HS2 Phase One Engineering Delivery Partner

HS2 Phase One Engineering Delivery Partner

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited is seeking an Engineering Delivery Partner to support the development of the anticipated next stages of Phase One of the High Speed Two project.

United Kingdom-London: Consultative engineering and construction services

2015/S 053-093313

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, 18th Floor, One Canada Square
For the attention of: Jasmin Banks-Lee
E14 5AB London
Telephone: +44 2079446876
E-mail: hs2procurement@hs2.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.hs2.org.uk/

Electronic access to information: http://www.hs2.bravosolution.co.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.hs2.bravosolution.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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

HS2 Phase One Engineering Delivery Partner.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK — London.

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):

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (‘HS2 Ltd’) is seeking an Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) to support the development of the anticipated next stages of Phase One of the High Speed Two (HS2) project.
HS2 Ltd was established by the Government in January 2009 to develop proposals for a new high speed rail line between London and the West Midlands, and to consider the case for high speed rail services linking London, northern England and Scotland. HS2 Ltd is wholly owned by the Department for Transport (DfT). The proposed HS2 project is being taken forward in 2 phases. Phase 1 will run from London Euston to a new station for Birmingham at Curzon Street. Phase 2 will extend high speed lines to Manchester and Leeds. Phase 1 is due to open to passengers in 2026 and Phase 2 in 2033.
The Parliamentary procedures required to deliver Phase 1 are well underway. The High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill deposited in November 2013 seeks powers to build, maintain and operate Phase 1 of the railway. It is expected that Royal Assent to the Bill will be achieved by December 2016.
Prior to Royal Assent HS2 Ltd need to make appropriate preparations for the implementation stage of Phase One to allow it to achieve the commencement of Phase One services in 2026. As such, HS2 Ltd requires an EDP to provide support in continuing the development and implementation of the Phase 1 project.
Subject to Royal Assent being obtained the next stages of the project following appointment of the EDP will involve the appointment of separate Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contracts to produce the detailed design and to undertake construction which will require EDP support.
The Phase 1 EDP would support HS2 Ltd in the management and coordination of engineering and environmental design development by separate design organisations, and support the management of the programme of ECI delivery contracts. The main activities are described in more detail in the pre-qualification pack.
HS2 Ltd’s requirements envisage Railway Systems support (as defined in the pre-qualification pack) being included in the scope of the Phase One EDP services. HS2 Ltd however reserves the right at its sole discretion to exclude such Railway Systems related services and to appoint a separate Engineering Development Partner to deliver them.
Whilst it is intended that Railway Systems be included in the scope of the EDP, HS2 Ltd is also inviting bidders to submit a PQQ where they have no Railway Systems capability as Railway Systems may be excluded from the EDP scope if upon receipt and evaluation of PQQ’s sufficient experience and capability is not adequately demonstrated by Applicants. In this scenario, HS2 will procure a separate Railway Systems consultant and this procurement will continue as per the original scope of services but excluding any Railway Systems related services.
Refer to the pre-qualification pack which is available upon request from HS2 for details of the Phase One Engineering Delivery Partner services. Details of how HS2 Ltd will determine this decision is provided in Appendix C Evaluation Criteria.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71310000, 79411000, 71311100, 71311230, 71311000, 71311300, 71313400

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Refer to the pre-qualification pack which is available upon request from HS2 for details of the Phase 1 Engineering Delivery Partner services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: Between GBP 250 000 000 and GBP 350 000 000.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 250 000 000 and 350 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will include the option to extend the contract duration if necessary to provide additional services of a similar nature until the full opening of the HS2 Phase 1 railway services to the public and completion of associated activities.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 120 (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:

Refer to the pre-qualification pack.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer to the pre-qualification pack.

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

Refer to the pre-qualification pack.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Refer to the pre-qualification pack.
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: Responses to questions in the pre-qualification pack.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A minimum turnover of the contracting entity of approximately 30 000 000 GBP (current 3-year average) or equivalent proof of financial standing. A minimum professional indemnity insurance of 10 000 000 GBP for any one incident, without limit on the number of incidents or reduction in cover. See further details in the pre-qualification pack.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Responses to questions in the pre-qualification pack.
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: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

Contract No HS2/DDP1/2000

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.4.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

9.10.2015 – 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

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:

Interested parties must inform HS2 Ltd via the Bravo e-tendering portal that they are interested in the contract by complying with the requirements of the Pre-Qualification Pack available from the Bravo e-tendering portal and by the date and time given in IV.3.4. HS2 Ltd will use the information provided by candidates to select candidates to be invited to tender for the contract. A response to the notice does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to tender for the contract. HS2 Ltd may terminate or suspend the award process at any time without incurring any cost or liability. HS2 Ltd does not bind itself to enter into any contract arising out of the procedures envisaged by this notice and no contractual rights express or implied arise out of this notice or the procedures envisaged by it. HS2 Ltd reserves the right to disqualify any candidate who: provides information or confirmations which later prove to be untrue or incorrect; does not supply the information required by this notice or by the Pre-qualification Pack or as otherwise directed by HS2 Ltd during the award process; or fulfils any 1 or more of the criteria detailed in Regulation 26 of The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). HS2 Ltd reserves the right to require the submission of any additional, supplementary or clarificatory information as it may, in its absolute discretion, consider appropriate.
Given the proposed term of the contract and the nature and complexity of the HS2 project, interested parties will note the contract includes the option for any appointed Engineering Delivery Partner to undertake additional services linked to support of HS2 Ltd’s implementation of Phase One as permitted under relevant procurement legislation.
Notwithstanding this procurement is being undertaken via the negotiated procedure, HS2 Ltd reserve the right to Award without a negotiation stage.
The expected duration of this contract is 120 months from the award of the contract, subject to satisfactory performance demonstrated at review points with the option for HS2 Ltd to extend to close out of the project which is expected to be an additional 24 months.
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: HS2 Ltd will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract and the reasons for the decision is communicated to Tenderers.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: