Request for Proposal for Rail Data Marketplace

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-030659
Publication date: 9 December 2021

F05: Contract notice – utilities

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

RAIL DELIVERY GROUP LIMITED

2nd Floor,200 Aldersgate Street

LONDON

EC1A4HD

Contact

Sam Stevens

Email

sam.stevens@raildeliverygroup.com

Telephone

+44 7917506440

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI31 - Camden and City of London

Internet address(es)
Main address

www.raildeliverygroup.com

one.3) Communication

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

https://procurement.raildeliverygroup.com/

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

https://procurement.raildeliverygroup.com

one.6) Main activity

Railway services


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Request for Proposal for Rail Data Marketplace

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 72260000 - Software-related services
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

The Rail Data Marketplace (RDM) will provide the tools and frameworks to simplify rail data sets and open them up to a wider user base through a single-access platform. The RDM will facilitate better ways of sharing transparent data and real-time information to passengers; improve data sharing across operational bodies; and improve access to data for public and private bodies. This will stimulate innovation, make information more transparent, and enable new customer focused products and services to greatly enhance passenger experience and door to door travel, as well as more effective movement of goods and reduced costs.

As such the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) wishes to review the marketplace and invites Bidders to demonstrate their capabilities for providing an innovative proposal in line with the requirements detailed within this specification.

RDG is looking for a Bidder to support elements of this service through the provision of software and services which allow the publication and consumption of data assets (predominantly in the form of APIs) and supporting artefacts, along with the ability to license and monetise those assets and create a vibrant community of users.

RDG envisages the contract to cover the design and build elements as well as the support and maintenance, as Product enhancements are released iteratively. RDG is looking for the contract to have an initial term of two years, with the ability to extend for up to a further four years, either as whole or as increments.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
  • 48000000 - Software package and information systems
  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Rail Data Marketplace (RDM) will provide the tools and frameworks to simplify rail data sets and open them up to a wider user base through a single-access platform. The RDM will facilitate better ways of sharing transparent data and real-time information to passengers; improve data sharing across operational bodies; and improve access to data for public and private bodies. This will stimulate innovation, make information more transparent, and enable new customer focused products and services to greatly enhance passenger experience and door to door travel, as well as more effective movement of goods and reduced costs.

As such the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) wishes to review the marketplace and invites Bidders to demonstrate their capabilities for providing an innovative proposal in line with the requirements detailed within this specification.

RDG is looking for a Bidder to support elements of this service through the provision of software and services which allow the publication and consumption of data assets (predominantly in the form of APIs) and supporting artefacts, along with the ability to license and monetise those assets and create a vibrant community of users.

RDG envisages the contract to cover the design and build elements as well as the support and maintenance, as Product enhancements are released iteratively. RDG is looking for the contract to have an initial term of two years, with the ability to extend for up to a further four years, either as whole or as increments.

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

24

This contract is subject to renewal

Yes

Description of renewals

multiple, so long as no longer than 4 years in duration as a total

two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5

Maximum number: 6

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: Yes

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: 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

three.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria

See documents


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

four.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

four.2) Administrative information

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

16 January 2022

Local time

11:00pm

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: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Rail Delivery Group

London

Country

United Kingdom