Cropping Services at Network Rail Material Handling Centres

Cropping Services at Network Rail Material Handling Centres

The Supply of Mobile Cropping Services to crop in the region of 115,000 tonnes of scrap rail every year into either 5ft or 2ft lengths at a number of local Material Handling Depot’s in the UK, currently 3 in operation. (Note: not just hire of equipment and operator, this is a service provision).

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Hire of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment with operator

2014/S 067-115749

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
The Quadrant: MK, Elder Gate
For the attention of: Ken Marshall
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1908781501
E-mail: christopher.woodman@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.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:

Provision of Cropping Services at Network Rail Material Handling Centres.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 170 000 and 550 000 GBP

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

The Supply of Mobile Cropping Services to crop in the region of 115,000 tonnes of scrap rail every year into either 5ft or 2ft lengths at a number of local Material Handling Depot’s in the UK, currently 3 in operation. (Note: not just hire of equipment and operator, this is a service provision).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45500000

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: 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:

Applicants are required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). This provides information on lots, a supplier may have the option of expressing an interest in one or more of the lots. The PQQ is obtainable together with further information from the address stated above and will not be issued until 4.4.2014.
The Contract length is 3 years plus an option to extend for a further 2 years as 1 year extensions.
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: 36 (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:

Parent company guarantees shall be required, where appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payments shall be made in accordance with the conditions of the contract specified in the tender documents, which in turn will reflect the contracting entity’s usual payment terms for this type of contract.
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: Applicants are required to register their interest in tendering for the contract by 21.4.2014 and complete a pre-qualification questionnaire by 28.4.2014. Please note the PQQ will not be issued until the 4.4.2014.
To register your interest please email christopher.woodman@networkrail.co.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to register their interest in tendering for the contract by 21.4.2014 and complete a pre-qualification questionnaire by 28.4.2014. Please note the PQQ will not be issued until the 4th April 2014.
To register your interest please email christopher.woodman@networkrail.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are required to register their interest in tendering for the contract by 21.4.2014 and complete a pre-qualification questionnaire by 28.4.2014. Please note the PQQ will not be issued until the 4.4.2014.
To register your interest please email christopher.woodman@networkrail.co.uk

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 21.4.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.4.2014 – 12:00
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

Please see the item under section VI.4.2

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 calender days, provides time for unconditional tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 6) provide for the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or 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:1.4.2014