Apprentice Recruitment Campaigns Service – Transport for London

Apprentice Recruitment Campaigns Service – Transport for London

Management of candidate applications to the Apprentice recruitment campaigns service for Transport for London.

United Kingdom-London: Recruitment services

2015/S 179-325382

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Transport for London (Commercial Services)
Windsor House 42- 50 Victoria St.
SW1H 0TL London

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Other: transport
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

TfL 91764 — Apprentice Response Handling.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Management of candidate applications to the Apprentice recruitment campaigns service for Transport for London. The requirement for apprentices has grown significantly with demand having increased by 402.5 percent since 2011 (from 40 in 2011 to 161 in 2015) and this is predicted to increase year on year with the increasing focus on apprenticeships in both the media and government. The 2014/15 volumes are 161 Apprentice roles across 19 different schemes.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79600000, 79635000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

If required, this would be in the tender documents in the second stage.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

If required, this would be in the tender documents in the second stage.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If required, this would be in the tender documents in the second stage.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure


IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

TfL 91764
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.10.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

This opportunity is on the European Dynamics Portal which can be found at:


2) Your organisation may need to register if your company has not yet done so

3) The opportunity is called TfL 91764.

Any further questions must be dealt with via the help-desk (or by e mail through the portal).

Telephone: +44 8000740503.
a) Transport for London (TfL) is a complex organisation operating both as an executive agency of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London and as provider of transport services. The scope of the proposed services may encompass activities within the scope of Directive 2014/24/EU. The services may be provided to TfL and/or its subsidiaries and may also encompass London Regional Transport (LRT) and/or the GLA and any of the functional bodies.
b) Further information on TfL may be found at and

c) Contract(s) may be awarded to the successful contractor by any part of TfL and/or any of its subsidiaries.
d) The awarding authority reserves the right withdraw from the procurement process and/or not to award any contract as a result of the competition called tot by this notice and the awarding authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidates in considering and/or responding to the procurement process.
e) All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in sterling.
g) TfL may interview any or all companies who express an interest in tendering for this work.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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