Railway Track Supervision

Railway Track Supervision

We are looking to appoint an organisation to provide additional site safety and supervisory personnel.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: support services for railway transport

2012/S 54-088475

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Tyne and Wear PTE (t/a Nexus)
33, St James’ Boulevard
For the attention of: Antonia Smith
NE1 4AX Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: corporateprocurement@nexus.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.nexus.org.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

Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
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:

Track supervision.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Tyne and Wear.
NUTS code UKC2

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: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

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

As part of the government investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro Nexus is implementing an extensive asset renewal programme to upgrade and renew the infrastructure. To assist in the delivery of these works we are looking to appoint an organisation to provide additional site safety and supervisory personnel.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

63711000, 71631470, 79417000, 79421100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
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:

As part of the government investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro Nexus is implementing an extensive asset renewal programme to upgrade and renew the infrastructure. To assist in the delivery of these works we are looking to appoint an organisation to provide additional site safety and supervisory personnel. This may be in the form of lookout protection or full supervisory resource acting on behalf of Nexus and autonomously running work sites in line with our requirements. The work will involve both standard railway safety requirements and elements of assurance, compliance and quality checking. The resources will be required during operational and non-operational hours on a normal shift basis and are subject to short notice change.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:
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:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Restricted
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:

NEX12/22
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.4.2012 – 12:00
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information:

The framework is for an initial period of 2 years with a possible extension of up to an additional 24 months at Nexus’ discretion.
The framework tenders will be evaluated and ranked in accordance with the requirements and the evaluation criteria. The highest ranking tenderer will be offered a contract to supply track supervision services to Nexus without reopening competition for each call off. Nexus reserves the right to place orders with the bidders ranked 2nd or 3rd if the successful bidder, for whatever reason is unable to provide the equipment required.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.3.2012