Supply of 10 new emergency response unit vehicles

Supply of 10 new emergency response unit vehicles

10 new vehicles required for the Emergency Response Unit which provides cover to support the Emergency Services in the recovery of incidents across the London Underground railway.

United Kingdom-London: Heavy-duty motor vehicles

2014/S 190-335777

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Tube Lines Limited (or similar)
15 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf
For the attention of: Paul Booth
E14 4HD London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: paul.booth2@tubelines.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.tfl.gov.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
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:

Supply of 10 new emergency response unit vehicles.

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: Acton, London.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

10 new vehicles required for the Emergency Response Unit which provides cover to support the Emergency Services in the recovery of incidents across the London Underground railway.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34140000

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:

10 new built vehicles of the following types:
a) 5 vehicles: 4 x 2 Crew-cab breakdown emergency rescue tender;
b) 5 vehicles: 4 x 2 Crew-cab permanent way emergency rescue tender.
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:

To be stated in subsequent Invitation to tender documents.

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

To be stated in subsequent Invitation to tender documents.

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

No special legal form is required but in the event of a number of companies submitting an acceptable offer, it will be necessary to provide an undertaking that each company will be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The successful passing of a pre-qualification questionnaire (if deployed).
Previous experience of providing similar vehicles is deemed highly desirable and this shall be examined during any PQQ process.
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: to be detailed in subsequent pre-qualification and/or invitation to tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: to be detailed in subsequent pre-qualification and/or invitation to tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: to be detailed in subsequent pre-qualification and/or invitation to tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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: This MAY be used later in the process.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

TFL – 00148

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

5.11.2014

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:

Vehicles are likely to be of the following characteristics:
– max GVW: 16 000 kg;
– min Payload: 6 000 kg;
–wheelbase 4 160 mm approx.
Body to be constructed within scope of the Construction and Use regulations to accommodate 6 000 kg of specialist equipment easily and quickly accessed from outside of the body may require innovative approaches.
This is Tube Lines Limited’s last call for competition i.e., this notice is a call for competition in accordance with Directive 2004/17/EC. It is not intended that any further call for competition be made although Tube Lines Limited reserves the right to place further calls at its sole discretion.
Interested parties should also note: Tube Lines Limited‘s terms and conditions will apply. Full details will be included in the Invitation to tender document.
The contract and any matters, including the disputes, arising out of it will be subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Tube Lines Limited does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender and further reserves the right to award part or the whole of this tender.
This is a request for expressions of interest only, pre-qualification documents may to be issued to all parties who express an interest.
Registration of interest in this project by any party does not guarantee inclusion of the party on the tender enquiry list. Tube Lines Limited shall select candidates to receive invitations to tender in accordance with objective criteria as detailed in IV.2.1 of this Notice and in the invitation to tender documents.
Tube Lines Limited reserves the right to select those candidates with whom it wishes to negotiate. This will be done on an objective basis according to objective criteria and rules laid down by Tube Lines Limited.
Tube Lines Limited reserves the right to disqualify any candidate which:
– provides information or conformations which later prove to be untrue or incorrect; or
– does not supply the information required by this notice or Pre-Qualification Questionnaire; or
– contravenes the criteria detailed in Regulation 26 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
This contract and any matters, including the disputes, arising out of it will be subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The UK government has announced its commitment to greater transparency; accordingly Tube Lines reserves the right to publish its tender documents, contracts and data from invoices received. In doing so Tube Lines may at its absolute discretion take account of the exemptions that would be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
Prior to contract award Tube Lines will incorporate a minimum ten day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to the tenderers. Any contract will not be entered into during this standstill period. Prior to this period Tube Lines will provide unsuccessful bidders with the identity of the winning bid(s). Requests for future debriefing and appeals must be made in accordance with the Utilities Contract Regulations 2006.
The Utilities Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended) 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).

If you wish to be considered for participation please email paul.booth2@tubelines.com and provide for your representative that subsequent documentation should be issued to (likely to be electronically via a portal) 1) name; 2) company name; 3) e-mail address.

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:

30.9.2014