Network Rail Technology Supplier Qualification System

Network Rail Technology Supplier Qualification System

This notice announces the existence of a technology supplier qualification system. The scope of the SQS includes all IT goods and services (and where part of a monitoring system, the associated operational technology) required by any function within Network Rail.

United Kingdom-London: Information technology services

2019/S 187-456235

Qualification system – utilities



Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Postal address: 1 Eversholt Street
Town: London
Postal code: NW1 2DN
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1908781000
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Other activity: N/a

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Network Rail Technology Supplier Qualification System


II.1.2)Main CPV code

72222300 Information technology services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30213300 Desktop computer
34943000 Train-monitoring system
48000000 Software package and information systems
48100000 Industry specific software package
50300000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment
50312000 Maintenance and repair of computer equipment
50312610 Maintenance of information technology equipment
50312620 Repair of information technology equipment
63711100 Train monitoring services
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72140000 Computer hardware acceptance testing consultancy services
72150000 Computer audit consultancy and hardware consultancy services
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72212517 IT software development services
72222000 Information systems or technology strategic review and planning services
72222100 Information systems or technology strategic review services
72222200 Information systems or technology planning services
72222300 Information technology services
72223000 Information technology requirements review services
72227000 Software integration consultancy services
72228000 Hardware integration consultancy services
72267100 Maintenance of information technology software
72267200 Repair of information technology software
72268000 Software supply services
72416000 Application service providers
72500000 Computer-related services
72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


This notice announces the existence of a technology supplier qualification system (SQS). The scope of the SQS includes all IT goods and services (and where part of a monitoring system, the associated operational technology) required by any function within Network Rail.

The categories which are covered within this SQS are listed below, but this may be subject to change as additional categories may be added in the future.

— hardware and software value added resellers,

— software as a service,

— software applications,

— integrated platform as a service and infrastructure as a service,

— specialist platform as a service,

— professional services — IT consultancy,

— professional services — IT architecture,

— professional services — IT benchmarking,

— professional services — information security,

— support services,

— cloud services provider,

— intelligent infrastructure — infrastructure monitoring of infrastructure,

— intelligent infrastructure — infrastructure monitoring of trains,

— intelligent infrastructure — train monitoring of infrastructure,

— solution delivery including the following:

—— business process management,

—— requirements management,

—— solution design development,

—— proof of concept,

—— operating system configuration services,

— software development services,

—— application configuration and customisation,

—— integration services,

—— building infrastructure IT and installation,

—— UAT and OAT services,

—— application testing services,

—— integration testing service,

—— performance testing,

—— test management,

—— test assurance,

—— test facilities,

—— client provisioning,

—— mobile device provisioning,

—— peripherals provisioning,

—— server provisioning,

—— software provisioning,

—— decommissioning,

—— mobile application development.

The SQS has been established in order to provide a single platform for suppliers to register against multiple technology specific categories. Qualification will negate the need for a supplier to complete Network Rail’s mandatory and discretionary questions every time they are invited to participate in a competitive process.

Registered and qualified suppliers on the SQS can be considered by Network Rail for contract opportunities without further notification of requirements published via the Official Journal of the European Union. For future contract opportunities, suppliers will be selected based on the categories they are qualified for and their level of capability within that category. There may be further qualification stages required dependent on the requirements of specific contract opportunities.

Within the scope defined above, the SQS is the primary method for qualification of all technology categories until 2028. It is therefore imperative that all suppliers who wish to participate in future procurement opportunities within the technology category register their details and complete the qualification questionnaire.

Please note that there is NO cost to the supplier for registration onto the Technology SQS.

For any queries regarding the supplier qualification system, please contact either or


II.2.5)Award criteria

II.2.8)Duration of the qualification system

Start: 10/05/2018
End: 09/05/2028
Renewal of the qualification system

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.9)Qualification for the system

Conditions to be fulfilled by economic operators in view of their qualification:


The opportunity listing for this SQS is available to view via the BravoNR homepage (prior to logging in/registration) at where a user guide is available to assist with the registration process. In order to register for the SQS all suppliers will need to create an account on BravoNR via the following link:

Please note all relevant documents are available to download via the opportunity listing and also the supplier attachments section of the PQQ.

Should a supplier already have a BravoNR account, the SQS PQQ will already be visible in the PQQs open to all suppliers area. Once the PQQ has been accessed, please follow the instructions on the PQQ and submit a response for evaluation. Please note that if a supplier is currently registered on BravoNR, they must still complete the profile questions for this SQS.


Conditions to be fulfilled by economic operators in view of their qualification:

In order to qualify onto the SQS for the categories listed in this notice, suppliers will be required to complete Network Rail’s mandatory and discretionary questions as well as some technical questions specific to some, but not all, categories. These responses will be evaluated by Network Rail and further information on the evaluation criteria can be found via the opportunity listing within the document entitled supplier qualification system guidance note.


III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

We reserve the right to hold an electronic auction where suitable.


IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: