Supply of Mobile Flash Butt Welding Services

Supply of Mobile Flash Butt Welding Services

This Contract is concerned with the supply, maintenance and operation of a Mobile Flash Butt Welding (MFBW) machine to work on Network Rail infrastructure.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Welding

2013/S 216-376599

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
The Quadrant: MK, Eldergate
For the attention of: Ryan Holden
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ndscontractsandprocurement@networkrail.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: 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

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 Mobile Flash Butt Welding Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various Working Sites in the 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 the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 2
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 GBP

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

This Contract is concerned with the supply, maintenance and operation of a Mobile Flash Butt Welding (MFBW) machine to work on Network Rail infrastructure.
The welding works will be called off as and when needed to address peaks in demand and supplement Network Rail’s in-house capability.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45262680

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:

The selected suppliers will supply, maintain and operate a Mobile Flash Butt Welding (MFBW) machine to work on the Network Rail infrastructure.
Currently Network Rail ‘call off’ 250 Flash Butt Welding shifts from our suppliers a year.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This contract will be for two years with a provision to allow it to be extended for up to a further year.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payments shall be made in accordance with the conditions of contract specified in the tender documents which in turn will reflect the standard payment terms of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd.
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: The particular conditions will be detailed in the tender and contract documentation and will be based upon one of Network Rail’s standard forms of contract.
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: All information will be found in the PQQ documentation which must be requested no later than 12:30 pm on Monday the 2.12.2013. The PQQ documentation will be issued on Tuesday 3.12.2013 and should be completed and submitted no later than 12:30 pm on Tuesday 10.12.2013.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All information will be found in the PQQ documentation which must be requested no later than 12:30 pm on Monday the 2.12.2013. The PQQ documentation will be issued on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 and should be completed and submitted no later than 12:30pm on Tuesday 10.12.2013.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All information will be found in the PQQ documentation which must be requested no later than 12:30 pm on Monday the 2.12.2013. The PQQ documentation will be issued on Tuesday 3.12.2013 and should be completed and submitted no later than 12:30 pm on Tuesday 10.12.2013.
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: 2.12.2013 – 12:30
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.12.2013 – 12:30
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: 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

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Network Rail will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the contract award 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 (SI 2006 No.6) 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
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

6.11.2013