Docklands Light Railway Franchise Contract
The contract is a new franchise agreement for the Docklands Light Railway. The contract will cover all aspects of train and passenger service operations over the Docklands Light Railway network and maintenance of associated assets.
UK-London: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Docklands Light Railway Limited
PO Box 154, Castor Lane, Poplar
For the attention of: Ke Tran
E14 0DX London
Telephone: +44 2073639755
Fax: +44 2073639708
General address of the contracting entity: www.dlr.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: Docklands Light Railway Limited
PO Box 154, Castor Lane, Poplar
For the attention of: David Keep
E14 0DX London
Telephone: +44 2073639534
Fax: +44 2073639708
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 18: Rail transport services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London Docklands and surrounding areas.
NUTS code UKI
60000000, 60200000, 60210000, 50220000, 50222000
(a) train and passenger service operations over the whole Docklands Light Railway network and management of the automatic train control system; and
(b) the maintenance of all rolling stock and infrastructure excluding maintenance of the Lewisham extension infrastructure (which will continue to be carried out by the Lewisham Concessionaire). It is intended that the City Airport and Woolwich Arsenal extensions will also be maintained by the Franchisee from the start of this contract (this is dependent upon TfL/DLRL implementing changes to contracts with the existing Concessionaires).
The franchisee will be remunerated by a specified fee with a package of incentives for increased performance and deductions for below target performance.
Description of these options: The contract will be for an approximate initial period of 7 years with an option for Docklands Light Railway Limited to extend the period for up to approximately 24 months and an option for Docklands Light Railway Limited to extend the period further for up to approximately 7 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: The performance of the contract will be subject to the specific conditions set out in a bespoke franchise agreement.
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
Periodic indicative notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 133-221708 of 13.7.2012
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
(a) The description provided in II.1.5 and the scope described in section II.2.1 represent the current anticipated requirements of Docklands Light Railway Limited. Docklands Light Railway Limited reserves the right to amend the description and/or the scope and/or adjust the duration of the contract as a result of emerging requirements.
(b) References to the minimum requirements to be met by any variant submitted and any specific requirements for the presentation of an offer containing variants will be included in the invitation to tender.
(c) The duration of the contract stated in section II.3 is an estimate based on an initial contract period with a two year extension and a further seven month extension. Further information about contract duration and extensions will be included in the invitation to tender.
(d) Interested respondents must complete the pre-qualification questionnaire which can be obtained by emailing a request to DLR.Refranchise@tfl.gov.uk Respondents must note that any expression of interest submitted in response to the Periodic Indicative Notice for these services does not apply to this contract notice and the above procedure must be followed in order to receive the pre-qualification questionnaire.
(e) A response to this notice does not guarantee that an entity will be invited to tender; the process for selection for bidders to be invited to tender will be set out in the pre-qualification documents. The award process may be terminated or suspended at any time without cost or liability to Docklands Light Railway Limited, Transport for London (TfL) or any other party.
(f) Neither Docklands Light Railway Limited nor TfL binds itself to enter into any contract arising out of the procedures envisaged by this notice. No contractual rights express or implied arise out of this notice or the procedures envisaged by it. Any contract let by Docklands Light Railway Limited may contain provisions that the contract may be extended for the specified period and on the terms of the contract. Docklands Light Railway Limited reserves the right to vary the procedure relating to the conduct of the award process and to require further information from respondents.
(g) Docklands Light Railway Limited has developed an approach to ensure that past performance on relevant contracts/operations can be taken into account and assessed during the procurement process, and prior to entering into the contract. In addition to assessing the bidders’ technical ability to deliver the contract, this will give Docklands Light Railway Limited confidence, based on past performance, that the successful Bidder will perform the contract in a satisfactory manner. Docklands Light Railway Limited will assess these requirements at the pre-qualification stage. In addition, bidders may be asked, at any subsequent procurement stage, to update the evidence they have provided in relation to past performance to reflect more recent performance on new or existing contracts, or to confirm that nothing has changed. Furthermore, Docklands Light Railway Limited reserves the right to request further information from referees at any procurement stage.
(h) Docklands Light Railway Limited embraces diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably skilled suppliers who can meet the requirements, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability or age of supplier workforce and/or ownership. Docklands Light Railway Limited welcomes applications from suppliers committed to the principles of reducing, reusing and recycling resources and to the practices of buying recycled. Docklands Light Railway Limited strongly supports and implements the Greater London Authority Group Responsible Procurement Policy, details of which may be found at: http://www.london.gov.uk/rp/policy/
Further details as to the application of responsible procurement to this procurement may be set out in the pre-qualification and tender documents.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.1.2013