Transport for London Engineering Quality Monitoring Tender
Transport for London has a requirement to provide an Engineering Quality Monitoring provision which encompasses vehicle inspection for London Buses.
United Kingdom-London: Repair and maintenance services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name and addresses
Contact person: Miss Charlotte Hamilton
NUTS code: UKI
Section II: Object
TfL_SCP_001779 Engineering Quality Management (EQM)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Transport for London (TfL) has a requirement to provide an Engineering Quality Monitoring (EQM) provision which encompasses vehicle inspection for London Buses, Dial-a-Ride vehicles and rail replacement buses inclusive of service records inspections and site examinations.
TfL requires a contract to be put in place for 1.10.2018 and the service to commence by 01st November 2018. TfL is conducting a competitive tender for this contract for a duration of 3 years with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years at TfL’s sole discretion.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
TfL has a requirement to provide an Engineering Quality Monitoring (EQM) provision which encompasses vehicle inspection for London Buses, Dial-a-Ride vehicles and rail replacement buses inclusive of service records inspections and site examinations.
EQM requires independent inspectors to carry out unannounced garage-based inspections of buses. The buses are fit for service but, for the duration of the inspection, are not needed in service.
Scores will be assigned as a result of each inspection. These scores feed into performance monitoring of the bus operators’ on TfL’s network.
The work needs to be carried out by inspectors who are fully trained holders of the relevant vehicle class IRTEC Inspection Technician License (bus and coach), and who are wholly independent of the relevant operating companies.
The inspectors must be fully conversant with relevant bus and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) standards. This will ensure all bus operators are maintaining buses to the standard required by LBSL and are operating in line with DVSA recommendations.
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The procurement process used to tender this requirement will be the Negotiated Procedure. The requirement will be tendered in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations (2016).
The procurement process is being conducted on behalf of Transport for London (TfL). TfL is a complex organization operating both as a Functional Body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London and as a provider of transport services. The services may be provided to TfL and/or its subsidiaries and/or the GLA or any other authority that is subject to the requirements of Utilities Contracts Regulations (2016). It is anticipated that a contract will be awarded by TfL but any part of TfL and/or any of its subsidiaries may award Contract as appropriate. The Awarding Authority reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and may award a contract in whole, in part, or not at all as a result of the competition called for by this notice and the Awarding Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidates in considering and/or responding to the procurement process. All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments made under the contract will be in sterling. TfL and/or any subsidiary of TfL or the GLA may interview any or all companies who express an interest for tendering for this work.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
TfL requires a contract to be put in place for 1.10.2018 and the service to commence by 1.11.2018. TfL is conducting a competitive tender for this contract for a duration of 3 years with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years at TfL’s sole discretion.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
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:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: