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United Kingdom-Manchester: Transport systems consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.tfgm.com
Section II: Object
Transport Professional Services (2020-2024)
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are looking to establish a Transport Professional Services Framework (TPS 2020) and appoint suitably qualified and experienced consultants for the supply of transport professional services over a 4-year term. This framework is split into strategic lots (1-9) and specialist sub-lots (A-Q)
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the transport delivery arm for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). TfGM oversees transport and travel across Greater Manchester, home of the UK’s largest regional economy outside London and a diverse population of over 2 800 000 people. The TPS 2020 Framework covers a wide range of services, and is intended to provide an efficient, expeditious and commercially assessed, compliant procurement route to help meet our and named users upcoming consultancy and advisory support needs.
Strategic Lot 1: Transport Systems
Professional advice and services relating to transport systems (all modes) including but not limited to all areas covered by:
Specialist Lot A (Railway and Rapid Transit Systems);
Specialist Lot B (Integration and Intelligent Transport Systems); and
Specialist Lot C (Public Transport Operations).
This procurement will be conducted through the use of the restricted procedure
Please refer to the procurement documents for evaluation guidance.
It is envisaged that between 8 and 10 consultants are invited to each strategic lot and between 10 and 12 consultants will be invited to each specialist lot.
In each case, TfGM will look to invite the lowest number of consultants in the relevant range to each lot but reserves the right to invite up to the highest number of consultants in the range where scores are sufficiently close to reasonably make the additional invitations.
Specialist Sub-Lot A: Railway and Rapid Transit Systems
Professional advice and services related to railway and rapid transit systems including investigation, planning, design, operations, compliance, integration and maintenance activities.
This Procurement will be conducted through the use of the Restricted Procedure
Please refer to the procurement documents for evaluation guidance
It is envisaged that between eight (8) and ten (10) consultants are invited to each strategic lot and between ten (10) and twelve (12) consultants will be invited to each specialist lot.
In each case, TfGM will look to invite the lowest number of consultants in the relevant range to each Lot but reserves the right to invite up to the highest number of consultants in the range where scores are sufficiently close to reasonably make the additional invitations.
Specialist Sub-Lot B: Integration and Intelligent Transport Systems
Professional advice and services related to intelligent transport systems, integration of technology systems, design of single mode and multi-modal control centres, and emerging future mobility solutions.
Support of the existing and future programme of intelligent transport systems work, in line with the objectives of the Local Transport Plan and Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040. Whilst taking into account the emerging TfGM future mobility strategy and the wider Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s digital strategy.
This includes a broad range of existing and emerging intelligent transport systems such as: RTPI, AVL, Smart ticketing, Signal Priority/Traffic Signal Pre-emption, Bus Lane Enforcement, Traffic and network management systems, UTMC and variable message signing, Incident Detection and management, vehicle to infrastructure systems, vehicle to vehicle systems, vehicle detection and classification, enforcement systems, sensors and other data collection approaches, communication systems including broadcast, network command and control, managed road networks VMS/PGI, system design, environmental monitoring, data visualisation, safety and security systems, Camera and other detection systems, driver and information systems, Adaptive traffic management, climate and weather monitoring and response systems and vehicle count systems..
Specialist Sub-Lot C – Public Transport Operations
Professional advice and services related to all aspects of transport operations including but not limited to operational feasibility and performance, investigation, planning, outline and detailed design, operations and maintenance activities
Strategic Lot 2 – Transport Strategy
Professional advice and services relating to transport strategy including but not limited to all areas covered by Specialist Lot D (Development of Transport Policies, Strategies and Business cases); Specialist Lot E (Transport Network Modelling and Appraisal)
Specialist Sub-Lot D: Development of Transport Policies, Strategies and Business Cases
Professional advice and services to develop transport policies, strategies and business cases, including high-level work in areas that would need to be carried out in more detail, including producing and coordinating business cases for those schemes when specific interventions are required for funding decisions.
Specialist Sub-Lot E: Transport Network Modelling and Appraisal
Professional advice and services are required to undertake both strategic and tactical modelling, forecasting and economic appraisal tasks. These tasks will support evidence building for policies, strategies and projects, and must be completed in line with best practice and guidance from TfGM, DfT and elsewhere as appropriate. Appropriate skills across the range of Micro, Meso and Macro-simulation and transport modelling will be required.
Strategic Lot 3: Commercial and Financial Advice
Strategic consultancy services with capabilities in commercial and financial advisory services in relation to the transport sector.
