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Title: Wales and Borders Franchise and Metro Contract
Published by: Transport for Wales (Utility)
Publication Date: 18/07/2016
Deadline Date: 16/09/2016
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 05 Contract Notice (Utilities)
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Welsh Government is conducting a single procurement to appoint an Operator and Development Partner (ODP) to undertake the following functions:
a. the operation of the Wales and Borders rail franchise;
b. the design and management of the development and implementation of capital works to deliver a Metro style service on the Core Valleys Lines and subsequent infrastructure management of the Core Valleys Lines;
c. the operation of rail and related aspects of the South Wales Metro service;
d. the design and development of further schemes to improve rail travel in Wales.
CPV: 60200000, 60210000, 71311230, 45234000, 45234120, 45213320, 71311200, 71320000, 71322000, 71336000, 71500000, 71530000, 71540000, 71541000, 60000000, 60200000, 63711000.

Contract notice – utilities

Directive 2014/25/EU - Utility Directive

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Welsh Government

c/o Transport for Wales, Southgate House, Wood Street

Cardiff

CF10 1EW

UK

Contact person: Tamara Evans

Telephone: +44 2921673434

E-mail: procurement@transportfor.wales

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA51985

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

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

https://award.bravosolution.co.uk/tfw/web/login


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://award.bravosolution.co.uk/tfw/web/login


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://award.bravosolution.co.uk/tfw/web/login


I.6) Main activity

Railway services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Wales and Borders Franchise and Metro Contract

II.1.2) Main CPV code

60200000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Welsh Government is conducting a single procurement to appoint an Operator and Development Partner (ODP) to undertake the following functions:

a. the operation of the Wales and Borders rail franchise;

b. the design and management of the development and implementation of capital works to deliver a Metro style service on the Core Valleys Lines and subsequent infrastructure management of the Core Valleys Lines;

c. the operation of rail and related aspects of the South Wales Metro service;

d. the design and development of further schemes to improve rail travel in Wales.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

60210000

71311230

45234000

45234120

45213320

71311200

71320000

71322000

71336000

71500000

71530000

71540000

71541000

60000000

60200000

63711000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

UKL1

UKL2

UKL11

UKD2

UKG22

UKK13

UKG11

UKD21

UKD3

UKD5

UKG21

UKG3


Main site or place of performance:

Wales and Border counties

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Welsh Government is conducting a single procurement to appoint an operator and development partner to undertake the following functions:

a. the operation of the Wales and Borders rail franchise;

b. the design and the management of the development and implementation of capital works to deliver a Metro style service on the Core Valleys Lines in the South Wales Valleys and subsequent infrastructure management of the Core Valleys Lines;

c. the operation of rail and related aspects of the South Wales Metro service;

d. the design and development of further schemes to improve rail travel in Wales.

The geographic scope of the franchise is expected to be similar to that of the Wales and Borders rail franchise operated by Arriva Trains Wales http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/ until October 2018. This broadly aligns with the Welsh border but also includes a number of cross border services including some England-only services in the vicinity of the border.

The South Wales Metro comprises a programme of service and infrastructure interventions to provide faster and more frequent rail services, some electrified, in the wider Cardiff Capital Region (including the Core Valleys Lines). A wider programme will promote integrated transport across the area. Further information is available from http://gov.wales/topics/transport/public/metro/?land=en

The Welsh Government is currently developing the delivery model and procurement options including the key commercial principles, the nature and terms of any contracts awarded. Further information is contained in the pre-qualification pack and will also be available during the course of dialogue.

There will be opportunities for infrastructure contractors to undertake the detailed design and construction under Early Contractor Involvement principles. A separate Periodic Indicative Notice will be published by Welsh Government for the construction opportunities arising from the South Wales Metro. It is currently envisaged that these opportunities will be awarded through frameworks under 3 Lots – Electrification, General Civils Works and Works associated with the permanent way (track).

Changes to the procurement process

Welsh Government reserves the right not to award a contract, to make whatever changes it sees fit to the structure and timing of the procurement process (including issuing updates and amendments to the procurement documents and inviting bids on the same or an alternative basis) to cancel the process in its entirety at any stage and, where it considers it appropriate to do so to award a contract for only part of the requirement or to make a direct contract award pursuant to Article 5(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007.

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: 5 000 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 180

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: 3

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please see the pre-qualification pack for further details.

Welsh Government reserves the right to down-select bidders during the course of the dialogue phase.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Estimated value of contract: 3bn-5bn GBP over 15 year term , significant categories including farebox revenue (currently c130m GBP p.a.), subsidy (currently c180m GBP p.a.) and other payments.

Term of contract between 10 and 15 years.

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.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

Please refer to the pre-qualification pack.

III.1.6) Deposits and guarantees required:

The successful bidder, whether a single party or consortium, will be required to provide a parent company guarantee or other form of surety (in a form acceptable to Welsh Government). Further details can be found in the pre-qualification pack.

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

Further information will be made available during the course of dialogue.

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

Please refer to the pre-qualification pack.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Competitive dialogue

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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2015/S 226-412254

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

Date: 16/09/2016

Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 10/10/2016

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Transport for Wales is acting as representative on behalf of Welsh Government in relation to the procurement and is managing the procurement process on their behalf.

a. Applicants must register their expression of interest to gain access to the AWARD e-sourcing portal and the prequalification pack by emailing procurement@transportfor.wales

b. Applicants must sign a Contract Letting Process Agreement (CLPA) and return it to Transport for Wales via the above email address prior to being granted access to the online prequalification pack and clarification facility.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Detailed within the prequalification pack.

(WA Ref:48790)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

N/A

N/A

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

15/07/2016


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
22/07/2016 14:18Change to description and how to express interest in the contract

Section II.1.4 Short Description
Change to:
d. the design and development of further schemes to improve rail travel in Wales and Borders.

II.2.4 Description of the Procurement
Change to:
d. the design and development of further schemes to improve rail travel in Wales and Borders.

Section VI.3 Additional Information
Change to:
Transport for Wales is acting as representative on behalf of Welsh Government in relation to the procurement and is managing the procurement process on their behalf.
a. Applicants must register their expression of interest by emailing: procurement@transportfor.wales
b. Applicants must sign a Contract Letting Process Agreement (CLPA) and return it to Transport for Wales via the above email address and 2 original hard copies via post or courier (to enable WG to complete the process of execution) to the address stated in Section I.1 of this Contract Notice prior to being granted access to the online pre-qualification pack and clarification facility.
Main Contact: procurement@transportfor.wales
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
71530000Construction consultancy servicesConstruction-related services
71540000Construction management servicesConstruction-related services
71541000Construction project management servicesConstruction management services
45213320Construction work for buildings relating to railway transportConstruction work for commercial buildings, warehouses and industrial buildings, buildings relating to transport
45234000Construction work for railways and cable transport systemsConstruction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork
71500000Construction-related servicesArchitectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
71320000Engineering design servicesEngineering services
71322000Engineering design services for the construction of civil engineering worksEngineering design services
71336000Engineering support servicesMiscellaneous engineering services
60210000Public transport services by railwaysRailway transport services
71311230Railway engineering servicesCivil engineering consultancy services
60200000Railway transport servicesTransport services (excl. Waste transport)
63711000Support services for railway transportSupport services for land transport
60000000Transport services (excl. Waste transport)Transport and Related Services
71311200Transport systems consultancy servicesCivil engineering consultancy services
45234120Urban railway worksConstruction work for railways and cable transport systems

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
100UK - All
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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