Lease or hire of Diesel Locomotives Arriva Trains

Lease or hire of Diesel Locomotives Arriva Trains

The contracting authority wishes to procure by lease or hire between 8 and 13 new or existing mixed-traffic 160kmh diesel locomotives to operate on the UK national rail network.

UK-London: railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts

2012/S 105-175659

Qualification system – utilities

Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition yes

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Arriva UK Trains Ltd c/o Chiltern Railways
Great Central House, Marylebone Station, Melcombe Place
For the attention of: Mr Graham Cross (Business Development Director)
NW1 6JJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073333051
E-mail: graham.cross@chilternrailways.co.uk
Fax: +44 2073333018

Internet address(es):

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

I.2)Main activity

Railway services
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the qualification system

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Lease or hire of Diesel Locomotives.
II.2)Type of contract

Supplies
II.3)Description of the works, services or goods to be procured through the qualification system:

The contracting authority wishes to procure by lease or hire between 8 and 13 new or existing mixed-traffic 160kmh diesel locomotives to operate on the UK national rail network. Applicants can tender for either of two options:
Option 1: lease or hire of locomotives.
Option2: lease or hire of locomotives, together with provision of associated heavy maintenance and technical support services.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34600000, 34610000, 34620000, 50221000, 66114000

II.5)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Qualification for the system:

Conditions to be fulfilled by economic operators in view of their qualification: Applicants are required to submit a request to participate by the due date, together with the following information:
— Details of company size, management structure and organisation, location and manpower,
— Bankers reference, audited accounts and indication of turnover derived from all locomotive and rolling stock supply activities for the past 3 financial years,
— Evidence of compliance, if applicable, with internationally-recognised quality assurance systems for all activities, EN 9002 or equivalent,
— Evidence of competence to arrange and undertake finance packages for rolling stock,
— Indication of the types of locomotive that may be offered,
— Details of similar contracts undertaken in the past 5 years, including the type(s) of locomotive supplied, customer, value, form of contract, delivery dates (contractual and actual),
— Evidence of competence to achieve full European or national railway compliance for the locomotives to be supplied,
— Details of any material disputes or proceedings arising over the past 5 years on locomotive and rolling stock procurement contracts.
III.1.2)Information about reserved contracts

Section V: Procedure

IV.1)Award criteria
IV.1.1)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.1.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

Dieselloc1
IV.2.2)Duration of the qualification system

Indefinite duration
IV.2.3)Information about renewals

Renewal of the qualification system: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Arriva UK Trains Ltd. and its subsidiary companies currently operate passenger train services in the United Kingdom, and is calling for competition to lease or hire new or existing diesel locomotives for use on suburban, regional and express passenger trains for which it or its subsidiaries are currently the franchisee, or may be the franchisee in future. The lease or hire may include the provision of associated heavy maintenance and technical support services for the locomotives. The ultimate contracting entity may be another company or companies in the Arriva Trains UK Ltd. group.
The initial 7 locomotives will be required to be ready for fleet service by 31st December 2014. The locomotives must comply with all applicable standards of the relevant infrastructure controller and regulatory bodies, and with European and UK legislation as appropriate.
The leasing or hire of the locomotives and the supply of any associated services will subject to the Laws of England.
Applicants must submit requests to participate together with the required information by 37 days from the date of publication of this Notice. The Contracting entity shall utalise the most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate within the lines of the award criteria.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 33 (Information about Contract Award Procedures) and Regulation 45 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.6.2012