Economic Consultancy Tender

Economic Consultancy Tender

This will include but is not limited to advice on Access Charges, Incentives and Financial Frameworks (Rate of return, Regulatory Asset Base and Financiability).

United Kingdom-London: Financial management consultancy services

2014/S 188-332751

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, York Way
Contact point(s): Procurement Team, National Supply Chain
For the attention of: Jessica Woodward, Procurement Manager
NW1 9AG London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1908781004
E-mail: jessica.woodward@networkrail.co.uk

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:

Economic Consultancy.

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

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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 500 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

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

Economic advice is sought to support Network Rail in enabling outstanding value for taxpayers and users of the railway. Part of this will be in the Periodic Review for CP6 (PR18). This will include but is not limited to advice on Access Charges, Incentives and Financial Frameworks (Rate of return, Regulatory Asset Base and Financiability).
Knowledge working in a regulated Transport/Infrastructure/Utilities industry is essential.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79412000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Economic advice is sought to support Network Rail in enabling outstanding value for taxpayers and users of the railway. Part of this will be in the Periodic Review for CP6 (PR18). This will include but is not limited to advice on Access Charges, Incentives and Financial Frameworks (Rate of return, Regulatory Asset Base and Financiability).
Knowledge working in a regulated Transport/Infrastructure/Utilities industry is essential.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 500 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

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: 60 (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 process whether or not 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:

Participants will be advised during the course of the tender process whether or not these are required. Parent Company guarantees and other financial and performance guarantees may be requested as deemed appropriate.

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

Where there is more than one economic operator proposed, Network Rail requires one member of such group/consortium to accept Prime Contrator 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: Participants will be advised in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) whether or not these are required.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers will be expected to meet the economic and financial evaluation criteria, which are laid out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers will be expected to meet the technical evaluation criteria, which are laid out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequent Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.
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:

4024467 – 02

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: 13.10.2014 – 14:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.10.2014 – 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:

Expressions of Interests should be received by the.
Nominated contact by 13.10.2014, 14:00 hours.
Once the expression of interest deadline has passed, the PQQ documentation will be sent to interested suppliers that express an interest but the deadline for submission will remain as advised.

Expressions of Interest must be sent to jessica.woodward@networkrail.co.uk and contain the following information:

1. Your organisation’s name.
2. Contact details for receipt of PQQ documentation (email and telephone).
3. Registered address.
Completed PQQ’s will need to be submitted by 27.10.2014. This will be confirmed in the PQQ Instructions documentation that will be sent out.

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: Please contact the Nominated Contact by email in the first instance if you have any queries or complaints. Your email should clearly state the following as a minimum:
Your organisation’s name.
Your name and contact details.
Tender Reference and Title.
Brief outline of your query / complaint.
Which part of the tender process the query / complaint relates to.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26.9.2014