Yield Management and Revenue Optimisation Software

Yield Management and Revenue Optimisation Software

First Rail Holdings is looking to procure a Yield Management and Revenue Optimisation System for deployment as appropriate to any of its Rail Franchises (current and future) where those business’s require and would benefit from that type of installation.

UK-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2012/S 153-256048

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

First Rail Holdings Limited
50 Eastbourne Terrace
For the attention of: Peter Monk
London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: peter.monk@firstgroup.com

Further information 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)Main activity
Railway services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: yes

All FirstGroup plc Rail Franchise operations, current and future

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Yield Management and Revenue Optimisation Software.
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
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):
First Rail Holdings is looking to procure a Yield Management and Revenue Optimisation System for deployment as appropriate to any of its Rail Franchises (current and future) where those business’s require and would benefit from that type of installation.
Interested bidders should be aware that any decision to implement the preferred solution in any particular Franchise will be determined on the basis of a specific business case being established for that Franchise and is not guranteed solely on the basis of winning this tender.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
We estimate anywhere between 1 and 3 TOCs being in scope for deployment of this solution. This will in part depend upon the outcome of current and future Rail Franchise bids being run by the Department of Transport.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 10 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: We will have an initial term of 3 years with 2 subsequent renewal periods of 2 years each, totalling a maximum of 7 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 84 (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:
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: yes
Description of particular conditions: As indicated above, successful completion of a business case for a particular Franchise is requried before any implementations of the solution will be approved.
Successful bidders will be required to put a copy of the software in Escrow.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested bidders will be required to include as part of their expression of interest 3 years of historical accounts information and any additional information that provides sufficient evidence of financial stability and resilience. Failure to provide this information may result in your expression of interest being rejected.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested bidders will be required to include as part of their expression of interest, details of all sucessful implementations of their software, both in totality, and in UK Rail. Failure to provide this information may result in your expression of interest being rejected.
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
Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
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 entity:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
30.8.2012 – 00:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening 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:
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:
8.8.2012

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