Tender for Printing of Timetables

Tender for Printing of Timetables

For the Provision of Timetables for Go-Ahead Train Operating Companies.

United Kingdom-London: Printed matter and related products

2013/S 172-298196

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

The Go-Ahead Group Plc
4 Matthew Parker Street
For the attention of: Rosella Tait
SW1H 9NP London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: rosella.tait@go-ahead.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.go-ahead.com

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

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:

For the Provision of Timetables for Go-Ahead Train Operating Companies.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s leading providers of passenger transport, delivering bus and rail services to predominantly urban markets. Our companies are significant contributors to the UK’s public transport infrastructure. Employing around 23,000 people across the country, over one billion passenger journeys are taken on our bus and rail services each year.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

— Lot 1 – Design of the timetables. This lot will include pocket timetables and timetables posters for our three TOCs. The supplier will be required to source the data independently of the TOC’s from Network rail as a CIF file. The supplier will need to use an industry recognised timetable system to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the data. This requirement is a franchise commitment for our TOC’s, so we will only consider suppliers who will demonstrate a successful track record of designing timetables for the railway industry. This lot should attract suppliers specialised in providing rail timetables for rail franchises.
— Lot 2 – Print and distribution of the timetables. This lot will provide the print and distribution of pocket timetables and timetables posters for our three TOCs. This requirement is a franchise commitment for our TOC’s, so we will only consider suppliers who will demonstrate a successful track record of printing and distributing timetables for the railway industry in collaboration with a design partner within specified timescales. This lot should attract suppliers who have experience in printing rail timetables.
— Lot 3 – Design, Print and Distribution of Engineering work posters (for the planning of emergency works). This lot will provide the design, print and distribution of engineering work posters for Southeastern only. The supplier will be required to work with Southeastern’s in-house train planning team to ensure delivery of the posters in timely manners. This requirement is a franchise commitment for our TOC, so we will only consider suppliers who will demonstrate a successful track record of providing engineering work posters for the railway industry. This lot will attract suppliers with large print capacity, and specialised in providing engineering work posters. This requirement is for SE only.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 1 500 000 and 4 000 000 GBP
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: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Design of the timetables

1)Short description:

This lot will include pocket timetables and timetables posters for our three TOCs. The supplier will be required to source the data independently of the TOC’s from Network rail as a CIF file. The supplier will need to use an industry recognised timetable system to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the data. This requirement is a franchise commitment for our TOC’s, so we will only consider suppliers who will demonstrate a successful track record of designing timetables for the railway industry. This lot should attract suppliers specialised in providing rail timetables for rail franchises.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Print and distribution of the timetables

1)Short description:

This lot will provide the print and distribution of pocket timetables and timetables posters for our three TOCs. This requirement is a franchise commitment for our TOC’s, so we will only consider suppliers who will demonstrate a successful track record of printing and distributing timetables for the railway industry in collaboration with a design partner within specified timescales. This lot should attract suppliers who have experience in printing rail timetables.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Design, Print and Distribution of Engineering work posters (Southeastern Only) TBC

1)Short description:

This lot will provide the design, print and distribution of engineering work posters for Southeastern only. The supplier will be required to work with Southeastern’s in-house train planning team to ensure delivery of the posters in timely manners. This requirement is a franchise commitment for our TOC, so we will only consider suppliers who will demonstrate a successful track record of providing engineering work posters for the railway industry. This lot will attract suppliers with large print capacity, and specialised in providing engineering work posters. This requirement is for SE only.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details to be provided in the Invitation to tender document (ITT).
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See III.1.1.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See III.1.1.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Supplier to express an interest by email to the person whose contact details are provided in section I.1 A Pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) will be issued to the person who expressed interest when the tender goes live. This PQQ will be available for completion and submission on an electronic platform called Iasta. Details of login and password will be provided at the time of receiving the PQQ. Project deadlines will also be availble on this platform.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Supplier to express an interest by email to the person whose contact details are provided in section I.1 A Pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) will be issued to the person who expressed interest when the tender goes live. This PQQ will be available for completion and submission on an electronic platform called Iasta. Details of login and password will be provided at the time of receiving the PQQ. Project deadlines will also be availble on this platform.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Supplier to express an interest by email to the person whose contact details are provided in section I.1 A Pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) will be issued to the person who expressed interest when the tender goes live. This PQQ will be available for completion and submission on an electronic platform called Iasta. Details of login and password will be provided at the time of receiving the PQQ. Project deadlines will also be availble on this platform.
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
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: ..
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

25.10.2013 – 12:00
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:

London Birmingham Railway Limited, Southeastern Railway Limited and Southern Railway Limited registered at 3rd Floor, 41-51 Grey St, Newcastle-upon-tyne, NE1 6EE will be part of this framework agreement. Following response to this notice and the qualification criteria, which are outlines, and ITT documents will be issued notwithstanding the existence of the Achilles Link-Up supply chain services limited’s railway industry supplier qualification scheme; tenderers will be selected on the basis of responses to this notice. Any applicant whose request to participate does not comply with all the requirements set out in this notice may be excluded from the competition. We are looking to award a 2 year fixed price contract for all rail time tabling and distribution (subject to franchise periods and terms).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.9.2013