Flood Defence Equipment Tender

Flood Defence Equipment Tender

Procurement of temporary demountable flood defence equipment to improve performance in poor weather by mitigating, and where possible preventing, future flooding related delays to the Network and improving incident recovery.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Flood-prevention works

2013/S 131-227370

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
The Quadrant: Milton Keynes, Elder Gate
For the attention of: Gemma Cuthbert
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: gemma.cuthbert@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:

Procurement of Flood Defence Equipment
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
A combination of these
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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
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 0 and 3 000 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Call-off Contract

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

Procurement of temporary demountable flood defence equipment to improve performance in poor weather by mitigating, and where possible preventing, future flooding related delays to the Network and improving incident recovery.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45246400, 45246000, 90721800

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:

Procurement of temporary demountable flood defence equipment to be delivered anywhere in the UK, to improve performance in poor weather by mitigating, and where possible preventing, future flooding related delays to the Network and improving incident recovery.
It is envisioned that the framework shall cover a number of products to allow different regions to choose the most appropriate solution for their specific flood hot spots.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 0 and 3 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option, after 3 years, to extend the contract for another 2 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 35 (from the award of the contract)
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:

Details shall be provided in the tender documentation.
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 Network Rail’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: Please supply the following:
1. Details of professional and industry certification relevant to this notice.
2. Details of any change of ownership of the company in the last 2 years.
3. Details of any imminent or planned changes of ownership of the company.
4. Short profile/business overview of the company including the principal business activities and a brief history of the company.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 1. Please supply the last 3 years financial statements to assess financial stability.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please supply the following:
1. Describe your experience in providing flood defence systems, including any use on rail infrastructure. Please provide references to support this including details of the date/year of when these contracts were awarded, when they were completed, the company name, name of the contract manager for your customer plus contact email and telephone address.
2. Is your equipment compliant to British Standard PAS 1188 or have Kite Mark accreditation (or equivalent)? Please provide copies of the relevant documentation to support this.
3. Please give relevant examples of the technical support services you have provided on other contracts.
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Please be advised that the tender shall be conducted via our Oracle e-sourcing system.
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: ..
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.7.2013 – 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

Date: 13.8.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
The electronice tender shall be unlocked by an authorised officer of the organisation.

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
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:4.7.2013