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  • Notice Summary
    United Kingdom-London: Beckton Depot Northern Sidings Upgrade Project
    Docklands Light Railway Ltd
    16 August 2019
    11 September 2019
    Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure
  • Notice Abstract

    The scope of works will entail building new stabling roads. This will require additional track, new Switch and Crossings (S&C) units, platforms, walkways, lighting, communications and signalling. Therefore the scope encompasses all of the disciplines below and is divided into the following packages of works:— civils,— communications systems,— signalling,— permanent way,— electrical traction equipment,— electrical services and depot equipment, and— mechanical services.The contract will be let on a build only basis as detailed design will be completed separately and prior the commencement of this works.

  • 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

    Docklands Light Railway Ltd

    Castor Lane, Poplar


    E14 0BL


    Contact person: Ana Vaccaro

    Telephone: +44 2070384000


    NUTS: UK

    Internet address(es)

    Main address:

    I.3) Communication

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

    Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

    Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

    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

    Beckton Depot Northern Sidings Upgrade Project

    Reference number: TfL-01352

    II.1.2) Main CPV code



    II.1.3) Type of contract


    II.1.4) Short description

    The scope of works will entail building new stabling roads. This will require additional track, new Switch and Crossings (S&C) units, platforms, walkways, lighting, communications and signalling. Therefore the scope encompasses all of the disciplines below and is divided into the following packages of works:

    — civils,

    — communications systems,

    — signalling,

    — permanent way,

    — electrical traction equipment,

    — electrical services and depot equipment, and

    — mechanical services.

    The contract will be let on a build only basis as detailed design will be completed separately and prior the commencement of this works.

    II.1.6) Information about lots

    This contract is divided into lots: No

    II.2) Description

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:


    Main site or place of performance:

    18 Armada Way, Beckton, London, E6 7FB.

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is procuring 33 new fixed formation trains as part of its Rolling stock replacement programme (RSRP) to replace the life expired B90/92 fleet and 10 new fixed formation trains. The new trains are needed to meet the service requirements for future growth and development in the royal docks area. In order to facilitate these new trains, the maintenance and stabling capacity of the Beckton Depot (located in London) will need to be upgraded.

    DLR is seeking a contractor to undertake the following work:

    Area 1: installation of surface water drainage, train wash with road access and associated pump room. Completion of a retaining wall will be required, along with an attenuation tank up to 100 m3. Installation of a security access fence to the site boundary. To achieve this, provision of temporary power and water, installation of surface water drainage, a new ATO Test Track with a level crossing, train wash and associated pump room. Attenuation will be required within this area and current drainage calculations suggest this will not be larger than 100 m3. Also, rolling stock AVI (Automatic vehicle inspection) is required to be housed alongside the train wash. An enabling works team will have completed some of the required ground remediation in advance of the Northern Sidings works. Their scope includes installation of a retaining wall (western section) however construction of the eastern section of the wall, which is included in the Northern Sidings project, will need to take place following the decommissioning of the current test track and after construction and commissioning of a new temporary test track in the Southern Sidings.

    Area 2: installation of hoarding, decommission of existing roads D, E and F, installation of drainage and associated services. To achieve this, decommissioning existing roads D, E and F will be required, prior to the installation of drainage and associated services to support the works.

    Area 1/2 combined: installation, test and commission of ballasted track and associated access platforms for new roads BA — BK inclusive; all roads to be signalled and controlled as per design.

    To achieve this, installation, test and commissioning of 11 No stabling roads. The disciplines included are:

    (i) track (including associated ballast and tamping);

    (ii) civils (including platforms).

    The works also include the installation, test and commissioning of the services to allow the use of the stabling roads. The disciplines include, but are not limited to:

    (i) power (LV and traction);

    (ii) lighting (including columns);

    (iii) water provision for cleaning;

    (iv) CRMS;

    (v) 2 No REBs (Relocatable equipment buildings) to house points and points heating control.

    Train delivery roads will need to be provided to enable the delivery of the new rolling stock.

    Further information can be found in the SQ Pack made available with the contract notice.

