Services - 451599-2017

11/11/2017    S217    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Manchester: Research services

2017/S 217-451599

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Transport Focus
Piccadilly Gate, Store Street
Manchester
M1 2WD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Robert Pain
Telephone: +44 3001230835
E-mail: tenders@transportfocus.org.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.transportfocus.org.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Manchester:-Research-services./TP63BV9358
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.delta-esourcing.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Bus Passenger Survey: Autumn 2018 — Spring 2020.

Reference number: TFBPS2018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

To measure the journey experience of bus passengers by means of a market research survey. Coverage is primarily England, outside of London, but can also extend to Scotland and Wales. The Bus Passenger Survey was first undertaken by Transport Focus (Passenger Focus at the time) in 2009 with limited coverage, but has since grown to become the recognised measure of bus passenger satisfaction. In each of the past 3 years, the survey has gathered the views of over 40 000 bus passengers. Through reliable, credible and collaborative work with the bus industry, the survey has become an influential and useful tool. It is used by operators, transport authorities, stakeholder groups and governments for benchmarking and comparing the views of passengers.

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.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

To measure the journey experience of bus passengers by means of a market research survey. Coverage is primarily England, outside of London, but can also extend to Scotland and Wales. The Bus Passenger Survey was first undertaken by Transport Focus (Passenger Focus at the time) in 2009 with limited coverage, but has since grown to become the recognised measure of bus passenger satisfaction. In each of the past 3 years, the survey has gathered the views of over 40 000 bus passengers. Through reliable, credible and collaborative work with the bus industry, the survey has become an influential and useful tool. It is used by operators, transport authorities, stakeholder groups and governments for benchmarking and comparing the views of passengers.

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: 1 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Please see ITT documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Access code TP63BV9358.

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
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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Market Research.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/12/2017
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 11/12/2017
Local time: 17:30
Place:

UK.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2020.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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.

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

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Manchester:-Research-services./TP63BV9358

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/TP63BV9358

GO Reference: GO-20171110-PRO-11372143.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Department for Transport
Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, Westminster
London
SW1P 4DR
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/11/2017