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Published 12/05/2021

Location Unknown

Country UK

Status Contract award notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2021/S 092-240124
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyRoad transport services
Research and experimental development services
Motor vehicles
Motorcycles
bicycles and sidecars
Design and execution of research and development
Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
Repair
maintenance and associated services of vehicles and related equipment
Date Published12th May 2021

Location Unknown

Country UK

Status Contract award notice

CType Services

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Transport for London
Postal address: Palestra 197 Blackfriars Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Helena Tryphonides
E-mail: V_HelenaTryphonides@tfl.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.tfl.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://procontract.due-north.com
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Transport

Section II: Object

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

Electric Scooter (E-Scooter) Rental Trial in London

Reference number: tfl_scp_002092
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60100000 Road transport services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

In early May 2020, the Department for Transport (‘DfT’) announced its intention to start trials of rental e-scooters, to help support cities across the United Kingdom as part of their restart and recovery response following the Coronavirus-induced lockdown.

DfT has demonstrated its preference for coordination of trials at a local level. Transport for London (‘TfL’) has therefore been working with London Councils as representative for the 32 London boroughs and the City of London Corporation (the ‘Boroughs’) with the intent to administer, coordinate and evaluate such trial with the potential for all Boroughs in Greater London to participate. By coordinating efforts, TfL and the Boroughs can:

(i) drive a consistent and safe trial standard across London;

(ii) provide an evidence base for TfL and the Borough’s own policy position on the e-scooters and DfT’s research to inform possible changes to legislation regarding e-scooters; and

(iii) provide an alternative transport option.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73100000 Research and experimental development services
34100000 Motor vehicles
34400000 Motorcycles, bicycles and sidecars
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
34000000 Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
60100000 Road transport services
50100000 Repair, maintenance and associated services of vehicles and related equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI London
Main site or place of performance:

London

The contracts resulting from this procurement may be for the benefit of many or all Boroughs in Greater London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A competitive procurement for the award of the contracts to operators in relation to an electric scooters (‘escooters’) trial in London (‘Trial’). The procurement was conducted pursuant to the research and development services exemption under regulation 14 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘PCR 2015’) and this is a voluntary contract award notice.

A contract notice was published and the tender documents were provided electronically via TfL’s e-portal, https://procontract.due-north.com. The deadline to respond was 14th December 2020.TfL conducted a Stage 1: Eligibility and Capability Assessment (‘ECA’). 10 Tenderers who passed all Parts of the ECA and who achieved the top ranking highest scored marks in Part 4 of the ECA were taken forward. These Tenderers then had their responses to the Stage 2: Qualitative Evaluation (‘QE’) evaluated. Evaluators reviewed the Tenderers’ responses to the questions and evaluated against the criteria shown on the questionnaire. The weightings for each question were applied to scored responses and those Tenderers with no fails were ranked.

At the end of this procurement process, TfL chose to award contracts to three Operators and enter into an Administration Agreement (‘Agreement’) with each operator, setting out the terms that apply to the Operator and those authorities in the Greater London area who wish to participate in the Trial, being TfL itself, various London Boroughs and the City of London Corporation.

The Agreement provides that a Participating Borough may issue a notice to require the relevant operators to enter into a contract for the provision of e-scooter rental services in the geographic area controlled by that Participating Borough. Participating Boroughs may choose to enter a Full-Service contract for the provision of an e-scooter rental service or to allow e-scooters to be ridden through only (Ride-Through-Borough).

This was a zero-value procurement where no fees will be paid to the operators by the Authority. Operators are not entitled to receive payment under this agreement from the administrator or any of the participating boroughs. Operators have agreed to pay the charges set out in the agreement for the opportunity to operate in the participating boroughs. Charges comprise the full service charge, the ride-through charge and the per-vehicle charge (as per spec). The structure of the charges is as set out in the Specification.

Subject to the terms of the agreement, the Trial is currently expected to commence in or around Spring 2021 and run for a term of up to twelve months, over thirteen consecutive 28 day periods. The Trial term may, at TfL’s discretion and under the terms of the Agreement, be extended for a further six 28 day periods.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Ensuring the safe use of e-scooters / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Minimising environmental impact / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Equitable access / Weighting: 7.5
Quality criterion - Name: Delivering the trial as a collaborative partner / Weighting: 22.5
Price - Weighting: 0
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

This is a zero value procurement and a nominal value of GBP 1 is therefore shown at II.1.7) and V.2.4). Low income/equitable access plans were evaluated; price was not assessed.

The fixed charges set out in the admin agreement will be shared amongst TfL and participating authorities.

The Invitation to Tender gave full details of the process and Evaluation Criteria.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 227-560574
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: tfl_scp_002092
Title:

Electric Scooter (E-Scooter) Rental Trial in London

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
08/04/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 16
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 16
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: EMTransit Ltd. (‘Dott’)
National registration number: 11768066
Postal address: 33 Cranley Gardens Flat 11
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
Postal code: SW7 3BD
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://ridedott.com/
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: tfl_scp_002092
Title:

Electric Scooter (E-Scooter) Rental Trial in London

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
08/04/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 16
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 16
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Lime Technology Ltd (‘Lime’)
National registration number: 11517465
Postal address: 1 Chamberlain Square Cs
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UKI London
Postal code: B3 3AX
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.li.me/electric-scooter
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: tfl_scp_002092
Title:

Electric Scooter (E-Scooter) Rental Trial in London

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
08/04/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 16
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 16
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: TIER Operations Ltd (‘TIER’)
National registration number: 12640257
Postal address: C/O Wework, 145 City Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI London
Postal code: EC1V 1AZ
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.tier.app/
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 1.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

TfL conducted this procurement pursuant to regulation 14 PCR 2015, the Research and Development Services exemption, and as such the PCR 2015 processes did not apply to this opportunity. Since the procurement of the contract did not fall within the scope of the Procurement rules, this is a voluntary contract award notice.

TfL conducted this procurement process to identify Operators for the Trial in line with the voluntary processes and stages set out in the ITT.

Further information on TfL's Responsible Procurement policies can be found on the following website: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/procurement-information.

The UK government has announced its commitment to greater data transparency. Accordingly the Contracting Authority reserves the right to publishing its tender documents, contracts and data from invoices received. In so doing the Contracting Authority may at its absolute discretion take account of the exemptions that would be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Further information on TfL may be found at www.tfl.gov.uk.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/05/2021
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Tender Details
Reference2021/S 092-240124
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyRoad transport services
Research and experimental development services
Motor vehicles
Motorcycles
bicycles and sidecars
Design and execution of research and development
Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
Repair
maintenance and associated services of vehicles and related equipment
Date Published12th May 2021