General Management Consultancy Tender – Commercialisation of Assets

General Management Consultancy Tender – Commercialisation of Assets

Lot 1: the procurement of a single organisation to act as a strategic advisor who can support and inform TfGM’s decision making on how the overall TfGM (and potentially wider GM) asset portfolio is maximised; and Lot 2: the procurement of a range of organisations to be appointed to a Framework to take the portfolio to market.

United Kingdom-Manchester: General management consultancy services

2014/S 081-141562

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for Greater Manchester
2 Piccadilly Place
For the attention of: Graham Radcliffe
M1 3BG Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: grahamradcliffe@tfgm.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.tfgm.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.tfgm.com

Electronic access to information: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.the-chest.org.uk

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) 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)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Other: Transport and Economic Development
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Civic Centre, West Street
OL1 1UT Oldham
UNITED KINGDOM

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Municipal Offices, Smith Street
OL16 1LQ Rochdale
UNITED KINGDOM

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Town Hall, Edward Street
SK1 3XB Stockport
UNITED KINGDOM

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Council Offices, Wellington Road
OL6 6DL Ashton-under-Lyne
UNITED KINGDOM

Trafford Borough Council
Talbot Road
M32 0TH Stretford
UNITED KINGDOM

Wigan Borough Council
Town Hall, Library Street
WN1 1YN Wigan
UNITED KINGDOM

Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Albert Square, Manchester
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Manchester City Council
Town Hall, Albert Square
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Salford City Council
Town Hall, Chorley Road
M27 5DA Salford
UNITED KINGDOM

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Town Hall, Victoria Square
BL1 1RU Bolton
UNITED KINGDOM

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
Town Hall, Knowsley Street
BL9 0SW Bury
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Commercialisation of Assets Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKD3

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 8
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

TfGM wish to establish a Framework consisting of 2 lots;
Lot 1: the procurement of a single organisation to act as a strategic advisor who can support and inform TfGM’s decision making on how the overall TfGM (and potentially wider GM) asset portfolio is maximised; and
Lot 2: the procurement of a range of organisations to be appointed to a Framework to take the portfolio to market.
The framework contract is being let by Transport for Greater Manchester but may also be used by all Greater Manchester authorities identified in Annex A. In addition members of pteg.Ltd and Passenger Transport Executives (PTE), including South Yorkshire PTE; West Yorkshire PTE; Tyne and Wear PTE; West Midlands PTE; Merseyside PTE; Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT); Transport for London (TfL); and any of their successor organisations.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411000, 79340000, 79413000, 79314000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Strategic Advice

1)Short description

Lot 1: the procurement of a single organisation to act as a strategic advisor who can support and inform TfGM’s decision making on how the overall TfGM (and potentially wider Greater Manchester) asset portfolio is maximised; The aim of this Lot is to appoint a single organisation to provide expertise and support to TfGM in the development of a strategy to quantify and qualify use of assets, including commercial sponsorship, advertising proposals, database usage and other commercial initiatives or related proposals for the marketplace. TfGM is seeking an organisation that will;
— assess and benchmark the commercial value of TfGM assets,
— develop a range of commercial propositions which appeal to the market, and
— offer general and on-going opportunity development support
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79340000, 79411000, 79413000, 79314000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Taking the Portfolio to Market

1)Short description

Lot 2: the procurement of a range of organisations to be appointed to a Framework to take the portfolio to market.
This successful tenderer(s) will provide expertise and support in the selling of income-generating uses of TfGM assets, including commercial sponsorship, advertising proposals, database usage and other commercial initiatives. The agencies on this Lot will be TfGM’s sales and marketing agents and either fully coordinate the sales process or provide support and/or advice to TfGM in the process of selling commercial sponsorship of TfGM assets to the market within a Public Sector environment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79340000, 79411000, 79413000, 79314000

3)Quantity or scope

Lot 2: the procurement of a range of organisations to be appointed to a Framework to take the portfolio to market.
This successful tenderer(s) will provide expertise and support in the development of income-generating uses of TfGM assets, including commercial sponsorship, advertising proposals, database usage and other commercial initiatives. The agencies on this Lot will be TfGM’s sales and marketing agents and either fully coordinate the sales process and/or provide support and/or advice to TfGM in the process of selling commercial sponsorship of TfGM assets to the market within a Public Sector environment.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As set out in the Tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As set out in the Tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several Liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

1344 NWCE-9GECSE
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.6.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

TfGM wish to establish a Framework consisting of two Lots;
Lot 1: the procurement of a single organisation to act as a strategic advisor who can support and inform TfGM’s decision making on how the overall TfGM (and potentially wider Greater Manchester) asset portfolio is maximised; The aim of this Lot is to appoint a single organisation to provide expertise and support to TfGM in the development of a strategy to quantify and qualify use of assets, including commercial sponsorship, advertising proposals, database usage and other commercial initiatives or related proposals for the marketplace. TfGM is seeking an organisation that will;
— assess and benchmark the commercial value of TfGM assets,
— develop a range of commercial propositions which appeal to the market, and
— offer general and on-going opportunity development support
Lot 2: the procurement of a range of organisations to be appointed to a Framework to take the portfolio to market.
This successful tenderer(s) will provide expertise and support in the selling of income-generating uses of TfGM assets, including commercial sponsorship, advertising proposals, database usage and other commercial initiatives. The agencies on this Lot will be TfGM’s sales and marketing agents and either fully coordinate the sales process or provide support and/or advice to TfGM in the process of selling commercial sponsorship of TfGM assets to the market within a Public Sector environment.
The framework contract is being let by Transport for Greater Manchester but may also be used by all Greater Manchester authorities identified in Annex A. In addition members of pteg.Ltd and Passenger Transport Executives (PTE), including South Yorkshire PTE; West Yorkshire PTE; Tyne and Wear PTE; West Midlands PTE; Merseyside PTE; Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT); Transport for London (TfL); and any of their successor organisations.
TfGM has adopted the use of a web-based ‘e-tendering’ tool: ProContract for this procurement. Guidance documentation and Frequently Asked Questions are available from the ‘help’ function of the application, which may be accessed via www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk

Any communication concerning this procurement must be submitted through ProContract via www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk

If Tenderers have any difficulty in communicating with TfGM through ProContract, then please contact: graham.radcliffe@tfgm.com

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:

22.4.2014