Technology Professional Services Framework

Technology Professional Services Framework

The purpose of this procurement is to establish a framework agreement to procure technology consultancy services to meet the specific requirements of Traffic Directorate (TD), Technology Services Group (TSG) within the Bus Performance Directorate, and Congestion Charging and Traffic Enforcement Directorate(CC and TE).

UK-London: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2013/S 005-005739

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London – Surface Transport
Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road
Contact point(s): TfL_Commercial Surface
For the attention of: Marian Piesare
SE1 8NJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: marianpiesare2@tfl.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tfl.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk

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
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
General public services
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:
Technology Professional Services Framework
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
NUTS code UKI
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The purpose of this procurement is to establish a framework agreement to procure technology consultancy services to meet the specific requirements of Traffic Directorate (TD), Technology Services Group (TSG) within the Bus Performance Directorate, and Congestion Charging and Traffic Enforcement Directorate(CC and TE). TD provides technical support and advice to other departments such as Roads Directorate or Boroughs as well as managing a number of high profile projects of their own such as design and implementation of pedestrian countdown traffic control equipment. Given the nature of their work, TD requires specialist technical consultancy support to supplement their own skills base by either bringing in specialist skills or extra resource. TSG utilises specialist professional services for the delivery and improvement of the iBus and Countdown systems. Similarly, Congestion Charging are involved in a number of high profile projects with a heavy IT/IS and technology elements and utilise specialist skills and resources to supplement existing project staff.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
Provision of Specialist technical consultancy support for delivery and improvement of TfL’s Transport System. Please see Annex B for information on Lots.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework is intended for a period of 2 years with the option to extend further upto a maximum of 24 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Traffic Modelling Specialist

