Tender for Travel Information System Solution

Tender for Travel Information System Solution

Dynamic Road Network Efficiency and Travel Information System Solution. Transport for Greater Manchester.UK-Manchester: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2013/S 019-028702

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for Greater Manchester
Procurement, Transport for Greater Manchester, 2 Piccadilly Place
For the attention of: Julian Benson
M1 3BG Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612441158
E-mail: julian.benson@tfgm.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tfgm.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.tfgm.com

Further information can be obtained from: ProContract e-Tendering Tool
MUST USE ProContract AT URL LISTED BELOW.
Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: ProContract e-Tendering Tool
MUST USE ProContract AT URL LISTED BELOW.
Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: ProContract e-Tendering Tool
MUST USE ProContract AT URL LISTED BELOW.
Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Facilitation in the provision of Public 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:
Dynamic Road Network Efficiency and Travel Information System Solution.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Greater Manchester and Supporting Areas.
NUTS code UKD
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)
TfGM wishes to procure a managed, hosted, multi-modal transport related Dynamic Road Network Efficiency and Travel Information System Solution that will enable the administration and delivery of schemes to improve management of the transport network in Greater Manchester and provide travel and other information to interested stakeholders.
The required solution will include (but will not be limited to):
– System design;
– System hosting;
– Back-office system hardware, software and resilience;
– Model office;
– A multi-modal passenger information system,including both static and real-time data;
– Publication of data to an open source information exchange;
– Online journey planning tool;
– Mobile apps (applications);
– SMS and other messaging to mobile phone media;
– Internet media;
– Active traffic management of the highway network;
– Traffic signal priority measures (initially for the local bus network);
– Service performance management systems;
– Operational control platform;
– Services to implement, test, maintain and operate the required solution.
The solution will integrate data from a variety of data sources including (but will not be limited to): real-time data (from Bus, Rail, Tram, Highway or other); static data (from Bus, Rail, Tram, Highway or other); scheduled public transport information; road activities data; emergency services; CCTV and ANPR data; passive sensors and automatic traffic counter data; event data; car park data and; transport cost data. Since additional data sources may be identified following an initial implementation, the solution must have the capability to easily import, process, validate and publish additional data sources (and data formats) during the life of the contract.
TfGM will have the unilateral right to extend the scope of the solution to cover operational control services. Any such extension in scope of the solution will be upon terms and conditions that will be negotiated as part of the procurement process and will accordingly be a product of that competitive process.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48813000, 48000000, 48800000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 7 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: TfGM will have the unilateral option to:
– extend the term of the contract for up to an additional 48 months (120 month maximum term);
– implement an extension of the solution to incorporate operational control services. The terms of an extension of the solution will be negotiated as part of the procurement referred to in this notice and will be a product of that original competition.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 72 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
TfGM’s particular requirements will be set out in the Tender documentation and may include, amongst other things, performance bond(s) and/or parent company guarantee’s and / or other forms of security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
All tenders must be prepared in UK Pounds Sterling, and all payments will be made in the same.
As per contract documentation
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
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Information, formalities and necessary requirements to be met will be set out in a pre-qualification questionnaire which can be obtained together with instructions from TfGM as described in Annex A.1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Information, formalities and necessary requirements to be met will be set out in a pre-qualification questionnaire which can be obtained together with instructions from TfGM as described in Annex A.1.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Information, formalities and necessary requirements to be met will be set out in a pre-qualification questionnaire which can be obtained together with instructions from TfGM as described in Annex A.1.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 4: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Scoring of each submission in accordance with the approach and criteria as detailed in the tender documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 202-332241 of 19.10.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
11.3.2013 – 11:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
12.4.2013
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
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
Interested Suppliers must obtain a pre-qualification questionnaire by registering an expression of interest for the opportunity entitled ‘Dynamic Road Network Efficiency and Travel Information System Solution’ on the e-tendering application ProContract via
www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf Any submissions that are not submitted by the ProContract e-tendering tool will be disqualified.

Contract to be governed by English Law.
TfGM expressly reserves the right:
I. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by the publication of this notice;
II. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
III. to amend (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the services covered by this notice; and
IV. to award contract(s) in stages,
and in no circumstances will TfGM be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.
Variant bids may be permissible within the parameters to be set out in the tender documentation.
A Dynamic Road Network Efficiency and Travel Information System Solution ‘Bidders Open-Day’ will be hosted at the TfGM offices at 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester
M1 3BG on the 19.2.2013 and will include a short presentation on the scope and timeframe of the procurement process. Please contact julian.benson@tfgm.com in order to register an intention to attend.

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: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to receive further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into.
Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5), as amended, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within three months). If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting 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, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.1.2013

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