Services - 301808-2017

02/08/2017    S146    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Swansea: Optician services

2017/S 146-301808

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: DVLA
Postal address: Commercial Directorate, C2W, Longview Road, Morriston
Town: Swansea
Postal code: SA6 7JL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Berry
Telephone: +44 1792782321

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Central Government
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision Of Vision Testing Services.

Reference number: PS/17/95
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85160000 Optician services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) requires a contract which will deliver visual field and visual acuity testing service by qualified and trained opticians to assist DVLA in determining a drivers medical fitness to hold a driving licence. The successful supplier must be capable of carrying out both Group 1 and Group 2 Visual Field Standard Tests within the United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland. Suppliers may consider the creation of consortiums and or sub-contracting with Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to ensure delivery. Service providers should indicate if they fall within a small (less than 50 employees) or medium (50 to 249 employees) enterprise category. DVLA encourages open, fair and transparent procurement and omission from any part of the Department's market engagement exercise shall not be taken into account in any subsequent procurement. It should be noted that responding to this notice does not place any service provider in an advantageous position.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 18 200 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As in Section II.1.4.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to forewarn interested service providers of this requirement and highlight that we plan to hold a ‘Supplier Day’ for the purpose of market sounding and to enable DVLA to describe and develop our proposed requirements. The Supplier Day has been scheduled for Friday 29.9.2017 and will be held at a location in Swansea. Interested service providers must express their interest via e-mail to the named contact point in section 1.1 above by 17:00 hours on Friday 25.8.2017 quoting reference PS/17/95 — Vision Testing Services. Following the Supplier Day DVLA anticipates commencing the procurement with the publication of an OJEU contract notice in October 2017.

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GO Reference: GO-2017731-PRO-10741269.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: