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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
Railway services
Type: 
Contract notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 175-359316

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)

Name and addresses
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
1 Eversholt Street
London
NW1 2DN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Natalie Phillips
E-mail: natalie.phillips@networkrail.co.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.networkrail.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/toolkit/negotiation/tnd/tenderOpportunity.do?tenderCode=tender_153209&_ncp=1504883803713.850-2

I.2)

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/esop/toolkit/negotiation/tnd/tenderOpportunity.do?tenderCode=tender_153209&_ncp=1504883803713.850-2
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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:

Operation and Maintenance of the Rail Innovation and Development Centre (RIDC) Melton.

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
60200000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

This requirement is for the operation and maintenance of the Rail Innovation and Development Centre (RIDC) Melton.

II.1.5)

Estimated total value

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Operation and maintenance.

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Operation of RIDC Melton

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
60200000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

This strategically important test RIDC facility provides a safe environment for the testing and trialling validation of new and modified rolling stock, plant, on-track machines, infrastructure technology and equipment. The site capability is as follows:

— Development and testing of rail vehicles, on-track machines and on-track plant;

— Training on rail vehicles, infrastructure systems and equipment;

— Vehicle acceptance testing;

— Product acceptance of new infrastructure systems, equipment and components;

— New technology trials;

— Incident reconstruction trials and emergency services training.

Facilities at the site include:

— 2 rail test tracks (One 13 mile line and one 4 mile line);

— A rail vehicle maintenance shed with 3 longer roads (1 pitted) and a shorter road for lifting and jacking;

— Sidings;

— 25 kv AC OHL with associated electrification assets;

— 3rd and 4th DC rail configuration including a 11 kV substation;

— 5 Tunnels;

— 39 bridges;

— TSI noise test site;

— A conductor beam; and

— Train testing up to 125mph.

— Office accommodation within Unit F and the adjacent porta cabin, and at Old Dalby

Lot 1 is for the operation of the facility and includes the following activities:

— Management, planning and safe operation of the facility;

— Train driving;

— Shunt moves;

— Control of train movements;

— Facilities maintenance of all the buildings and workshops;

— General facility management;

— Provision and on-going compliance of all operations to the Network Rail non-mainline Safety Management System (SMS) which is used on site;

— Provision of locomotives for shunting and vehicle recovery;

— Security of the facilities.

Network Rail reserves the right to award none, one or all lots as stated. Bidders will be invited to attend a site visit between the dates of 1.11.2017 — 3.11.2017.

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
Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021
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: yes

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

2 annual extension options will be included in the agreement.

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

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

Maintenance of RIDC Melton

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
34621200
50225000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

This strategically important test RIDC facility provides a safe environment for the testing and validation of new and modified trains, infrastructure and equipment.

The site has the following capabilities:

— Development and testing of rail vehicles, on-track machines and on-track plant;

— Training on rail vehicles, infrastructure systems and equipment;

— Vehicle acceptance testing;

— Product acceptance of new infrastructure systems, equipment and components;

— Incident reconstruction trials and emergency services training.

The facilities include:

— 2 rail test tracks (One 13 mile line and one 4 mile line);

— A rail vehicle maintenance shed with 3 longer roads (1 pitted) and a shorter road for lifting and jacking;

— Sidings;

— 25 kv AC OHL with associated electrification assets;

— 3rd and 4th DC rail configuration including a 11 kV substation;

— 5 Tunnels;

— 39 bridges;

— TSI noise test site;

— A conductor beam; and

— Train testing up to 125 mph.

The scope of Lot 2 (Infrastructure maintenance) includes:

— Infrastructure manager accountabilities;

— Maintenance of;

— Track;

— Track furniture and equipment;

— Overhead line and associated electrification assets;

— Train protection systems (TPWS and AWS — to be confirmed);

— Structures (including bridges and tunnels, excluding buildings and workshops);

— Vegetation;

— Fencing;

— Seasonal track treatment (to be confirmed);

— Asset surveys.

The requirement is for the provision of suitably qualified resources and equipment to undertake the above activities. In addition to this the supplier may be required to undertake infrastructure renewal activity as and when required.

Network Rail reserves the right to award none, one or all lots as stated. In addition for lot 2 we will be considering an in-house option.

Bidders will be invited to attend a site visit between the dates of 1st — 3rd November.

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
Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021
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: yes

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

2 annual extension options will be available.

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

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:

Parent Company Guarantee.

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:

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: no

IV.2)

Administrative information

IV.2.1)

Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 155-321938

IV.2.2)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/10/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)

Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 31/10/2017

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
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)

Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

3-4 years.

VI.2)

Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)

Additional information:

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Milton Keynes
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:
08/09/2017