TfL Bus Driver Training Tender
1) Design of an engaging and impactful one-day safer bus driving training course for bus drivers.
United Kingdom-London: Training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Mr Nathaniel Smith
NUTS code: UKI
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
N.B. Now referred to as: Safer Bus Driving Training for Bus Drivers and Bus Driving Instructors.
The scope of this procurement includes:
1) Design of an engaging and impactful one-day safer bus driving training course for bus drivers
2) Design and delivery of 8-12 train-the trainer courses so the safer bus driving training course can be delivered by the bus operators’ classroom based trainers (circa 80) to the drivers.
3) Design and delivery of 10-15 interactive one-day safer bus driving workshops to bus driving instructors (circa 220) who are based in bus training vehicles.
4) Provision and maintenance of technology-enabled training aids, such as Virtual Reality throughout the programme.
5) Manage the programme and provide ongoing trainer and technology support throughout.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
In his newly published Transport Strategy (https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/transport/our-vision-transport/mayors-transport-strategy-2018) the Mayor has made clear that loss of life and serious injuries on London’s roads are neither acceptable nor inevitable. TfL has now adopted Vision Zero for London, with a target of zero deaths or serious injuries by 2041.
For buses we have even more ambitious targets:
(a) 70 % reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in, or by, buses by 2022 (against 2005-09 baseline);
(b) No one killed in, or by, a bus by 2030.
In 2016, 11 people were killed in collisions with London buses and 155 were seriously injured. Meeting the Vision Zero targets will require a huge step change in effort for all responsible including TfL planners and engineers, bus operators and drivers.
The new approach to safer bus driving training will build on the existing and various safer bus driving training course activities currently delivered by bus operators. It will go further, challenging perceptions and behaviours to contribute to a culture shift, along with a range of other bus safety programme initiatives towards safer driving.
In summary, the procurement is for a single contract to deliver the high level requirements outlined at II.1.4 above to help progress towards the Vision Zero for London.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Detailed in SSQ documents.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The contract will be awarded for an initial 26 months with the option to extend for a period of (or periods up to) one (1) year at the sole discretion of the authority. The estimated value stated in II.2.6 does not include the optional extension period of one (1) year.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to withdraw from/amend the procurement process and may award a contract/s in whole, part, or not at all as a result of the competition called for by this notice. Neither the Contracting Authority or any Awarding Authority will be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by economic operators in considering and/or responding to the procurement process.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: To express an interest in this procurement, the supplier needs to be registered on procontract as stated in Section I.3. To register or to check if you are already registered log on to https://procontract.due-north.com
It is important that suppliers read the instructions carefully on the home page before proceeding with registration. To be considered for this opportunity the company must first complete the supplier Selection Questionnaire Parts 1,2 and 3 (eligibility criteria) as a condition of participation. A supplier guidance document is attached within the ‘opportunity documents’ section, this will give instructions to facilitate the submission. If you require any further assistance please communicate with contact person in Section I.1 using the procontract portal only.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions as stated in the tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
TfL will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders.
That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten (10) calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful bidders to lodge an appeal regarding the award decision before any contract is entered into.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: