Tender for CompeteFor Website Concession

Tender for CompeteFor Website Concession

CompeteFor is the website that helped the London 2012 Games open up its supply chain to competition. Over 163 000 businesses have registered on it, making it the fastest growing and largest database of businesses looking to win contracts in the UK. It is supported by London’s leading business representative organisations for its unique ability to offer fair and transparent access to public sector supply chains. The Mayor of London has recognised its success and supports its further development.

UK-London: software programming and consultancy services

2012/S 227-373952

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Transport for London (Commercial – Premises and Office Services Team)
Windsor House 42- 50 Victoria St.
For the attention of: CompeteFor Project Team
SW1H 0TL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: competeforeoi@tfl.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tfl.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps/home.do

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps/home.do

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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

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

CompeteFor concession.
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
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

***Non-Mandatory Notice*** CompeteFor is the website that helped the London 2012 Games open up its supply chain to competition. Over 163 000 businesses have registered on it, making it the fastest growing and largest database of businesses looking to win contracts in the UK. It is supported by London’s leading business representative organisations for its unique ability to offer fair and transparent access to public sector supply chains. The Mayor of London has recognised its success and supports its further development. Crossrail, the largest construction and civil engineering project in Europe, has also adopted CompeteFor. CompeteFor has been predominantly developed with the support of large infrastructure programmes to-date. Over 90 per cent of the transactions on CompeteFor are business-to-business The service has real potential to grow further and be utilised across further supply chains in both the public and private sectors. In response to this, a Market Sounding Exercise was undertaken in April 2012 to determine if there was an appetite from the private sector to deliver the service along commercial lines and to identify what could be achievable. This process resulted in a variety of proposals and it is believed that CompeteFor’s assets could be exploited by a private sector partner(s) to generate revenue for a self-sustaining business model. Transport for London (TfL) is now seeking to identify and procure an organisation to operate the CompeteFor service through a self-sustaining service concession business model, after the current contract expires in early 2013, which does not involve any financial contribution from the public sector. TfL is open to considering a variety of different options. TfL are procuring a service concession contract using an outcome-based specification in order to appoint a concessionaire, under a licence agreement, to operate CompeteFor. The licence agreement would allow the appointed concessionaire to utilise CompeteFor’s ‘contract generated’ Intellectual Property – which includes the database content, the branding and identity, the domain names, and good-will. The outcomes being sought are based around the core ethos of CompeteFor, while enabling a private sector partner to grow and develop the service whilst making a sustainable profit.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72200000, 72400000, 79340000, 79410000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

TfL envisages issuing the successful bidder with a four (4) year concessionary contract. Contracts of up to six (6) years will be considered if a business case demonstrates that a better value for money outcome is available.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Please see Information and Instructions for Bidders document.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see Information and Instructions for Bidders document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please see Information and Instructions for Bidders document.
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see Information and Instructions for Bidders document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see Information and Instructions for Bidders document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see Information and Instructions for Bidders document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see Information and Instructions for Bidders document.
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
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 059-096195 of 24.3.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.12.2012 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
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 this opportunity, please visit Transport for London’s e-procurement website at: https://eprocurement.tfl.gov.uk/epps/home.do and search for “CompeteFor”.

Important: Please read the “Information & instructions for bidders responding to the CompeteFor concession” document in full prior to preparing your response.
If your organisation has not already done so, please register on the TfL webiste as given above (this is only required once).
— Go to the “Register as a Supplier” section,
— Click the “Register” link,
— Follow the instructions and complete the registration details ensuring that all mandatory boxes are filled in. Be sure to save the details,
— Shortly afterwards, you will receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure). (For organisations that are already registered on the TfL E-procurement website, users can be added by your organisation’s Admin User).

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:22.11.2012