Design and Supply of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system for the London Underground Power System

Design and Supply of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system for the London Underground Power System

London Underground is reassessing the ongoing suitability of existing ‘Power SCADA’ facilities, presently used to control and monitor traction power supplies; Power SCADA renewal/upgrade works will be required to carry out recommendations, to protect the business from excessive risk and to best prepare it for the future, in the interests of reliability and enhanced service and functional capabilities.

UK-London: scada or equivalent system

2012/S 193-317924

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

Works

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)

London Underground Limited
4th Floor, Templar House 81-87 High HolbornLondon
For the attention of: Andrew Chambers
WC1V 6NU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Andrew.Chambers@tube.tfl.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.tfl.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Main activity

Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus 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)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Design and Supply of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the London Underground Power System.
II.2)Type of contract

Works
II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

London Underground is reassessing the ongoing suitability of existing ‘Power SCADA’ facilities, presently used to control and monitor traction power supplies; Power SCADA renewal/upgrade works will be required to carry out recommendations, to protect the business from excessive risk and to best prepare it for the future, in the interests of reliability and enhanced service and functional capabilities. The key options available to LUL are subject to internal LUL assessment, guided by external consultant’s technical reports. LUL is also required to demonstrate best value; future benefits to the wider business will be required to support a valid business case.
London Underground presently utilises a number of disparate SCADA systems, each of varying age; each with its own maintenance, performance and capacity limitations. For the purposes of this notice, a summary of systems currently in use comprise:
— Supervisory Systems,
— ABB Spider (assume to be renewed),
— ABB MicroSCADA (assume to be renewed),
— Transmitton Cromos Xpress (assume to be renewed),
— 270 RTUs, based on single site occupancy.
O Each item of controllable plant communicating with the RTU either via IED, or a series of hard wired control and indication functions.
The use of modular, open, standard architecture, lending itself to regular ‘refresh’ programmes throughout its overall life and the ability to share data with other open systems, form a significant part of the requirements. The use of latest technologies and substation intra-operability will likely be embraced; security risks must be fully assessed and appropriate measures put in place to control and prevent unauthorised intrusion into the system. It may be assumed that the supply and installation of a new, dedicated fibre-optic communications network will also likely be required for effective control and data exchange; including intra-control centre and site data communications. Development and implementation of a migration strategy also forms a key requirement.
Potential future control and indication requirements will be in the order of 50 000 devices, whilst telemetering indication requirements will be upwards of 180 000 points.
As part of this Power SCADA renewal/upgrade programme, LUL is seeking expressions of interest from suppliers of SCADA and MES-related systems for the development, supply and installation of a system, and communications architecture, to control and monitor LUL’s traction power assets.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42961200, 71323100

II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 31.12.2013
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:

Funding of project has not been approved.
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

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

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.10.2012