Strategic Lot 4: Research & Consultation
We are looking for suppliers to work effectively with us to provide timely, relevant and insightful analysis to inform decision-makers, that can be trusted for its quality. Our insight programme will therefore be taking a perspective that balances the need for support to short-term decisions while taking a long-term viewpoint. We are aiming for a deep understanding of customers and society from accumulating knowledge from multiple sources and being able to effectively communicate this to decision-makers to embed insight into action. We are looking for suppliers who bring subject matter, methodological, and communication expertise to help stretch our thinking. We welcome innovative approaches, particularly where they can provide greater authenticity, help engage with hard-to-reach groups and improve cost-effectiveness.
This lot covers professional advice and services relating to research and consultation activity including, but not limited to all areas covered by mixed method research (as described below), Specialist Lot F (Quantitative Research), Specialist Lot G (Qualitative Research) and Specialist Lot H (Consultation Activity) across all aspects of travel experience and all modes of transport
Specialist Sub-Lot F: Quantitative Research
Professional advice, management and provision of quantitative research services. Quantitative Research can be via any sampled method, including random probability sampling surveys or a product user census.
Specialist sub-lot G: Qualitative Research
Professional advice, management and provision of qualitative research services.
Strategic Lot 5 – Transport Surveys and Data Collection
Professional advice and services relating to transport surveys and data collection including but not limited to all areas covered by Specialist Lot I (Manual Transport Surveys and Data Collection) and Specialist Lot J (Electronic Transport Surveys and Data Collection).
Specialist Sub-Lot I: Manual Transport Surveys and Data Collection
Consultancy services for manual transport surveys and data collection including but not limited to provision of staff to undertake transport surveys, collect, interpret and analyse data in relation to all transport modes. Though some surveys will be paper based, other surveys will require the provision of technology to assist in manual surveys through the use of electronic devices.
Specialist Sub-Lot J: Electronic Transport Surveys and Data Collection (non-manual)
Consultancy services for electronic transport surveys and data collection, including but not limited to provision of technology and staff to undertake transport surveys, collect, interpret and analyse data in relation to all transport modes.
Strategic Lot 6: Architectural Services
To provide strategic consultancy services and affordable and sustainable transport architectural services with capabilities in architectural design including but not limited to preparation and development of all detailed architectural designs.
Strategic Lot 7: Engineering Advice and Services
Professional advice and services relating to engineering advice and services including but not limited to all areas covered by Specialist Lot K (Traffic Engineering and Street Design Services); Specialist Lot L (Highway Asset and Network Management Professional Services), Specialist Lot M (Structural and Civil Engineering) and Specialist Lot N (Mechanical and Electrical Engineering).
Specialist Sub-Lot K: Streets for All Design Services and Traffic Engineering
Professional advice and services relating to traffic management and parking schemes, highways engineering, traffic control, bus priority measures, traffic junction modelling (including rapid transit interfaces), scheme design, and implementation and appraisal.
The services may include corridor and route assessments, review and audit of transport infrastructure; development of walking and cycling schemes and infrastructure; development of bus priority and management measures and rapid transit interfaces; appraisal, quantification and assessment of impacts of proposals and development of prioritisation criteria. Street design consultancy services related to all modes of transport and highway modelling to support scheme development, implementation and appraisal.
Specialist Sub-Lot L: Highway Asset and Network Management Professional Services
Consultancy services with capabilities in highways asset management and network management services including but not limited to asset inventory and management of asset inspection.
Specialist Sub-Lot M: Structural and Civil Engineering
Provision of structural and civil engineering, design and project management services.
To advise and provide professional services in respect of highways and other structures including but not limited to investigations, recommendations, operations, maintenance and reporting.
Specialist Sub-Lot N: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Consultancy services with capabilities in mechanical and electrical engineering including but not limited to the production of affordable and sustainable engineering design, utility assessments and health, safety and environment management.
Strategic Lot 8: Project Advisory and Management Services
Professional advice and services relating to transport-wide engineering consultancy services including but not limited to all areas covered by Specialist Lot O (Programme and Project Management), Specialist Lot P (Project Cost and Commercial Management) and Specialist Lot Q (Environmental and Sustainability Services).
Specialist Sub-Lot O: Programme and Project Management
Consultancy services with capabilities in programme and project management through all stages of the project lifecycle, including but not limited to governance and approvals, business plan development and project controls and scheduling.
Specialist Sub-Lot P: Project Cost and Commercial Management.
Consultancy and quantity surveying services with capabilities in project cost and commercial management including but not limited to cost planning management of live projects, appraisal work and whole life cost considerations.
