Appointment of a Consultant for the design and delivery of a Masterplan for the Global Centre for Rail Excellence

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-029539
Publication date: 29 November 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

GCRE LIMITED

2 Hardman Street

MANCHESTER

M33AA

Contact

Robert Thompson

Email

rob.thompson@gcre.wales

Telephone

+44 7977197129

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKD33 - Manchester

Internet address(es)
Main address

https://gov.wales/global-centre-rail-excellence-wales

one.3) Communication

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

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other type

Subsidiary Company of the Welsh Government

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Railway Technology Testing Centre


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Appointment of a Consultant for the design and delivery of a Masterplan for the Global Centre for Rail Excellence

Reference number

GCRE-MP-02

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 71000000 - Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

GCRE Limited seek to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced design-led consultancy team to prepare a Site Development Masterplan (SDM) to determine the site landscape and

infrastructure layout for the development of a research and business campus built around the Rail Testing Facilities at the Nant Helen/Onllwyn site. The project will transform the 475-hectare post-industrial landscape into a world leading centre for

research, testing, validation and innovation for the rail industry in a restored, ecologically diverse, landscape setting.

The project will embody innovation at the core of its design and construction, comprising facilities and services for the whole rail industry allowing the design, testing and validation of new trains, systems, components and technologies.

The SDM will be used for the following purposes:

> As the basis for detailed design stage and subsequent

construction.

> To inform the Railway System Outline Design, which will define

the technical requirements of the railway test facility.

> To calibrate and support the development of the parallel

earthworks design.

> To input to the site wide energy strategy.

The masterplan consultant will need to work closely with three other teams developing the Railway System Outline Design, the Earthworks design and the Energy Strategy.

All four teams will need to produce tightly integrated packages that reflect the needs/requirements of each other.

The products of the Masterplan will be used by GCRE to procure a range of Design & Build contractors for the various site premises and a [separate] contractor who will develop the detailed landscape design and construct it.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 71220000 - Architectural design services
  • 71240000 - Architectural, engineering and planning services
  • 71310000 - Consultative engineering and construction services
  • 71400000 - Urban planning and landscape architectural services
  • 71530000 - Construction consultancy services
  • 71540000 - Construction management services
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKL24 - Powys
Main site or place of performance

Nant Helen Surface Mine

Coelbren

Nr Neath

Powys

SA10 9HN

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

GCRE Limited is looking to procure a suitably qualified Design-led team with experience of designing and carrying out large scale master planning projects to facilitate the subsequent design and construction of the Global Centre for Rail Excellence Innovation Campus (the "Centre"). The Centre is to be constructed both at the site of the former Nant Helen Opencast Coal site and at the Onllwyn Washery. The completed centre will have two rail test track loops, rail sidings, buildings and other infrastructure.

To help GCRE Ltd deliver this ambitious project a design-led multidisciplinary design team is required to prepare a masterplan that will include innovation proposals for the future landscape of the whole site, proposals for an innovation campus incorporating the accommodation requirements of the facility and associated activities, and incorporating the design of the track testing facility. The project will transform the 475-hectare post-industrial landscape into a world leading centre for research, testing, validation and innovation for the rail industry in a restored, ecologically diverse, landscape setting.

GCRE Ltd wishes to work collaboratively with the Design Team in the design and delivery of a Masterplan for the Global Centre for Rail Excellence.

The contractor will be appointed on a single stage basis.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

12

This contract is subject to renewal

No

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue


Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

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

17 January 2022

Local time

5:00pm

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

English

four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date

18 January 2022

Local time

11:00am


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Royal Courts of Justice

The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

Country

United Kingdom