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Contract notice

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Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
West Midlands Rail Ltd
16 Summer Lane
Birmingham
B19 3SD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3453036760
E-mail: Procurement.Team@wmca.org.uk
NUTS code: UKG

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.wmca.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Franchise Advisor Framework Agreement

Reference number: 2018-01804
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60200000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

West Midlands Rail Ltd (WMR), trading as West Midlands Raill Executive (WMRE) seeks to award a Framework Agreement for franchise advisory services comprising of specialist consultancy expertise on specialist railway, technical and commercial advisory services. The current West Midlands Franchise is due to expire in March 2026, and WMRE’s aspiration is for the next franchise to be designed, procured and managed for the West Midlands by the West Midlands. In order to be successful in this aim, WMRE seeks to procure the very best expertise available within the market place to offer specialist railway technical and commercial advisory services.

It is the intention to make the framework available to other local authorities in the UK. This will consist of the following:

— all county councils, borough and district councils and unitary authorities throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and any other relevant organisations in the UK.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Devolution and Strategic Planning

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60200000
66171000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG3
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Successful contractor(s) will be responsible for providing professional, technical and commercial support for a range of macro-level strategic activities such as franchise re-mapping, devolution, future forecasts and plans, option analysis and the construction of project and programme business cases. Services include but are not limited to:

— franchise remapping,

— rail devolution, including business case support,

— rail strategy planning advice and research,

— strategic technical commercial advice,

— macro-level revenue forecasting.

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.2.10)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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Transport Integration and Systems

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60200000
60210000
71311200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG3
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful contractor(s) will be responsible for providing professional, technical and commercial support for a range of activities focused on the realisation of better integration between transport modes. Typical requirements identified by WMRE include but are not limited to:

— transport integration and planning research,

— transport systems integration,

— strategic technical commercial advice,

— modal integration, interfaces and connectivity.

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.2.10)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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Rail Operations and Performance

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60200000
60210000
71311200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG3
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Successful contractor(s) will be responsible for providing professional technical and commercial support across a full range of operational specialisms.Typical requirements identified by WMRE include but are not limited to:

— general rail operations and performance advice and research,

— operational management,

— timetabling, diagramming, rostering,

— network rail operational interfaces,

— operational mobilisation,

— operational safety,

— operational cost modelling.

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.2.10)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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Customer Quality

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48813000
60200000
60210000
71311200
79342300
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG3
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Successful contractor(s) will be responsible for providing professional technical and commercial support for a range of customer and people focused activities. Typical requirements identified by WMRE include but are not limited to:

— passenger communication,

— passenger connectivity,

— service quality/customer service,

— staffing policy/strategy,

— industrial relations/Trade Unions/TUPE/pensions,

— ticket retailing.

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.2.10)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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Economic and Revenue Forecasting

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60200000
60210000
66171000
71311200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG3
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 5: Economic and Revenue Forecasting:

Successful contractor(s) will be responsible for providing professional technical and commercial support for a range of short to medium term activities specifically in relation to forecasting and meeting demand, fares calibration and the development of bidding strategies and analysis. Typical requirements identified by WMRE include but are not limited to:

— general economic and revenue forecasting advice and research,

— technical risk adjustment,

— macro-economic advice,

— market reviews production,

— benefits realisation support,

— commercial risk analysis/profiling fare reviews and policy,

— modelling — revenue, fares and demand,

— comparator modelling and associated business case support,

— fares structure.

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.2.10)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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Railway Infrastructure and Assets Advice

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60200000
60210000
66171000
71311200
71311300
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG3
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Successful contractor(s) will be responsible for providing professional technical and commercial support and advice across the spectrum of railway infrastructure and assets. Typical requirements identified by WMRE include but are not limited to:

— general railway infrastructure and asset management advice,

— stations: including access, property, parking, mobility and security,

— depots and stabling: strategy and advice,

— signalling and systems: strategy and advice,

— power/electrification: strategy and advice,

— telecommunications/Customer Information Systems (CIS): strategy and advice.

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.2.10)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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Rolling Stock Advice

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34620000
60200000
60210000
71311200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Successful contractor(s) will be responsible for providing professional technical and commercial support and advice across a spectrum of railway rolling stock activities. Typical requirements identified by WMRE include but are not limited to:

— rolling stock: strategy and advice,

— rolling stock: management, acceptance, planning,

— rolling stock: leasing,

— on train facilities and services,

— rail engineering, feasibility and operating advice.

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.2.10)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
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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Full performance conditions can be found in the procurement documents.

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
Open procedure
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
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 200-454489
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/05/2019
Local time: 12:00
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
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20/05/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

The recurrence will be determined 6 months prior to framework end.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
West MidlandsRail Ltd
Birmingham
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/04/2019


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Tender Details
TitleDescription
StatusContract notice
ProcurementOpen procedure
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Date Published17th Apr 2019
CountryUK
Reference2019/S 076-181055
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Location-
CTypeServices
Common Procurement VocabularyRailway transport services
Financial consultancy services
Public transport services by railways
Transport systems consultancy services
Passenger information system
Customer services
Infrastructure works consultancy services
Rolling stock