Online Travel Agent Required by VisitBritain

Online Travel Agent Required by VisitBritain

VisitBritain is seeking an Online Travel Agent (OTA) to partner with, for brand and tactical activity across France, Germany and the U.S.A.

United Kingdom-London: Travel agency, tour operator and tourist assistance services

2016/S 102-181540

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

VisitBritain
Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2075781112
E-mail: procurement@visitbritain.org
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address: www.visitbritain.com

I.2)Joint procurement

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-London:-Travel-agency%2C-tour-operator-and-tourist-assistance-services./S3GGT5Q77S
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: ALB of DCMS

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: travel

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

VB 711 — Online Travel Agent (OTA).

Reference number: 711

II.1.2)Main CPV code

63500000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

VisitBritain is seeking an Online Travel Agent (OTA) to partner with, for brand and tactical activity across France, Germany and the U.S.A, with the potential to leverage assets and extend the activity into additional markets (e.g. other European markets, Australia and India).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 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:

VisitBritain is seeking an Online Travel Agent (OTA) to partner with, for brand and tactical activity across France, Germany and the U.S.A, with the potential to leverage assets and extend the activity into additional markets (e.g. other European markets, Australia and India).

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: 4 850 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 1

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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Restricted 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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 27/06/2016
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 28/06/2016

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

Tender must be valid until: 30/09/2016
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Travel-agency%2C-tour-operator-and-tourist-assistance-services./S3GGT5Q77S

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/S3GGT5Q77S

GO Reference: GO-2016525-PRO-8259170.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Visit Britain
1 Palace Street, Victoria
London
SW1E 5HX
UNITED KINGDOM
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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:

25/05/2016

 

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