Control Centres Incident Management System

Control Centres Incident Management System

The intention of this PIN is to engage in a soft market testing exercise, in order to ensure that the process being undertaken and the options ultimately developed for any subsequent procurement are properly informed. Transport for London (Information and Communications Technology). UK-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2012/S 115-190299

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London (Information and Communications Technology)
Windsor House 42- 50 Victoria St.
Contact point(s): Commercial ICT
For the attention of: Stacey Lewis
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2071263282
E-mail: staceylewis@tfl.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tfl.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

ITC11098 TfL Control Centres Incident Management System.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

A review of the impact of the 2003 National Grid power failure on London Underground Limited (LUL) highlighted the need for an improved LUL Incident and Network Service information system. Other incidents such as the Kings Cross fire and 7/11 tube attacks in London also highlighted the critical need for a centralised incident management system which can be shared between various responsible bodies to ensure a rapid, co-ordinated response to incidents whilst ultimately ensuring the safety and reducing risk to the travelling public and staff alike.
As a primary user of incident monitoring tools, in 2005 London Underground implemented an tool that is still currently used extensively by the Network Operations Centre (NOC) and by Senior Operational Managers in the management of the tube network. The system is utilised on a 24×7 basis and is a tool used extensively by the Rostered Duty Officer (ROO) when relaying information to Senior Managers and in the management of both minor and major incidents on the tube Network.
The principal benefit derived from the system is the ability to provide the correct level of incident detail and actions required simultaneously to a wide group of effected users. It provides up to date incident information and it has become a critical LUL operational tool.
The system provides early visibility and the ability to share information between various bodies such as the British Transport Police, and other emergency services It allows for prompt and quick decisions to be made around major incidents between key stakeholders.
The intention of this PIN is to engage in a soft market testing exercise, in order to ensure that the process being undertaken and the options ultimately developed for any subsequent procurement are properly informed.
ITC11098 TfL Control Centres Incident Management System.
TfL wishes to engage with the market in an early market engagement exercise to develop a procurement strategy which will optimise open market competition and deliver better value.
TfL is only seeking suppliers to express an interest in these services at this time. Details of the information required can be found within the Expression of Interest document which can be obtained by contacting the named person on the PIN at staceylewis@tfl.gov.uk.
The expressions of interest received by 15:00 on 27 June 2012 will then be reviewed. Future stages are still to be determined but they may include:
Supplier days to be held at a central London location.
Further written submissions may be used to inform TfL in its continued consideration of the nature of any procurement process which it may wish to embark upon in the future.
TfL will also consider whether further clarification or soft market testing will be carried out to develop the views of the market more specifically.
TfL is under no obligation to follow up this soft market testing in any way or with any interested parties. Any such discussions will cease in the immediate run up to any formal competition.
Additional Information:
TFL wishes to provide fixed points of contact for this soft market testing exercise as set out here and interested parties are requested not to contact any other individual or team at TfL or any of its other advisors.
TfL is committed to ensuring fairness, openness and transparency, and to follow EU procurement regulations.
This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is issued solely for the purpose of conducting a soft market testing exercise and does not constitute any commitment by TfL or any of its stakeholders to undertake any public procurement exercise in the future.
Interested parties will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to the soft market testing exercise and a response to this PIN does not guarantee any invitation to participate in this soft market testing exercise or any future public procurement process that TfL may conduct.
This PIN notice does not constitute a call for competition to procure any services, supplies or works for TfL and TfL is not bound to accept any proposals offered. TfL is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party participating in the soft market testing exercise. Any procurement of any services, supplies or works by TfL in due course will be carried out strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.6.2012