Supply of GSM-R Radios for Network Rail

Supply of GSM-R Radios for Network Rail

Provision of GSM-R (Handheld) Operational Radios. Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd.

UK-London: radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

2012/S 87-143298

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

Supplies
Directive 2004/17/EC
This notice is a call for competition: yes
This notice aims at reducing time-limits for receipt of tenders: no

Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
FTN/GSM-R Project,Enterprise House, 167-169 Westbourne Terrace
Contact point(s): Shirley Whates
W2 6JY London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2033560449
E-mail: shirley.whates2@networkrail.co.uk
Fax: +44 2077069976

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)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Provision of GSM-R (Handheld) Operational Radios.
II.2)Type of contract
Supplies
II.3)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The provision of GSM-R (Handheld) Operational Radios as defined within the current (version 7.1) EIRENE specifications.
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32000000, 32252000
II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.6)Estimated cost and main terms of financing
II.6.1)Initial estimated cost
II.6.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Estimated total value of supplies or services contract(s)
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30.4.2012

Appendix

Periodic indicative notice being a call for competition or aiming at reducing time-limits for the receipt of tenders

Section II: Object of the contract
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
The provision of a GSM-R (Handheld) Operational Radio.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies

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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 2
II.1.5)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The provision of GSM-R (Handheld) Operational Radios as defined within the current (version 7.1) EIRENE specifications.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
A performance bond and/or a parent company guarantee may be required based on Network Rail perceived risk.
III.1.2)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Expressions of interest from consortiums and joint ventures will be considered, however tender applications must be submitted by the “lead” company of the consortiums or joint venture, with and on behalf of the other members.
III.1.3)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details of the tendering company and the ultimate parent company (& other members of the consortia or joint ventures) including the management structure (and if the tenderer is not UK based) any UK presence should be stated. For consortia and joint ventures the legal status of the tendering operation and the other consortia or joint venture members should be declared. Such declaration should indicate whether they are acting as an individual company or for their group or holding company. In either case ultimate parent company should be identified.
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: Details demonstrating a capability to supply the UK railways within the required timescales and an understanding of (the mandatory) UK railway group standards. Examples should be relevant and of at least a similar complexity, scale and duration as is described in this notice. They should also be reasonably contemporary and not older than the period described in Section 11.1.4.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Certified financial accounts for the last 3 years, and statements demonstrating financial stability, such as a financial reference, for the tendering entity and any applicable ultimate parent company.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details demonstrating experience and a capability and capacity to carry out the supply.
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Commercial. Weighting 40

2. Technical. Weighting 60

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
IV.3.2)Time-limit for receipt of expressions of interest:
IV.3.3)Time-limit for receipt of applications for an invitation to tender or to negotiate:
IV.3.4)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The utility will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2006 No6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England,Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained