Provision of Train Driver Advisory System

Provision of Train Driver Advisory System

The scope is for Design (configuration), supply, implementation and support of an S-DAS. The system is expected to be based on an existing product with only limited customisation. Supply and support of a Driver Advisory System (DAS) for 23 off Class 3000 DMUs (Diesel Multiple Units).

UK-Belfast: Railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts

2013/S 113-193624

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Translink
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Mark Osmer
BT3 9BG Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890354028
E-mail: mark.osmer@translink.co.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/

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
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Provision of Train Driver Advisory System.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN0

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Translink, comprising of Northern Ireland Railways, Metro and Ulsterbus, is the all-embracing title for integrated public transport operations in Northern Ireland. Translink operate a fleet of 45 trains, approximately 1400 buses and coaches. The train fleet includes 23 off 3 car Class 3000 Diesel Multiple Units which entered service in 2004/2005.
Standalone Driver Advisory System (S-DAS) Project.
Class 3000 trains were built by CAF Spain and entered service with NI Railways in 2004 and 2005. There are 23 trains, each comprising 3 car Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs). Each 3 car unit includes two driving vehicles, each equipped with a driver’s cab.
Since these trains went into service the cost of fuel has continued to escalate. NI Railways believe that there is significant scope to reduce the fuel consumption of these trains by using technology to enable operation of the trains to an idealised speed profile on each route. This technology, supported by appropriate train driver training, is required to deliver at least a 5% reduction in fuel consumption across the Class 3000 fleet.
NI Railways have reviewed existing technology and are of the firm view that S-DAS is the most appropriate technology to support delivery of the required fuel consumption savings.
The scope is for Design (configuration), supply, implementation and support of an S-DAS. The system is expected to be based on an existing product with only limited customisation.
Supply and support of a Driver Advisory System (DAS) for 23 off Class 3000 DMUs (Diesel Multiple Units). These trains were manufactured by CAF in 2003/04 and have 3 cars per Unit, 2 cabs per unit. They are operated on the N.I.Railways network within Northern Ireland and cross border between Belfast and Dublin.
The system will include a processing unit, GPS location, driver display, a base station and communication links. It is envisaged that this will be a stand-alone system but may have some train system interfaces. The main objective of system implementation is in terms of fuel efficiency. The system is expected to be based on an existing product with only limited customisation.
The system is to be used in conjunction with driver training and support to deliver at least a 5 % improvement in fuel efficiency.
Options will be included for systems to fit up to a further 30 train-sets.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34600000, 50111000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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:

The Translink Group file reference 008/0092/13
Bravo project reference 13051
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: ..
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.7.2013 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

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Participate in tenders at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

1. Browse to the eSourcing portal: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

2. Click the “Click here to register” link;
3. Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”;
4. Enter your correct business and user details;
5. Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete;
6. You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);
7. Login to the portal with the username/password;
8. Click the “PQQs Open to All Suppliers” link (these are PQQs open to any registered supplier);
9. Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content;
10. Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page. This will move the PQQ over to the “My PQQs” page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
11. Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page;
12. You can now Reply or Reject (please give a reason if rejecting);
13. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ.
If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon – Fri (8:00am – 6:00pm) on:
— Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk,

— Phone: uk 08003684850 Phone (outside UK): +44 2033496601
Note: Do not leave completing your PQQ/ITT response until the last minute, late responses shall be rejected. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this competition.
About the Translink Group:
Throughout the documentation, both “Translink” and “Group” refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.
The Translink Group provide integrated public transport across Northern Ireland. The organisation is one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers with approximately 4,000 employees and a turnover in excess of £168m. Over 81 million passenger journeys are made on Translink Group services each year.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Please see section VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Not Appicable

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Translink Group will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Please see section VI.4.2

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.6.2013