United Kingdom - Milton Keynes: Training services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
General public services
Type: 
Prior information notice without call for competition
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
Not applicable
Published: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 175-358484

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
The Quadrant, Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Richard Aish
E-mail: richard.aish@networkrail.co.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.networkrail.co.uk

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.3)

Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)

Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law

I.5)

Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title:

Design For Reliability (DFR).

Reference number: 5858

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
80500000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

Provision is required for specialist training to supplement the Design For Reliability (DFR) Network Rail initiative mandated in NR/L2/RSE/0005 where internal skills, capability and capacity are not available to deliver it.

A suite of training courses are required on specific tools that are introduced during the high level ‘Introduction to DFR’ course that must be taken first and is run internally to introduce the rationale, philosophy, common language, process underpinning DFR and shows how the tools are linked.

II.1.5)

Estimated total value

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Requirements Planning

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

National.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Requirements Planning (3 day course)

Reliability can be negatively affected if key product requirements are not met. This module provides capability in setting customer requirements and translating requirements, specifications and technical specifications for interoperability into engineering characteristics which are confirmed with Network Rail. They are then translated into design characteristics, process parameters and control methods. At each stage, priority is given to items that are new, important or difficult. This takes delegates all the way through the design process and gives an understanding of how the other tools may be utilised.

II.2.14)

Additional information

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Criticality Analysis (3 day course)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

National.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

This provides capability in a structured process to analyse designs and processes including installation and operation. It starts with a block diagram or process diagram to scope the study, identifies desired functions and how they may potentially fail to be met. This leads to identification of both resulting effects (Rated for ‘Severity’) and potential causes (Rated for ‘Occurrence’). The controls to avoid these are listed and rated for ‘Detection’. Actions are then identified and taken to address prioritised risks. This also helps identify what tests should be run to verify the design. The tool also captures knowledge of prior failures to prevent recurrence. This module also covers FMECA, a similar tool using criticality analysis and how it is used to optimise maintenance regimes.

II.2.14)

Additional information

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Design of Experiments (DOE), Testing, Gauge R&R and MSA

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

National.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

This provides capability in DOE, which is a very powerful method for efficient testing, by allowing multiple factors to be changed simultaneously, whilst still understanding the effect of each. It also focuses heavily on interactions where two or more factors are required at a given level to give a significant effect. It is the basis of investigating ‘robustness’ which is why it must be attended first. This module also covers Gauge R&R studies which verify that test equipment does not vary excessively when used to take multiple readings or by different operators. It also covers other elements of Measurement Systems Analysis including Accuracy, Bias, Consistency, Discrimination, Linearity, Precision, Repeatability, Reproducibility, Resolution, Performance, Sensitivity, Stability (drift) and Uniformity.

II.2.14)

Additional information

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Process Management

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

This module moves past asset design and into manufacturing, but is also applicable to railway processes. Capability is provided in how key characteristics identified by the earlier tools can be measured effectively using tools that are able to differentiate between random variation that should be ignored and ‘special causes’ that need to be addressed. It also outlines expectations for how a process should be documented and stored.

II.2.14)

Additional information

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

KT Problem Solving and Failure Data

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

National.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

This gives capability in DRACAS reporting and where to obtain failure data, followed by explanation of how to choose the most effective problem solving tool for the issue being faced. Trainers having undergone Kepner Tregoe's ‘train the trainer’ programme will show how to use one of the most powerful problem solving tools which is only applicable where a single ‘root’ cause is suspected, along with approaches for other situations.

II.2.14)

Additional information

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

DMAIC Six Sigma (10 day Green Belt, 20 Day Black Belt, 10 day GB to BB conversion)

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80500000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

National.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

This gives capability in the DMAIC methodology to address situations where multiple factors are causing excess variation of a key variable.

II.2.14)

Additional information

II.3)

Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
08/11/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Description

IV.1.8)

Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)

Additional information:

Test for issue 32067 en_GB.

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/09/2017