be asked to confirm that they hold or agree to obtain a Network Rail Principal Contractors Licence (NRPCL). Please see http://www.achilles.com/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=285 for further information. A contract will only be awarded when a NRPCL is in place at the date of contract award but this does not prevent an economic operator expressing an interest, submitting a response to a pre-qualification questionnaire or tendering (if short listed), provided the confirmation above is given with the pre-qualification response.

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

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

Payable documents: no

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

30.5.2014 – 08:00
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:

NRIL is adopting the following steps in relation to qualification of this procurement:

1) Expressions of interest must be received by the date and time specified in section IV.3.4 of this notice by emailing the following information toIPSframework@networkrail.co.uk:

(i) Your organisation’s name
(ii) Contact details for receipt of PQQ documentation (email and telephone)
(iii) Registered address
(iv) Scope of works you are interested in providing (note there is no requirement at this stage to be able to provide the full scope of works required under this notice)
(v) Confirmation as to whether you consent to your name, contact details and scope of works you are interested in providing being published to all suppliers attending the Supplier Engagement Event (see below).
(vi) Your preference for the 10:00-12:00 or 13:00 to 15:00 session at the Supplier Engagement Event which will be allocated as explained in section 2 below.
If you express an interest as a consortium the details above should be provided for each consortium member.
Any expressions of interest received after the date and time in section IV.3.4 will not be accepted.
2) Two Supplier Engagement Event sessions will be held on 30.5.14 @ 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00 Address 12-34 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3EH for economic operators who have expressed an interest as above. You will be allocated a session to attend on a first come, first served basis. Attendance is restricted to 2 attendees per economic operator due to room size constraints.The purpose of this event will be for NRIL to explain in more detail the nature of the works and contracting arrangements, the information required in the PQQ, for economic operators to network to help facilitate the formation of consortia that will be able to deliver the full requirement of the works required under this OJEU notice (see section III.1.3) and for economic operators to ask questions. It is not compulsory to attend this event but economic operators who have expressed an interest as above are encouraged to do so.
All information provided at this event will be made available with the PQQ.
3) The PQQ will be issued the week commencing 2.6.2014 with a return date specified which will allow 30 days for responses to be delivered. PQQ responses will only be accepted from economic operators who can provide all the works as specified in section III.1.3 either as a single bidding entity or as a consortium. This date is indicative at this point in time and is a best estimate.
NRIL reserves the right to abandon or amend this procurement, to not award a contract and/or to award in part only without any liability to any economic operator or otherwise. Each economic operator that bids does so at its own cost and risk and NRIL will have no liability to any economic operator for its bid costs or otherwise.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court
The Strand
WC2A 1AA London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NRIL will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period after notification of the outcome of the tender assessment to the economic operators who submitted a tender. Until expiration of such period NRIL will not enter into a contract under this procurement.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Waterloo General Offices – Waterloo Station
SE1 8SW London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ipsframework@networkrail.co.uk
Internet address: www.networkrail.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30.4.2014

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