Tender for SSR Automatic Train Control System

Tender for SSR Automatic Train Control System

The Requirement relates to the renewal and upgrade of signal and train service control systems on the SSR network. It is imperative that the renewal and upgrade of the signal and service control systems on the SSR network is completed in 2018 or as soon as practicable thereafter.

United Kingdom-London: Railway signalling works

2014/S 001-000339

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

LUL Nominee SSL Limited
Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street
For the attention of: Graham Hill
SW1H OTL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070389493
E-mail: atcpqq@tfl.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.tfl.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: LUL Nominee SSL Limited
4th floor, 172 Buckingham Palace Road
For the attention of: Graham Hill
SW1W 9TN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 20703809493
E-mail: atcpqq@tfl.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: LUL Nominee SSL Limited
4th floor, 172 Buckingham Palace Road
For the attention of: Graham Hill
SW1W 9TN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 20703809493
E-mail: atcpqq@tfl.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: LUL Nominee SSL Limited
4th floor, 172 Buckingham Palace Road
For the attention of: Graham Hill
London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 20703809493
E-mail: atcpqq@tfl.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Railway Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

SSR Automatic Train Control System.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The whole of the London Underground operating environment (SSR Network) as described at II.1.5.
NUTS code
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)

SSR Automatic Train Control System.
The Requirement relates to the renewal and upgrade of signal and train service control systems on the SSR network. It is imperative that the renewal and upgrade of the signal and service control systems on the SSR network is completed in 2018 or as soon as practicable thereafter.
The Contracting Authority defines an Automatic Train Control (ATC) system as a signalling system that provides service control, Automatic Train Operation (ATO), Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and Automatic Train Regulation (ATR) on a railway.
The Contracting Authority is seeking expressions of interest for the provision of an ATC system on London Underground Limited’s Sub Surface Railway Network (SSR network) with the potential of extension onto other adjoining London Underground lines. Note: LUL Nominee SSL Limited (SSL) is a subsidiary of Transport for London (“TfL”) and an affiliate of London Underground Ltd (LU). SSL currently owns the assets of the Sub Surface Railway (SSR) on behalf of LU.
The SSR network currently comprises circa 300km of railway and circa 100 stations. It is presently operated in 4 discrete lines (Metropolitan, District, Circle, and Hammersmith & City), and under its current configuration, includes circa 53 signal interlockings and currently has 12 signal control centres/signal boxes and that will migrate to one central control building under these works. There are major junctions with other lines which operate different types of rolling stock and signalling and control systems to those which are in operation on the SSR network.
The delivery of the ATC system will require numerous configuration changes of the operational railway therefore the proposed supplier will need to demonstrate strong delivery management and system integration skills.
It is currently envisaged that a radio based ATC system will be installed and integrated on London Undergrounds ‘S’ stock trains in 7 or 8 car configuration, the detailed design of which has already been completed and the rolling stock is substantially delivered. They will also be integrated with a mixture of engineering and heritage trains (in ATP only mode). It is currently envisaged that the upgraded railway will operate with a peak service of 32 trains per hour in the central areas, with additional capability to recover from perturbed service by varying speed profiles under ATR system control. Station dwell times in the central areas currently vary from 20 seconds to 50 seconds, with manual driving and control of the train’s doors. A standard ATO operational recovery margin of 15 seconds is generally assumed. Where enhanced ATO (such as automated dwell management) and ATR capability (including the ability to recover the service by use of enhanced run profiles and/or to optimise energy consumption) are offered by suppliers and implemented as part of the contract, some adjustments to dwell times and operational recovery margins will be possible.
It is anticipated that the ATC system will be integrated, by the supplier, with other existing or proposed communications and control systems to provide an integrated control centre. The provision of the integrated control centre building and related basic infrastructure for the building is excluded from the contract.
The selected supplier will be responsible for delivery management, system design, equipment supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the new ATC system.
The Contracting Authority will be responsible for integrating all aspects of the supplied ATC system with the new trains and with all other equipment.
The SSR network interfaces with other lines and the Contracting Entity requires the types and levels of interoperability to be maintained. The ATC system is required to interface to and support interoperability of services and trains with other LU lines, engineering trains, heritage trains and third party trains e.g. Chiltern trains operate over the section from Neasden Junction to Mantles Wood.
The Contracting Authority wishes to retain flexibility for future renewals, updates, modifications, alterations and upgrades to the system and is seeking means to control the whole life costs of the systems. Therefore, the Contracting Authority will be seeking rights to use supplier information and will require appropriate rights to interface and integrate other systems with the ATC system.
Access to the operational railway is likely to be severely limited; therefore, the Contracting Authority will require the demonstration of system reliability and performance through the extensive use of off-site validation and testing, simulation, and reliability proving. To further minimise the impact on the operation of the existing railway the ATC system will be implemented on the railway in stages.
The Contracting Authority requires the ATC system to be a proven system requiring little or no product development for deployment on the SSR with demonstrated high levels of reliability. Companies with ATC systems requiring high levels of product development will not be considered.
This notice is the first stage of a qualification process for the ATC system supply and will be open to individual companies to register their interest in the pre-qualification process.
The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be available from 27th January 2014, and will be issued only once the interested party has signed and returned a Confidentiality Agreement which will be issued with the notice. It is currently envisaged that the Contracting Authority will issue the Invitation to Tender to shortlisted tenderers around Week commencing 10.3.2014, and that a contract will be entered into with the successful tenderer no earlier than June 2014.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45234115

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 450 000 000 and 600 000 000 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

Starting 16.6.2014. Completion 17.12.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

A Performance Bond and /or an ultimate Parent Company Guarantee may be required. Details will be provided in the Invitation to Tender stage.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Tenders and supporting documents shall be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. Details will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

In the event that an Expression of Interest is submitted by a group of contractors as a single entity or group, details of each member of the group are to be provided together with the identification of the “lead” contractor. This ‘Lead’ contractor shall be responsible for the due performance and delivery of any ensuing contract.
Information relating to the economic, financial and technical capacity shall be submitted for each group member.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The conditions of contract are likely to be based on NEC.
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: A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be sent to those companies that have submitted an expression of Interest and have returned a signed Confidentiality Agreement.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be sent to those companies that have submitted an expression of Interest and have returned a signed Confidentiality Agreement.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be sent to those companies that have submitted an expression of Interest and have returned a signed Confidentiality Agreement.
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.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 2: and maximum number 4
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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 authority:

ATC001
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.1.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.1.2014 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

3.3.2014
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)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

— Transport for London (TfL) is a complex organisation operating both as a functional body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London and as a provider of transport services.
The scope of proposed requirement may encompass activities within both the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 and the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
— Further information on TfL may be found at www.tfl.gov.uk.

— The contract or contracts (if any) resulting from this call for competition may be awarded by and may be for the benefit of TfL and/or any of its subsidiaries.
— The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole or in part or not at all as a result of this call for competition. The Contracting Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any bidders in responding to this notice or in tendering for the proposed contract(s).
— The awarding authority may interview any or all companies who express an interest in tendering for this work.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Transport for London
Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.tfl.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Transport for London
Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.tfl.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Transport for London
Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.tfl.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.12.2013