Civil Engineering Professional Services Framework for Translink

Civil Engineering Professional Services Framework for Translink

Provision of General Operatives with the Personnel Track Safety (PTS) qualification. Provision of Track Safety Co-ordinators (TSC). Provision of Engineering Supervisors (ES). Provision of Persons in Charge of Possession (PICOP). Provision of Road/ Rail Excavators. Provision of Road/Rail Trailers.United Kingdom-Belfast: Railway-track maintenance services

2013/S 176-304439

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Translink
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Paul McCollough
BT3 9BG Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890354029
E-mail: paul.mccollough@translink.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: Www.translink.co.uk and www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.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
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Structures Department – Civil Engineering Professional Services Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN0

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):

The Project is for the provision of Plant and Labour to supplement Translink’s own in-house resources. The work sites will be at multiple locations across the Northern Ireland Railways’ Network within Northern Ireland. The successful Economic Operator will be expected to work night shifts, on weekends and during holidays as well as during the normal working week of Monday to Friday. The work is within the railway environment which is safety critical. The majority of personnel employed by the successful Economic Operator, on this project will have to undergo a Drugs and Alcohol Medical and attend a Personnel Track Safety course.
The Contract with the successful Economic Operator will be for an initial period of two years, commencing in January 2014 and running until December 2015. There will also be an option on the Contract to extend it with the mutual consent of both Northern Ireland Railways Ltd and the successful Economic Operator for a period on two years, through an annual review at the end of Year 2 and the end of Year 3 (2 Years + 1 Year +1 Year).
The principal items of work to be delivered by the successful Economic Operator to NIR are envisaged as:-
– Provision of General Operatives with the Personnel Track Safety (PTS) qualification.
– Provision of Track Safety Co-ordinators (TSC)
– Provision of Engineering Supervisors (ES)
– Provision of Persons in Charge of Possession (PICOP)
– Provision of Road/ Rail Excavators
– Provision of Road/Rail Trailers
– Provision of Road/rail dumpers
– Provision of Tipping Lorries
– Provision of Tracked Excavators
– Provision of Low-loader lorries
– Provision of certified and qualified Plant Operatives
Other possible items of work to be delivered by the successful Economic Operator to NIR are envisaged as:-
– Spot road surfacing at level crossings
– White lining of road pavements at level crossings
– Emergency call-outs
– General callouts to supplement the in-house resources
– Track Welding
– Weed Spraying
2.2 Estimated value
The estimated value, excluding VAT, of the project is in the cost range of GBP 1,000,000 to GBP 1,500,000. per year with and overall value of GBP 4,000,000 – GBP 6,000,000 if the contract is extended to its maximum of 4 years.
2.3 Form of contract
An NEC3 Form of contract shall be used for this Project. It is envisaged that this will be either a Fixed Term Form.
Full details of the contract will be set out in the Invitation to Tender Documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50225000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

See II.1.5
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Term Contract is to be for a two year period duration, extendable for a further two 12 month periods to a maximum of four years duration subject to the satisfactory performance of the successful teams
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:
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: Please refer to www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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
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:

001/0491/13
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: ..
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

21.10.2013 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
Other: Browse to the eSourcing Portal: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

1. Browse to the eSourcing Portal: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

2. Click the “Click here to register” link
3. Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”
4. Enter your correct business and user details
5. Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete
6. You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this
secure)
7. Login to the portal with the username/password
8. Click the “PQQs Open to All Suppliers” link. (These are PQQs open to any
registered supplier)
9. Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content
10. Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page. This will move the PQQ over to the “My PQQs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your Projects only)
11. Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page
12. You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting)
13. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ
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– Phone: +48 8003684850 / Fax: +48 2070800480
N.B.: Do not leave completing your PQQ / ITT response until the last minute, late responses shall be rejected.

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: Translink will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to Tenderers.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 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:6.9.2013