Enhanced User Worked Crossings

Enhanced User Worked Crossings

As part of NR proactive risk reduction at Level Crossings the following outlines the high.
Level product requirements for an Enhanced User Worked Crossings (E-UWC) to be installed.

UK-Birmingham: railway equipment

2012/S 108-179965

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
The Mailbox, 100 Wharfeside Street
For the attention of: Sean O’Brien
B1 1RT Birmingham
Telephone: +44 7917577977
E-mail: sean.o’brien@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.networkrail.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.networkrail.co.uk

Further information 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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Enhanced User Worked Crossings.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UK

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):

Enhanced User Worked Crossings equipment.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

As part of NR proactive risk reduction at Level Crossings the following outlines the high.
Level product requirements for an Enhanced User Worked Crossings (E-UWC) to be installed.
On NR Infrastructure for the reduction of derailment risk due to collision with vehicles.
Within approximately the next 4 years Network Rail plan to upgrade up to 200 User.
Worked Crossings (UWC) to improve their safety and ability to accurately inform the user of.
Train arrival.
A product is required to be installed at existing level crossings that meets the following General Requirements:
The crossing shall not require any new (to UK) railway operating principles, but can draw on.
The operational principles which apply at existing NR crossings as required and is to be.
Suitable for use at all or any existing UK User Worked Crossing (UWC) including:
— Single and multi track railways,
— Line speeds of up to 125 mph,
— AC and DC electrified railways, although our priority is for non-electrified areas,
— Existing NR signalling systems including ETCS up to level 3.
The developed solution shall:
— Shall not interfere with existing signalling systems,
— Be installed with minimal change to the existing infrastructure,
— Remove signaller intervention in the management and control of level crossings.
Including routine telephone workload. The system is to provide crossing information.
Direct to the crossing user rather than the signaller or operator.
— Make minimal connections to the existing signalling system,
— Minimise the amount of line side equipment, external power supplies and avoid.
Metal cored cabling which extends anywhere beyond the immediate vicinity of the.
Level crossing.
— Be factory assembled, pre-tested with plug and play installed consistent with the.
Principles of the modular concept.
— Be designed in such a way as to discourage high risk behaviours, trespass and the.
Violation of safe practice by users of level crossings.
— Intrusive routine maintenance shall be reduced to the minimum through affordable.
Self-diagnostic remote monitoring.
— Where no existing power supply is available at a site a sustainable self-powered.
System shall be provided, this is particularly for application in rural locations.
— On Call or user detected operation is an option on a self powered system,
— Minimise the dependency on telecoms services required for the management and.
Operation of level crossings.
— Utilise open interface communication systems and take into account emerging train.
Borne positioning systems where appropriate / as required in the future.
— Comprise of a minimum number of standard parts in modular configuration to aid.
Transportation and maintenance activities.
— No alterations shall be required to the existing crossing road surfaces or.
— Be of suitable robust construction for the railway environment,
— Be of a modular design to support simple additional features as per site specific.
Conditions such as self powered and user detection operation.
The product shall have a high level of safety integrity, availability, reliability and.
Simplicity in use for the general public.
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

Starting 1.11.2012 Completion 31.10.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A Parent Company Guarantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Joint and several liability would be required.
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: Suppliers must have proven capability in the provision of products or systems with equivalent safety and engineering standards for the transport sector.
The Supplier must have a developed product or system with functionality or useage similar to that described in III.2.1. The product or system may not have Product Acceptance (for use on the UK railway) as the contract may enable the achievement of this.
Interested Economic Operators who believe that they satisfy the Conditions for Participation included in III.2 must inform Network Rail that they wish to be considered for the contract, and subsequently complete and return the Prequalification Questionaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested Economic Operators will be required to meet certain financial requirements as set out within the Prequalification Questionaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers must be able to prove they have the capability to meet the necessary quality and capability requirements set out in the Prequalification Questionaire.
ISO9001 and 14001 Accreditation will be required.
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

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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction:
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

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.7.2012 – 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 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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.6.2012