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  • Notice Summary
    Ireland-Dublin: Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement
    248433-2019
    Iarnród Éireann — Irish Rail
    28 May 2019
    12 July 2019
    Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure
  • Notice Abstract

    This is a call to competition by Iarnród Éireann (IE), in collaboration with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and as part of Project 2040, for the establishment of a 10 year, single party Framework Agreement for the procurement of new commuter vehicles (Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement) required for the expansion of the existing DART Network (the ‘Contract’).The new commuter vehicles will be a mixture of Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Battery Electrical Multiple Units (BEMU).A Technical Services and Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) of up to 15 years in duration from delivery of the final order will also form part of the overall contract award.

  • 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

    Iarnród Éireann — Irish Rail

    N/A

    Procurement Department, Inchicore Railway Works, Inchicore

    Dublin 8

    D08 K6Y3

    IE

    Contact person: Gary Mander

    Telephone: +353 17034870

    E-mail: gary.mander@irishrail.ie

    Fax: +353 18860567

    NUTS: IE

    Internet address(es)

    Main address: http://www.irishrail.ie

    Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/433

    I.3) Communication

    The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

    http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=145130&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


    Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


    Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

    http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=145130&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


    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

    Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement

    Reference number: 7237

    II.1.2) Main CPV code

    34620000

     

    II.1.3) Type of contract

    Supplies

    II.1.4) Short description

    This is a call to competition by Iarnród Éireann (IE), in collaboration with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and as part of Project 2040, for the establishment of a 10 year, single party Framework Agreement for the procurement of new commuter vehicles (Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement) required for the expansion of the existing DART Network (the ‘Contract’).

    The new commuter vehicles will be a mixture of Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Battery Electrical Multiple Units (BEMU).

    A Technical Services and Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) of up to 15 years in duration from delivery of the final order will also form part of the overall contract award.

    II.1.5) Estimated total value

    Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 000.00 EUR

    II.1.6) Information about lots

    This contract is divided into lots: No

    II.2) Description

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    34620000

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    IE


    Main site or place of performance:

    Dublin.

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    This is a call to competition by Iarnród Éireann (IE), in collaboration with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and as part of Project 2040, for the establishment of a 10 year, Single Party Framework Agreement for the procurement of new commuter vehicles (Commuter Fleet Framework Agreement) required for the expansion of the existing DART Network (the ‘Contract’).

    The new commuter vehicles will be a mixture of Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Battery Electrical Multiple Units (BEMU).

    The DART Network is being expanded across 3 existing routes to Drogheda, Maynooth and Hazelhatch under the National Development Plan (Project 2040).

    The trains will operate on 1 600 mm track gauge, will operate in both full length and half-length formations (i.e. where a full length formation will be between 160 m and 168 m in length) and will be required to meet other gauging requirements of the Irish Rail network.

    The trains will be compatible with the existing DART network overhead power supply of 1 500 v DC (i.e. current draw, traction profile under acceleration and re-generation) and also with the power supply for the proposed extension sections. The trains will meet the current and proposed timetable performance.

    It is estimated over the life of the Framework Agreement that up to 600 vehicles may be procured. It is also estimated that over the life of the Framework Agreement that a minimum of 250 vehicles will be procured.

    A Technical Services and Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) of up to 15 years in duration will also form part of the overall contract award.

    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

    Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 000.00 EUR

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

    Duration in months: 120

    This contract is subject to renewal: No

    II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

    Envisaged number of candidates: 5

    Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

    Please refer to the attached pre-qualification questionnaire.

    II.2.10) Information about variants

    Variants will be accepted: Yes

    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 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

    List and brief description of conditions:

    Not applicable.

    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

    Please refer to the attached pre-qualification questionnaire.

    III.1.6) Deposits and guarantees required:

    Not applicable.

    III.1.7) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

    Not applicable.

    III.1.8) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

    A grouping if successful must be prepared to contract as a single entity having joint and several liability with the members of the group. It will become necessary for the group to state a single addressee responsible for the receipt and processing of the participating orders and resolving any problems relating to the contract.

    III.2) Conditions related to the contract

    III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

    Full details will be contained within the ITT documentation.

    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 a single operator.

    Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 8 years: Due to the complexity of the subject matter, and the costs associated with designing and approving rolling stock, an agreement of 10 years is deemed to offer Iarnród Éireann the required latitude to fulfil its commuter fleet requirements efficiently without requiring to re-access the market at the end of 8 years.

    IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

    Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

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

    The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

    IV.2) Administrative information

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

    Date: 12/07/2019

    Local time: 12:00

    IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

    Date: 02/09/2019

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

    EN

    IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

    Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

    Section VI: Complementary information

    VI.1) Information about recurrence

    This is a recurrent procurement: No

    VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

    Electronic payment will be used

    VI.3) Additional information

    While the Framework Agreement which is the subject of this competition is intended to provide for the manufacture and delivery of both Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Battery/Electric Multiple Units (BEMU), IÉ reserves the right, subsequent to the execution of the Framework Agreement, to place orders solely for EMU or to place orders solely for BEMU units, in addition to the express right to place orders for both vehicle types.

    VI.4) Procedures for review

    VI.4.1) Review body

    Central Office of the High Court

    Chief Registrar, Four Courts, Inns Quay

    Dublin

    7

    IE

    Telephone: +353 18886511

    E-mail: HighCourtCentralOffice@courts.ie

    Internet address(es)

    URL: http://www.courts.ie/

    VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

    25/05/2019