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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Provision of a Market Research Online Community Platform and Consultancy Service
Document Ref:
199997-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
West Midlands Combined Authority
Date Published:
29 April 2020
Deadline Date:
29 May 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) wishes to procure a market research online community platform and the associated consultancy services from a suitable supplier for the remaining future transport zone funding period (i.e. until March 2023).

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

Provision of a Market Research Online Community Platform and Consultancy Service

Reference number: 2020-02457

II.1.2) Main CPV code

71311200

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) wishes to procure a market research online community platform and the associated consultancy services from a suitable supplier for the remaining future transport zone funding period (i.e. until March 2023).

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKG3

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) wishes to procure a market research online community platform and the associated consultancy services from a suitable supplier for the remaining future transport zone funding period (i.e. until March 2023). The long-term aspiration is to retain the platform beyond this period and therefore, it is expected that the successful supplier agrees to a transition from a community (fully managed by the successful supplier) towards a self-service community managed by transport for West Midlands (TfWM, part of the WMCA) where the supplier will expect, as a minimum, just fixed/licence costs for the platform use, to be payable annually.

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_779 and if you are not already registered on BravoSolution it is free and usually only takes a few minutes to do so.

Please see Appendix A — specification in the covering letter for further details of the requirement.

Bids will be assessed on the basis of 55/40/5 Quality/Price/Social Value and are due back by 12.00 noon, via BravoSolution, on 29 May 2020. The deadline for any clarification questions, also via BravoSolution, is 12.00 noon on 22 May 2020.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 55

Quality criterion: Social Value / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 03/07/2020

End: 31/03/2023

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Annual renewal with the successful supplier for a self-service community managed by transport for West Midlands for fixed/licence costs for the platform use.

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Please note that the maximum contract values given above don't include annual fixed costs for licences, etc.

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.1.8) 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: 29/05/2020

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: 29/05/2020

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

The only recurrent aspect of this procurement is the annual fixed/licence costs required from the successful supplier for the system. Ahead of tendering this project it is not known for how long this may be required.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

WMCA

Birmingham

UK

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.wmca.org.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

27/04/2020

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