Supply Chain and Market Analytics Tender

Supply Chain and Market Analytics Tender

Highways England require a supply chain and market analytics service to provide research and analysis that informs us about our current and potential supply chain and help us react to market challenges.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Research consultancy services

2020/S 141-348203

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Highways England
Postal address: Lateral, City Walk
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: LS11 9AT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Nadia.Bounhar@highwaysengland.co.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

Address of the buyer profile: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Supply Chain and Market Analytics, 2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73210000 Research consultancy services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Highways England require a supply chain and market analytics service to provide research and analysis that informs us about our current and potential supply chain and help us react to market challenges.

This service will provide; but will not be limited to, market analysis, category analysis, product analysis, commodity analysis, economic trend analysis, future state analysis, supply chain risk management and the management of risk. The delivery of this service will be integral in supporting the delivery of the Roads Investment Strategy (RIS) 2 Programme and contributing to the development of RIS 3.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 369 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000 Market research services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Highways England require a supply chain analytics service to provide research and analysis that informs us about our current and potential supply chain and help us react to market challenges.

This service will provide; but will not be limited to, market analysis, category analysis, product analysis, commodity analysis, economic trend analysis, future state analysis, supply chain risk management and the management of risk. The delivery of this service will be integral in supporting the delivery of the Roads Investment Strategy (RIS) 2 Programme and contributing to the development of RIS 3.

The service will provide access to private intelligence databases as well as industry and sector experts. The service will deliver analysis reports interpreting the intelligence and informing Highways England decisions on commercial, procurement and supply chain strategies and challenges.

The contract will be for 2 years with the option to extend by 1-year (up to 3 years total).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 24/08/2020
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/08/2020
Local time: 13:15

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

How to express interest in this tender:

1) register for a free account at https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk

2) click the ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link (These are Invitations to Tender (ITT) open to any registered supplier).

— click on the relevant ITT to access the content;

— click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your ‘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 ‘ITT Details’ box

3) click ‘My Response’ under ‘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 Highways England and seek any clarification. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform. 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.

Expressions of interest must be submitted from the applicants’ registered office address. Each member of a joint venture (JV) must submit a letter from their own registered office confirming all company names in the proposed JV. Applicants can only participate in one JV. Further guidance on JVs is contained in the procurement documents.

Highways England reserves the right not to accept the highest scoring or any, tender. Bidders should note that tenders are submitted at the supplier’s own cost and risk. Highways England may cancel the competition or part of it for any reason and bidders’ costs will not be reimbursed. Highways England expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of this tendering exercise commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will Highways England be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

Further information is provided in the procurement documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: See details at VI.4.3
Town: See details at VI.4.3
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Highways England will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

Appeals must be lodged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) as amended.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/07/2020