Business Development Consultancy Network Rail

Business Development Consultancy Network Rail

Consultancy is required over an 8 to 12 week period to scope and design organisational models for the delivery of centralised corporate services and infrastructure projects.

UK-London: business development consultancy services

2012/S 80-131817

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Kings Place, 90 York Way
Contact point(s): Strategic Sourcing
For the attention of: Nicola Greenwood
NW1 2DN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079047043
E-mail: nicola.greenwood@networkrail.co.uk
Fax: +44 2079047065

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/1542.aspx

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:

Organisational effectiveness: BCMAN005.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.
NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

This contract relates to the design and development of Network Rails organisational structure which continues to evolve, driving improvements in performance and efficiency. Consultancy is required over an 8 to 12 week period to scope and design organisational models for the delivery of centralised corporate services and infrastructure projects.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Recent changes to Network Rails organisational structure have included the creation of 10 Routes within network operations each led by a Managing Director with responsibility for operations, maintenance and asset renewals and enhancements. In addition, the infrastructure projects function is on a journey to become a stand alone subsidiary capable of competing internally and externally, and the corporate core is currently building its capability as a lighter central organisation providing services to the rest of the business. These services include HR, IT, asset management, procurement, safety and regulatory, amongst others.
The service provider is expected to deliver the following elements of work:
1. Network rail corporate services:
a. A short discrete piece of work that is intended to provide a clear scope for the design of Network Rails corporate services operating model which encompasses asset management, regulation, safety and business services, including, HR, IM etc;
b. The detailed design and the development of the corporate services operating model. In addition to this, a high level programme of change in order to implement the new corporate services operating model.
2. Network Rail infrastructure project:
a. Infrastructure projects have completed the design of their future operating model, this model requires validation followed by a detailed programme of change in order to implement the new Infrastructure Projects operating model.
In addition to these 3 elements of work, there is the opportunity for the successful service provider to undertake elements of the programme of change either within the Corporate Services piece of work, or the infrastructure projects piece of work, or both.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 3 (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:

Participants will be advised during the course of the tender exercise if these are required. Parent Company guarantees and other financial and performance guarantees may be requested as deemed appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

One member of any group or consortium will be required to accept Prime Contractor status.
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: General.
1. General company information.
All companies should follow the instructions for each question.
1.1 If the Company that is proposed to be Tendering is a Registered Company, state the company name
1.2.
Trading or operating name, if different from above.
1.3.
Trading address.
1.4.
Country of registration.
1.5.
Registration number.
1.6.
Company type, delete as necessary.
A.
Public Limited Company.
B.
Limited company.
C.
Sole trader.
D.
Partnership.
1.7.
VAT number.
1.8.
Year established.
1.9.
Please give details of parent, holding, immediate, ultimate, and subsidiary or associated companies/organisations, indicating their status, e.g. parent, holding etc.
Name.
Status.
1.10.
Company profile.
Please provide a short profile/business overview of your organisation, explaining principal business activities, type of organisation, e.g. principal contractor, subcontractor, consultant, supplier etc. and a brief history.
Description.
1.11.
Has there been any change in the ownership of the company, company direction and/or business developments, expansions or diversifications in the last three years?
Yes.
No.
1.12.
Is there a change of ownership imminent or in process? If yes, please provide supporting information.
Yes.
No.
Explanation.
1.13.
Are there any planned changes in the ownership of the company, company direction and/or business developments, expansions or diversifications? If yes, describe any planned changes.
Yes.
No.
Explanation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Finance and contractual 20 %.
2. Economic and financial capability 10 %
Please provide the following financial information. If the company is a subsidiary of a group, the information is required both for the company and the ultimate parent company. Where a consortium or partnership is proposed for the tender, the information is requested for each member of the consortium or partnership.
2.1.
Please indicate the size of your company, based on EC SME definition, include numbers for the corporate organisation and the operation that would be responsible for delivering the services. Delete as necessary.
A.
Less than 5 employees.
B.
Small enterprise, less than 50 employees and annual turnover not exceeding 7 000 000 EUR.
C.
Medium enterprise, less than 250 employees and annual turnover not exceeding 40 000 000 EUR.
D.
Large enterprise, exceeding the limits for a medium enterprise.
Please note that Network Rail will conduct credit checks on the tendering organisation/s and will determine the level of credit risk. Failure to meet low risk credit levels will result in the PQQ being disqualified.
3. Contractual 10 %
3.1.
State the level of your Public Liability Insurance cover in aggregate and for each and every claim?
Aggregate.
Each and every claim.
3.2.
State the level of your Employers Liability insurance cover in aggregate and for each and every claim.
Aggregate.
Each and every claim.
3.3.
State the level of your Professional Indemnity insurance cover in aggregate and for each and every claim.
Aggregate.
Each and every claim.
3.4.
If you hold any other insurance, relevant to the scope of services as described in the Background section of this document, please give details.
Other insurance details.
3.6.
Have any court actions been brought against either your company or its directors/senior managers during the last 3 years? Include actions against directors associated with their directorship of other organisations.
Yes.
No.
Explanation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Technical questions 80 %.
4. Services mandatory, pass/fail
Select the types of services which your company will be willing to provide by stating YES/NO below.
Strategy & advisory.
Yes.
No.
Organisation providing the services, including subcontractors.
Summary description of the services provided.
Benchmarking.
Yes.
No.
Organisation providing the services, including subcontractors.
Summary description of the services provided.
5. Capability and relevant experience 40 %
Please provide a succinct response to the following questions using the spaces below each question. Supplementary information may be provided in the appendix but should be kept to a minimum.
5.1.
Please confirm that you have completed two or more major organisational transformation programmes within organisations of similar size and complexity to Network Rail, e.g. organisations with an annual turnover of no less than 100 000 000 EUR.
Yes.
No.
Description.
5.2.
Can you confirm that you have undertaken major business transformations that have involved a combination of the following business elements, asset management, corporate services and construction programme management? Please provide two examples.
Yes.
No.
Description.
5.3.
What do you see as the key challenges facing Network Rail in restructuring its organisation?
Description.
5.4.
What do you consider to be your organisations competitive advantage or unique selling point to Network Rail?
Description.
5.5.
Please describe the level, breadth and depth of organisational restructures that you are currently supporting across your client base.
Description.
5.6.
Please provide a Top 10 client list by completing the following information;
Client.
Summary of service.
Size of contract including, value, duration, scope.
6. Tendering organisation and capacity 40 %
Please provide a succinct response to the following questions, supplementary information may be provided in the appendix but should be kept to a minimum.
6.1.
Please you confirm the percentage of direct and indirect resources that would be used to deliver the works?
% of Direct.
% of Indirect.
6.2.
Can you confirm the earliest possible date that you could commence works?
Date.
7. Contact details
Please provide your contact details for.
7.1.
Tendering purposes include a name and title, full postal address, telephone and mobile numbers, email address and a fax number.
Name.
Title.
Address.
Telephone.
Fax.
Email address.
7.2.
Company web site where other general information can be obtained.
Website address.
7.3.
The person responsible for completing and submitting this pre-qualification.
Name.
Title.
Address.
Telephone.
Fax.
Email address.
Date.
Signature.
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:

BCMAN005
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: 11.5.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.5.2012 – 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 tenders

Date: 29.5.2012 – 12:00

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

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Network Rail will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 SI 2006 No 6 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.4.2012