Urban Railway Works Transport for London

Urban Railway Works Transport for London

he operator of the Crossrail train services will take-on existing rail services (currently operated under a Franchise Agreement) and supplement these with services operating on new Crossrail Infrastructure and over existing networks to deliver a peak timetable of up to 30 trains per hour.

UK-London: urban railway works

2012/S 84-138896

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition: no
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: no

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Transport for London
Windsor House, 42 – 50 Victoria Street
For the attention of: Mr Nick Arthurton
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: CTOC@crossrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.tfl.gov.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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Crossrail Train Operating Concession services.
II.2)Type of contract
Services
Service category No 18: Rail transport services
II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Crossrail will connect the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport to commuter areas east and west of London. The operator of the Crossrail train services will take-on existing rail services (currently operated under a Franchise Agreement) and supplement these with services operating on new Crossrail Infrastructure and over existing networks to deliver a peak timetable of up to 30 trains per hour.
The services include the supply of train and station operations, initially using existing leased rolling stock that will be substantially replaced by new rolling stock supplied by TfL. Other key activities include the recruitment and training of the personnel necessary for the provision of the rail services and the satisfactory attainment of safety certification to undertake trial operations and operate the Crossrail train services. The operator of the Crossrail train services will provide resources to support the introduction of the new rolling stock, depot and station facilities and the associated dynamic testing and commissioning activities.
Ancillary requirements are expected to include entering into station and track access agreements, station leases and the delivery of some station improvements.
This notice is for information and a separate Contract Notice will be issued to start the formal pre-qualification process. To help RfL gauge market interest, potential applicants are requested to record their interest by following the instructions in section VI.2 below.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45234120, 60200000, 45234125, 60210000, 45234124

II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.6)Estimated cost and main terms of financing
II.6.1)Initial estimated cost
II.6.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
The scope includes:
(a) Taking on the existing Shenfield to Liverpool Street train services and associated stations that will be separated from the Greater Anglia Franchise in 2015.
(b) Supporting the Introduction of a new fleet of rolling stock on the route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield, and the subsequent roll-out of the fleet across the Crossrail network thereafter.
(c) Development of a close operational relationship with TfL’s Crossrail rolling stock and depot provider to ensure that the new fleet maintenance and performance requirements are achieved.
(d) Development of timetables using industry processes to meet required service levels in line with the staged introduction of the Crossrail services.
(e) Provision of resources to support command and control activities, train operations and station / retail services.
Programme requirements will be confirmed at a later stage but we currently anticipate that the invitation to tender will be issued in the third quarter of 2013. Further information will be provided in the Contract Notice / invitation to tender.
The contracting entity is Rail for London Limited (RfL) (part of the TfL group). The procurement process is being managed by RfL with procurement resources and processes support from Crossrail Limited (part of the TfL group).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Any economic operator that would like to participate in the procurement process to become the operator of the Crossrail train services should express interest in writing using the CTOC@crossrail.co.uk email address providing the name of the economic operator, the URL of the economic operator’s web site (if available) and the name and job title of a key contact.

VI.3)Estimated total value of supplies or services contract(s)

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.4.2012

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