Security Assurance and Security Auditing Tender

Security Assurance and Security Auditing Tender

It has been recognised that Network Rail can benefit from a continuing programme of security assurance and auditing to increase confidence in all security suppliers it engages.

United Kingdom-London: Investigation and security services

2014/S 142-255983

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Kings Place, York Way
For the attention of: Catherine Celine
NW1 9AG London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1908781903
E-mail: catherine.celine@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/aspx/1542.aspx

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:

Security Assurance/Auditing.

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

Services
Service category No 23: Investigation and security services, except armoured car services

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

Framework agreement with a single operator

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

It has been recognised that Network Rail can benefit from a continuing programme of security assurance and auditing to increase confidence in all security suppliers it engages. The requirements of this assurance programme are set out in more detail in the PQQ.
In order to increase the level of confidence for Network Rail in its supply base and improve service levels to all customers, the Supplier is required to carry out a programme that assures NR that all nominated security suppliers employ staff legally allowed to work in the UK, are meeting regulatory standards, are meeting their contractual requirements etc. This contract will be for an assurance/auditing/investigative service to ensure our suppliers are compliant.
NR operates 68 Critical National Infrastructure locations across the UK Mainland. These locations are vital to the ongoing operation and performance of the national rail network. It is important that these are reviewed, understood and controlled.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

797000007921200079710000

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:

Assessing and understanding the full NR security supply base, including assessing the state of our critical national infrastructure. NR operates 68 Critical National Infrastructure locations across the UK Mainland. These locations are vital to the ongoing operation and performance of the national rail network.
As part of the wider Assurance Programme, the CNI location security reviews will include reviewing the operational security, helping establish the control and physical asset maintenance and effectivity.
Make recommendations for changes where necessary.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 250 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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:

Participants will be advised during the course of the tender process whether or not these are required. Parent Company Guarantees and other financial and performance guarantees may be requested as deemed appropriate.
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:

Where there is more than one economic operator proposed, NR requires one member of such group / consortium to accept Prime Contractor Status.

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: Participants will advise in the PQQ whether or not these are required.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers will be expected to meet the economical and financial evaluation criteria, which are laid out in the PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers will be expected to meet the economical and financial evaluation criteria, which are laid out in the PQQ and subsequent 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

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:

3837185

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: 18.8.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

28.8.2014
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:

Expression of Interests must be received by the nominated party by 18.8.2014, 12:00 pm. This must be sent to catherine.celine@networkrail.co.ukand contain the following information:

1. Your name.
2. Your Organisations name.
3. Email address and telephone number for receiving the PQQ.
4. Your Registered Address.
Any expression of interest after this time will not be accepted. Once the expression of interest has been The completed PQQ must be returned by 26.8.2014. This will be confirmed in the PQQ Instructions document.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Please contact the Nominated Contact by email if you have a query or complaint. Your email should clearly state the following as a minimum:
1. Your organisations name.
2. Your name and contact details.
3. The tender title and reference.
4. A brief explanation of your query/complaint including which part of the tender process the query/complaint relates to.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.7.2014

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