Railway Research Programme

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

Deadline date:08/04/2013

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


Additional information

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


Who to contact

Contact name James Bergin

Organisation name Government Procurement Service

Address Room 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8QQ

Telephone 01633 811600

Extension number:


How to apply

To participate in any possible future procurement which results from this RFI, Potential Providers must first be registered on the Government Procurement Service e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so at the Invitation to Tender stage. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender The Invitation to Tender will be issued by close of play on Monday 08th April 2013 and therefore suppliers can register on the e-Sourcing Suite between the issue date of this Contracts Finder advert and the deadline date. The deadline date for submission of Requests For information will be 17:00 GMT Wednesday 27th March 2013.. It is advised however that Potential Providers register as soon as practically possible in order to receive the Invitation to Tender and have a sufficient amount of time to respond. For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Suite please contact the Helpdesk: Freephone: 0345 010 3503 Email: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Requirement: Railway Research