Sale of VCA’s Management Systems Certification Business

Sale of VCA’s Management Systems Certification Business

The Department for Transport has today, Tuesday 5.7.2016 commenced the process for selling assets that form the Vehicle Certification Agency’s Management Systems Certification business.

United Kingdom-London: Technical inspection and testing services

2016/S 130-233806

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Group Commercial Services, Department for Transport
Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road
For the attention of: James Stevens
SW1P 4DR London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20-7944-4506
E-mail: vcamscproject@dft.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: transport

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Sale of Vehicle Certification Agency’s (VCA) Management Systems Certification (MSC) business.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.

NUTS code UK

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)

The Department for Transport has today, Tuesday 5.7.2016 commenced the process for selling assets that form the Vehicle Certification Agency’s (‘VCA’) Management Systems Certification (‘MSC’) business.
Business continuity and ongoing certification for VCA MSC’s customers is a critical condition of any sale.
It is intended that customers’ existing contracts with VCA will be transferred by the purchaser on existing contract terms and conditions. Bidders will be required to demonstrate that they hold the necessary accreditation and recognition with the relevant accreditation bodies:
— Accreditation under any International Accreditation Forum (IAF) member
— Recognition by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF).

The Department invites potentially interested parties to contact vcamscproject@dft.gsi.gov.uk to register their interest.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71630000, 71631200, 71632000, 79132000, 71631000, 79212000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

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:

This is a process for selling assets that form the Vehicle Certification Agency’s (‘VCA’) Management Systems Certification (‘MSC’) business.

The Department invites potentially interested parties to contact vcamscproject@dft.gsi.gov.uk

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

DfT010VCA
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

29.7.2016 – 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

English.
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

This is a process for selling assets that form the Vehicle Certification Agency’s (‘VCA’) Management Systems Certification (‘MSC’) business.

The Department invites potentially interested parties to contact vcamscproject@dft.gsi.gov.uk. See II.1.5 above.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department for Transport
James Stevens Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road
SW1P 4DR London
United Kingdom
E-mail: vcamscproject@dft.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 20-7944-4506

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:

5.7.2016

 

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