Smartcard Consultancy Framework Agreement Centro

Smartcard Consultancy Framework Agreement Centro

Centro is seeking suitable suppliers for qualification to a framework agreement consisting of 3 Lots for consultancy services to develop its aspirations for future Smartcard projects.

UK-Birmingham: systems consultancy services

2012/S 55-090066

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Centro
Centro House, 16 Summer Lane
B19 3SD Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurementteam@centro.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.centro.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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Integrated Transport Authority
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:

A2011036 – Smartcard Consultancy Framework Agreement.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Centro House, Birmingham and Centro supported area of the West Midlands, U.K. This framework agreement can also be made available to other public bodies in the U.K.
NUTS code UKG3

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: 4
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Centro is seeking suitable suppliers for qualification to a framework agreement consisting of 3 Lots for consultancy services to develop its aspirations for future Smartcard projects. Please see individual Lots for specific requirements. Centro is looking to qualify either 1, 3 or 4 suppliers to each Lot of the framework agreement and undertake a ‘mini competition’ between all qualified suppliers for each piece of work that arises.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72246000, 30162000

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Smartcard Consultancy

1)Short description

Ideally with a track record of supporting the delivery of ITSO smartcard schemes, the consultant needs an expert understanding of ITSO from the higher level conceptual view through to the detailed application at product level.
The consultant should also have expertise in other smartcard solution types such as EMV and smartcard delivery methods such as NFC.
The consultant should also ideally have a working understanding of the technical elements that facilitate the working functionality of ITSO smartcard scheme.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72246000, 30162000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Technical, Testing & Project Management

1)Short description

Ideally with a track record of implementing an ITSO smartcard scheme, the consultant should have an excellent technical understanding of the functionality of an Electronic Ticket Machine and other mechanical devices that support transport ticketing.
The consultant should also be an expert at testing Electronic Ticket Machines and other mechanical devices that support transport ticket. Experience of developing test plans, test scripts and delivering a testing programme is a key requirement.
The consultant should also ideally have a working understanding of the ITSO specification.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72246000, 30162000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Commercial Support

1)Short description

Ideally with a track record of supporting the delivery of ITSO smartcard schemes, the consultant needs an expert understand of smartcard ticketing and general from a commercial and customer prospective.
The consultant should have experience of developing Smart and Integrated Ticketing Strategies and Ticketing Retail Strategies. The consultant should also be an expert at customer market research exercises and have a good view of worldwide smart ticketing schemes.
The consultant should also ideally have a headline understanding of the ITSO specification.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72246000, 30162000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Following short listing, details will be outlined in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Following short listing, details will be outlined in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Following short listing, details will be outlined in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://wmcoe.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register,

— accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— enter your correct business and user details,
— note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— login to the portal with the username/password,
— click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier),
— click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— this will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— you can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see PQQ for full details of requirements.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see PQQ for full details of requirements.
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 6: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Suppliers are required to download a PQQ for this project via Centro’s BravoSolution e-portal (please see section III.2.1) for further details) and upload their response by the closing date of 12 noon on Friday 20th April 2012. Following short listing of the highest scoring submissions, ITT documents are expected to be issued by the end of May 2012.
Please note that companies can apply for any or all of the Lots. If applying for more than 1 Lot then only 1 PQQ is required to be completed which must contain details of experience and technical capacity for each Lot concerned. Please specify which Lot(s) are being applied for with return of submission.
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Centro reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

A2011036
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 19.4.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.4.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

31.5.2012
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

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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:15.3.2012