Tender for Investigation Services

Tender for Investigation Services

These services will be to support DSA’s Fraud and Integrity Team in investigating illegal activity perpetrated against the agency to ensure the integrity of the driving test process.

UK-Nottingham: Investigation services

2013/S 116-198164

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Secretary of State for Transport, The Driving Standards Agency
The Axis Building, 112 Upper Parliament Street
For the attention of: David Chilton
NG1 6LP Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1159366844
E-mail: procurement.branch@dsa.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1159366573

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: www.dft.gov.uk/dsa/

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Transport
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Investigation services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 23: Investigation and security services, except armoured car 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)

Investigation services. The Driving Standards Agency (DSA), an executive agency of the Department for Transport, is seeking to award a contract for investigation services. These services will be to support DSA’s Fraud and Integrity Team in investigating illegal activity perpetrated against the agency to ensure the integrity of the driving test process.
In recent times there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of cases involving deception and fraud on the part of driving test candidates. It is considered that in a significant number of cases, this wrongdoing is in pursuance of obtaining an identity or obtaining an entitlement to drive. In addition it is known that a number of driving instructors are operating illegally and outside of the legal requirements for driving instructors.
DSA has an in-house Fraud & Integrity Team. Its role is to act as:
– a central point for receiving reports where it is considered that the integrity of the Agency has been breached;
– management of and investigation of offences;
– collate and analyse intelligence.
DSA is looking to acquire the services of a contractor who can provide investigative and intelligence functions to support and work alongside DSA’s Fraud & integrity team in investigating and bring to justice offenders who act illegally and circumvent the driver training and testing system. The current contract for this service expires on 31.1.2014.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79720000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

A contract will be awarded for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend the contract for up to a further 2 years. To clarify, the maximum potential duration of this contract shall be 5 years.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.2.2014. Completion 31.1.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Applicants invited to tender will be advised.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Tenders are to be priced in sterling and any payment will be made in sterling only.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The group will be required to nominate a lead partner with whom the authority can contract, or form themselves into a single legal entity before the contract is awarded.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: As required by the pre-evaluation questionnaire (PEQ).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As required by the PEQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As required by the PEQ.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Open
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
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:

DSA01213 – Quote in all communications.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 84-142244 of 30.4.2013

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

8.8.2013 – 11:00
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
Tender documents and specification are available for download at http://assets.dft.gov.uk/dsa/investigation-services.zip During the tendering period all updates, Questions and Answers and additional information will be posted at http://assets.dft.gov.uk/dsa/investigation-services-updates.zip

To view this notice, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=63321750

GO Reference: GO-2013614-PRO-4878773

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Driving Standards Agency
The Axis Building, 112 Upper Parliament Street
NG1 6LP Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Driving Standards Agency
The Axis Building, 112 Upper Parliament Street
NG1 6LP Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Driving Standards Agency
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1159366844

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.6.2013
Requirement: Investigation Services