Railway Research Programme
The requirement is for full specifications to be written in collaboration with DfT technical experts. Between 10 and 20 full specifications may be required.
Assistance with drawing up research specifications for railway technical research programme contract
Reference number: RM1253 SB096
This deadline is for… The Submission of Proposals. Please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.
Contract value:£0 – £0
Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom
Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes
Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes
Name of the buying organisation: Government Procurement Service (on behalf of the DfT)
Description of the contract
The requirement is for full specifications to be written in collaboration with DfT technical experts. Between 10 and 20 full specifications may be required. Outlines are expected to be available for most project ideas at the start of the contract. Approximately 1 day per full specification is anticipated. The work will consist of an initial two hour face to face meeting with the DfT Project Sponsors at DfT’s headquarters, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 4DR who will confirm the research areas to be covered and share those outline specifications that are available. They will also arrange for short meetings (up to 30 minutes) with relevant technical experts in DfT to discuss each requirement in more detail. 5.2 It will be the responsibility of the successful supplier to turn these ideas and the outline specifications into draft specifications (see Annexes 1 and 2 for the templates to be used). 5.3 The draft specifications, once agreed by the DfT Project Sponsors will then be used to seek proposals (probably through the DfT Transport Related Technical Engineering and Research (T-TEAR) Framework) in order to place contracts for the specified research. This element of the process will not form part of this contract which is specifically limited to compiling the draft specifications.
Classification of the contract
22000000 Printed matter and related products
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services
79500000 Office-support services
Contract type: Services – Unspecified
Is it a framework agreement? No
Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No
Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents
Estimated length of contract: 2 Months