Printing Tender for Network Rail

Printing Tender for Network Rail

Printing and distribution of railway operating notices.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Printed books, brochures and leaflets

2014/S 075-130605

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
MIK-LOU-01-D-1708, Quadrant MK, Eldergate
Contact point(s): National Supply Chain
For the attention of: Garry Pyne
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: garry.pyne@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/ aspx/1542.aspx
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: yes

Other Rail Industry companies including Train and Freight Operating Companies
Various

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Printing and distribution of railway operating notices.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.
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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 124 000 GBP

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

Network rail seeks expressions of interest for the database management, printing and distribution of Railway Operating Notices consisting of Weekly Operating Notices (WONS), Periodic Operating Notices (PONS) and the Working Timetable (WTT).
The successful bidder will be required to supply and invoice for these publications to customers across the rail industry.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22100000, 22121000

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: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The total quantity printed is gradually reducing over time as alternative and the winning bidder will be required to assist in managing demand downwards to meet strict budgetary guidelines.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 124 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend contract by a period of up to 24 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 36 (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 prequalification documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer to the prequalification documentation.
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 prequalification documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Refer to the prequalification documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to the prequalification documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to the prequalification documentation.
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction:
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

3793826
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 2.5.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.5.2014 – 09:00
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
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:

Bidders are requested to submit expressions of interest by the deadline shown above.
Pre-qualification documents are not expected to be sent out until week commencing 28 April 2014.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Network Rail will incorporate a 10 calendar day stand still period after notification to unsuccessful bidders and until such point will not enter into a contract for this requirement.
Bidders considering lodging an appeal must do so within this timescale in order to allow NetworkRail to consider such an appeal.
Successful appeals after the conclusion of contract award can only be dealt with through the processes available via the High Court.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As in annex A

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.4.2014