Pre-Market Engagement for the Procurement of Rail Delivery Fleet

Pre-Market Engagement for the Procurement of Rail Delivery Fleet

This PIN and supporting information seeks to inform the market of the estimated timetable associated to the procurement and further explore the markets capability to meet the commercial model proposed.

United Kingdom-London: Railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts

2020/S 217-533937

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Postal address: 1 Eversholt Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: NW1 2DN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rob Yems
E-mail: Rob.Yems@networkrail.co.uk
Telephone: +44 7850064210
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.networkrail.co.uk

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Railway Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Pre-Market Engagement for the Procurement of Rail Delivery Fleet

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

34600000 Railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

In December 2017 and March 2019 Network Rail issued a Prior Information Notice (OJEU notice: 2017/S 242-502338 and 2019/S 060-138165 respectively) to engage with the market to assess the level of interest in the tender opportunity, in this present instance Network Rail is engaging with the market to provide an update on the proposed procurement, the associated indicative timescales and seek to further understand market capability in terms of contracting/delivery options.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

34620000 Rolling stock
34621000 Railway maintenance or service vehicles, and railway freight wagons
50220000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to railways and other equipment
60200000 Railway transport services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

In December 2017 and March 2019 Network Rail issued a Prior Information Notice (OJEU notice: 2017/S 242-502338 and 2019/S 060-138165 respectively) to engage with the market to assess the level of interest in the tender opportunity, in this present instance Network Rail is engaging with the market to provide an update on the proposed procurement, the associated indicative timescales and seek to further understand market capability in terms of contracting/delivery options.

Network Rail currently operates a fleet of long welded rail trains and rail delivery trains (hereinafter also referred to as the ‘Rail Delivery System’) which were built in 1984-1985. The current fleet consists of 3 Long Welded Rail Trains (‘LWRT’) which were introduced in the mid-eighties. While the Rail Delivery Trains (‘RDT’) fleet developed around 2000 consists of 8 trains. Given the age profile of the fleet Network Rail are considering both the future for the fleet and the overall strategy for rail delivery.

At present Network Rail owns the Rail Delivery System and then contracts out the operation, maintenance and rail haulage of the assets. As noted above, two previous PIN’s have been issued to market and feedback carefully considered in the preparation of the potential procurement. It is Network Rail’s intention to contract with potential Supplier(s) to provide the following services through capital or leasing arrangements:

— design and build,

— operation,

— maintenance,

— haulage,

— solution incorporating all service elements.

This PIN and supporting information seeks to inform the market of the estimated timetable associated to the procurement and further explore the markets capability to meet the commercial model proposed.

Note: This notice does not replace the earlier PIN(s) but is in addition to the original notice.

Interested parties should contact Rob Yems (rob.yems@networkrail.co.uk) to request a Soft Market Questionnaire in support of this PIN.

Please note the deadline for Supplier submission of the Soft Market Questionnaire is Thursday 3 December 2020 17.00

This is not an invitation to tender, it is solely a market engagement exercise and no direct business will be awarded as a result of participating in this exercise. Further responding to this PIN will not in any way advantage or disadvantage any supplier in a future procurement exercise.

Following the market engagement exercise, network rail will not be bound to conduct a procurement exercise or to award any contract, and where it commences a tender exercise reserves the right to cancel the tendering process at any time.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

Interested parties should contact Rob Yems (rob.yems@networkrail.co.uk) to request a Soft Market Questionnaire in support of this PIN.

 

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

01/02/2021

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

03/11/2020