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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Nottingham: Future Theory Test Service: Test Engine and Test Content Management
Document Ref:
523059-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Restricted Procedure
Published By:
The Secretary of State for Transport
Date Published:
05 November 2019
Deadline Date:
02 December 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), an executive agency of the Department for Transport, is acting in its capacity as procurement agent on behalf of the secretary of state for transport to appoint a supplier for the provision of a Test Engine and Test Content Management (TETCM) system across Great Britain and Northern Ireland as part of the Future Theory Test Service (FTTS). The contract is also for the benefit of the driver and vehicle agency (an executive agency of the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure) (‘DVA’) where indicated. The TETCM system will provide software to enable development (test content management) and delivery (test engine) of test content by DVSA. This system will enable DVSA to author and manage the test content which will be used by regional test centres (the ‘TCN’ providers) and in-house theory test centres (other partners) to deliver the tests to candidates across the UK and Northern Ireland.

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

The Secretary of State for Transport

The Axis Building, 3rd Floor, 112 Upper Parliament Street

Nottingham

NG1 6LP

UK

Contact person: Sally Hopkin

Telephone: +44 7467333533

E-mail: Sally.Hopkin@DVSA.GOV.UK

NUTS: UKF14

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency

Address of the buyer profile: https://dft.delta-esourcing.com

I.3) Communication

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

https://dft.delta-esourcing.com


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://dft.delta-esourcing.com


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


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Future Theory Test Service: Test Engine and Test Content Management

Reference number: K280020853

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80411100

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), an executive agency of the Department for Transport, is acting in its capacity as procurement agent on behalf of the secretary of state for transport to appoint a supplier for the provision of a Test Engine and Test Content Management (TETCM) system across Great Britain and Northern Ireland as part of the Future Theory Test Service (FTTS). The contract is also for the benefit of the driver and vehicle agency (an executive agency of the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure) (‘DVA’) where indicated. The TETCM system will provide software to enable development (test content management) and delivery (test engine) of test content by DVSA. This system will enable DVSA to author and manage the test content which will be used by regional test centres (the ‘TCN’ providers) and in-house theory test centres (other partners) to deliver the tests to candidates across the UK and Northern Ireland.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80411100

30211300

48190000

48220000

48330000

48332000

48780000

48783000

48930000

48931000

48986000

72212190

72212220

72212330

72212332

72212783

72212780

72212931

72254000

72317000

72500000

72590000

72800000

72820000

80000000

80411000

80420000

80500000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKF14

Main site or place of performance:

Nottingham.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Future Theory Test Service (FTTS) project supports DVSA's 2017-2022 strategy which has a stated aim to help people stay safe on Britain's roads, and is aligned with the ‘helping you through a lifetime of safe driving’ theme. In the longer term, the proposed changes will enable DVSA to transform the effectiveness of learning and assessment interventions and improve the road safety benefit of its services.

The contract is for an implementation period followed by 4 years and renewal options of up to 12 months. Over the life of the contract options will be considered for services including consultancy, online proctoring and test innovations.

The software and related services may be used by DVSA to develop and deliver other content and tests as required from time to time.

The value range is 20 000 000 GBP to 33 000 000 GBP which is further explained in the procurement documents. These values are provided to give potential suppliers an indication of a contract value only.

Potential suppliers should note that DVSA has also released an OJEU Notice to procure a test centre network, which is a separate but related capability for FTTS.

DVSA consider that if a potential supplier intends to bid for both the TCN procurement and this procurement that it has a potential conflict of interest given both procurements are running at the same time and the solution of the TETCM procurement is relevant to the TCN procurement. Potential suppliers are therefore required to follow the conflict of interest procedures outlined in the procurement documents for both procurements.

Please refer to the procurement documents for a detailed description of the needs and requirements.

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: 77

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

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.1.2) 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

Restricted 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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2018/S 011-020740

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

Date: 02/12/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 20/12/2019

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

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 considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.To participate in this procurement candidates must send an expression of interest to: https://dft.delta- esourcing.com .All correspondence and expressions of interest relating to this procurement must be made through this system. DVSA expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any or the whole contract as a result of the procurement process related to the publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement;

(iii) to procure some or all of their needs and requirements covered by this notice outside of this procurement exercise and resulting agreement.

In no circumstances will DVSA be liable for any costs or losses incurred by the candidates. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of the candidate.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://dft.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Nottingham:-Driving-test-services./XV4V26477Q

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://dft.delta-esourcing.com/respond/XV4V26477Q

GO Reference: GO-20191031-PRO-15526101

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

The Axis Building, 3rd Floor, 112 Upper Parliament Street

Nottingham

NG1 6LP

UK

E-mail: sally.hopkin@dvsa.gov.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with Regulation 86 and 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, DVSA has incorporated a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period prior to contract award.

Bidders have the right to appeal provided for within the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Any such proceedings must be brought before the High Court of England and Wales.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

31/10/2019

Current Notes