DVLA Visual Testing Services Contract

DVLA Visual Testing Services Contract

Contract which will deliver visual field and visual acuity testing service.

United Kingdom-Swansea: Optician services

2019/S 049-112727

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

DVLA
Commercial Directorate, C2W, Longview Road, Morriston
Swansea
SA6 7JL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrea James
Telephone: +44 1792782489
E-mail: cdms@dvla.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swansea:-Optician-services./D787TV834R
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: Central Government

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Testing Services Contract

Reference number: PS/19/06

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85160000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Short description: The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) requires a contract which will deliver visual field and visual acuity testing service by qualified and trained opticians to assist DVLA in determining a drivers medical fitness to hold a driving licence. The successful supplier must be capable of carrying out both Group 1 (Car and Motorcycle) and Group 2 (Lorry/Bus) Visual Field Standard Tests and be able to provide national coverage throughout Great Britain. Suppliers may consider the creation of consortiums and sub-contracting with Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to ensure delivery. Suppliers should indicate if they fall within a small (less than 50 employees) or medium (50 to 249 employees) enterprise category. DVLA encourages open, fair and transparent procurement and omission from any part of the Department’s market engagement exercise shall not be taken into account in any subsequent procurement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 19 100 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Description of procurement: The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) requires a contract which will deliver visual field and visual acuity testing service by qualified and trained opticians to assist DVLA in determining a drivers medical fitness to hold a driving licence. The successful supplier must be capable of carrying out both Group 1 (Car/Motorcycle) and Group 2 (Lorry/Bus) Visual Field Standard Tests and be able to provide national coverage throughout Great Britain. Suppliers may consider the creation of consortiums and subcontracting with Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to ensure delivery. Suppliers should indicate if they fall within a small (less than 50 employees) or medium (50 to 249 employees) enterprise category. DVLA encourages open, fair and transparent procurement and omission from any part of the Department’s market engagement exercise shall not be taken into account in any subsequent procurement. It should be noted that responding to this notice does not place any supplier in an advantageous position.

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: 19 100 000.00 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:

Description of renewals: the contract duration is for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for two 12 monthly periods (3 + 1 + 1). The estimated contract value ranges up to 19 100 000 GBP over a 5 year period.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://dft.delta-esourcing.com/respond/D787TV834R

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 146-301808

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 10/04/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/04/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

DVLA Swansea.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

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. 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.

The Government has a commitment to increase skills levels within the UK workforce with an ambition of creating 30 000 new rail and road apprenticeships by 2020 in line with the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy. It has been identified that this contract can assist with the development of skills and delivery of 1 new apprenticeship for every £5 million of the total contract value.

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

https://dft.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swansea:-Optician-services./D787TV834R

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://dft.delta-esourcing.com/respond/D787TV834R

GO Reference: GO-201936-PRO-14248643

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

DfT
Longview Road, Morriston
Swansea
SA6 7JL
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

DfT
Longview Road, Morriston
Swansea
SA6 7JL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1792782489
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/03/2019

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