Tender for Supply of Cable

Tender for Supply of Cable

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited wishes to procure a new supply framework for Signalling, Power and Telecommunications cables to meet the needs of its internal customers, works contractors and external customers.

United Kingdom-Milton Keynes: Insulated wire and cable

2013/S 160-280058

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited
The Quadrant: MK, Elder Gate
For the attention of: Jemma Wright, Emma Whitehead
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
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 cable.
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 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: 6
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 6
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 000 GBP

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

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited wishes to procure a new supply framework for Signalling, Power and Telecommunications cables to meet the needs of its internal customers, works contractors and external customers.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31300000, 31321700, 32521000, 32562200, 31320000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Lot 1: Signalling cable
This includes:
Signalilng cable;
Data Link cable;
Axle Counters.
Lot 2: Power cable
This includes:
Low Voltage Signalling power cable;
Low Voltage copper power cable;
Track Feeder cable;
Pilot cable;
MV Feeder cable;
Glass Fibre Weave signalling power supply cable;
Points Heating Cable;
Flexible Signalling Power Cable.
Lot 3: Telecommunications cable:
This includes:
Copper Telecommunications cable.
Lot 4: Fibre Optic cable
This includes:
Fibre Optic Telecommunications cable;
Further division of lots is possible depending upon final listings of required cable products.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for four years with a provision to allow it to be extended for up to a further 2 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 72 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Signalling Cable

1)Short description:

This includes the supply of Signalling cables:
Signalling cable (NR/PS/SIG/00005);
Data Link cable (BR1932);
Axle Counter cable (NR/L2/SIG/30060).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31300000, 31321700

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Power Cable

1)Short description:

This includes the supply of Power cables:
Low Voltage Signalling Power cable (BR880);
Low Voltage Copper Power cable (BS5467);
Track Feeder cable (NR/PS/ELP/21101);
Pilot cable (NR/PS/ELP/27220);
MV Feeder cable (NR/PS/ELP/00008);
Glass Fibre Weave Signalling Power supply cable (NR/L2/ELP/27408);
Points Heating cable (NR/SP/ELP/40045);
Flexible Signalling Power Cable (BS6708).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31300000, 31320000

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Telecoms Cable

1)Short description:

This includes the supply of Telecommunications cable:
Copper Telecommunications cable (NR/PS/TEL/00015).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31300000, 32521000

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Fibre Optic Cable

1)Short description:

This includes the supply of Fibre Optic cable:
Fibre Optic Telecommunications cable (NR/L2/TEL/00014).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31300000, 32562200

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

An adequate Parent Company Guarantee will be required before contract award if applicable.
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 contract specified in the tender documents which in turn will reflect the standard payment terms of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd.
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: The particular conditions will be detailed in the tender and contract documentation and will be based upon one of Network Rail’s standard forms of contract.
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: All information will be found in the PQQ documentation which must be requested no later than 13.9.2013.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All information will be found in the PQQ documentation which must be requested no later than 13.9.2013.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All information will be found in the PQQ documentation which must be requested no later than 13.9.2013.
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: 13.9.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.9.2013 – 12:00
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 of 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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2019.
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 tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 6) 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.8.2013