TfL Bus Driver Training Tender

TfL Bus Driver Training Tender

1) Design of an engaging and impactful one-day safer bus driving training course for bus drivers.

United Kingdom-London: Training services

2018/S 130-296732

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Transport for London
55 Broadway
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Nathaniel Smith
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Public Transport

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement



Reference number: DN330637

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

N.B. Now referred to as: Safer Bus Driving Training for Bus Drivers and Bus Driving Instructors.

The scope of this procurement includes:

1) Design of an engaging and impactful one-day safer bus driving training course for bus drivers

2) Design and delivery of 8-12 train-the trainer courses so the safer bus driving training course can be delivered by the bus operators’ classroom based trainers (circa 80) to the drivers.

3) Design and delivery of 10-15 interactive one-day safer bus driving workshops to bus driving instructors (circa 220) who are based in bus training vehicles.

4) Provision and maintenance of technology-enabled training aids, such as Virtual Reality throughout the programme.

5) Manage the programme and provide ongoing trainer and technology support throughout.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In his newly published Transport Strategy ( the Mayor has made clear that loss of life and serious injuries on London’s roads are neither acceptable nor inevitable. TfL has now adopted Vision Zero for London, with a target of zero deaths or serious injuries by 2041.

For buses we have even more ambitious targets:

(a) 70 % reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in, or by, buses by 2022 (against 2005-09 baseline);

(b) No one killed in, or by, a bus by 2030.

In 2016, 11 people were killed in collisions with London buses and 155 were seriously injured. Meeting the Vision Zero targets will require a huge step change in effort for all responsible including TfL planners and engineers, bus operators and drivers.

The new approach to safer bus driving training will build on the existing and various safer bus driving training course activities currently delivered by bus operators. It will go further, challenging perceptions and behaviours to contribute to a culture shift, along with a range of other bus safety programme initiatives towards safer driving.

In summary, the procurement is for a single contract to deliver the high level requirements outlined at II.1.4 above to help progress towards the Vision Zero for London.

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

Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 26
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Detailed in SSQ documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will be awarded for an initial 26 months with the option to extend for a period of (or periods up to) one (1) year at the sole discretion of the authority. The estimated value stated in II.2.6 does not include the optional extension period of one (1) year.

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

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to withdraw from/amend the procurement process and may award a contract/s in whole, part, or not at all as a result of the competition called for by this notice. Neither the Contracting Authority or any Awarding Authority will be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by economic operators in considering and/or responding to the procurement process.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: To express an interest in this procurement, the supplier needs to be registered on procontract as stated in Section I.3. To register or to check if you are already registered log on to

It is important that suppliers read the instructions carefully on the home page before proceeding with registration. To be considered for this opportunity the company must first complete the supplier Selection Questionnaire Parts 1,2 and 3 (eligibility criteria) as a condition of participation. A supplier guidance document is attached within the ‘opportunity documents’ section, this will give instructions to facilitate the submission. If you require any further assistance please communicate with contact person in Section I.1 using the procontract portal only.

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:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions as stated in the tender documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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: no
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: 06/08/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 13/08/2018

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


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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Transport for London
55 Broadway
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

TfL will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders.

That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten (10) calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful bidders to lodge an appeal regarding the award decision before any contract is entered into.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: