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Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name and addresses
Parkgate Business Centre, Parkgate Street
Contact person: Paula Lillis
Telephone: +353 016463475
NUTS code: IE
Main address: www.tii.ie
Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/120261
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
Luas Operations and Maintenance Contract.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The scope of the Luas Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Contract will include the following to be performed by the Operator: operation of public light rail passenger services, rolling stock maintenance, infrastructure maintenance (e.g. depots, track, etc.) and management and operation of Luas Park and Ride sites. Maintenance of the automatic fare collection system (AFCS) will also be within the scope of the O&M contract. However, TII intends to procure a separate contract for the maintenance of the hardware and software elements of the AFCS, and intends to novate this separate contract to the Operator.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Luas is Dublin's light rail system and consists of 2 lines, the Red Line and the Green Line. The system currently comprises 37 kilometres of track, two maintenance depots, 54 stops and a fleet of 66 light rail vehicles. Luas carried 34 000 000 passenger journeys in 2016. A 5.6 kilometre extension to the Green Line is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in December 2017. The system will then comprise 43 kilometres of track, three depots and 73 light rail vehicles, and is expected to carry 42 000 000 passenger journeys in 2018. Further expansion of the system is anticipated and accordingly the scale of the contract with the successful tenderer may increase over its term. A more detailed description of the Luas system is given in Appendix A of the IM and PQQ Document.
It is anticipated that the O&M Contract will commence operations in Quarter 4, 2019 for a period of six years, with an option to extend by up to a further 5 years. There will be a mobilisation/transition period from the date of contract signing until the operating commencement date. It is envisaged that revenue risk will be borne by TII but that some fare evasion risk will be borne by the Operator. The passenger services to be provided by the Operator will be defined by a service specification. There will be a performance monitoring system in place based on a number of key performance indicators.
A more detailed description of the scope of the Luas O&M Contract is given in Appendices B, C, D & E of the IM and PQQ Document.
The full scope of services required will be set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation which will be issued to the successful parties who are shortlisted following the selection/prequalification stage of the procurement process.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
72 months from operating commencement plus an option to extend by a further 60 months.
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
TII intends to shortlist a minimum of 3 to a maximum of five candidates provided there are sufficient suitable candidates.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
There will be a mobilisation and transition period of approx. 9 months from contract signing until operating commencement. The duration of this contract from operating commencement will be 72 months with an option to extend by a further 60 months. The estimated amount of 495 000 000 EUR is based on the full 11 years and is only an approximate value; the actual value may be higher or lower.
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
An Information Memorandum and Pre-qualification Questionnaire will be uploaded to e-tenders. This will be used to determine the economic/financial and technical capacity of the applicants. Candidates will be scored as described in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
A performance bond will be required.
A Parent Company Guarantee may be required.
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
This will be set out in detail in the Invitation to Negotiate.
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Requests to participate may be submitted by single entities or by groups. A group will not be required to convert into a specific legal from in order to submit a request to participate, but may be required to do so prior to award of the contract. NTA and TII also reserve the right to contract with a nominated lead contractor, with the other group members as sub-contractors, or to contract with each member of the group on the basis of joint and several liability, or on such other basis as NTA and TII consider appropriate at their discretion.
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
This will be set out in detail in the Invitation to Negotiate.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
NTA and TII will be the joint contracting authority for this Contract.
Neither NTA nor TII are liable for any participant's costs arising in connection with participating in the competition, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.
— NTA and TII have the right at any time and without notice to:
(i) terminate the competition (or part of it);
(ii) change the competition's basis or procedures;
(iii) procure the contract by other means,
(iv) negotiate with one or more parties at any time;
(v) reject any, or all, of the applications/tenders;
(vi) not furnish a candidate or tenderer with additional information
or to do any combination of the foregoing or anything else deemed appropriate. In no instance will NTA or TII be required to give any reason for any alteration or termination of the process.
— If any past or future contracts or other documents are summarised or described in this document, or in other information given to Candidates, the summary or description must not be taken as comprehensive, or as a substitute for reading the contract or other document itself when it becomes available.
— Award of contract will be subject to the approval of TII and NTA.
— Award of contract may be subject to successful interview.
— Interested parties are advised that NTA and TII are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (together with other legislation governing access to information). If a candidate/tenderer considers that any information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidentiality or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. Please note, it is not sufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response.
— An Information Memorandum and Pre-qualification Questionnaire are available on the etenders Website at http://www.etenders.gov.ie. Interested parties wishing to participate should ensure that the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (and the ESPD, where used) is completed and returned in accordance with the requirements set out in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire and Information Memorandum. The Information Memorandum sets out details of the project and the procurement process.
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: