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Notice Summary

Ireland-Dublin: Technical Advisory Services for Ticketing
186924-2019
National Transport Authority
19 April 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Yes

Notice Abstract

The Authority intends to establish a multi-party Framework Agreement in 3 lots for Leap Card technical advisory services. The scope of this tender is the provision of services in relation to the current closed-loop Leap Card scheme, future account based ticketing systems and related activities of the Authority. The Authority is seeking tenderers to supply some or all of the following services, which may be on short- or medium-term engagements.The Framework Agreement will be for an initial period of 3 years. At the discretion of the Authority, the Framework Agreement may be extended for an additional 1 year up to a maximum of 4 years in total.The Authority intends to award places on the Framework Agreement across three (3) lots to the highest ranked 6 tenderer(s) in each lot in accordance with the evaluation criteria within each lot, as follows:Lot 1: Strategic Advisory Services;Lot 2: Technical Services;Lot 3: Resource Secondments.Tenderers may apply for 1 or more lots.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

National Transport Authority

N/A

Dun Sceine,Harcourt Lane, Iveagh Court

Dublin 2

D02 WT20

IE

Contact person: Fran Kehoe

Telephone: +353 18798300

E-mail: Fran.Kehoe@nationaltransport.ie

Fax: +353 18798333

NUTS: IE

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.nationaltransport.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/1149

I.3) Communication

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

http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=145750&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=145750&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


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


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5) Main activity

Other: Transport

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement for the Provision of Technical Advisory Services for Ticketing and Related Technologies

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72222000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Authority intends to establish a multi-party Framework Agreement in 3 lots for Leap Card technical advisory services. The scope of this tender is the provision of services in relation to the current closed-loop Leap Card scheme, future account based ticketing systems and related activities of the Authority. The Authority is seeking tenderers to supply some or all of the following services, which may be on short- or medium-term engagements.

The Framework Agreement will be for an initial period of 3 years. At the discretion of the Authority, the Framework Agreement may be extended for an additional 1 year up to a maximum of 4 years in total.

The Authority intends to award places on the Framework Agreement across three (3) lots to the highest ranked 6 tenderer(s) in each lot in accordance with the evaluation criteria within each lot, as follows:

Lot 1: Strategic Advisory Services;

Lot 2: Technical Services;

Lot 3: Resource Secondments.

Tenderers may apply for 1 or more lots.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Strategic Advisory Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

22459000

34980000

71318000

71600000

71620000

71621000

72000000

72212100

72212110

72212217

72221000

72222100

72240000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 1: strategic ticketing advisory services:

These services may include but not be limited to the analysis, review, design, evaluation, report writing and advisory services, across both business and technology arenas. This work is likely to be required on an ad hoc basis and the services are likely to require a mix of on-site visits (at the Authority’s offices in Dublin) and off-site work. International benchmarking and/or peer review comparisons would also be included within this category of service.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

At the discretion of the Authority, the Framework Agreement may be extended for an additional one year up to a maximum of 4 years in total.

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

Technical Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

22459000

34980000

71318000

71600000

71620000

71621000

72000000

72212100

72212110

72212217

72221000

72222100

72240000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

These services may include but not be limited to technical activities such as test tool development, RFID equipment testing and certification, RFID read range analysis, transaction timing analysis, TRSMs/HSMs implementation and transaction security design, and other such technical services relevant to the NTA’s current and next generation ticketing systems. This work if required is likely to be on an ad-hoc basis and these services could be delivered on an off-site basis.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

At the discretion of the Authority, the Framework Agreement may be extended for an additional 1 year up to a maximum of 4 years in total.

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: 3

II.2.1) Title

Resource Secondments

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

22459000

34980000

71318000

71600000

71620000

71621000

72000000

72212100

72212110

72212217

72221000

72222100

72240000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

These services, if required, would involve the secondment/sourcing of resources for engagements on-site in the Authority’s offices in Dublin, Ireland.

Such resources must have experience within transit ticketing and the skill sets required may include:

— business analysis,

— systems design and analysis,

— technical design and analysis,

— solution architecture design,

— software development,

— software testing.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

At the discretion of the Authority, the Framework Agreement may be extended for an additional one year up to a maximum of 4 years in total.

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:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As stated in the procurement documents.

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: 6

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: 24/05/2019

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

Tender must be valid until: 23/11/2019

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/05/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

The Contracting Authority will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers relating to this contract award procedure irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is postponed or cancelled. All costs incurred by interested parties in participating in this competition must be borne by them.

Any contract award will be subject to a number of preconditions, including production of a current tax clearance certificate or tax clearance statement from the revenue commissioners in Ireland. The Contracting Authority may terminate this competition (or any part thereof), change the basis of and the procedures for the bidding process, at any time, or procure the project by alternative means if it appears that the project can thereby be more advantageously procured.

The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.

Refer to procurement documents for further information.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court of Ireland

Four Courts, Ground Floor (East Wing), Inns Quay

Dublin 7

D7

IE

Telephone: +353 18886125

E-mail: highcourtcentraloffice@courts.ie

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.courts.ie

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As set out in S.I. No 130/2010 European Communities (Public Authorities' Contracts) (Review Procedures) Regulations 2010 (in particular Regulation 7 thereof).

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

17/04/2019