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Research and experimental development services

Published 23/10/2020

United Kingdom

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 207-506339
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementInnovation partnership
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyResearch and experimental development services
Sales
marketing and business intelligence software package
Database and operating software package
IT services: consulting
software development
Internet and support
Maintenance and repair of ticket-issuing machinery
Information systems
Transaction-processing software package
Ticket-issuing machines
Smart card readers
Computer equipment and supplies
Miscellaneous software package and computer systems
Date Published23rd Oct 2020

United Kingdom

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Transport for The North
Postal address: 2nd Floor Piccadilly Place
Town: Manchester
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: M1 3BN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Simon Mahomed
E-mail: ist@transportforthenorth.com
Telephone: +44 7741118219
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://transportforthenorth.com
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Manchester:-Research-and-experimental-development-services./D52V38R235
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Sub National Transport Body
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Facilitation of Public Transport Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

IST Innovation Partnership

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73100000 Research and experimental development services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Transport for the North is inviting requests to participate from suppliers who may be able to meet its need for an innovative product or service to ‘Digitally connect transport actors to enable incentivisation of greener, shared and active mobility across the North of England’. Transport for the North is utilising a two-round innovation partnership procurement pursuant to Regulation 31 Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as it does not believe its requirements can be met by an existing product or service in the market.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48480000 Sales, marketing and business intelligence software package
48600000 Database and operating software package
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
50316000 Maintenance and repair of ticket-issuing machinery
48810000 Information systems
48217000 Transaction-processing software package
30144200 Ticket-issuing machines
30233300 Smart card readers
30200000 Computer equipment and supplies
48900000 Miscellaneous software package and computer systems
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Transport for the North and its members are seeking an innovative product or service to digitally connect transport actors to enable incentivisation of greener, shared and active mobility across the North of England.

Transport for the North is utilising a two-round innovation partnership procurement pursuant to regulation 31 Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as it does not believe its requirements can be met by an existing product or service in the market.

The minimum requirements for the product or service are:

— can operate utilising current fares and fare policies,

— can operate with mobility service providers’ current technology stacks,

— must be deliverable within existing industry regulations, including Competition Act and State Aid law,

— must be capable of being fully compliant with Data Protection and Privacy (GDPR) legislation, and capable of being compliant with ISO27001,

— payment card transactions must comply with payment card industry standards, where utilised.

Transport for the North’s challenge statement for this procurement is to meet the following: digitally connect transport actors to enable incentivisation of greener, shared and active mobility across the North of England.

In this context, ‘transport actors’ mean any component within a transport system, e.g. this could include but is not limited to travellers, employers, public authorities, commercial and non-commercial organisations, transport operators, vehicles, devices and systems;

‘greener’ means more environmentally sustainable and applies to either or both of ‘shared mobility’ (e.g. public transport, demand responsive travel, ferries) and ‘active mobility’, meaning human-powered mobility, e.g. running, walking and cycling.

‘incentive’ means a benefit provided to a traveller or other transport actor — this could include but is not limited to a financial benefit, time saving, accessibility benefit, or other in kind benefit.

The procurement process will involve:

— submission of a selection questionnaire from which down-selected suppliers will be invited to round 1,

— round 1 involves a virtual demonstration and written submissions of solutions, from which down-selected suppliers will be invited to participate in round 2,

— round 2 involves a period of funded R&D followed by a live demonstrator and submission of a tender specifying the suppliers’ proposals in more detail.

Successful supplier(s) may be invited to agree and enter into a contract for supply of the services, subject to successful approval of any allied business case to release longer term funding. The successful submission(s) will be a key component of the business case.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There are 3 optional extension periods of up to 2 years each at the customer’s discretion.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 1
Maximum number: 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please see procurement documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please see procurement document: additional Information.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Minimum information on economic and financial standing will be required as part of the SQ response.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Minimum information on economic and financial standing will be required as part of the SQ response.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Given the nature of the innovation procurement procedure and uncertain nature of solutions that will be produced by bidders, this cannot be completed in full at this stage. However, minimum performance criteria and maximum costs (articulated in terms of affordability) are outlined in the procurement documentation.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Innovation partnership
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 18/11/2020
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 03/12/2020
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
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. TfN has adopted the use of a web-based ‘e-tendering’ tool: Delta to manage this procurement, therefore, your tender must be submitted by this means.

Any communication concerning this procurement must be submitted through Delta via https://www.delta-esourcing.com/

Organisations wishing to be considered for appointment as a provider of these services must submit a completed SQ in compliance with the instructions and within the prescribed deadline.

TfN reserves the right to:

(i) withdraw from the procurement process; and/or

(ii) not to award any contract as a result of the competition called for by this notice; and/ or

(iii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the structure, timing, dates and content of the competition. TfN shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidates in considering and/or responding to the procurement process.

All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in Pound Sterling and all payments under the contract will be made in Pound Sterling.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Manchester:-Research-and-experimental-development-services./D52V38R235

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/D52V38R235

GO Reference: GO-20201019-PRO-17243995

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Transport for The North
Postal address: 2nd Floor Piccadilly Place
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M1 3BN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: ist@transportforthenorth.com
Telephone: +44 7741118219
Internet address: www.transportforthenorth.com
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Transport for the North
Postal address: 2nd Floor Piccadilly Place
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M1 3BN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: ist@transportforthenorth.com
Telephone: +44 7741118219
Internet address: www.transportforthenorth.com
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Transport for The North
Postal address: 2nd Floor Piccadilly Place
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M1 3BN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: ist@transportforthenorth.com
Telephone: +44 7741118219
Internet address: www.transportforthenorth.com
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/10/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 207-506339
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementInnovation partnership
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyResearch and experimental development services
Sales
marketing and business intelligence software package
Database and operating software package
IT services: consulting
software development
Internet and support
Maintenance and repair of ticket-issuing machinery
Information systems
Transaction-processing software package
Ticket-issuing machines
Smart card readers
Computer equipment and supplies
Miscellaneous software package and computer systems
Date Published23rd Oct 2020