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The provision of specialist rail modelling consultancy advice.

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1JB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca Park
Telephone: +44 1416185346
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1416187050
NUTS code: UKM35

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00400

I.1)Name and addresses
East Renfrewshire Council
Eastwood HQ, Eastwood Park
Giffnock
G46 6UG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1415778486
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM35

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00183

I.1)Name and addresses
Glasgow City Council
Chief Executives Department, City Chambers
Glasgow
G2 1DU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412872000
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1412879399
NUTS code: UKM34

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00196

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Framework Agreement for Specialist Rail Modelling Consultancy.

Reference number: RC/FA/143/18
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71311200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The provision of specialist rail modelling consultancy advice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP
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)
71311200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM35
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The framework is general in nature and may be used for any purpose related to the scope. However, Renfrewshire Council envisage the framework will be used primarily in relation to City Deal Projects.

The City Deal is an agreement between the UK Government, Scottish Government and eight member local authorities across Glasgow and The Clyde Valley (including Renfrewshire Council). The overall aim of the City Deal is to support an increase in the economy within this area by delivery of key projects.

The Airport Access Project (AAP) is a pan City Region project, being delivered jointly by Renfrewshire Council and Glasgow City Council (GCC) with a project budget of 144 300 000 GBP

To support the development of this project Renfrewshire Council intends to conclude a Framework Agreement for Specialist Rail Modelling Consultancy.

The scope of the Framework will include but is not limited:

Rail Timetable Analysis/ Modelling

Rail Performance Analysis/ Modelling

Rail Infrastructure Analysis/ Modelling.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
30/06/2017

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 by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.

Where it is required, within a bidder's country of establishment they must confirm which authorisation or memberships of the relevant organisation(s) are required in order to perform this service.

Bidders must confirm if they hold the particular authorisation or memberships.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of 500,000 GBP for the last 3 years.

Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to

state the date which they were set up or started trading.

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP each and every claim

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP each and every claim

Professional Indemnity = Level to be determined prior to issue of Contract Notice

Statutory Third Party Motor Vehicle Cover = 5 000 000 GBP

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice.

Bidders will be required to confirm details of the technicians or technical bodies who they can call upon, especially those responsible for quality control.

Bidders will be required to demonstrate that they have (or have access to) the appropriate technical facilities, study and research facilities and quality measures to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4 in the OJEU Contract Notice.

Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.

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:
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.1.3)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: 3
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.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:
03/07/2017

Section VI: Complementary information

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:

Contracting Authority envisages a maximum number of 3 participants but reserves the right to conclude a framework with a single economic operator if this provides best value to the contracting authority.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=497255.

(SC Ref:497255).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1JB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1416186400
Fax: +44 1416187050

Internet address:http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

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:
26/05/2017