Supply of Advanced Meter Readers for Electricity

Supply of Advanced Meter Readers for Electricity

This tender exercise is for the meter site survey, supply, installation and commissioning to live use and Meter Operating data services of approximately 4,500 electricity Advanced Meter Readers (AMR’s) across the Network Rail estate in England, Scotland and Wales.

United Kingdom-London: Installation services of information-processing equipment

2013/S 131-227328

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Kings Place, 90 York Way
For the attention of: Steve Briggs
NW1 9AG London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1908781928
E-mail: steve.briggs@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/1542.aspx

Further information 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

Electricity
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:

Site Survey, Supply, Installation, Commissioning and Meter Operation of Advanced Meter Readers (AMR’s) for Electricity.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting entities
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):

This tender exercise is for the meter site survey, supply, installation and commissioning to live use and Meter Operating data services of approximately 4,500 electricity Advanced Meter Readers (AMR’s) across the Network Rail estate in England, Scotland and Wales.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

51612000, 51612000

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:

Approximately 4,500 non-domestic electricity Advanced Meter Readers.
Multiple sites across England, Scotland and Wales.
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

Starting 18.10.2013 Completion 31.12.2016

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 exercise if 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:

Single Legal Entity or
One member of any group/consortium will be required to accept Prime Contractor status.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: All meters will be “off the shelf” products calibrated to Ofgem standards and shall be installed and
commissioned by accredited Meter Operator (see below).
Suppliers and/or subcontractors will be expected to hold relevant track safety qualifications to carry out surveys , installation and commissioning activities.
All personnel will be expected to operate safely in the railway environment at all times and will observe Network Rail safety standards and procedures at all times, whilst on Network Rail sites.
For Meter Provision and Data Services, the product specification is for the Provision of 3 phase or single phase meter on a purchase basis over a minimum specified contract period, initial installation of the meter, provision of SIM card, provision aerials and modem fit for purpose, provision of no less than one monthly registered read to the customer’s energy supplier’s nominated data collection agent, access to half hourly data on a D+1 basis by the Network Rail with the ability to download a CSV flat file, assess to standard Energy View data but no advance energy management functionality, standard maintenance of meter during contract period which includes replacement of faulty meters.
Whilst the Meter Operator Data Services are expected to continue until 31st December 2016, the installation of all required AMR’s is to be completed no later than 30th September 2015.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met.
This is a negotiated procedure with a call for competition. Tenderers will be expected to comply with all instructions during the course of the tender.
Any tenderer who wish to be considered for this contract MUST submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) via email for the attention of Steve Briggs at steve.briggs@networkrail.co.uk no later than 17:00 on 18.7.2013. The email must contain the following information as laid out below and nothing else:-

1. Full Contracting Entity Name, address and
registered address (if different).
2. Company Registration Number
3. Full name, telephone number and email address of the individual submitting the EoI who will be the point of contact for any ongoing correspondence.
4. Tenderers must confirm that they are aware of and not disqualified from expressing an interest in this OJEU notice because of Regulation 26 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
A Tenderer will be disqualified from the tender
exercise if the Tenderer:
a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations.
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of
bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations.
(c) Has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal
provisions of the country of any offence concerning
his professional conduct.
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate.
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority.
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority.
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information.
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for
participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA.
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively.
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities.
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money
laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As a minimum, tenderers will be expected to pass all mandatory pass/fail questions in the response to the Economic and Financial selection criteria stated in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, which will be issued to all economic operators who have expressed an interest within the stated timescales.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers will be expected to pass all mandatory pass/fail questions and achieve a saisfactory score against the technical selection criteria stated in the in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, which will be issued to all economic operators who have expressed an interest within the stated timescales.
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

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 92-157113 of 14.5.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

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

18.7.2013 – 17:00
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

Date: 21.8.2013 – 17:00
Place

by oracle e-sourcing system.

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:

4.7.2013