Tender to Supply Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Tender to Supply Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd seeks suitable organisations to supply as follows: Lot 1: Unmanned Aircraft as Services to carry out.

United Kingdom-London: Non-piloted aircraft

2018/S 156-359161

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
1 Eversholt Street
London
NW1 2DN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tom Weatherley
Telephone: +44 1908781000
E-mail: tom.weatherley@networkrail.co.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.networkrail.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk

I.6)Main activity

Railway services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

Reference number: 13275

II.1.2)Main CPV code

34711200

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd seeks suitable organisations to supply as follows:

Lot 1: Unmanned Aircraft as Services to carry out.

General railway infrastructure inspections and surveys including but not limited to:

— structures/canopies including bridge surveys,

— embankment/culvert checks,

— Overhead Line Equipment (OLE),

— post incident condition inspections e.g. following adverse weather, incidents etc.,

— security surveys.

Lot 2: Unmanned Aircraft Equipment (Drones) including maintenance and repair (when combined with Lot 3 to enable an in house provision). Buy or Hire option.

Lot 3: Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Training (when combined with Lot 2 to enable an in house provision).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 4 may be awarded as a combined award of Lots 1-3 as a one stop shop.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

UAS — Services (North, Midlands and South)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

60445000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England, Scotland and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

12 Suppliers, providing coverage as follows; 4 suppliers for North, 4 for Midlands and 4 for South i.e. this is not their base location.

To carry out as a service:

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.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 250 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 20
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Refer to procurement documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Frameworks may be extended up to 24 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Currency in Great British Pounds (GBP).

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

UAS — Supply of Equipment, Repair and Maintenance

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

34711200
50210000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England, Scotland and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply or Hire to Network Rail, UAS packages with a trusted delivery system to Network Rail plus a structured servicing and maintenance package for each aircraft.

The Services are to include but not limited to:

i) issue of equipment including aircraft and ground control systems, batteries and ancillary equipment plus any additional sensors;

ii) maintenance/servicing and repair of aircraft systems, batteries and ancillary equipment;

iii) spares/replacement/part exchange service for owned aircraft;

iv) issue of ancillary equipment;

v) holding (storage) service for Network Rail owned equipment;

vi) temporary loan equipment.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please refer to pqq documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

May be extended for up to 24 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

UAS — Pilot Training

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80650000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England, Wales and Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Network Rail is considering the use of up to three NQE’s to provide the training of their in house Drone Pilots. There are 2 types of training we require. If there is an NQE that can provide both bespoke areas of training then we may consider one NQE. This document is to specify and document the requirements for a National Qualified Entity (NQE) to provide training for Network Rail Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Pilots. There is a requirement to provide UAS Pilot training for:

1) Reactive Operational Events and Planned Inspections and Surveys:

a) Reactive operational events including but are not limited to:

i) general railway infrastructure inspections & surveys of;

ii) buildings/canopies;

iii) bridges/tunnels/retaining walls;

iv) embankment/culvert/earthworks;

v) Overhead Line Equipment (OLE);

vi) post incident condition inspections e.g. following adverse weather, incidents etc.;

b) specialist surveys including but not limited to:

i) Survey/Design grade inspections (NR/L2/TRK/3100: Topographic, Engineering, Land and Measured Building Surveying — Strategy and General (sec E3 page 70));

ii) LiDAR/Multispectral Imagery;

iii) post processing/product delivery including DTM/DSM/asset condition reports.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Refer to PQQ Documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend for up to 24 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Combined award for Lots 1-3

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

34711200
50210000
80650000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

England Wales and Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Combined award for Lots 1-3 to provide a one stop shop.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 6 750 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Refer to PQQ documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend for a period of 24 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Refer to the requirements stated in the PQQ and tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Refer to the requirements stated in the PQQ and tender documentation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

A Parent Company Guarantee may be required. Refer to the requirements stated in the PQQ and tender documentation.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer to the requirements stated in the PQQ and tender documentation.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Refer to the requirements stated in the PQQ and tender documentation.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Refer to the requirements stated in the PQQ and tender documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 18

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 112-255008

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 13/09/2018
Local time: 09:30

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 20/09/2018

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

48 months.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United KingdomInternet address: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Contact Tom, Weatherley, Network Rail as below

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Quadrant MK, Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN
United Kingdom
E-mail: tom.weatherley@networkrail.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/08/2018

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