Transport Planning Tender Birmingham

Birmingham: research and development services and related consultancy services

Transport Planning tender for councils and transport organisations in the West Midlands.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Centro
Centro House, 16 Summer Lane
For the attention of: Rachael Jenkins
B19 3SD Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1212147270

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.centro.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://wmcoe.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: Transport Authority

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

A2011031 – smarter choices framework.

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

Services
Service category No 10: Market research and public opinion polling services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Centro supported area of the West Midlands, UK However, this framework agreement may also be potentially utilised by other named organisations in UK (please see subsequent comments) where they would be contracting directly with the successful supplier of each lot.
NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

A2011031 – smarter choices framework. Please see lot descriptions for further information.
The above figure (4 000 000 GBP – 10 000 000 GBP) is an estimated value for the full delivery of the West Midlands Metropolitan Districts Programme and is dependent on receiving LSTF funding. However, it is anticipated that other/additional funding may be available to finance some/all of the programme.
The Contracting Authority is purchasing this Framework on behalf of the West Midland Metropolitan District areas. The West Midlands District areas comprise of:
— Birmingham City Council,
— Coventry City Council,
— Dudley MBC,
— Sandwell MBC,
— Solihull MBC,
— Walsall MBC,
— Wolverhampton City Council.
This framework agreement may also be potentially utilised by other named organisations in UK (please see subsequent comments) if deemed appropriate. These additional uses are estimated, not assured and centro cannot guarantee any value or quantity of work associated with any lot within this framework agreement.
It is Centro’s intention to make the framework available to other local authorities in the UK.
This will consist of the following:
— all county councils, borough and district councils and unitary authorities throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (please see: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DI1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/index.htm),

— West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority,
— West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive,
— Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority,
— West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority,
— West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive,
— South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority,
— South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive,
— Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority,
— Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive,
— Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority,
— Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive,
— Transport for London,
— Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
Each of these organisations will contract directly with the successful supplier.
There is, however, no obligation on any other Contracting Authorities to utilise this framework agreement.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 79342200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

See lot information.

II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Personal travel planning (PTP)

1)Short description

The framework will include a package of Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) projects to be delivered along a number of corridors within the West Midlands Metropolitan Districts.
The project objectives are to achieve mode shift away from single occupancy car journeys to sustainable travel options (including public transport, walking, cycling and car sharing) when accessing local and major centres and employment and skills.
It is anticipated that 3 – 4 suppliers will be awarded against this lot.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342310

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2012. Completion 30.6.2016

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2: market research monitoring & evaluation

1)Short description

The core Market Research requirement under this framework will be the setting up, management and creative deployment of a consumer panel, which is representative of four key target markets along all corridors and across the project lifecycle.
The panel will be the main research tool for evaluating the success of key elements of the programme. It will be used, throughout the project life cycle, to assess the relative success of different initiatives and interventions, and where possible, the research outputs will be used to fine-tune/focus these initiatives/interventions.
It is envisaged that most Market Research studies will require an element of longitudinal monitoring/tracking, user and non user research, feedback forms, customer satisfaction and/or before and after studies.
It is antipated that this lot will be awarded to a framework of 3-4 suppliers.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2012. Completion 30.6.2016

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 Walking Requirements

1)Short description

The framework will include a package of walking support services to be delivered to employers, large trip generators, secondary schools, colleges and universities and rail / metro stations as part of the implementation of site-specific travel plans.
The project objectives are to achieve a mode shift away from single-occupancy car trips to sustainable travel options, with particular emphasis on increasing levels of walking and combined walking / public transport trips for commuting and educational trips.
It is anticipated that 3-4 suppliers will be awarded against this lot.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2012. Completion 30.6.2016

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4 cycling requirements

1)Short description

The framework will include a package of cycling support services to be delivered to employers, large trip generators, secondary schools, colleges and universities as part of the implementation of site-specific travel plans. It will also include cycling support for WorkWise clients, Personalised Travel Plan clients and users of Rail / Metro Stations.
The project objectives are to achieve a mode shift away from single-occupancy car trips to sustainable travel options, with particular emphasis on increasing levels of cycling and of combined cycling / public transport trips when accessing local and major centres and employment/skills.
It is anticipated that 3-4 suppliers will be awarded against this lot.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2012. Completion 30.6.2016

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 5 employer and education travel plan requirements

1)Short description

The framework will include a package of travel plan support services to be delivered to employers, large trip generators, secondary schools, colleges and universities as part of the implementation of site-specific travel plans.
The project objectives are to achieve a mode shift away from single-occupancy car trips to sustainable travel options when accessing places of employment and skills/training.
It is anticipated that 3 – 4 suppliers will be awarded against this lot.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2012. Completion 30.6.2016

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be 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: 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://wmcoe.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.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Restricted

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:

A2011031

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

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

3.1.2012 – 17:00

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

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

The full delivery of the West Midlands Programme is dependant on receiving LSTF (Local Sustainable Transport Funds) funding, which is a national funding programme. However, it is anticipated that other/additional funding may be available to finance some/all of the programme.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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:1.12.2011