Supply of Obstacle Detection at Level Crossings

Supply of Obstacle Detection at Level Crossings

This system will protect trains from a catastrophic risk by detecting large objects capable of derailing a train, and protect crossing users by detecting that they are still on a crossing when it is closing or after it has closed.

UK-Milton Keynes: railway-track construction materials and supplies

2012/S 113-187633

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail – Infrastructure Ltd
The Quandrant: MK, NDS Contracts and Procurement, Elder Gate
Contact point(s): Rasila Shah
For the attention of: Caroline Doidge
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1908723674
E-mail: [email protected]

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: As Above
Electronic access to information: As Above
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: As Above
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: yes

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Supply of Obstacle Detection at Level Crossings.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKG12

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 700 000 and 6 200 000 GBP

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

Supply of Obstacle Detection at Level Crossings.
This system will protect trains from a catastrophic risk by detecting large objects capable of derailing a train, and protect crossing users by detecting that they are still on a crossing when it is closing or after it has closed.
The product will require to be interfaced with current Network Rail infrastructure and be resilient to electrification systems. It must work in all weathers with minimal maintenance and high reliability. Major structural changes to the current level crossing should be avoided with the solution. High safety integrity level is required with fail safe mode included.
The Obstacle Detection System could be one system or multiple systems in order to meet these requirements.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34946000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 700 000 and 6 200 000 GBP
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

Duration in months: 24 (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:

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

Payments shall be made in accordance with the conditions of the contract specified in the tender documents which will in turn reflect Network Rail Standard Payment terms.
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:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: If a Party wishes to express an interest, a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will need to be completed. It is available upon request from hte point of contact listed in section I.1 of this notice.
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: The information required will be listed in PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A copy of the company’s accounts for each of the last two years. Provide details of the level of professional indemnity, all risks, employers liability, public liability and product liability insurance which the company carries.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information required will be listed in PQQ and must meet technical requirements.
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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 22.6.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.8.2012 – 12:00
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 tenders

Place

The Quadrant:MK, Network Rail,NDS Contracts & Procurement, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EN.

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:13.6.2012