Supply Track Ballast Rehabilitation Vehicle and Vehicle Operatives

Supply Track Ballast Rehabilitation Vehicle and Vehicle Operatives

Track Ballast Rehabilitation Vehicle (Track Mounted Ballast Cleaning Machine) and associated Vehicle Operatives.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work

2014/S 178-315276

Contract notice – utilities

Works

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Translink
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Paul McCollough
BT3 9BG Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890354029
E-mail: paul.mccolloug@translink.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.translink.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/

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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Track Ballast Rehabilitation Vehicle (Track Mounted Ballast Cleaning Machine) and associated Vehicle Operatives.

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: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UKN0

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):

Translink wishes to appoint an Economic Operator for the provision of a Track Ballast Rehabilitation Vehicle (Track Mounted Ballast Cleaning Machine) and associated Vehicle Operatives to support the Knockmore to Lurgan Track Ballast Rehabilitation Project as part of Translink’s Infrastructure Network Engineering Capital Works Programme.
The scope of works envisaged through this PQQ comprise:
— Provision of an on-track Ballast Rehabilitation Machine.
— Provision of suitably qualified and competent labour to operate the machinery/equipment.
— Provision of maintenance, servicing and call-out attendance for the duration of the works.
Minimum Vehicle Requirements
1 600 mm Gauge
Cutter chain depth of 300 mm
Variable screening sizes
150 linear metres/hr output
Capable of passing NIR vehicle acceptance (need relevant UK build standard)
Capable of recording and monitoring track geometry both before and after passage of train and reinstating tracks to same horizontal alignment as prior to works commencing.
Hopper for holding at least 7.5t stone.
Option to slew cutting bar whilst operational.
Have conveyor system that can dispose material to either side of machine and dispose it up to 5 m from field rail.
Be able to dispose material into spoil wagons.
Work within NIR loading gauge.
The Economic Operator appointed to provide the above scope of works will be in direct contract with Translink.
The works are anticipated to commence in late summer of 2015, with an anticipated overall duration of approximately 24 months.
The anticipated contract value for the provision of a Track Ballast Rehabilitation Vehicle (Track Mounted Ballast Cleaning Machine) and associated Vehicle Operatives is approximately 3 000 000 GBP.

Requests to participate should be addressed to paul.mccollough@translink.co.uk

and completed Pre Qualification Questionnaires must arrive in the mailbox tenders@translink.co.uk before 1 500 hours on Monday 20.10.2014.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45200000

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:

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation.

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

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation.

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

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT 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: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation.
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:

001/0518/14

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

20.10.2014 – 15:00

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:

Let’s work together:

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Check out our website at www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/

Throughout the documentation, both ‘Translink’ and ‘Group’ refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.
The Translink Group provide integrated public transport across Northern Ireland. The organisation is one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers with approximately 4 000 employees and a turnover in excess of 168 000 000 GBP. Over 81 000 000 GBP passenger journeys are made on Translink Group services each year.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Please see section VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Not Applicable

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Translink Group 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 tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 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

Please see section VI.4.2

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.9.2014