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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Bus Demand Responsive Transport Network Framework Agreement
Document Ref:
178971-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
West Midlands Combined Authority
Date Published:
16 April 2020
Deadline Date:
15 May 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is looking to establish an intelligent demand responsive transport (DRT) network framework agreement across the West Midlands area when suitable funding becomes available. A flexible arrangement is required to capture various locations that may come online during the framework which is to be for a period of no longer than 10 years. This will afford the necessary investment in vehicles, staff and technology to take place in order to deliver the various potential DRT schemes.This reflects a step change in the way the WMCA currently procures services within its bus network. An innovative solution is required from operators that needs to be operational towards the end of 2020. The solution needs to be high frequency and demand responsive, capable of integrating with the WMCA's Swift ticketing and operate on-demand plus pre-booked pick up and set down journeys in each area concerned. The framework will consist of two lots.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

West Midlands Combined Authority

16 Summer Lane

Birmingham

B19 3SD

UK

Telephone: +44 3453036760

E-mail: procurement.team@wmca.org.uk

NUTS: UKG3

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.wmca.org.uk

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

Other: Public Transport

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Bus Demand Responsive Transport Network Framework Agreement

Reference number: 2020-02343

II.1.2) Main CPV code

60172000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is looking to establish an intelligent demand responsive transport (DRT) network framework agreement across the West Midlands area when suitable funding becomes available. A flexible arrangement is required to capture various locations that may come online during the framework which is to be for a period of no longer than 10 years. This will afford the necessary investment in vehicles, staff and technology to take place in order to deliver the various potential DRT schemes.

This reflects a step change in the way the WMCA currently procures services within its bus network. An innovative solution is required from operators that needs to be operational towards the end of 2020. The solution needs to be high frequency and demand responsive, capable of integrating with the WMCA's Swift ticketing and operate on-demand plus pre-booked pick up and set down journeys in each area concerned. The framework will consist of two lots.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Technology Platform

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72222300

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKG

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 1: Technology Platform

• rider app and/or API,

• dispatch engine operating the system (key requirement),

• driver app and/or interface.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 70

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 120

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Operating Platform

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

60172000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKG

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 2: Operating Platform

• fleet of vehicles and trained drivers,

• fleet maintenance,

• fleet operations and control.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 50

Price / Weighting:  50

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 120

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

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:

Please see tender documents for further details.

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.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 12

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 4 years: A 10 years maximum term Framework Agreement is required as not all funding streams and potential DRT locations are known at the time of tendering. This will allow operators and technology providers sufficient time to invest in suitable vehicles, staff and equipment to service the needs of the framework.Each award under the framework will usually be via a suitable mini competition process.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/05/2020

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/05/2020

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

In order to access the documents and submit a bid please do so through BravoSolution, the WMCA's eTendering portal (https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk). The tender reference is itt_770 and if you are not already registered on BravoSolution it is free and usually only takes a few minutes to do so.

The deadline for any clarification questions, via BravoSolution, is 12.00 noon on Monday 11 May 2020 with tenders to be submitted no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 15 May 2020.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

WMCA

Birmingham

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

14/04/2020

Current Notes