Scope of the procurement
Tender for the Tunnel Track and Catenary contract for the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link
Railway construction works
The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link Project is the final stage in the realization of a straight traffic corridor between Scandinavia and continental Europe. It will be an immersed tunnel containing two dual carriageways and a twin-track railway traversing the 19 km distance across the Fehmarnbelt between Rødbyhavn on the island of Lolland in Denmark and Puttgarden on the island of Fehmarn in northern Germany. The Tunnel Track and Catenary (‘TTC’) contract covers design, build (installation), testing and commissioning of the tunnel track and catenary (overhead contact line ('OCL')) systems described in section II.2.4).
Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200000000.00
Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
Additional CPV code(s)
Electrical installations for railways
Railway-track construction materials and supplies
Railway-track construction materials
Railway-track construction supplies
Railway tunnel construction work
Construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork
Construction work for railways and cable transport systems
Track construction works
Catenary's construction works
Repair and maintenance services
Repair, maintenance and associated services related to railways and other equipment
Railway-track maintenance services
Railway engineering services
Construction project management services
Place of performance
Vest- og Sydsjælland
Main site or place of performance:
Description of the procurement
The TTC Contractor will be required to design, build (install), test and commission the TTC systems described below (*design and build track and OCL systems). The TTC Contractor shall apply the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI)- and Common Safety Method (CSM) RA-compliance processes and follow them throughout the execution of the contract (*TSI/CSM compliance). Further, the TTC Contractor shall provide maintenance of the TTC systems for an envisaged period of 5 years (coinciding with the defects notification period in the TTC contract) with a rapid response in order to ensure availability of the systems.
The track works include:
• slab track in the tunnel and on the ramps (approximately 2 x 19.1 km) (*installation of slab track in tunnels)
• ballast track from the end of the ramps on the approaches on the Danish and German sides (approximately 2 x 4.1 km on the Danish side and 2 x 2.2 km on the German side)
• turnouts on the Danish side and on the German side including point trace heating system (the contracting entity is envisaged to provide the turnouts)
the OCL system ('OCLS') works include:
• OCLS in the tunnel (approximately 2 x 18.4 km) (*installation of OCLS in tunnels)
• OCLS on the ramps and approaches on the Danish and German sides (approximately 2 x 4 km on the Danish side and 2 x 3 km on the German side)
• connection to the traction power substation on Lolland
• return current and earthing and bonding systems
• overhead line section panels (Ober Leitungs Spannungs Prüfeinrichtung)
• system separation sections
• uninterrupted power supply system for OLSPs and SCADA type-systems
• fibre cable
The railway will be operated at 200 km/h (*design speed).
The TTC Contractor works also include other ancillary tasks such as establishing a maintenance area (earth and drainage works and laying of tracks). Further, the TTC Contractor is envisaged to be required to install e.g. marker boards and other items and equipment during the installation which is provided by the contracting entity.
The TTC contract is large scale and complex. It requires the contractor to establish a railway connection through open land and through more than 18 kilometers of tunnel (*long tunnel).
The TTC Contractor shall carry out the works with full focus on safety and in observation of principles set out in terms of ethical, social and environmental behaviour (e.g. UNGC global compact, labour related obligations, use of apprentices) (*compliance with CSR requirements).
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
Value excluding VAT: 200000000.00
Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months:
This contract is subject to renewal:
Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates:
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
The shortlisting of candidates invited to tender will be based on an overall assessment of which candidates have documented the most relevant experience in delivery of works comparable to the works covered by the contract, see the description in sections II.1.4) and II.2.4).
This overall assessment will be made on the basis of the submitted portfolio of references, see section III.1.3), and the extent to which these references – as a whole – document delivery of functionally comparable works.
When considering whether works are functionally comparable (and as such considered relevant experience) please refer to section II.1.4) and II.2.4) where the works are described – and in particular to the areas marked by a * in a parenthesis (e.g. ‘(*design and build track and OCL systems)’), which will be given special weight in the assessment.
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted:
Information about options
Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
Identification of the project:
The construction of the fixed link across the Fehmarn Belt receives EU funding from the CEF programme under project code 2014-EU-TM-0221-W and 21-EU-TG-Fehmarnbelt Tunnel.
Sections II.1.5) & II.2.6); the amount is an estimate of the contract price for the entire term of the contract. An economic operator may only submit one application. A legal entity may provide services to more than one applicant/tenderer (as a “normal” subcontractor) - the contracting entity may request proof that this has not limited the competition in conflict with applicable competition laws.