Supply of warning systems on level crossings

Supply of warning systems on level crossings

Supply of warning systems on level crossings that are not currently controlled crossings.

UK-Milton Keynes: railway-track construction materials and supplies

2012/S 179-294966

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
NDS, Contracts & Procurement, The Quadrant: MK, Elder Gate
For the attention of: Rasila Shah
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1908723674
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 warning systems on level crossings.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKG12

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 months: 48

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

Supply of warning systems on level crossings that are not currently controlled crossings.
As part of Network Rail (NR) proactive risk reduction at Level crossings the following outlines the high level product requirements for Level Crossing warning systems to be installed on NR infrastructure for the reduction of derailment risk due to collision with vehicles and / or reduction of risk of pedestrian fatality or injury at the following types of crossings:
Footpath crossings.
Bridleway crossings.
User worked crossings.
These are specified in Network Rail standard No NR/L2/SIG/11201.
Controlled crossing that are not included in this tender are defined as a level crossing of the following types in operation on Network Rail infrastructure:
Manually Controlled Barriers (all types) (MCB).
Automatic Half Barriers (AHB).
Automatic open crossings locally monitored (AOCL).
Automatic open crossings locally monitored + barriers (AOCL+B).
Automatic barrier crossings locally monitored (ABCL).
Network Rail will reserve the right to use tendered solutions for other types of crossings across the network.
Network Rail has approximately 4000 of these crossings. The number of crossings is very uncertain at the present time and will depend upon the tendered solution(s).
A product is required to be installed at existing level crossings that meets the following General Requirements:
The proposed solution(s) shall not require any new (to UK) railway operating principles, but can draw on the operational principles which apply at existing NR crossings (as described in NR/L2/SIG / 11201) and are to be suitable for use at all or any existing UK Crossing.
The developed solution:
Shall not interfere with existing signalling and radio systems.
Shall be installed with minimal change to the existing infrastructure.
Shall not rely on signaller intervention in the management and control of the level crossings.
Shall provide crossing information direct to the crossing user.
Shall make minimal connections (if any) to the existing signalling system.
Shall minimise the amount of line side equipment, external power supplies and avoid where possible metal cored cabling which extends anywhere beyond the immediate vicinity of the level crossing.
Shall be factory assembled, pre-tested with plug and play installed consistent with the principles of the modular concept.
Shall be designed in such a way as to discourage high risk behaviours, trespass and the violation of safe practice by users of level crossings.
Shall have Routine maintenance reduced to the minimum.
Shall ideally include affordable self-diagnostic remote monitoring capability.
Shall be capable of, where no existing power supply is available at a site, sustainable self-powered system shall be provided, this is particularly for application in rural locations.
May have On Call or user detected operation as an option on a self powered system.
Shall minimise the dependency on telecoms services required for the management and operation of level crossings.
Shall comprise of a minimum number of standard parts in modular configuration to aid transportation and maintenance activities.
Shall not require alterations to the existing crossing road surfaces or approaches.
Shall be of suitable robust construction for the railway environment.
The product shall have an appropriately high level of safety integrity (at least SIL 1), availability, reliability and simplicity in use for the general public.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34946000, 34942000

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:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:

Parent company guarantees where appropriate.
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 the contract specified in the tender documents which will in turn reflect Network Rail standard payment terms.
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: If a Party wishes to express an interest, a pre-qualification questionnaire will need to be completed. It is available upon request from the point of contact listed in Section I.1 of the notice.
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: Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire which is obtainable from the address stated above. Failure to fully complete the aforementioned information may invalidate the application.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire which is obtainable from the address stated above. Failure to fully complete the aforementioned information may invalidate the application.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire which is obtainable from the address stated above. Failure to fully complete the aforementioned information may invalidate the application.
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: 5.10.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

12.10.2012 – 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

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 award of the contract 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 tenders to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.9.2012