Transport systems consultancy services Belfast

Transport systems consultancy services Belfast

Transport Planning and Modelling Managed Services Framework.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Transport systems consultancy services

2013/S 240-417629

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Regional Development (DRD)
Clarence Court, 10–18 Adelaide Street
For the attention of: Peter Donnelly
BT2 8GB Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816335
E-mail: peter.donnelly@dfpni.gov.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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

DRD – Transport Planning and Modelling Managed Services Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN

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 months: 37

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

The Department plans to establish a transportation planning and analysis function in order to take the lead in transportation policy and strategy development and to help ensure effective decision making in relation to transportation schemes and transportation planning generally. The Department is therefore building an in-house team with a technical capability to undertake analyses and to manage the development of a multi-modal modelling system and specialist transportation studies. The specialist assistance, covering transport modelling and a range of transport planning issues will be delivered by way of a Framework Agreement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311200, 72314000, 72220000, 79311000, 71621000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Lot 1- Transport modelling.
Lot 2 – Systems architecture.
Lot 3 – Transport policy and strategy formulation.
Lot 4 – Transport scheme appraisal.
Lot 5 – Local public transport planning and operation and.
Lot 6 – Transport data collection.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 730 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 37 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Transport modelling

1)Short description

Service areas required under Transport Modelling are expected to include:
a.Data collation and cleaning including creation of travel matrices from electronic ticket data and census journey to work and education information;
b.Construction of transport networks and zone systems using Geographic Information Systems or standard transport planning software.
c.Construction of transport demand modules including tripend, trip distribution, time of day and modal split choice modules;
d.Construction of transport assignment modules including congested highway, micro-simulation, and public transport modules;
e.Construction of accessibility models using standard transport planning software.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311200, 72314000, 72220000, 79311000, 71621000

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

Duration in months: 37 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.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.

“The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in Central Procurement Directorate for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.”

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Systems architecture

1)Short description

Service areas required under Systems architecture are expected to include:
a.The architectural design of the strategic transport modelling system including the preparation of detailed documentation for third parties such as external developers;
b.The specification of data requirements and formats including the preparation of detailed documentation for third parties such as external developers;
c.Verification and validation of architectures against requirements;
d.Verification and validation of models against defined architectures.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311200, 72314000, 72220000, 79311000, 71621000

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

Duration in months: 37 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.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.

“The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in Central Procurement Directorate for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.”

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Transport policy and strategy formulation

1)Short description

Service areas required under Transport policy and strategy formulation are expected to include all modes of transport and to include:
a.Public consultation on strategic transport issues (quantitative and qualitative);
b.Multi – modal policy prioritisation;
c.Objective and target setting and specification of monitoring;
d.Formulation and appraisal (using quantitative and qualitative methodologies) of multi-modal regional transport strategies or local transport plans.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311200, 72314000, 72220000, 79311000, 71621000

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

Duration in months: 37 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.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.

“The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in Central Procurement Directorate for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.”

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Transport scheme appraisal

1)Short description

Service areas required under transport scheme appraisal are expected to include two levels of detail:
a.High-level strategic appraisal for outline proposals, these may be of any mode of transport; and
more detailed appraisal focused on public transport schemes such as quality bus corridors, Bus Rapid Transit, park and ride, demand management (eg congestion charge, parking controls), rail infrastructure, rail service enhancement, with services to include;
b.Compilation of options taking account of engineering and traffic constraints and legislative feasibility;
c.Preparation of scheme costs, both capital / infrastructure and running / revenue;
d.Use of existing transport model to provide demand forecasts, economic, and financial performance and environmental impacts;
e.Consideration of implementation issues including procurement and governance;
f.Support through any public examination processes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311200, 72314000, 72220000, 79311000, 71621000

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

Duration in months: 37 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.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.

“The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in Central Procurement Directorate for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.”

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Local public transport planning and operations

1)Short description

Service areas required under Local public transport planning and operations are expected to include:
a.bus network planning using accessibility analyses and passenger demand forecasting;
b.preparation of local integrated public transport plans rationalising services operated by commercial operators, education and health authorities and community transport, taking account of legislative and organisational constraints and government responsibilities;
c.development of costs/savings models for any proposed new arrangements, to include an assessment of budgetary (capital and revenue) implications for the participating organisations;
d.assist with the establishment of any new co-ordination arrangements, such as integrated transport unit(s), identifying future management and governance structures, identifying the technology support required, and providing technical training in route scheduling and vehicle management.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311200, 72314000, 72220000, 79311000, 71621000

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

Duration in months: 37 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.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.

