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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-London: London Rail Infrastructure Improvement Framework
Document Ref:
236241-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure
Published By:
Transport for London — Rail for London Ltd
Date Published:
20 May 2020
Deadline Date:
26 June 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

The purpose of this procurement is to establish a framework agreement to provide a new delivery route for major and minor infrastructure improvement works on Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail Managed Infrastructure (NRMI).This framework will be Rail for London Ltd (Part of the TfL Group of Companies and made up of London Overground, Trams and DLR) primary means of undertaking infrastructure improvement works for the term of the framework agreement. While primarily for Rail for London Ltd this framework can be utilised all TfL Group Companies including London Underground LImited and Crossrail for rail infrastructure improvement works.Economic operators applying for this framework will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the applicable professional engineering and design matters relating to railway station operations, railway engineering and be able to apply them to the operation of an light rail operations and heavy passenger rail operations.Economic operators will be required to undertake the duties of principal designer and principal contractor under the CDM Regulations for all call-off contracts awarded under the framework agreement.The selection criteria for the SSQ as well as the deadline for completion can be located within the SSQ pack.The framework terms and conditions will be based on NEC3 Option A, Option C, Short form and professional services contract (with TfL Amendments).

Notice Details

Contract notice – utilities

Directive 2014/25/EU - Utility Directive

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Transport for London — Rail for London Ltd

05965930

5 Endeavour Square, Stratford

London

E20 1JN

UK

Contact person: Mr Steven Davies

E-mail: LondonOvergroundProcurement@TfL.gov.uk

NUTS: UKI

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://tfl.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://tfl.gov.uk

I.3) Communication

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

https://procontract.due-north.com/


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://procontract.due-north.com/


I.6) Main activity

Railway services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

London Rail Infrastructure Improvement Framework

Reference number: DN465077

II.1.2) Main CPV code

45234100

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Works

II.1.4) Short description

The purpose of this procurement is to establish a framework agreement to provide a new delivery route for major and minor infrastructure improvement works on Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail Managed Infrastructure (NRMI).

This framework will be Rail for London Ltd (Part of the TfL Group of Companies and made up of London Overground, Trams and DLR) primary means of undertaking infrastructure improvement works for the term of the framework agreement. While primarily for Rail for London Ltd this framework can be utilised all TfL Group Companies including London Underground LImited and Crossrail for rail infrastructure improvement works.

Economic operators applying for this framework will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the applicable professional engineering and design matters relating to railway station operations, railway engineering and be able to apply them to the operation of an light rail operations and heavy passenger rail operations.

Economic operators will be required to undertake the duties of principal designer and principal contractor under the CDM Regulations for all call-off contracts awarded under the framework agreement.

The selection criteria for the SSQ as well as the deadline for completion can be located within the SSQ pack.

The framework terms and conditions will be based on NEC3 Option A, Option C, Short form and professional services contract (with TfL Amendments).

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000 000.00 GBP

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

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1.1

II.2.1) Title

Minor Infrastructure Improvement

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

32500000

34632300

34946000

42500000

45111000

45213320

45213321

45221112

45233251

45234112

45234115

45313000

45315400

45331000

45340000

50220000

71220000

71311000

71315300

71320000

71351500

71353200

71355000

71631470

90491000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 1.1: Minor infrastructure improvement for works valued between GBP 0-GBP 4 000 000.

The list below is indicative only, the full framework scope can be located in Attachment 1 of the SSQ documentation.

The successful 2-3 economic operators awarded a framework agreement for this lot will have the capability to design, procure, install/modify, execute, test and commission and handover into maintenance the following packages of works/services identified below:

Design: The successful economic operators will have the capability to provide multidisciplinary designs throughout the life cycle of a project. This will include (but is not limited to) fulfilling early design development including feasibility, option selection and single option development and detailed design.

Works: Civil and premises — including modification of existing railway stations, route wide civils structures, Station platforms, Railway depots, ancillary buildings.

Works: Telecommunications — lineside and railway control systems, radio systems, antenna's, information and security systems, CCTV, access control, PA systems, customer information systems, public help point systems, passenger emergency points, telephone systems, data networks and Scada systems.

Works: Fire detection and prevention systems — Fire detection, warning systems and integration into new and/or existing systems, fire suppression systems, smoke ventilation systems, fire separation, compartmentation and structural fire protection, fire safety management controls.

Works: Low voltage mechanical, electrical and power installations/renewal for railway stations, station platforms, railway depots and ancillary buildings.

Works: High voltage mechanical, electrical and traction power (Track) including points and conductor rail heating systems, high voltage transformers, rectifiers and HV cabling, UPS, line side lighting, earthing and bonding, EMC verification, signalling power supply.

Works: Overhead line equipment (OHLE) and direct current (DC) — including design, installation and commissioning of OHLE and DC systems.

Works: Signalling — including installation of TPWS systems, signalling commission systems, line side indicators, signalling control systems.

Works: Track — the installation of track on all TfL infrastructure (i.e. heavy rail, light rail and trams).

Works: Station lifts and escalators — including design, Installation, modification and commissioning and asset hand back.

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: 84

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The scope of the minor infrastructure improvement works required by this lot/framework will be a continuing requirement by TfL. Such works will continue to be required following expiry of this framework but the procurement and contracting strategy may change.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 2

Envisaged maximum number: 3

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The duration of the framework agreement shall be 7 years. The initial term of the framework will be 5 years which can be extended at the discretion of TfL by a further 2 years in 12-month intervals.

Please see the procurement documentation for more details.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Lot No: 1.2

II.2.1) Title

Major Infrastructure Improvement

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

32500000

34632300

34946000

42500000

45111000

45213320

45213321

45221112

45233251

45234112

45234115

45313000

45315400

45331000

45340000

50220000

71220000

71311000

71315300

71320000

71351500

71353200

71355000

71631470

90491000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 1.2: Major infrastructure improvement for works valued above GBP 4 000 000.

