Awarded to Turner & Townsend

Start date: Monday 10 January 2022
Value: £162,555.88
Company size: SME
Office of Rail and Road

Understanding Network Rail's digital signalling programme

3 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 1 large

7 Completed applications

5 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 29 October 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 5 November 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 12 November 2021 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
The scope of work will include the following tasks:
• Programme / project management
• Familiarity with signalling assets (including digital signalling)
• Cost and volume analysis
• Asset management
• Report writing, MS project, Power Bi, Advance Microsoft Excel
Latest start date
Friday 17 December 2021
Expected contract length
10 weeks
Location
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Office of Rail and Road
Budget range
100 days effort

About the work

Why the work is being done
The ORR needs a clear understanding that digital signalling proposals are being managed appropriately and can be supported in the Periodic Review process.
Problem to be solved
We need a clearer understanding of Network Rail's digital signalling programme in the lead up to PR23.
Who the users are and what they need to do
The ORR needs a clear understanding that digital signalling proposals are being managed appropriately and can be supported in the Periodic Review process.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
ORR is already engaged with Network Rail, we require additional resource to expedite our assessment.
Existing team
A cross functional matrix team consisting of:
Head of Train Control Systems
Senior Enhancements Project Manager
Senior Financial Analyst
Current phase
Not applicable

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Supplier can work remotely, with a requirement to attend stakeholders where necessary. Engagement with the team at 25 Cabot Square, London may be required periodically.
Working arrangements
Supplier can work remotely, with a requirement to attend stakeholders where necessary. Engagement with the team at 25 Cabot Square, London may be required periodically.
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Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Asset management experience
  • Evidence of recent engagement in the planning of future Electronic Train Control Systems (ETCS) based solutions in the UK
  • Understanding of the previous use of the Signalling Equivalent Unit (SEU) in the UK rail industry
  • Project/programme management experience
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to obtain and digest a wide variety of information
  • The ability to present information clearly and concisely in a range of formats
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Previous work relating to UK transport or other public sector.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.

How many suppliers to evaluate
3
Proposal criteria
  • approach and methodology
  • how the approach or solution meets your organisation’s policy or goal
  • value for money
Cultural fit criteria
  • work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • take responsibility for their work
Payment approach
Fixed price
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Would you consider a proposal from a large supplier with SME commitments as part of the supply chain?
Yes. All proposals would be considered to ensure a fair and open competition.