1)Short description
To undertake operational and strategic modelling of London’s road network for all travel modes. This includes the development and audit of base and proposed models as well as undertaking local and network impact assessments and associated report production.
Additional modeller resource may be required to either supplement existing resources during periods of peak programme demand, or in order to augment the department’s modelling capability.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Intelligence Transport Systems (ITS) Specialist
1)Short description
TfL uses ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems, such as CCTV, VMS, Traffic Detection Equipment, UTC etc) for the movement of people and goods using both private and public transport. TfL also makes use of CCTV and ANPR cameras. Occasionally TfL has the need to strengthen their ITS Engineering skills to undertake the following tasks (non exhaustive):
Research and analysis – including a review of existing research, identification of further research required and undertaking in-depth traffic-related research and analysis. The topics include:
— Technical Feasibility Studies;
— Product Development;
— Product Evaluation;
— Systems Specification;
— Deployment Management;
— Testing;
— Design Reviews;
— Security.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Specialist Traffic Control Engineering Services
1)Short description
Specialist engineers are required to supplement various TfL design teams. The skills required are designing and evaluating structures for schemes such as mask arm foundations and also signal installations.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Design and Implementation of Traffic Signal Schemes
1)Short description
Design of traffic signals, installations for junctions and pedestrian crossings (Pelicans, Puffins and Toucans). Project Management of the design, implementation and commissioning of traffic signals schemes. Modelling/analysis of the traffic impacts associated with the existing/proposed scheme on the road network.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Traffic Specific Project Management
1)Short description
Project Managers with specialist traffic signal knowledge are required to drive the delivery of a variety of traffic infrastructure related projects within TfL.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: ITS Telecommunications Protocols and Architecture in Mobile and Fixed Telecoms
1)Short description
Fixed and mobile communication systems are used by TfL( For e.g Bus Performance / TSG and TD ) making use of PMR (private radio), GSM / GPRS, 3G, WiFi, LAN’s and WAN’s. Solutions to systems required in the future will contain new technologies such as DMR and LTE (4G) and evolving WiFi systems. Professional advice is required from time to time to provide guidance and evaluation on the appropriateness of using a particular technology for a given application.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Traffic Controller EPROMS
1)Short description
The Configuration and Testing of ‘Erasable Programmable Read-only Memory’ (EPROMS) of traffic signal controllers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: GIS CAD Services
1)Short description
To assist in the delivery of any related AUTOCAD projects in relation to specific traffic design drawings. This includes a range of scope from detailed design to area maps/graphics required for transport planning and modelling.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Systems Engineering and Systems Integration
1)Short description
To support a complex set of inter dependent systems that process real time data for the purpose of (but not exclusively):
— providing passenger information over various mediums;
— providing information to bus operators to regulate the bus service.
Consultancy support is also required for enhancement work of the existing systems. A systems integrator may be appointed for a defined scope of work under TSG as the System Authority. CC&TE utilise from time to time System Design/Engineering/Testing resources to supplement major project work with a heavy IT/IS element, for example, the re-letting of the existing London Road User Charging (LRUC) and Traffic Enforcement Notice Processing (TENP) contracts that are used to run the Congestion Charging and Low Emission Zone schemes and allow for the enforcement of civil traffic offences in London.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Business Process Analysis and Engineering
1)Short description
TfL needs to capture business processes and establish the coherent systems information and architecture to assist in determining the most appropriate future business solution in relation to the operations of iBus and Countdown system. Congestion Charging and Traffic Enforcement (CC & TE) utilise from time to time business process analysis and engineering resources to supplement major project work with a heavy IT/IS element, for example, the re-letting of the existing London Road User Charging (LRUC) and Traffic Enforcement Notice Processing (TENP) contracts that are used to run the Congestion Charging and Low Emission Zone schemes and allow for the enforcement of civil traffic offences in London.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Real Time Transport Data Statistical Analysis
1)Short description
TfL are required to analyse an enormous wealth of data which is generated from the real time systems (iBus and Countdown over various channels) to detect trends and measure the extent to which benefits are being realised, and perform ad hoc analysis. TSG has a Business Intelligence (BI) team which has as its remit to analyse such data but this team will sometimes require additional advice with particularly complex issues. TfL also requires statisticians who can undertake specialist statistical analysis in support of TD’s systems development, as well as the facility to ‘buy in’ expertise i.e. statisticians with in depth knowledge of specialist techniques relating to traffic and associated metrics e.g. journey times and journey time reliability. TfL’s TD also needs to undertake in-depth traffic related research and analysis utilising data gathered to monitor performance across London’s road network.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 79415200, 71621000, 72246000, 71316000, 72220000, 73000000, 79300000, 72246000, 72221000, 71311300, 71312000, 72224000, 71311200, 72226000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Performance bond or parent gurantee may be required by the contracting authority.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
The contracting Authority’s terms and conditions of payment will apply.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants/Suppliers are required to express an interest to this Ojeu/PQQ by registering initially as a (new) supplier on TfL’s eprocurement system and following the instructions at https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk and for suppliers already registered they can access the PQQ directly. The pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) asks for the details of technical (and commercial) capabilities and must be completed by the stated date, see Deadline date and time under Notice Item IV.3.4 Time limit of requests for both participating and submitting your PQQ response by specified date and time of 12:00, London, UK.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The PQQ contains economic and financial information for suppliers to complete. At any stage prior to award the Auhority may carry out searches on supplier’s company accounts, current financial status and request copies of audited company accounts.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants may be required to provide CVs and /or professional qualifications of their proposed staff and if applicable to include any sub-contractors during the procurement process.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
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:
TfL_scp_000471.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.2.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
8.2.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
29.3.2013
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

Transport for London (TfL) is under the direction of the Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority (GLA) as a provider of transport services, including providing services for Surface Transport The contracting Authority is acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of itself (all members of the TfL group of companies), the GLA and its other functional bodies and also possibly London Boroughs. Any of these bodies may award a contract to the successful bidder substantially on the terms of the contract awarded by the Contracting Authority (if any). Further details will be given in the invitation documents. Further information on TfL may be found at www.tfl.gov.uk

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may at the awarding authority’s discretion, be by electronic e-tendering or e-auction or e-award system. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole or in part or not at all as a result of this call for competition. The Contracting Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any bidders in responding to this notice or in tendering for the proposed contract(s). The Contracting Authority may interview any or call or all companies who express an interest in tendering for this work. Applicants should note that otwithstanding previous registration on TfL’s list of vendors they must re-apply if they wish to be considered for the scheme (services/supply/works) advertised. TfL embraces diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably skilled suppliers of all sizes who can meet the requirements, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability or age of supplier workforce and/or ownership. TfL strongly supports and implements the GLA Group Responsible Procurement Policy. Details about the policy can be found on the publications page of the TfL’s website ww.tfl.gov.uk/businessandpartners/sellingtotfl/1337.aspx GLA Responsible Procurement Policy (pdf). Further details as to the application of the GLA Group Responsible Procurement Policy to this procurement will be set out in the tender documents.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the time that information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into starting from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the (for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly within the legislative timescales. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.1.2013

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