Tender for Transport Management System
The intention of this tender exercise is to procure an integrated Transport Management System (TMS) to support the efficient and effective operation of transportation scheduling and resource management.
UK-Bristol: Software package and information systems
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS Blood and Transplant
North Bristol Park, Filton
For the attention of: Sarah Handley
BS34 7QH Bristol
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nhsbt.nhs.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)
Other: Special Health Authority
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: NHSBT locations in the United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT- www.nhsbt.nhs.uk) is a Special Health Authority in England and Wales, with responsibilities across the United Kingdom for organ donation and transplantation and responsibilities throughout England and North Wales for supply of blood and blood components. There are 500 liveried vehicles in the fleet, 15 main depots which run approximately 300,000 journeys p/a.
The intention of this tender exercise is to procure an integrated Transport Management System (TMS) to support the efficient and effective operation of transportation scheduling and resource management. NHSBT only want to procure a solution from one provider, and the integration of the parts will be the responsibility of that one provider.
NHSBT require the integrated TMS to provide the following functionality:
Vehicle telematics to help deliver increased visibility, fuel and accident savings through monitoring of vehicle locations and driving style.
Hand helds to provide drivers with instructions and gather track & trace data.
Planning and Optimisation tool to take a feed from our stock system (PULSE) and other sources, plan them against strict regulatory requirements to appropriate vehicles and drivers. To monitor these journeys for changes, and notify users and customers when appropriate.
Strategic network planning tool to allow NHSBT to model what if scenarios based on the data collected from the other 3 parts of the TMS.
Potential suppliers must be able to demonstrate that they have the capacity and experience of providing a flexible, quality service which meets the general requirements, and will be capable of meeting anticipated changes in demand during the operating period of the contract.
The Contracting Authority recognises the need for a range of skills and professions to deliver the requirements as a ‘one stop shop’. These skills and professions may exist as niche suppliers and SME’s, therefore, the Contracting Authority would encourage suppliers to collaborate when reviewing and submitting responses to this Contract Notice and PQQ.
The contracting authority reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process at any time and not award the contract.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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://nhsbt.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.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
In accordance with Articles 45 and 46 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available from the address in section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: NHSBT propose the top eight scoring companies will be invited to tender providing a score of 750 has been met.
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2017
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with Government’s policies on transparency, NHS Blood and Transplant intends to publish the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ), the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any Contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of NHS Blood and Transplant.
The terms of the proposed contract will also permit a public sector contracting authority, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/transparency-overview
The suppliers whose PQQ responses are successful and are taken through to Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage will have their ITT response evaluated in two phases, as follows:
The tender will be evaluated firstly in accordance with the award criteria (criteria 1 to 5). Please refer to the award criteria for an explanation of the scoring.
The second phase will consist of a site visit, supplier presentation, references and testimonials and a demonstration of the proposed solution. After which the second phase will be subject to additional scoring, please refer to the award criteria for an explanation of the scoring. NHS Blood and Transplant envisage this to be between 3 – 5 suppliers.
See VI.4.2 above
Internet address: https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.5.2013