Rail Industry Supplier Assurance Scheme – IT Software

Rail Industry Supplier Assurance Scheme – IT Software

The electronic collection and verification of data Services are included in Lot 1 and the audit Services in Lot 2.

United Kingdom-London: Software package and information systems

2016/S 238-433514

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)
The Helicon, 1 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Gemma Cuthbert
Telephone: +44 2031425300
E-mail: Shareditt@rssb.co.uk
NUTS code: UKI

Internet address(es):Main address: www.rssb.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA33869

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
RSSB
London
United Kingdom
E-mail: Shareditt@rssb.co.uk
NUTS code: UKI

Internet address(es):Main address: www.rssb.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Not for profit

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: RSSB is a not for profit organisation whose purpose is to support our members and consequently the GB Rail industry

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Industry Supplier Assurance Scheme.

Reference number: RSSB1982

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The current Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) was developed to assist buyers search for suppliers working or wishing to work within Great Britain’s (GB) Rail Industry by providing a fair, open and transparent third party qualification process. RISQS helps to reduce the duplication of effort that organisations see from capability checks (e.g. Supplier Qualification Questionnaires (SQs) and systems assessments) carried out by multiple buyers. It gives suppliers of all sizes an equal opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and market their products and services whilst ensuring compliance to cross industry standards. RISQS services include collection of the industry’s supplier pre-qualification questionnaire, verification of the data provided and audits for suppliers that have indicated they provide services that require audit. The electronic collection and verification of data Services are included in Lot 1 and the audit Services in Lot 2.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1 and Lot 2.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

ISAS — IT System and Verification Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72222300
48000000
72212610
48444100
72253000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The current Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) was developed to assist buyers search for suppliers working or wishing to work within Great Britain’s (GB) Rail Industry by providing a fair, open and transparent third party qualification process. RISQS helps to reduce the duplication of effort that organisations see from capability checks (e.g. Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) and systems assessments) carried out by multiple buyers. It gives suppliers of all sizes an equal opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and market their products and services whilst ensuring compliance to cross industry standards. RISQS services include collection of the industry’s supplier pre-qualification questionnaire, verification of the data provided and audits for suppliers that have indicated they provide services that require audit. The electronic collection and verification of data Services are included in Lot 1 and the audit Services in Lot 2. Please see associated specifications for further details.

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

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

Duration in months: 46
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by 2 No 12 month periods.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Further to submission of supplier qualification questionnaires RSSB intendeds to invite a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 7 Tenderers (for each Lot) to submit an initial bid.

Following submission of initial bids RSSB may either award based on the initial bids or invite a maximum of 3 Tenderers (per Lot) to negotiate further and submit a best and final offer.

Please see procurement documents for further details on the down selection process.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

ISAS — Audit Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79212000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The current Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) was developed to assist buyers search for suppliers working or wishing to work within Great Britain’s (GB) Rail Industry by providing a fair, open and transparent third party qualification process. RISQS helps to reduce the duplication of effort that organisations see from capability checks (e.g. Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) and systems assessments) carried out by multiple buyers. It gives suppliers of all sizes an equal opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and market their products and services whilst ensuring compliance to cross industry standards. RISQS services include collection of the industry’s supplier pre-qualification questionnaire, verification of the data provided and audits for suppliers that have indicated they provide services that require audit. The electronic collection and verification of data Services are included in Lot 1 and the audit Services in Lot 2. Please see associated specifications for further details.

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

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

Duration in months: 46
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to renew for 2 No 12 month periods.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Further to submission of supplier qualification questionnaires RSSB intendeds to invite a minimum of five and a maximum of seven Tenderers (for each Lot) to submit an initial bid.

Following submission of initial bids RSSB may either award based on the initial bids or invite a maximum of 3 Tenderers (per Lot) to negotiate further and submit a best and final offer.

Please see procurement documents for further details on the down selection process.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Please see procurement documents.

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:

Please see the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 2015/S 246-447377

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

Date: 23/01/2017
Local time: 10:00

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

Date: 31/01/2017

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

3 years following contract award dependant on whether extension periods are taken up.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

To access the procurement documents please visit https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder and search for ‘RSSB1982’.

(MT Ref: 186429).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)
The Helicon, 1 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2031425300Internet address:www.rssb.co.uk
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:

07/12/2016

 

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