    II.2.5) Award criteria

    Criteria below:

    Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 65

    Quality criterion: Commercial / Weighting: 35

    Cost criterion: Most economically advantageous tender / Weighting: 100

    II.2.6) Estimated value

    Value excluding VAT: 35 000 000.00 GBP

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

    Duration in months: 12

    This contract is subject to renewal: No

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

    Envisaged minimum number: 4

    II.2.10) Information about variants

    Variants will be accepted: No

    II.2.11) Information about options

    Options: No

    II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

    Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

    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.1.2) 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.1.6) Deposits and guarantees required:

    DLR may require the Contractor to provide a Parent company guarantee (PCG). The decision to require a PCG will be made by DLR during the tender evaluation stage and will depend on the financial strength of the contractor. The signed PCG must be provided by the contractor at the time of the contract execution.

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

    Details of the payment arrangements can be found in the draft contractual terms which are included in the procurement documents.

    III.2) Conditions related to the contract

    III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

    These can be found in Part 4 of the procurement documents, and the draft contractual terms which have been published alongside this contract notice.

    III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

    Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

    Section IV: Procedure

    IV.1) Description

    IV.1.1) Type of procedure

    Negotiated with call for competition

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

    The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

    IV.2) Administrative information

    IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

    Notice number in the OJ S:

    2018/S 248-574563

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

    Date: 11/09/2019

    Local time: 12:00

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

    Date: 07/10/2019

    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

    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 invoicing will be accepted

    Electronic payment will be used

    VI.3) Additional information

    The procurement process is being conducted by Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which is which is part of the Transport for London (TfL) Group. TfL operates as a functional body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London.

    Applicants shall note the following:

    — all applicants are required to express an interest by registering on the eSourcing Portal ( Registering is only required once,

    — all applicants must complete the Selection questionnaire (SQ) on the eSourcing Portal.


    Applicants should browse to the eSourcing Portal and complete the following:

    (a) click the ‘Click here to register' link;

    (b) accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue';

    (c) enter your business and user details;

    (d) note the username you use and click ‘Save' when complete;

    (e) you will then receive an e-mail with your unique password.

    Access to the Selection questionnaire (SQ) and SQ pack:

    (a) login to the eSourcing Portal with your unique username and password;

    (b) click on the ‘PQQs Open to All Suppliers' link;

    (c) click on the relevant titled pre-qualification item;

    (d) click the ‘Express Interest' button in the ‘Actions' box on the left hand side of the page (this will move the pre-qualification pack into the applicants ‘My PQQ' box) — this is a secure area for projects only;

    (e) click on the PQQ code — the applicant can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments' in the actions box;

    (f) download the documents relating to the pre-qualification questionnaire. Click ‘Attachments' on the left hand side. The number in brackets refers to number of documents that need to be downloaded. Click on the bold and underlined filename. Select ‘Save' and store on your PC.

    Responding to the SQ:

    (a) the applicants must now choose ‘Reply' or ‘reject' (please give a reason if rejecting);

    (b) applicants must use the messages functions to communicate with DLR or seek clarification;

    (c) please note the deadline for completion, this is a precise time and the eSourcing portal will reject an applicant's pre-qualification questionnaire if it is submitted after this time;

    (d) applicants should click ‘Publish' when they wish to submit the final completed pre-qualification questionnaire. Please note that there is detailed online help for further assistance contact the BravoSolution helpdesk which is available Monday to Friday (08.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m.) BST on (a) email: or (b) telephone 08003684850, or outside UK +44 (0)2033496601.

    DLR will use the information provided to select applicants to be invited to tender for the contract. A response to this notice does not guarantee that an applicant will be invited to tender. The award process may be terminated or suspended at any time without cost or liability to DLR. DLR does not bind itself to enter into any contract arising out of the procedures envisaged by this notice. Any contract let by DLR may contain provision that the contract may be extended at DLR's discretion. DLR shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any applicant in considering and / or responding to the procurement process.

    Any applicant who:

    — provides information or confirmations which later prove to be untrue or incorrect, or

    — does not supply the information required by this notice or by the selection questionnaire and the SQ pack, or as otherwise required by DLR during the award process, or

    — by reference to Regulation 80 of the UK Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 fails any one or more of the criteria set out in Regulation 57 of the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015 will be disqualified.

    DLR reserves the right to require the submission of any additional, supplementary or clarification information as it may, in its absolute discretion, consider appropriate.

    Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in Pounds Sterling and all payments made under the contract will be in Pounds Sterling unless otherwise stated.

    VI.4) Procedures for review

    VI.4.1) Review body

    Transport for London



    VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice