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Notice Summary

Title: United Kingdom-London: Network Rail and ORR (Office of Rail and Road) Independent Reporters
Document Ref: 328263-2019
Published By: Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
Document Source:  OJEU Tender
Date Published: 12 July 2019
Deadline Date: 12 August 2019
Document Type: Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure

Notice Abstract

Independent Reporters are commissioned by Network Rail to provide impartial, expert advice to the ORR and Network Rail. Since their establishment in 2004 Independent Reporters are recognised as industry experts and have played an important role in researching and assuring Network Rail’s delivery of services.Network Rail, with the support of Government, has committed to further devolution to regions and routes. With this context, ORR in its initial PR18 consultation set out its plans for a route based regulatory framework which has set the path for the periodic review process and ultimately the regulatory framework for CP6. Independent reporters will play an important role in providing opinion and advice to ORR potentially across various regions and routes and not just Network Rail as a singular organisation.

Notice Details

Contract notice – utilities

Directive 2014/25/EU - Utility Directive

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

1 Eversholt Street

London

NW1 2DN

UK

Telephone: +44 1908781000

E-mail: Michelle.Buckle@networkrail.co.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/toolkit/opportunity/opportunityDetail.do?opportunityId=42591&oppList=CURRENT

Address of the buyer profile: https://orr.gov.uk/rail/publications/research-and-studies/independent-reporters

I.3) Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:

https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/toolkit/opportunity/opportunityDetail.do?opportunityId=42591&oppList=CURRENT


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/toolkit/opportunity/opportunityDetail.do?opportunityId=42591&oppList=CURRENT


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.6) Main activity

Railway services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Network Rail and ORR (Office of Rail and Road) Independent Reporters

Reference number: #7453

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79200000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Independent Reporters are commissioned by Network Rail to provide impartial, expert advice to the ORR and Network Rail. Since their establishment in 2004 Independent Reporters are recognised as industry experts and have played an important role in researching and assuring Network Rail’s delivery of services.

Network Rail, with the support of Government, has committed to further devolution to regions and routes. With this context, ORR in its initial PR18 consultation set out its plans for a route based regulatory framework which has set the path for the periodic review process and ultimately the regulatory framework for CP6. Independent reporters will play an important role in providing opinion and advice to ORR potentially across various regions and routes and not just Network Rail as a singular organisation.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

71311230

79212100

79212200

79212300

79212500

79400000

79410000

79411000

79412000

79419000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

Commissions are performed from Network Rail offices including (but not limited to) Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Swindon and York.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Independent reporters may be commissioned to look at any part of Network Rail’s regulated activities covering any of the following areas:

Financial

— auditing financial accounts and regulatory measures,

— business and performance planning,

— monitoring of financial efficiencies,

— reviewing Network Rail’s business plans.

Asset management

— asset stewardship capability,

— renewal and replacement of the network,

— quality and capability of the network.

Consultancy

— planning and delivering enhancement projects,

— management, development and auditing of data management systems,

— project management,

— delivery and planning of train performance to operators,

— managing change,

— stakeholder engagement,

— long term planning.

For reference only, examples of previous independent reporter mandates include:

— review and determine the accuracy of the information held in respect of Network Rail’s assets to demonstrate confidence in the quality and governance over its asset data,

— determine the reliability and accuracy of the information presented in Network Rail's regulatory financial statements,

— provide assurance that the methodology for producing price lists is robust, prior to sharing the them with industry stakeholders,

— provide ORR with assurance of the reliability and accuracy of proposed metrics that could be used to measure performance,

— develop a route-based approach to monitoring and reporting on Network Rail’s capability to manage and deliver capital projects, programmes and portfolios through the lifecycle,

— provide assurance to ORR on the reasonableness of the forecast headwinds and efficiencies included within Network Rail’s plans,

— provide assurance on Network Rail’s proposed business change programmes to be delivered in CP6 including assurance to ORR that the processes and controls for governing programmes are appropriate,

— support ORR’s review of Network Rail’s planning for, and deliverability of, its strategic plans,

— provide assurance that any submitted, and anticipated future, changes to costs and outputs are efficient and provide value for money for third party funders.

Further information of previous Independent Reporter scope of services can be found on the official ORR website.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Re-tender after 5 years.

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: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated with call for competition

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/08/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Network Rail

Milton Keynes

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

09/07/2019