DfT: Provision of Testing Services Contract

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Notice Summary
Title: Provision of Testing Services Contract
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: DfT
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Open
Short Description: 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 (Car & Motorcycle) and Group 2 (Lorry/Bus) Visual Field Standard Tests and be able to provide national coverage throughout Great Britain. Suppliers may consider the creation of consortiums and sub-contracting with Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to ensure delivery. Suppliers 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.
Published: 06/03/2019 15:55
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UK-Swansea: Optician services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             DVLA
             Commercial Directorate, C2W, Longview Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7JL, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1792782489, Email: cdms@dvla.gov.uk
             Contact: Andrea James
             Main Address: www.gov.uk
             NUTS Code: UK
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: Yes.
      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-Swansea:-Optician-services./D787TV834R
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      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
      II.1.1) Title: Provision of Testing Services Contract       
      Reference Number: PS/19/06
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      85160000 - Optician services.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: 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 (Car & Motorcycle) and Group 2 (Lorry/Bus) Visual Field Standard Tests and be able to provide national coverage throughout Great Britain. Suppliers may consider the creation of consortiums and sub-contracting with Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to ensure delivery. Suppliers 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.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 19,100,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UK UNITED KINGDOM
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Description of procurement: 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 (Car/Motorcycle) and Group 2 (Lorry/Bus) Visual Field Standard Tests and be able to provide national coverage throughout Great Britain. Suppliers may consider the creation of consortiums and sub-contracting with Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to ensure delivery. Suppliers 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 supplier in an advantageous position.
      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: 19,100,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 60       
      This contract is subject to renewal: Yes       
      Description of renewals: Description of renewals: The contract duration is for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for two 12 monthly periods (3+1+1). The estimated contract value ranges up to £19.1M over a five year period.
      
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: No
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       No             
      Description of options: Not provided
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://dft.delta-esourcing.com/respond/D787TV834R       


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:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing          
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability    
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
      III.2.1) Information about a particular profession    
      Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:          
      Not Provided    
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      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: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description OPEN
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open   
   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   IV.1.8) Information about the 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: 2017/S 146 - 301808       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 10/04/2019 Time: 12:00
            
      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:
         Duration in month(s): 6
      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 10/04/2019
         Time: 12:00
         Place:
         DVLA Swansea
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes       
   Electronic payment will be used Yes       
   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.he 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.
The Government has a commitment to increase skills levels within the UK workforce with an ambition of creating 30,000 new rail and road apprenticeships by 2020 in line with the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy. It has been identified that this contract can assist with the development of skills and delivery of 1 new apprenticeship for every £5 million of the total contract value.
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To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
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   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             DfT
       Longview Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7JL, United Kingdom
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
             DfT
          Longview Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7JL, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 1792782489
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 06/03/2019

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