Specialist Sub-Lot Q: Environmental and Sustainability Services (Transport)
Consultancy services with capabilities in environmental and sustainability services to advise and provide transport-related services including but not limited to advice on best practice and legislation, impact assessments and sustainability appraisals.
Strategic Lot 9: Legal Services for Major or Complex projects
Strategic consultancy services with legal capabilities including but not limited to infrastructure and regeneration projects, major transport service projects related to all forms of transport, environmental projects and innovation projects to advance wider connectivity and accessibility.
Lot 10: Transport Multi-Disciplinary Services
Strategic Lot 10: Transport Multi-Disciplinary Services
Professional advice and services relating to requirements that span three or more of the remaining strategic lots in this framework.
This is a Lot that Participants will be invited to join if they are successfully appointed to three or more of the Strategic Lots 1-9 and can commit to invest in a strategic relationship with TfGM
Specialist Sub-Lot H: Consultation Activity
Professional advice, management and provision of consultation services to support both statutory and informal consultation
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
In addition to TfGM the Participating Authorities to this framework are:
Official name Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) _____
Postal address: Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street
Town Manchester Postal code M1 6EU
Official name Transport for North _____
Postal address: 2nd Floor, 4 Piccadilly Place,
Town Manchester Postal code M1 3BN
Country United Kingdom (UK)
Official name Transport for North
Postal address: Ground Floor, West Gate, Grace Street
Postal code LS1 2RP
Official name South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive __
Postal address: 11 Broad Street West
Town Sheffield Postal code S1 2BQ
Official name Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield Combined Authority
Official name Blackpool Council _____
Postal address: 1 Clifton Street
Town Blackpool Postal code FY1 1NA
Official name Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Postal address: Old Town Hall, King William Street
Town Blackburn Postal code BB1 7DY
Official name Bolton Council _____
Postal address: Howell Croft North
Town Bolton Postal code BL1 1QY
Official name Bury Council _____
Postal address: Town Hall, Knowsley Street
Town Bury Postal code BL9 0SW
Official name Cheshire East Council _____
Postal address: c/o Municipal Buildings, Earle Street,
Town Crewe Postal code CW1 2BJ
Official name Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Postal address: 146 Bolton Road, Swinton
Town Manchester Postal code M27 8US
Official name Greater Manchester Police
Postal address: Northampton Road
Town Manchester Postal code M40 5BP
Official name Manchester City Council _____
Postal address: Town Hall Extension, Mount Street
Town Manchester Postal code M60 2LA
Official name Oldham Council _____
Postal address: Civic Centre, West Street
Town Oldham Postal code OL1 1UT
Official name Rochdale Borough Council _____
Postal address: Number One Riverside, Smith Street
Town Rochdale Postal code OL16 1XU
Official name Salford Council _____
Postal address: Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton
Town Salford Postal code M27 5AW
Official name Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council _____
Postal address: Town Hall, Edward Street
Town Stockport Postal code SK1 3XE
Official name Trafford Council _____
Postal address: Town Hall, Talbot Road
Town Stretford Postal code M32 0TH
Official name Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Postal address: Town Hall, King Street
Town Duckenfield Postal code SK16 4LA
Official name Warrington Borough Council
Postal address: New Town House. Buttermarket Street
Town Warrington Postal code WA1 2NH
Official name Wigan Council: _____
Postal address: Civic Centre, Millgate
Town Wigan Postal code WN1 1AZ
Official name West Midlands Combined Authority
Postal address: 16 Summer Lane
Town Birmingham Postal code B19 3SD
Official name Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) - Part of the WMCA
Official name Liverpool City Council
Postal address: Cunard Building, Water Street
Town Liverpool Postal code L3 1DS
Official name Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Postal address: PO Box 1976
Town Liverpool Postal code L69 3HN
Official name Merseytravel _____
Official name Lancashire County Council
Postal address: County Hall, Fishergate
Town Preston Postal code PR1 8XJ
Official name Urban Transport Group
Postal address: Wellington House, 40-50 Wellington Street
Town Leeds Postal code LS1 2DE
Official name Nexus _____
Postal address: Nexus House, St James' Boulevard
Town Newcastle upon Tyne Postal code NE1 4AX
Official name Cheshire West and Chester Council _____
Postal address: Nicholas Street
Town Chester Postal code CH1 2NP
Official name Centro____
Postal address: Centro House, 16 Summer Lane
Official name West Yorkshire Combined Authority _____
Official name Lancaster City Council
Postal address: Town Hall, Dalton Square
Town Lancaster Postal code LA1 1PJ