The list below is indicative only, the full framework scope can be located in Attachment 1 of the SSQ documentation.

The successful 2-3 economic operators awarded a framework agreement for this lot will have the capability to design, procure, install/modify, execute, test and commission and handover into maintenance the following packages of works/services identified below:

Design: The successful economic operators will have the capability to provide multidisciplinary designs throughout the lifecycle of a project. This will include (but is not limited to) fulfilling early design development including feasibility, option selection and single option development and detailed design.

Works: Civil and premises — including modification of existing railway stations, route wide civils structures, station platforms, railway depots, ancillary buildings.

Works: Telecommunications — lineside and railway control systems, radio systems, antenna's, information and security systems, CCTV, access control, PA systems, customer information systems, public help point systems, passenger emergency points, telephone systems, data networks and scada systems.

Works: Fire detection and prevention systems — fire detection, warning systems and integration into new and/or existing systems, fire suppression systems, smoke ventilation systems, fire separation, compartmentation and structural fire protection, fire safety management controls.

Works: Low voltage mechanical, electrical and power installations/renewal for railway stations, station platforms, railway depots and ancillary buildings.

Works: High voltage mechanical, electrical and traction power (Track) including points and conductor rail heating systems, high voltage transformers, rectifiers and HV cabling, UPS, line side lighting, earthing and bonding, EMC verification, signalling power supply.

Works: Overhead line equipment (OHLE) and direct current (DC) — including design, installation and commissioning of OHLE and DC systems.

Works: Signalling — including installation of TPWS systems, signalling commission systems, line side indicators, signalling control systems.

Works: Track — the installation of track on all TfL infrastructure (i.e. Heavy rail, light rail and trams).

Works: Station lifts and escalators — including design, installation, modification and commissioning and asset hand back.

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: 84

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The scope of the major infrastructure improvement works required by this lot/framework will be a continuing requirement by TfL. Such works will continue to be required following expiry of this framework but the procurement and contracting strategy may change.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 2

Envisaged maximum number: 3

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The duration of the framework agreement shall be 7 years. The initial term of the framework will be 5 years which can be extended at the discretion of TfL by a further 2 years in 12 month intervals.

Please see the procurement documentation for more details.

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:

Selection criteria is as stated in the procurement documents.

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

Selection criteria is as stated in the procurement documents.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

All economic operators awarded a framework agreement will be expected to maintain the following:

1) adherence to TfL Health and Safety Policies and Standards,

2) adherence to TfL's Privacy and Data Guidelines and GDPR Regulations,

3) compliance with Cyber Security Standards,

4) compliance with Work Related Road Risk (WRRR),

5) compliance with London Living Wage,

6) supporting relevant parts of TfL's responsible procurement policy.

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.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 8 years:

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:

2019/S 170-416274

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

Date: 26/06/2020

Local time: 12:00

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

The procurement process is being conducted on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. TfL operates as a functional body of the Greater London Authority under the direction of the Mayor of London. Economic operators (prospective suppliers) should note that this procurement is being undertaken under the negotiated procedure with prior call for competition.

The draft invitation to tender (ITT) forms part of the procurement documents and is provided for information only. Prospective suppliers must only complete the SSQ documents at this stage and only provide responses to the ITT if they are requested to by TfL following SSQ Evaluation.

If TfL decides to enter into a framework agreement with the successful supplier(s), this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers.

TfL reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and may award the contract in whole, in part or not at all as a result of this call for competition. TfL shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any suppliers in considering and/or responding to the procurement process.

Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in pounds sterling and all payments made under the contract will be in pounds sterling, unless otherwise advised.

To access the procurement documents and complete and submit the SSQ, the supplier will need to be registered on TfL's Procontract eTendering portal. To register or to check if you are already registered log on to https://procontract.due-north.com Further instructions and guidance are included in the selection questionnaire and other procurement documents.

Any potential supplier that is registered should log onto TfL's eTendering system and search for ‘London Rail Infrastructure Improvement Framework DN465077’ Potential suppliers should express their interest in the opportunity by completing and submitting the SSQ by the deadline for receipt stated in IV.2.2).

TfL cannot consider SSQ submissions received after the closing date/time or received by means other than the portal.

Please note that TfL reserves the right to award the framework lots on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations. Clarification meetings or post tender negotiation meetings will be held in TfL Offices in London.

The estimated total framework value above reflects the anticipated spend for the initial term of the contract only and does not include the extension options. Any orders placed under this framework agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this framework between the supplier and the specific contracting authority.

This procurement process is being conducted electronically on the eTendering portal ProContract from Proactis. The portal can be accessed via the following link: (https://procontract.due-north.com). Interested suppliers must express their interest as soon as possible via the portal to access and download all relevant procurement documents and submit a standard selection questionnaire (SSQ) by the deadline stated in IV.2.2).

This framework can be utilised for rail infrastructure improvement (as defined in the Capability Statement located within the SSQ) by any member of the TfL Group of companies which means Transport for London, a statutory body set up by the Greater London Authority Act 1999 and any of its subsidiaries (as defined in Section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006) and their subsidiaries.

Where a supplier (whether a single or group of organisations) is relying on the capacity or capacities of a parent or other company for economic and financial standing a parent company guarantee may be required.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

HM Courts and Tribunals Service

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

E-mail: Enquiries.centrallondon.countycourt@justice.gov.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

TfL will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework is communicated to potential suppliers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be a minimum of ten (10) calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful suppliers to lodge an appeal in regards to the award decision, before the contract is entered into.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

16/05/2020

Current Notes