“The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in Central Procurement Directorate for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.”

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Transport data collection

1)Short description

Service areas required under Transport data collection are expected to include:
a.Household travel surveys including travel diaries;
b.Origin / destination interviews, both highway and public transport;
c.Public transport boarding and alighting counts;
d.Stated preference surveys.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311200, 72314000, 72220000, 79311000, 71621000

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

Duration in months: 37 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.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.

“The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in Central Procurement Directorate for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.”

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

None applicable.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the tender document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
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: Tenderers may be required to furnish information as to economic and financial standing prior to the award of any tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum Standards of Professional Ability.
Tenderers should note that this Framework will consist of 6 Lots for which tenderers may submit proposals for any or all of the Lots.
— Lot 1- Transport modelling;
— Lot 2 – Systems architecture
— Lot 3 – Transport policy and strategy formulation;
— Lot 4 – Transport scheme appraisal;
— Lot 5 – Local public transport planning and operations; and
— Lot 6 – Transport data collection.
In order to pass the Selection Stage Tenderers must demonstrate staff project experience in the expected service areas by Lot tendered for (as detailed in Section 2 of the Specification) for all of the Grades. To do so Tenderers must provide details of examples completed within the last 3 years to demonstrate that the named staff meet the minimum standards of professional ability for all of the following Grades for the Lot(s) tendered for:
— Project Director;
— Project Manager;
— Senior Consultant.
Tenderers may provide up to 3 named individuals for each grade by Lot in order to cover the expected service areas. Individual professional staff may be nominated against one or all expected service areas by Lot. Tenderers are required to nominate a minimum of 1 individual against each grade by Lot.
a) Each nominated Project Director must demonstrate experience by providing a minimum of 2 examples projects for each expected service area by Lot tendered for (See Tender Specification) in the role of Project Director undertaken in the last 3 years.
b) Each nominated Project Manager must demonstrate experience by providing a minimum of 2 examples projects for each expected service area by Lot tendered for (See Tender Specification) in the role of Project Manager undertaken in the last 3 years.
c) Each nominated Senior Consultant must demonstrate experience by providing a minimum of 2 examples projects for each expected service area by Lot tendered for (See Tender Specification) in the role of Senior Consultant undertaken in the last 3 years.
Each example provided must include the project title, date commenced/completed, client, project details including relevant technical requirements and the role & responsibility of the individual within that project. Detail must be provided to allow an assessment to be made of how the experience fits with each specific Service Area. Whilst an example project may be used for more than one Service Area, it is expected that specific detail must be provided within the examples provided for each Service Area.
Tenderers must attain a minimum of one Pass for each grade for each of the expected services areas within the Lot tendered for otherwise they will be eliminated from the competition for that Lot. Failure to demonstrate experience for an individual’ professional staff within the expected service areas will result in the elimination of that individual from the service area within the Lot tendered for. All tenderers achieving a minimum of one Pass for each grade for each of the expected service areas will be eligible for evaluation at the Award stage. Appendix A provides two exemplar pass/fail check sheets by way of illustration.
Tenderers should note that ‘within the last 3 years’ refers to within 3 years from the closing date of this tender competition.
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

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

Lowest price
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:

Project 13222
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

27.1.2014 – 15:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Supplies and Services personnel.

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

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.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.

“The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in Central Procurement Directorate for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.”
This framework agreement will primarily be used by the Department for Regional Development but may be used by other NICS Departments, their agencies and other Non Departmental Public Bodies.
Parties to the Framework
The participating bodies to the framework are listed below.
NI Civil Service Departments Party to the Framework.
Department for Regional Development.
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development:
— Potentially in connection with integrated rural public transport schemes.
Department of Education:
— Potentially in connection with integrated schools transport schemes.
Department of the Environment:
— Planning Service – Potentially in connection with accessibility and catchment analyses and transport assessments;
— Driver and Vehicle Agency – Potentially in connection with demand forecasting to allow modelling of future trends in taxi, bus and heavy goods vehicle usage.
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety:
— Potentially in connection with integrated health-related transport schemes.
Department for Social Development:
— Potentially in connection with transport assessments of urban development schemes or public realm improvements.
Other Bodies:
Translink.
— Potentially in connection passenger demand forecasting and accessibility analyses
Consumer Council for Northern Ireland
— Potentially in connection with market research – both qualitative and quantitative
Strategic Investment Board
— Potentially in connection with public service demand forecasting and accessibility analyses.
During the lifetime of the framework other Non Departmental Public Bodies which require Transport Planning and Modelling Services assistance may be added to this agreement.

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

See Section VI.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.12.2013