Public Sector Network Tender Alert


408071-2012: UK-Milton Keynes: Railway transport services

Operation and Maintenance of Network Rail's Multi Purpose Rail Vehicles to undertake Seasonal Treatment, S&C Inspection and Overhead Line Wire replacement.

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Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd
National Delivery Service, Qudrant:MK, Elder Gate
For the attention of: Adam Marshall
MK9 1EN Milton Keynes
Telephone: +44 1908781875
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Contract value: The fleet is made up of 32 Seasonal MPVs, 1 Switches & Crossings inspection MPV and the Overhead Line MPV consists with associated wagons and equipment. 25 of the MPVs are two-car diesel multiple units, each compromising a master-powered driving unit and a slave-unpowered driving unit. Both the master and slave vehicle can accommodate up to 50 feet of modules. The MPV concept is founded on providing a flexible tool to tackle seasonal infrastructure performance challenges that Network Rail face every year. These are the autumn leaf-fall season, winter third-rail de-icing season and summer vegetation control season. The remaining 7 MPVs consist of a master vehicle and a powered slave and have an autumn/winter consist including de-icing modules. They are operated on a geographical basis as follows:- 32 are used for autumn treatment- 24 are used for winter services on 3rd rail sections of the Network- 8 are used to undertake Network Rail's national weedspray programme.- 1 MPV is used to inspect S&C- 2 Windhoff AG Power MPV consist used nationally for the replacement of Overhead Line Wires.The operational requirements are:- Provision of driving resources- Provision of operators to work the equipment as required.- Provision of services associated with the replenishment of the vehicles (water, fuel, adhesion modifier etc) and- Provision of depots where required.The maintenance requirements are:- Provision of resources to undertake planned preventative maintenance, arising work and repairs of the MPVs and modules.The Seasonal modules consist of:-68 nr. Sandite modules-36 nr. Water Tanks-34 nr. Water Pumps-40 nr. APUs-26 nr. Clayton new Water Tanks-24 nr. De-Icing modules-8 nr. Weedspray modules-5 nr. Messing modules-8 nr. Bankside modules

Published: 22 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 28 Jan 2013