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Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd (Merseyrail) is currently working with the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (Merseytravel) to provide an integrated ‘smart ticketing’ scheme across the Merseyrail estate. The ‘SMART’ programme has ...

Contract notice - utilities

Supplies

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd
Rail House, Lord Nelson Street
Liverpool
L1 1JF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Julia Jones
Telephone: +44 1519552086
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKD

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.merseyrail.org

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://redirect.transaxions.com/events/TkFm1
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://redirect.transaxions.com/events/TkFm1
I.6)Main activity
Railway services

Section II: Object

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

ITSO and Contactless Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) Compliant Platform Validator (PVAL) Equipment and Associated Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
30233300 - MA12 - MA08
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd (Merseyrail) is currently working with the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (Merseytravel) to provide an integrated ‘smart ticketing’ scheme across the Merseyrail estate. The ‘SMART’ programme has identified a requirement for Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation (ITSO) compliant platform validators (PVAL) equipment and associated services within Merseyrail stations. PVAL will be required in two forms: free standing and wall mounted, with hardwired power supply and ethernet connectivity. There will also be an optional requirement for wireless and mobile communication solutions. Merseyrail is offering the opportunity to provide this requirement. The requirement includes the provision of equipment, hardware and software design, development, testing, installation services, Maintenance and ongoing service support. Further information on this opportunity and about Merseyrail can be found at section V1.3 Additional Information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 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)
30123100 - MA12
30162000
60210000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD
Main site or place of performance:

Potentially UK wide if the Framework is called off by others as detailed at section 11.2.4.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Merseyrail is currently working with Merseytravel to provide an integrated ‘smart ticketing’ scheme across the Merseyrail estate. The ‘SMART’ programme has identified a requirement for ITSO compliant platform validators (PVAL) equipment and associated services within Merseyrail stations. Merseyrail is offering the opportunity to provide this requirement.

PVAL will be required in two forms - free standing and wall mounted, with hardwired power supply and ethernet connectivity. There will also be an optional requirement for wireless and mobile communication solutions. The requirement includes the provision of equipment, hardware and software design, development, testing and installation services. Maintenance and ongoing service support will also be required.

PVALs will conform to the ISO/IEC 14443 standard to allow reading of ITSO and contactless payment cards (CPCs). They must also support the installation of an ITSO Security Application Module (ISAM), and be capable of interfacing with an ITSO Host or Operator Processing System (HOPS). PVALs shall operate within an ITSO infrastructure as defined by the ITSO 2.1.4 specification, ITSO on National Rail (NR) specification RSPS3002, and allow the collection and validation of ITSO products.

Merseyrail's future vision is to allow customers to use CPCs for transit within, and potentially beyond, the Merseyrail area. This functionality will be delivered to ensure PVALs are EMV (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) enabled to read approved CPCs.

An integral part of the PVAL enablement is the requirement for CPC acceptance, this will include:

- EMV level 1 and 2 certification; and

- A Tap Landing Area for the collection of CPC transaction data and provision of such data to an external fares and aggregation engine.

Adequate PCI DSS measures will be required within the PVAL unit and the Tap Landing Area to ensure the security of the cardholder data is not compromised.

To support the effective operation of PVALs an Operational Support System will be required to provide near real-time status of PVALs and the Tap Landing Area and enable remote configuration and software updates.

The full specification, standards that need to be met and the approval requirements will be provided at tender stage.

There is the potential for this framework to be called off by other Train Operating Companies (TOCs), Transport for the North (TfN), Department for Transport (DfT), Local Authorities and Transport Executives including but not limited to Merseytravel, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) across the length of the contract. A full list of TOCs can be found at http://www.raildeliverygroup.com/about-us/governance/licensed-associate-members detailed under the Licensed members column.

The estimated value stated in sections II.1.5 and II.2.6 of up to 10 000 000 GBP reflects the potential value if the Framework is also called off from Merseytravel and a number of TOCs. The estimated value if the the Framework is only called off by Merseyrail is 1 000 000 GBP.

There is no guaranteed of business under any resulting framework agreement or contract, indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc. will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason.

Bidders are requested to express an interest in this procurement by following this link http://redirect.transaxions.com/events/TkFm1. Interested parties will be issued with access to the Supplier Qualification documentation to be completed by the deadline of no later than 12:00 noon 5.9.2017.

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: 1 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The 5 (five) highest scoring candidates on the Supplier Qualification will be invited to tender.

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:

ITSO Membership.

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:

As detailed in the Supplier Qualification documents.

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

Relevant details will be sent to the shortlisted companies. However, please note a minimum of 5 000 000 GBP per claim Product Liability, 5 000 000 GBP Public Liability, 5 000 000 GBP Employers Liability and 5 000 000 GBP Professional indemnity insurance must either be in place or a commitment for it to be in place in the event of being awarded the contract.

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

Details will be provided to the shortlisted companies.

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

As detailed in the Supplier Qualification documents.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
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 a single operator
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: no
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: 05/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 12/11/2017
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
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:

Merseyrail is an urban network of vital importance to the transport infrastructure of Liverpool and its environs, operating on the Wirral and Northern Lines within Merseyside. It is one of the most punctual and reliable railway networks in the UK, with consistently high scores for customer satisfaction.

At a glance:

- 75 route miles, outer termini at Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby, Hunts Cross on the Northern Line, and New Brighton, West Kirby, Chester and Ellesmere Port on the Wirral Line.

- Core city centre underground network, including 6.5 miles in tunnels and 5 underground stations, giving easy access to work, study, shopping and leisure.

- Underground section includes the original Mersey railway tunnel opened in 1886.

- Approximately 100,000 passenger journeys per weekday or 36 000 000 passenger journeys per annum.

- Nearly 50 % of passengers are daily users.

- 67 stations of which 66 are managed by Merseyrail.

- One of the most intensively used networks in the UK with over 800 train services daily (Monday to Friday).

- Clockface, regular interval timetable (15 minute frequencies, increasing to 5 minute on city centre sections).

- Approximately 1 200 staff.

- A fleet of 59 refurbished Class 507 and 508 trains.

Merseyrail is a unique concession in the UK as the Department for Transport has been delegated by Parliament to the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (Merseytravel) and the concession agreement is between Merseyrail and Merseytravel. This gives much better local control by local people of local services. Another unique feature is the length of the concession which is 25 years from 20.7.2003 with review dates along the way.

The concession is operated by Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd, a 50/50 Joint Venture company between Serco and Abellio.

Please see the SQ Expression of Interest Document for further detail on this Procurement.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd
Rail House, Lord Nelson Street
Liverpool
L1 1JF
United Kingdom
E-mail:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
See Section VI.4.1
Liverpool
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd will incorporate a standstill period, following award of the contract. The period shall commence on the day following award notification, and shall be in accordance with The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2015, and all subsequent amendments and directives. At present, this standstill period shall be no less than 10 calendar days. This period allows unsuccessful tenders to seek further debriefing from Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd before the contract is entered into.

The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed, or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action. Any such action must be brought within 30 day (or the first working day thereafter) of the date when the aggrieved party knew or ought reasonably have known about the alleged breach. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision, or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into, the Court may only award damages.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
See Section VI.4.1
Liverpool
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/08/2017