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GB-Telford: Railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts.

Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Telford & Wrekin Council
2nd Floor, B Wing, Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA, United Kingdom
Tel. (01952) 567558, Email:, URL:, URL:
Contact: Economy & Skills, Attn: Bryn Jones

Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above

I.2)Type of contracting authority and main activity or activities:
Regional or local authority
General Public Services

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No

Section II: Object Of The Contract: SERVICES
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Telford International Railfreight Park Operation
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SERVICES
Service Category: 18

Region Codes: UKG21 - Telford and Wrekin
II.1.3)This notice involves: A public contract

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts. Railway maintenance or service vehicles, and railway freight wagons. Railway freight wagons. Railway maintenance or service vehicles. Railway equipment. Railway transport services. Support services for railway transport. Railway traffic control software development services. Rolling stock. Road transport services. Mail transport by railway. Freight transport agency services. Telford & Wrekin Council are seeking a lessee as the operator of the established Telford International Railfreight Park based at Hortonwood, Telford, Shropshire.

The purpose built terminal is capable of handling top and bottom lift intermodal traffic, containerised, palletised and bulk freight.

Key site features are:

Open access Status - the rail terminal is available to all hauliers and rail service providers, and is capable of handling intermodal traffic, bulk freights and wagon load or palletised traffic
5 reception sidings
Hard standing for storage facilities
Fuelling station for road and rail
Current operator has achieved AFSO status
24/7 monitored security available
Rail access - the rail terminal has direct access onto the National Rail Network, allowing frequent and competitive rail services to all major destinations throughout the UK, with links to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel and Sea Ports.

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
34600000 - Railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock and associated parts.

34621000 - Railway maintenance or service vehicles, and railway freight wagons.

34621100 - Railway freight wagons.

34621200 - Railway maintenance or service vehicles.

34940000 - Railway equipment.

60200000 - Railway transport services.

63711000 - Support services for railway transport.

72212140 - Railway traffic control software development services.

34620000 - Rolling stock.

60100000 - Road transport services.

60220000 - Mail transport by railway.

63521000 - Freight transport agency services.

II.1.7)Contract Covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes
II.1.8)Division into lots: No
II.1.9)Variants will be accepted: Yes

II.2)Quantity Or Scope Of The Contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The successful operator will be required to enter into a lease arrangement to run the Telford International Railfreight Park facility.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range between: 1 and 500000
Currency: GBP

II.2.2)Options: No
II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion
Starting: 02/04/2012
Completion: 31/03/2027

Information About Lots

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Not Provided

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them:
Not Provided

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Not Provided

III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject: Not Provided
III.2)Conditions For Participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
Not Provided
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Not Provided

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Not Provided
III.2.4)Reserved contracts: Not Provided
III.3)Conditions Specific To Service Contracts
III.3.1)Execution of service is reserved to particular profession: No
III.3.2)Legal person should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for execution of the service: No
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
Envisaged minimum number: 5 and maximum number: 7
Objective Criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specification and the invitation to tender.
IV.2)Award Criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria:
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
The criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)An electronic auction will be used: No

IV.3)Administrative Information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: BTWTIRP001
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:

Payable documents: No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/01/2012
Time: 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: Not Provided
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up:

Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)This Is A Recurrent Procurement: No
VI.2)Contract related to a project and/or programme financed by Community Funds: No
VI.3)Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following access code: XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response is XX.XX.2012 (XX.XX). Please ensure that you allow yourself at least 2 hours when responding to this invitation prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents. No other format will be accepted. If you are uploading multiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all documents in an application like WinZip. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call +44 08452707050 or email
GO-20111215-PRO-2806095 TKR-20111215-PRO-2806094

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Not Provided

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 15/12/2011


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