RRV Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

RRV Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited.

UK-London: railway maintenance or service vehicles

2012/S 18-029325

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
1 Eversholt Street
For the attention of: Sasha Bradford
NW1 2DN London
Telephone: +44 2079047023
E-mail: SERTenderRequests@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.networkrail.co.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

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Procurement of RRV Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

A combination of these
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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 – 15 000 000 (in the range of) GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Call-off contract.

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

Network Rail has a requirement for the provision of a minimum number of 20 MEWPs. These platforms are to be used primarily for the maintenance and installation of various infrastructure equipment and associated services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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:

Network Rail has a requirement for the provision of a range of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, from MEWP platform only to MEWP platform with crane and wire dispensing under tension capability. These vehicles are to be used for maintenance and installation of various infrastructure equipment and associated services and incident response.
The base vehicle chassis shall be optimised for payload and physical dimensions.
Vehicles larger than 18t should be designed on a modular concept, using standard DIN ISO 688 twist lock 20 foot, 15 foot dimensions with the option of a 5 man crew cab.
The base vehicles shall be designed with hydrostatic rail axles.
The base vehicle to be designed to minimise the area required to on/off track.
The vehicle and all associated equipment and components shall comply with the following, as a minimum. Where British Standards apply, we require compliance with the Standard or its equivalent in your country of operation:
UK RIS-1530 -PLT.
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Working at Height Directive 2005 – SI 2005/735.
Noise EU Directive 2002/49/EC.
Vibration Directive 2002/44/EC.
Equipment for Use Outdoor Regulations 2001, EU Directive 2000/14/EC, amended 2005/88/EC.
Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000.
LOLER 1998.
PUWER 1998.
Manual Handling Regulations 2002.
Electricity at Work Regulations 1992.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2009.
Road vehicle (construction and use) regulations 1986.
The vehicles shall be capable of meeting the following operational work requirements as a minimum:
Basket capabilities free on wheels:
— minimum of 180o Basket slew operation (either side of track centre line),
— basket rotation: 3000,
— minimum basket dimensions: 1.2 x 2.2m,
— minimum SWL: 400 kgs,
— minimum radius of work: 2 m,
— maximum working height 3 m from track centre: 10 m,
— maximum out reach (above rail level): 6 m,
— Minimum towing capacity: 10 tonnes.
Crane capabilities where specified:
— knuckle boom crane (or similar) capable of supporting radial load, conductors, steelwork, crane hook to be capable of reaching any point of work baskets working envelope (may require outriggers to be deployed dependant on side reach required),
— 60o slew operation,
— minimum SWL: 400 kgs,
— minimum radius of work: 2 m,
— maximum working height 3 m from track centre: 12 m,
— maximum out reach (from track centre line): 4 m,
— winch suitable for crane capabilities,
— minimum free on wheels duty in conjunction with the basket of:
— out reach: 2 m,
— working height: 12 m,
— SWL: 250 kgs,
— material and tool storage space of up to 600 kg.
Wire dispensing under tension system where specified.
System to be capable of deploying a minimum of 500 metre of both contact wire and catenary wire, the design shall allow for a split drum capable of carrying both conductors.
System to have the ability to carry a drum of conductor up to a maximum diameter of 2 metre and a width of 1,2 metre with a maximum mass of 2 250 kg.
Attributes common to all vehicles:
— on/off tracking on a road rail access point utilising a maximum of 7 metre of track infill,
— on/off track under live OLE,
— travel under live OLE and in isolated electrified 650/750 V DC 3rd / 4th rail areas,
— working speed from basket 5kph – 14kph,
— workplace lighting independently directed LED light assemblies, to illuminate the track around the vehicle and the basket,
— 110v 16 amp outlets to be provided on the access basket and on the vehicle chassis,
— operator and ground staff communication device/system power supply. 24vdc 600mA power supply at all operator positions,
— have a rail travel speed of maximum 35mph, restricted to 20mph (to allow for future amendments to prescribed speeds).
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:

Details will be provided in the tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details will be provided in the tender documentation.
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: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details will be provided in the tender documentation.
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: Please supply the following:
1. Detail of professional and industry certification relevant to this notice.
2. Where is the build and/or supply location of MEWPS? Will landing charges apply to delivery of machines if from mainland Europe?
3. Where are the maintenance support centres located for the routine service and maintenance of the MEWPS?
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 1. Please supply the last 3 years financial statements to assess financial stability
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please provide answers to the following:
1. What experience does the operator have in building and/or supplying MEWPS to the minimum specification included under II.2.1?
2. Please list any exceptions to the required standards listed in Section II.2.1, item 1.6.
3. What is the production capacity of the operator for delivering the minimum number of MEWPS e.g. number per month, quarter, annum?
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

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:

OP 119831
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.2.2012 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.2.2012 – 17:00
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 tenders

Date: 20.2.2012 – 10:30

Eversholt Street.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
— Project Manager (Maintenance Improvement Specialist),
— Commercial Manager,
— Technology Manager,
— On Track Plant Manager,
— C&P Manager.

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:
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:25.1.2012