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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Marketplace for The Exchange of Data to Facilitate Innovation in the Development and Deployment of CAVs
Document Ref:
26365-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation
Published By:
West Midlands Combined Authority
Date Published:
20 January 2020
Deadline Date:
14 February 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

The primary aim of the ConVEx facility is to create an open access marketplace for the safe, secure, simple and sustainable exchange of data to facilitate innovation in the development and deployment of CAVs and thereby to support cities or regions in achieving goals for safer, cleaner, more affordable and more effective mobility. It will assist the growth of CAV development in the UK by enabling cost effective access to CAV-relevant data for SMEs and smaller organisations but it will also encourage inward investment by the creation of a platform that can accelerate CAV R&D for organisations of all sizes. Furthermore, it will support strategic and regulatory decision making by local, regional and national bodies around the deployment of CAV services.WMCA on behalf of itself and it's Constituent Authorities (see section VI.3) is procuring a supplier through an competitive procedure with negotiation process pursuant to Regulation 29 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

West Midlands Combined Authority

16 Summer Lane

Birmingham

B19 3SD

UK

Contact person: Darren Robertson

Telephone: +44 3453036760

E-mail: Darren.robertson@wmca.org.uk

NUTS: UKG

Internet address(es)

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

I.3) Communication

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

https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html


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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

1500000

II.1.2) Main CPV code

48000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The primary aim of the ConVEx facility is to create an open access marketplace for the safe, secure, simple and sustainable exchange of data to facilitate innovation in the development and deployment of CAVs and thereby to support cities or regions in achieving goals for safer, cleaner, more affordable and more effective mobility. It will assist the growth of CAV development in the UK by enabling cost effective access to CAV-relevant data for SMEs and smaller organisations but it will also encourage inward investment by the creation of a platform that can accelerate CAV R&D for organisations of all sizes. Furthermore, it will support strategic and regulatory decision making by local, regional and national bodies around the deployment of CAV services.

WMCA on behalf of itself and it's Constituent Authorities (see section VI.3) is procuring a supplier through an competitive procedure with negotiation process pursuant to Regulation 29 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

30211300

60130000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKG

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The primary aim of the ConVEx facility is to create an open access marketplace for the safe, secure, simple and sustainable exchange of data to facilitate innovation in the development and deployment of CAVs and thereby to support cities or regions in achieving goals for safer, cleaner, more affordable and more effective mobility. The creation of this data exchange via a SaaS arrangement is the prime purpose of the procurement, with a second purpose to commercialise the platform with the relevant bidding entity. Accordingly references to ‘facility’ are to the commercialised entity that provides the data to the West Midlands Combined Authority and/or constituent bodies (see further below).

The aspiration of the procurement is to assist in the growth of CAV development in the UK by enabling cost effective access to CAV-relevant data for SMEs and smaller organisations but it will also encourage inward investment by the creation of a platform that can accelerate CAV R&D for organisations of all sizes. Furthermore, it will support strategic and regulatory decision making by local, regional and national bodies around the deployment of CAV services.

The outputs of data analyses undertaken by the facility will provide evidence that will enable these organisations to understand if, where and how such services will have a positive impact for their stakeholders, maximising the return on investment of public funds.

The vision for the facility is for a centre that aggregates data relevant to the development and/or operation of CAVs from a diverse range of sources. These data could be already publicly available, available under licence or purchased by the facility. A first selling point of the facility would therefore be in the curation of these datasets within in a single ‘shop window’ for organisations seeking data

resources relevant to CAV development and deployment. The facility would also undertake data cleansing and analyses, drawing together relevant datasets and exploring connections that generate further insights into CAV development, deployment and operation.

Finally, the operation of ConVEx as acommercially sustainable facility requires trading of data from those that own it to those that want or need it. By enabling exploitation for CAV-related purposes, the facility will therefore enable organisations to monetise data resources that may have previously been left dormant.

The objectives of ConVEx are to develop a commercially viable data exchange platform that:

— accelerates the development of CAVs in the UK,

— enables start-ups to create innovative businesses based on the aggregation and analysis of relevant CAV/mobility data,

— provides materials to support CAV/mobility research by academic organisations,

— supports the development of the UK as the best destination for CAV development, accelerating UK businesses and attracting inward investment from overseas organisations,

— creates a long-lasting and sustainable business that creates jobs and revenue in a growing area of innovation.

For the avoidance of doubt, the successful supplier is required to operate the facility as a commercially sustainable facility, meeting the objectives of the project.

This will be explored further with the bidding entity as part of the procurement process. It should be noted that as part of such discussions there may be an agreement that the optimum operation model will require the establishment of a special purpose vehicle. This is something the authority is willing to consider subject to understanding the requisite benefits and associated security provided. Such matters, including relevant assignment mechanisms, will be discussed with the bidding entities.

WMCA reserve the right to enter into a contract with a supplier on completion of the Invitation to Submit Initial Proposal ‘ISIP’ stage, should the tender submission meet or exceed the WMCA's requirements.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

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

End: 31/10/2020

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

II.2.14) Additional information

To express an interest in this opportunity, please register on https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/ and express an interest in:

Project_199 Midlands Future Mobility — Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)

Pqq_110 — ConVex Software Platform and Partner Selection Questionnaire

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:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met in accordance with Articles 57-58 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of WMCA and Regulations 57-58 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, and is set out in the qualification/mandatory information which is available from part I.1) above.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met in accordance with Article 58 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of WMCA and Regulation 58 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, and is set out in the qualification/mandatory information which is available from part I.1) above.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met in accordance with Articles 58 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of WMCA and Regulation 58 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, and is set out in the qualification/mandatory information which is available from part I.1) above.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5) Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations

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:

2019/S 188-457369

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

Date: 14/02/2020

Local time: 17:00

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

Date: 14/02/2020

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

EN

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

1) For the avoidance of doubt, the 'Constituent Authorities' referred to in this notice are:

Birmingham City Council

City of Wolverhampton Council

Coventry City Council

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Walsall Council

2) The award criteria for this procurement is intended to be:

Technical/quality — 75 %

Price — 20 %

Social value — 5 %

This is subject to change however, and a final draft of the ITT, including evaluation criteria will be made available to bidders who are successful at the SQ stage.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Royal Courts of Justice

Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079476000

Internet address(es)

URL: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

15/01/2020

Current Notes