II.2.3) Place of performance
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
Quality criterion: Quality
/ Weighting: 55
Quality criterion: Social Value
/ Weighting: 5
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
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:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
II.2.14) Additional information
Please note that the maximum contract values given above don't include annual fixed costs for licences, etc.