Network Tender for Mobile Voice and Data

Network Tender for Mobile Voice and Data

Provision and/or Installation of Mobile Communications, Voice, Data equipment, associated services and other commercial services.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Networks

2013/S 235-408839

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 MK, Elder Gate
Contact point(s): Contracts & Procurement Network Rail, The Quadrant MK
For the attention of: Vincent Fitzsimons
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: vincent.fitzsimmons@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
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
Other: Commercial services deemed appropriate by Network Rail
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:

Provision and/or Installation of Mobile Communications, Voice, Data equipment, associated services and other commercial services.
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: 6
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 10
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 60 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP

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

Network Rail is putting in place a multi-supplier Framework Arrangement for the purposes of using and exploiting Network Rail’s telecom infrastructure in the provision of mobile voice and data services, together with rural broadband and other commercial services.
Network Rail is seeking multiple suppliers who are able to provide and potentially install trackside infrastructure along the England, Scotland, Wales rail corridor.
The Framework Arrangement has been divided into two lots, under which an appropriate number of Framework Agreements(s) may be awarded. The lots are as follows:
1) Mobile Network Gateway Devices,
2) FTN (Data IP) Access Devices.
Network Rail anticipates it may require up to three suppliers in each of the Lots.
The following services may be required under each lot:
a) Design,
b) Install/Configure/Test.
Network Rail reserves the right to vary the number of suppliers selected for each lot and the number of Framework Agreement(s) required to cover its requirements in those lots.
Under a separate Contract Notice, Network Rail is seeking one or more suppliers of mobile spectrum to facilitate improved on-train mobile connectivity along the England, Scotland, Wales rail network, including its own managed stations.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32400000, 32260000, 32270000, 32421000, 32422000, 32423000, 32424000, 32425000, 32510000, 32521000, 32522000, 32524000, 32561000, 32562200, 51330000, 64227000, 64215000, 64225000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

The Framework Agreement(s) will have an initial term of 5 years. Network Rail reserves the right to extend the Framework for further terms each up to 12 months duration, to a maximum total term of 10 years.
The estimated contract value and duration stated in ll.1.4 above and below, is based upon the maximum Framework duration of 10 years.
Network Rail also reserves the right to include within the Framework a right to terminate for convenience within the initial 5 year period.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 60 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Framework Agreement(s) will have an initial term of 5 years. Network Rail reserves the right to extend the Framework for further terms each up to 12 months in duration, to a maximum total term of 10 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 5
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Mobile Network Gateway Devices

1)Short description:

This lot contains the following: Mobile Network Gateway Devices. Its purpose is to receive radio signals from outside the train, which emanate from a number of sources and translate such signals into a Local Area Network within the train.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32230000, 32260000, 32270000, 32423000, 32424000, 32510000, 32522000, 32524000, 32571000, 32581000, 32583000

3)Quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 30 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:

Network Rail may require that the following services are performed in this lot:
a) Design,
b) Install/Configure/Test.
Network Rail are prepared to consider options with regard to the Management and Maintainance of the equipment.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: FTNx (Data IP) Access Devices

1)Short description:

This lot contains the following Fixed Telephony Networkx Data (IP) Access Devices. This includes the appropriate Element Management Solution.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32500000, 32260000, 32270000, 32422000, 32423000, 32424000, 32425000, 32510000, 32522000, 32524000, 32571000, 32582000, 64212000, 64215000, 64227000

3)Quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 30 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:

Network Rail may require that the following services are performed in this lot:
a) Design,
b) Install/Configure/Test.
It is anticipated the Management and Maintenance element will be covered by internal Network Rail resources

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Parent Company and/or other guarantees of performance and/or financial liability may be required by Network Rail if considered appropriate. Applicants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If a contract is awarded to a grouping of economic operators(eg a consortium), Network Rail reserves the right to require the grouping to form a single legal entity (with appropriate financial guarantees in place) and/or require that each member undertakes joint and several liability irrespective of the legal form adopted before entering into the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details of the applicable particular conditions will be as set forth in the contractual documents.
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: Details will be set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionaire, which will be provided to those vendor’s who submit a request to participate.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionaire, which will be provided to those vendor’s who submit a request to participate.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionaire, which will be provided to those vendor’s who submit a request to participate.
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: no
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

Periodic indicative notice

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 13.12.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.12.2013 – 17:00
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

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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Network Rail will provide the PQQ electronically on receipt of an expression of interest, by the 13.12.2013.
Important Notes:
1. This Contract Notice must be read in full. Applicants are reminded that participation in this procurement process is subject to the Terms and Conditions set out in the PQQ/ITT.
2. The duration and estimated total value of the Framework set out in this Contract Notice are based upon the total maximum duration of the Framework including all possible extensions. The estimated value is indicative only; Network Rail does not guarantee any business through the Framework. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the Framework.
3. Network Rail reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the contract by alternative means if it appears that the contract can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous tender will not automatically be accepted.
4. You will not be entitled to claim from Network Rail any costs or expenses that you may incur in preparing your PQQ Response or as a result of expressing an interest in or otherwise taking part in this procurement process. You must bear all your own costs associated with expressing an interest and/or taking part in this procurement process in all circumstances including (but not limited to) if Network Rail terminates or abandons the procurement process and/or disqualifies you from the procurement process.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Please refer to section V1.4.2 below

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Network Rail will comply with the contract award decision notification and standstill provisions, in accordance with Regulations 33 and 33A of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.12.2013