Supply Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Supply Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Aerial asset inspection and survey of railway infrastructure throughout the UK using Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Unmanned aerial vehicles

2014/S 159-286727

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
National Supply Chain, Quadrant MK, 500 Elder Gate
For the attention of: Garry Pyne
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: garry.pyne@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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:

Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other 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 the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP

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

— General railway infrastructure inspections and surveys including but not limited to,
— Structures/canopies,
— Embankment/culvert checks,
— Overhead Line Equipment (OLE),
— Post incident condition inspections e.g. following adverse weather, incidents etc,
— Security surveys.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35613000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

Aerial asset inspection and survey of railway infrastructure throughout the UK using Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Framework Agreement for the supply of services and goods. Lot 1 – Supply as a Service; Lot 2 – Supply as Equipment; Lot 3 – Supply both Services and Equipment.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: At Network Rails sole option the framework agreement may be extended by up to a further three periods of one year in duration.

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:

Refer to Pre-qualification Documentation.

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

Refer to Pre-qualification Documentation.

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

Refer to Pre-qualification Documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Refer to Pre-qualification Documentation.
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: Refer to Pre-qualification Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to Pre-qualification Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to Pre-qualification Documentation.
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: yes

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:

3904410

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: 11.9.2014 – 09:30
Payable documents: no

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

11.9.2014 – 09:30
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: 7.10.2014 – 12:00
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months.

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

The High Court
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Network Rail will incorporate a 10 calendar day standstill period after notification to unsuccessful bidders and until such point will not enter into a contract for this requirement. Bidders considering lodging an appeal must do so within this timescale in order to allow Network Rail to consider such an appeal. Successful appeals after the conclusion of contract award can only be dealt with through the processes available as described above.

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

as in I.1 above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.8.2014

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