Human Resources Management Consultancy for Transport for London

London: human resources management consultancy services

Investigatory services to be used in cases of Bullying and Harassment as well as complex grievances.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London (Premises Projects and Commercial Services)
Windsor House 42- 50 Victoria St.
Contact point(s): https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps/home.do
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps/home.do

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

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

 

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

TfL 90475 Investigation Services.

 

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 UKI

 

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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 520 000,00 GBP

 

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

Investigatory services to be used in cases of Bullying and Harassment as well as complex grievances. A complex grievance is defined as one where there are a number of allegations and/or the claim impacts more than one person. This may involve a Managing Director or Senior Manager.

 

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79414000

 

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

 

II.1.8)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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

 

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)

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

These will be detailed in the Invitation to Tender.

 

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

These will be detailed in the Invitation to Tender.

 

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

These will be detailed in the Invitation to Tender.

 

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: These will be detailed in the Invitation to Tender.

 

III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

 

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These will be detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: These will be detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

 

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
These will be detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
These will be detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

 

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

Restricted

 

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: These will be detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

 

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:

TfL 90475

 

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 196-319743 of 12.10.2011

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 26-042424 of 4.2.2011

 

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.1.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

 

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.1.2012 – 12:00

 

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

24.1.2012

 

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
IV.3.8)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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

 

VI.3)Additional information

a) Please note all Economic Operators are required to express their interest by registration on https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps/home.do. Failure to do so may invalidate your application. After registering you should look for the Opportunity “TfL 90475 Investigation Services”. Economic Operators interested in being considered for this opportunity must express interest by means of completing the prequalification questionnaire detailing their capabilities.

b) Expressions of interest must be received via the portal before the closing date/time as stated in IV.3.4. TfL reserve the right not to consider expressions of interest received after the closing date/time or received by means other than the portal.
c) Transport for London (TfL) is a complex organisation operating both as an executive agency of the Greater London
Authority (GLA) under the direction of the Mayor of London and as provider of transport services. The scope of the proposed services may encompass activities within the scope of both Directive SI 2006 5 and Directive SI 2006 6. Services to be provided in relation to activities which are subject to the Directive SI 2006 6 (Utilities) will not be subject to a separate notice.
The services may be provided to TfL and/or its subsidiaries and may also encompass London Regional Transport (LRT) and/or the GLA and some or all of its functional bodies and London Boroughs. Framework Agreement(s) may be awarded to the successful Economic Operators by any part of TfL and/or any of its subsidiaries.
d) Further information on TfL may be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/procurement.

e) The awarding authority reserves the right to withdraw from the procurement process and/or not to award any contract as a result of the competition called by this notice and the awarding authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any Economic Operators in considering and/or responding to the procurement process.
f) All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English.
g) Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in sterling.
h) TfL may interview any or all Economic Operators who express an interest in tendering for this work.
i) Any Framework Agreement awarded may be extended for further periods up to a maximum duration of 48 months at the discretion of the awarding authority.
j) This was previously advertised as TfL 90451. This process was halted by TfL. Parties who previously expressed an interest will need to reapply.
k) The values stated are an estimate and will vary dependant upon which members of the GLA use the service.

 

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Transport for London
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Transport for London
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM

 

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to Economic Operators. This period allows unsuccessful Economic Operators to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before any framework agreement is entered into. Economic Operators have 2 working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a framework agreement has not been successfully resolved the (for PublicSector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a framework agreement has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages.
If the framework agreement has been entered into the court may only award damages.

 

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Transport for London
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.11.2011