Audit of Transport Model Development for HS2
The intention is to seek an External Provider of transport model audit services, who is demonstrably independent of any conflicting model development and analysis.
United Kingdom-London: General management consultancy services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
For the attention of: Van Haeften, Bernard
E14 5AB London
Telephone: +44 2079446880
General address of the contracting entity: www.gov.uk/hs2
Address of the buyer profile: www.hs2.org.uk
Electronic access to information: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/218e9020-a3e2-4e10-adab-6924471d5ccd
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://hs2.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/guest/go/opportunity/detail?opportunityId=27599
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: One Canada Square
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Model development and day to day model use risks introducing human error or corruption of calculations. Incorrect or weak modelling could undermine both HS2 Ltd’s reputation and support for the project. HS2 Ltd has therefore established a multi-layered quality assurance (QA) regime to ensure our models and analysis are evidence based, transparent, results are understood and there are no material errors. Model audit to verify the implementation of model development and analysis is in line with the documented method and inputs is a key part of our QA regime and helps to ensure we comply with DfT’s QA guidance, ‘Strength in Numbers’.
The intention is to seek an External Provider of transport model audit services, who is demonstrably independent of any conflicting model development and analysis both at contract award and for the duration of the contract. The need for these services is anticipated to continue until approval of the Phase 2 Hybrid Bill, towards the end of the current Parliament.
Model audit will concern new transport models developed and used by HS2 Ltd and incremental enhancements and use of PFM.
In future, as HS2 Ltd’s forecasting and modelling needs evolve, HS2 Ltd may wish to explore forecasting models other than PFM, therefore this contract should not limit itself to audit of PFM even though this would be the primary focus of the work over the next 1-2 years.
Tenders are invited from organisations accredited by Achilles Information under the Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), product code 07.12.04 Operational Planning.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79411000, 79212000, 72316000, 71620000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Information about lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 0 and 720 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Tenders are invited from all firms holding a valid RISQS ‘Certificate of Verification’ for product code 07.12.04 — Operational Planning, except those directly conflicted by contracts with HS2 Ltd to develop, or analyse, the Transport Model.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: