Testing Voucher Scheme for Railway Industry

Testing Voucher Scheme for Railway Industry

RSSB is inviting requests to request to participate in competitive dialogue for provision of a Testing Voucher Scheme to support the GB rail industry.

United Kingdom-London: Support services for railway transport

2015/S 208-377919

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)
The Helicon, 1 South Place
Contact point(s): Procurement Team
EC2M 2RB London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2031425300
E-mail: shareditt@rssb.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.rssb.co.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.rssb.co.uk/about-rssb/working-with-us/supplier-opportunities

Further information can be obtained from: Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)
The Helicon, 1 South Place
EC2M 2RB London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2031425300
Internet address: http://www.rssb.co.uk/about-rssb/working-with-us/supplier-opportunities

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)
The Helicon, 1 South Place
EC2M 2RB London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2031425300
Internet address: http://www.rssb.co.uk/about-rssb/working-with-us/supplier-opportunities

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)
The Helicon, 1 South Place
EC2M 2RB London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2031425300
E-mail: shareditt@rssb.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

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

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:

RSSB1996 Testing Voucher Scheme.

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: United Kingdom.

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)

RSSB is inviting requests to request to participate in competitive dialogue for provision of a Testing Voucher Scheme to support the GB rail industry.
Background, objectives, scope and requirements and response instructions are explained in the Invitation to Request to Participate in Competitive Dialogue are available from the following page on RSSB’s website:

http://www.rssb.co.uk/about-rssb/working-with-us/supplier-opportunities

Requests to Participate must be emailed to shareditt@rssb.co.uk in the format and by the deadline specified in the procurement documents.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

63711000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 450 000 GBP

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

Starting 25.1.2016. Completion 31.3.2019

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

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: (1) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
All tenderers will be required to produce a declaration that none of the mandatory or discretionary exclusion criteria in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 apply.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
As described in the Invitation to Request to Participate in Competitive Dialogue.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As described in the Invitation to Request to Participate in Competitive Dialogue.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As described in the Invitation to Request to Participate in Competitive Dialogue.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As described in the Invitation to Request to Participate in Competitive Dialogue.
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

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Selection criteria as detailed in the Invitation to Request 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:

RSSB1996
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

23.11.2015 – 13:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

30.11.2015

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:162870).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

22.10.2015

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