Services - 370450-2018

24/08/2018    S162

United Kingdom-Swansea: Auction services

2018/S 162-370450

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: Longview Road, Morriston
Town: Swansea
Postal code: SA6 7JL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Bethan Foster-Jones/Charlotte Williams
Telephone: +44 1792788424

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

DVLA Personalised Registrations Auction Services

Reference number: PS/18/10
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79342400 Auction services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

In 1989, DVLA commenced sales of personalised vehicle registration numbers (also known as marks) to capitalise on the motoring public’s demand for previously un-issued registrations. Sales of these Government assets are regarded as an important source of revenue for the Exchequer and to date The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) currently sells registrations through 3 distinct and separate selling routes:

— Online “Buy Now”, Physical Auction and Online Timed Auction. DVLA intends appointing an auction company to act, as its’ sole agent to offer for sale by way of public auction, both at physical events and online.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 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:

DVLA plan to hold a ‘Supplier Day’ for the purpose of market sounding and to enable DVLA to describe and develop their proposed requirements. The Supplier Day is scheduled for Friday 14.9.2018 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 5.9.2018 quoting reference ‘PS/18/10 — Personalised Registration Auction Services’ .Providers should indicate if they fall within a small (less than 50 employees) or medium (50 to 249 employees) enterprise category. It should be noted that responding to this notice does not place any service provider in an advantageous position.

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GO Reference: GO-2018822-PRO-13057309

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: