Tender for Online Key Management System

Tender for Online Key Management System

Network Rail intends to carry out a procurement exercise to establish a contract for the delivery of a national online key management system.

United Kingdom-London: Hardware integration consultancy services

2020/S 102-247244

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Postal address: 1 Eversholt Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: NW1 2DN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Jackie.Willmer@networkrail.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1908781000
Internet address(es):Main address: www.networkrail.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Railway services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Online Key Management System

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72228000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Network Rail intends to carry out a procurement exercise to establish a contract for the delivery of a national online key management system. Your formal expression of Interest will be indicated when a PQQ is completed and issued for Network Rails consideration.

The National Online Key Management System (OKMS) will provide the centralised key administration for all ETCS entities operating on the UK railway, using both online and offline distribution methods. Cryptographic keys are required by each European Train Control System (ETCS) Radio Block Centre (RBC) and each ETCS On Board Unit (OBU) to enable them to communicate over the GSM-R network securely.

The supplier will be required to provide and implement an efficient and intuitive National Online Key Management System (OKMS) which will generate, store, manage, distribute, archive and delete software cryptographic keys for the UK railway.

The system will also support offline key distribution by allowing encrypted keys to be sent.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32510000
34632000
34632200
34943000
35120000
51611100
71316000
72212140

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Network Rail intends to carry out a procurement exercise to establish a contract for the delivery of a national online key management system. Your formal expression of Interest will be indicated when a PQQ is completed and issued for Network Rails consideration.

The national online key management system (OKMS) will provide the centralised key administration for all ETCS entities operating on the UK railway, using both online and offline distribution methods. Cryptographic keys are required by each European Train Control System (ETCS) Radio Block Centre (RBC) and each ETCS On Board Unit (OBU) to enable them to communicate over the GSM-R network securely.

The supplier will be required to provide and implement an efficient and intuitive National Online Key Management System (OKMS) which will generate, store, manage, distribute, archive and delete software cryptographic keys for the UK railway.

The system will also support offline key distribution by allowing encrypted keys to be sent via a variety of methods including physical media, email and remote download.

The OKMS is broken down into 3 elements to be delivered over two phases.

The 3 elements are:

1) Key Management Centre (KMC)

Provide the software and hardware for a National ETCS Key Management Centre that is compliant with the CCS TSI subsets relevant to Key Management (e.g. SUBSET-137, SUBSET-114, SUBSET-038 etc), including both online and offline distribution.

2) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Provide public key infrastructure to enable online distribution of authentication keys (KMACs) via GPRS and FTNx retain access to supplier of PKI element so that cyber threats, software updates etc are well managed.

Provide the opportunity to use the PKI system for other functionality

3) Online Key Remote Access (OK-RA)

Provide a secure web-based user interface for remote users to perform key management tasks support and licencing for a 15-year period post implementation is also required.

Interested parties are advised that Network Rail do not currently have budget approval for this scope of work, this procurement process will generate a cost which will be presented to the sponsor to secure Investment Panel approval before any contract can be awarded.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

End: 21/01/2039
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The value of the contract shown in this Notice is the upper limit estimate, including licencing and support for 15 years after the initial design and implementation is complete.

The contract duration of 17 years is an estimate of the design and implementation phase plus a potential 15 years of support and licencing.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

A parent company guarantee may be required depending upon the outcome of the financial review of the supplier prior to award.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Network Rail will accept pre-qualification and tender submissions from single entities or consortia. Network Rail does not require those consortia who intend to form a single legal entity to do so at the pre- qualification stage. If consortia members change at any point during the procurement process, Network Rail reserves the right to re-visit the pre-qualification stages to consider the impact of the updated information.

Network Rail will consider contracting with a consortium, providing always that the participants in any consortium are jointly and severally liable for all of the obligations of the contractor, under the contract.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 22/06/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 21/07/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 19/03/2021
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court of England & Wales
Postal address: 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22/05/2020