Mobility as a Service Application Project

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-018320
Publication date: 30 July 2021

F02: Contract notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

West Midlands Combined Authority

16 Summer Lane

Birmingham

B19 3SD

Email

Procurement.team@wmca.org.uk

Telephone

+44 3453036760

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKG - West Midlands (England)

Internet address(es)
Main address

www.wmca.org.uk

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Mobility as a Service Application Project

Reference number

02568-2020

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 72421000 - Internet or intranet client application development services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

The aim of this project is to provide a step-change improvement in the customer experience for planning, booking and paying for travel using sustainable modes of transport in the West Midlands, while allowing Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and transport operators in the region to capture more information and insights about the way that people travel in the region.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKG - West Midlands (England)
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The aim of this project is to provide a step-change improvement in the customer experience for planning, booking and paying for travel using sustainable modes of transport in the West Midlands, while allowing Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and transport operators in the region to capture more information and insights about the way that people travel in the region.

This supports TfWM and transport operators’ strategic objectives to increase the use of public transport, active travel and new forms of mobility, thereby ensuring a viable transport network and supporting the #WM2041 initiative.

The outcomes of MaaS will also enhance, complement and assist with the evaluation of other future transport initiatives in the West Midlands such as e-scooters, Demand Responsive Transport (DRT).

The data sourced from MaaS will also be used to support modelling which supports business cases for enhancing the investment in transport networks in the West Midlands and facilitates the better day-to-day operation of the transport network.

TfWM and its operators define MaaS as a one-stop interface – normally in the form of a mobile app, with which users can plan, book and pay for a journey across multiple transport modes including public transport and active modes, as well as modes such as cycle hire, car hire, ridesharing, walking and cycling. MaaS can be used as a tool to influence behaviour.

TfWM are seeking to appoint a delivery partner (the Delivery Partner) through a Competitive Procedure with Negotiation Process pursuant to Regulation 29 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Delivery Partner will, supply, design, install, deliver and operate the required systems in conjunction with Transport for West Midlands and partner public transport operators.

WMCA reserve the right to enter into a contract with a supplier on completion of the Invitation to Submit a Detailed Tender (ISDT) stage, should the tender submission meet or exceed the WMCA's requirements.

Please refer to Section VI.3 of this notice for further information on how to both register your interest in this opportunity, and to complete the qualification questionnaire which is a mandatory requirement.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months

30

This contract is subject to renewal

Yes

Description of renewals

The initial term (30 months) will consist of a 6 month build phase followed by 24 months of operation; however, subject to performance there will be up to 2 further contract extensions available, each of them 24 months in duration.

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-002216

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date

2 September 2021

Local time

12:00pm

four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

English

four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.3) Additional information

Please see the below which provides further information regarding the opportunity:

1. Please register your company on our e-tendering portal (Bravo Solution). Instructions on how to register are located at:

https://www.wmca.org.uk/media/1692/wmca_etendering_supplier_registration_guide_2016.pdf

Further key details around expressing an interest in this exercise are listed below:

Portal Website: https://wmca.bravosolution.co.uk

Bravo Solution Project Reference: project_392 - Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Application Project

Bravo Solution Response Reference: pqq_143 - Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Application Project Supplier Selection Questionnaire

Once registered on the portal, please access Project_392 on our e-tendering portal and respond to PQQ_143 to submit company information and confirm your interest in participating in this procurement.

The deadline to respond to PQQ_143 is 2nd September 2021 @ 12:00pm

2. The intended weighting for this opportunity is:

Technical (Quality) - 55%

Commercial (Price) - 40%

Social Value - 5%

This is subject to change however, and will be confirmed on publication of the ISDT (Invitation to Submit a Detailed Tender).

3. WMCA intends to appoint a supplier based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).

4. The terms and conditions attached to this opportunity will be a form of SaaS agreement which will be shared with suppliers upon publication of the ISDT (Invitation to Submit a Detailed Tender).

5. Prior Information Notice:

A PIN was published on the 3rd February 2021 relating to this opportunity. Since then however some of the requirements of the WMCA have evolved, meaning that elements of the original (high level) specification have needed to be re-scoped.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Royal Courts of Justice

Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

Country

United Kingdom