Railway Engineering Services – Contingent Labour Resource

Railway Engineering Services – Contingent Labour Resource

Purchase of contingent labour workforce hired on a labour only basis to work under the hirer’s management and direction on Network Rail’s infrastructure or a Network Rail construction site.

United Kingdom-London: Railway engineering services

2014/S 024-038642

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Kings Place, York Way
Contact point(s): Contracts & Procurement – Contingent Labour
NW1 9AG London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: contingentlabourresourcing@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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
Kings Place, York Way
NW1 9AG London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Procurement of Contingent Labour Resource.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
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 a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 350 000 000 and 1 650 000 000 GBP

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

Purchase of contingent labour workforce hired on a labour only basis to work under the hirer’s management and direction on Network Rail’s infrastructure or a Network Rail construction site.
Third party resource is required to supplement the Network Rail workforce and will be hired against specific competencies.
All workers need relevant certification and be engaged through the Sentinel programme,
as appropriate.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311230, 60200000, 60210000, 71631470, 63711000, 45234000, 45234100, 45234114, 45234116, 50225000, 45234115, 45213321, 50220000, 45213320, 45221112, 50200000

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:

Purchase of contingent labour workforce hired on a labour only basis to work under the hirer’s management and direction on Network Rail’s infrastructure or a Network Rail construction site.
Third party resource is required to supplement the Network Rail workforce and will be hired against specific competencies.
Will be five lots; Core Contingent Labour, Specialist Signalling & Telecomms, Specialist Electrofication & Plant, Specialist Protection and Specialist Welding & Grinding.
The country will be split into 9/10 Contracting Units for which particpants can select where they would like to be considered to provide the services.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 200 000 000 and 1 500 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent calls for competition:
in months: 55 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (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:

Parent Company Guarantees and other financial and performance guarantees may be requested or offered as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Parent Company Guarantees and other financial and performance guarantees may be requested or offered as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where there is more than one economic operator proposed, Network Rail requires one member of such group/consortium to accept Prime Contractor Status.
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: Participants will be expected to meet the technical evaluation criteria, which are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Participants will be expected to meet the economic and financial evaluation criteria, which are laid out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Participants will be expected to meet the technical evaluation criteria, which are laid out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
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

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.2.2014 – 15:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.2.2014 – 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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 5 years.
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:

Participants are advised that they must submit their request to receive the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) to the email: contingentlabourresourcing@networkrail.co.uk

The email header should be: PQQ Request (YOUR COMPANY NAME)
A copy of the PQQ will then be issued to the email address the request is received from within a maximum of 2 business days.
The closing date for returning the PQQ is 21.2.2014 at 18.00.
A Supplier briefing session will be held on 7.2.2014, in Euston Station, London, from 09.30-12.30 if Suppliers wish to attend. This session will detail the high-level strategey, include a Safety update and discuss the PQQ.
This competition is being run by Network Rail to procure bidders into a framework agreement. The Framework will be available to Network Rail and may also be available to Transport for London and London Underground Limited.
Substantial further information is provided in the Pre-Qualification Instructions and PQQ Response Document.
Bidders are entirely responsible for their own costs in relation to responding to this PQQ.
National Rail in under no obligation to make a contract award.
There is no intention for this tender process to create legal relations.
The range in value specified in II.1.4) of GBP 350 000 000 – GBP 1 650 000 000 breaks down over a 6 year period (assuming contract renewal) as follows:
Network Rail – up to GBP 1,5 billion; and TfL – up to GBP 150 million

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Participants are advised in the first instance to contact the Nominated Contact if there are any queries regarding the tender process.
Written feedback will be provided to particpants that are unsuccessful after each stage of the tender process. Participants are advised to raise any such quieries when receiving such feedback immediately.
Network Rail will incorporate a 10 day standstill period following announcement of contract award. This period will allow unsuccessful participants that have not progressed to the final stages of the tender process to seek further information and where appropriate receive a debriefing from Network Rail.
The UK permits unlawful procurements to be legally challenged. A prospective challenger would would need to seek independent legal advice in this respect.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.1.2014