Management Consulting Services Royal Mail

Management Consulting Services Royal Mail

Royal Mail Group Business and Management Consulting Services.

UK-London: business and management consultancy services

2012/S 63-102579

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Royal Mail Group Ltd
1st Floor, 35-50 Rathbone Place
For the attention of: Adela Berrazueta
W1T 1HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: adela.berrazueta@royalmail.com

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: http://rmg.frictionless.com/fsguestvendor/vendordesktop/register?ui=ui4

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Postal services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Royal Mail Group Business and Management Consulting 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.
NUTS code
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: 20
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 10 000 000,00 and 40 000 000,00 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: The frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded is unknown. The total estimated potential spend of 40 000 000 GBP reflects the potential spend in the event that the framework is fully extended to the maximum 48 months duration.

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

RMG wished to establish a framework panel of suppliers who can provide general business and management consulting services to support RMG in the development, implementation and improvement of its business and performance. The initial contract period will be 24 months. RMG reserves the right to extend the contract up to 48 months in total.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000

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:

A total estimated spend range is given below. The higher estimated value includes the potential spend in the event that the framework is fully extended to the maximum of 48 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 10 000 000,00 and 40 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: RMG reserves the right to extend the contract at its discretion after the initial 24 month period by a further 12 months, and after the end of this extension by a further 12 months, with a total potential term of 48 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

A performance bond or parent company guarantee or other form of security may be required depending upon the organisation’s financial stability as set out in the contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Requests to participate will be accepted from groupings of economic operators (consortia). In the event of a successful consortium bid, the contracting authority may specify that the consortium takes a particular legal form and or require that each member undertakes joint and several liability irrespective of the legal form adopted. Where a subsidiary company is used, the ultimate parent company may be required to provide a guarantee in respect of the performance of the contract by the subsidiary before attendance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The contract will be object to RMG’s terms and conditions, which will be issued with the ITN.
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: All respondents to this notice will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) located on the Royal Mail SAP e-sourcing portal. Details of how to access this PQQ are available from the electronic access to information address in I.1 above. The PQQ must be completed on line by 12:00 P.M. 23.4.2012. It is important that applicants express an interest promptly in order to give sufficient time for them to be registered and complete the PQQ before the closing date. Any interested supplier will need a minimum annual turnover of 20 000 000 GBP.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to PQQ. A minimum turnover requirement of 20 000 000 GBP is required.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to PQQ.
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: no

Section IV: Procedure

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

Negotiated
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:

SP-0468
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 9.4.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.4.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
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

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

To access the PQQ documents you must first register to obtain a logon to the Royal Mail e-sourcing platform. To do this please access the following link https://rmg.frictionless.com/fsguestvendor/vendordesktop/register?ui=ui4.

Within 2 working days you will be emailed your logon details to access e-sourcing and that will shortly be followed by a second automatic email inviting you to participate in the on-line PQQ event. Requests to participate must be made by supplying all the information that is set out in section III.2 above. This information must be supplied by the date and time specified in IV.3.4 above. The Contracting Authority may require suppliers to supplement or clarify the information submitted under III.2 above and may also undertake its own audit of the supplier to verify the information provided. Tenders and all supporting information for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Royal Mail Group Ltd is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity. Royal Mail Group reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the contract by alternative means if appears that the contract can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.
The original contract length will be 24 months (section II.1.4 refers), however RMG reserves the right to extend the duration up to a total of 48 months (section II.3 refers).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See I.1 above

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Please refer to Part 9 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

See I.1 above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.3.2012