Tender for Digital and General Railway Modelling

Network Rail Tender for Digital and General Railway Modelling,

United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2016/S 054-090990

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Digital Railway Modelling
UK
1 Eversholt Street
Contact point(s): National Supply Chain
For the attention of: Joe Jordan
NW1 2DN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7710940839
E-mail: joe.jordan@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:

Digital and General Railway Modelling.

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: UK.

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 21

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 000 000 and 4 500 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Annually.

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

Framework to Provide:
— a railway modelling simulator that is able to accurately model the railway and capacity under digital railway operation (ETCS) as well as current signalling systems. The simulator must also be able to handle the use of externally produced plug-ins, and training to NR staff is also expected to be made available.
— A requirement for the following list of modelling solutions is required;

Whole Life Costing — the development of models for application to individual components or asset portfolios.

Lifecycle analysis — techniques for establishing rates of degradation over the lifecycle of an asset, the likelihood and impact of failures, and the effectiveness of interventions.

Numerical / statistical techniques — representation of degradation and other asset relationships for use in LCC models e.g. Markov, Weibull, Bayes, Monte Carlo.

ALARP / Safety Cost Benefit Analysis. Includes the quantification and valuation of safety risk, experience in apply ALARP principles. Discounting, NPV etc.

Safety risk modelling — experience is using the GB rail industry’s Safety Risk Model or equivalent and associated methods e.g. Fault Trees, Event Trees etc.

Coding for mathematical models e.g. C++, VB, .NET etc.

Database design/exploitation e.g. SQL

Performance Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety (PRAMS).

OLE Modelling.

Multiphysics — for things like ole dynamic behaviours, S&C variations with temperature.

Discrete element — to cope with things like ballast fluidisation.

Finite element — for analysis and engineering of highly stressed components such as those in OLE components, fasteners, S&C

Computational fluid dynamics — for handling aerodynamic and hydrodynamic effects around tunnels and bridges.
Lot 1: Modelling Simulator and Software.
Lot 2: Generic Modelling Requirements.
Contracts for call -off of services for each specific lot
to be awarded by mini-competition amongst
framework suppliers.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72200000, 72212000, 72212100, 72212140, 72212900

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

Framework to Provide:
— a railway modelling simulator that is able to accurately model the railway and capacity under digital railway operation (ETCS) as well as current signalling systems. The simulator must also be able to handle the use of externally produced plug-ins, and training to NR staff is also expected to be made available.
— A requirement for the following list of modelling solutions is required;

Whole Life Costing — the development of models for application to individual components or asset portfolios.

Lifecycle analysis — techniques for establishing rates of degradation over the lifecycle of an asset, the likelihood and impact of failures, and the effectiveness of interventions.

Numerical / statistical techniques — representation of degradation and other asset relationships for use in LCC models e.g. Markov, Weibull, Bayes, Monte Carlo.

ALARP / Safety Cost Benefit Analysis. Includes the quantification and valuation of safety risk, experience in apply ALARP principles. Discounting, NPV etc.

Safety risk modelling — experience is using the GB rail industry’s Safety Risk Model or equivalent and associated methods e.g. Fault Trees, Event Trees etc.

Coding for mathematical models e.g. C++, VB, .NET etc.

Database design/exploitation e.g. SQL

Performance Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety (PRAMS).

OLE Modelling.

Multiphysics — for things like ole dynamic behaviours, S&C variations with temperature.

Discrete element — to cope with things like ballast fluidisation.

Finite element — for analysis and engineering of highly stressed components such as those in OLE components, fasteners, S&C

Computational fluid dynamics — for handling aerodynamic and hydrodynamic effects around tunnels and bridges.
Lot 1: Modelling Simulator and Software.
Lot 2: Generic Modelling Requirements.
Contracts for call -off of services for each specific lot
to be awarded by mini-competition amongst
framework suppliers.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 000 000 and 4 500 000 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: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Modelling Simulation Software

1)Short description:

— a railway modelling simulator that is able to accurately model the railway and capacity under digital railway operation (ETCS) as well as current signalling systems. The simulator must also be able to handle the use of externally produced plug-ins, and training to NR staff is also expected to be made available.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72200000, 72210000, 72212000, 72212140, 72212100, 72212900

Lot No: 2 Lot title: General Modelling Requirements

1)Short description:

— A requirement for the following list of modelling solutions is required;

Whole Life Costing — the development of models for application to individual components or asset portfolios.

Lifecycle analysis — techniques for establishing rates of degradation over the lifecycle of an asset, the likelihood and impact of failures, and the effectiveness of interventions.

Numerical / statistical techniques — representation of degradation and other asset relationships for use in LCC models e.g. Markov, Weibull, Bayes, Monte Carlo.

ALARP / Safety Cost Benefit Analysis. Includes the quantification and valuation of safety risk, experience in apply ALARP principles. Discounting, NPV etc.

Safety risk modelling — experience is using the GB rail industry’s Safety Risk Model or equivalent and associated methods e.g. Fault Trees, Event Trees etc.

Coding for mathematical models e.g. C++, VB, .NET etc.

Database design/exploitation e.g. SQL

Performance Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety (PRAMS).

OLE Modelling.

Multiphysics — for things like ole dynamic behaviours, S&C variations with temperature.

Discrete element — to cope with things like ballast fluidisation.

Finite element — for analysis and engineering of highly stressed components such as those in OLE components, fasteners, S&C

Computational fluid dynamics — for handling aerodynamic and hydrodynamic effects around tunnels and bridges.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72210000, 72260000, 72590000, 72211000, 72212000, 72227000

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 a guarantee is required. Parent company guarantees or other financial or performance guarantees may be requested where there is a reasonable requirement to do so.
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:

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: This Contract Notice is being issued under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2009.

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 economic and financial selection criteria as laid out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers will be required to meet the technical selection criteria contained in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and will be evaluated and scored on the evaluation criteria set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) (available to bidders who are successful at PQQ).
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(except for a DPS)

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.4.2016 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

8.4.2016 – 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

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

Head of National Supply Chain
The Quadrant: MK, Elder Gate
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

15.3.2016

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