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Translink wish to establish a framework of Economic Operators to provide Permanent Way Design Services over a period of a maximum of 4 years commencing on the 1.6.2017. The framework will consist of four Economic Operator and a standby list of a ...

Contract notice - utilities

Services

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Translink
Milewater Road
Belfast
BT3 9BG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul McCollough
Telephone: +44 2890354029
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
I.6)Main activity
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

001/0584/17 Permanent Way Design Services Framework.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71311000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Translink wish to establish a framework of Economic Operators to provide Permanent Way Design Services over a period of a maximum of 4 years commencing on the 1.6.2017. The framework will consist of four Economic Operator and a standby list of a further two Economic Operators. The estimated expenditure over term of the framework is 3 000 000 GBP. The Services required from the Framework may include but are not limited to the following, track alignment inspections and surveys, track condition reports, feasibility studies, permanent way alignment design permanent way drainage design, permanent way signal cable duct Signalling and Telecomms design, permanent way formation design, permanent way geotechnical design, ballast retention design, switch and crossing design, site topographical surveys, UWC and LC permanent way interface, independent design checking and general civil engineering requirements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71311000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN0
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Translink wish to establish a framework of Economic Operators to provide Permanent Way Design Services over a period of a maximum of 4 years commencing on the 1.6.2017. The framework will consist of four Economic Operator and a standby list of a further two Economic Operators. The estimated expenditure over term of the framework is 3 000 000 GBP. The Services required from the Framework may include but are not limited to the following, track alignment inspections and surveys, track condition reports, feasibility studies, permanent way alignment design permanent way drainage design, permanent way signal cable duct Signalling and Telecomms design, permanent way formation design, permanent way geotechnical design, ballast retention design, switch and crossing design, site topographical surveys, UWC and LC permanent way interface, independent design checking and general civil engineering requirements.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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

If required this will be listed in PQQ and ITT documentation on https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior 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
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
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)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 10/04/2017
Local time: 15:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 07/10/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Let's work together. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TranslinkB2B for opportunities worth 50 000 GBP or more. Check out our website at www.translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/. Participate in tenders at https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps. For assistance using eTendersNI and registering your Organisation please contact the helpdesk whose number is located on the eTendersNI contact us page. Note: Do not leave completing your PQQ/ITT response until the last minute, late responses shall be rejected. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this competition. About the Translink Group: Throughout the documentation, both ‘Translink’ and ‘Group’ refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Please see section VI.4.3
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Please see section VI.4.3
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Translink Group will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Please see section VI.4.3
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/02/2017