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Procurement

Contracts and tenders

Transport Focus publishes the majority of contracts to the value of £10,000 and above on the Contracts Finder Portal.

Transport Focus also use the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) frameworks for services such as print, ICT support and travel bookings, if you would like to join these framework please visit the CCS site at Crown Commercial Services.

Strategic Roads User Survey 

We are currently tendering the new Strategic Roads User Survey. Details of how to tender can be found on eDelta here (pin access: GCYH36GD89) or on Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) here.

The deadline for tender responses is 5pm on 12 December 2017.

Bus Passenger Survey Autumn 2018 to Spring 2020

We are currently re-tendering our Bus Passenger Survey. Details of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) can be found on eDelta or Contracts Finder, if you register to either of these. Alternatively, you can view the ITT through the website ‘tenders electronic daily’ (TED) here.

Transport Focus Insight Preferred Supplier List 2018/19

Transport Focus has established a preferred supplier list (PSL) which provides a list of pre-qualified research providers to undertake various projects within our research programme. The PSL enables Transport Focus to procure non-OJEU research contracts by breaking research into types (Quantitative and Qualitative).

There are two Lots within the PSL covering ad hoc quantitative and qualitative projects for all modes of public transport with a focus on rail, bus, coach, tram and road users.

Lot 1 – Qualitative projects – maximum limit of eight suppliers

Lot 2 – Quantitative projects – maximum limit of eight suppliers

We are reviewing performance of the existing suppliers on our PSL and may replace agencies who have not undertaken sufficient / satisfactory projects since its inception in October 2016.

Agencies which are currently on our list are required to provide the following information:

  • A summary of the steps being taken to ensure compliance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) being introduced in May 2018. This should include what arrangements are being made with regard to subcontractors (panel providers / recruiters / data specialists)
  • If they wish to, they may also provide: a summary of any additional information which you would like us to consider alongside the 2016 submission you put in. This may include updates to personnel or new, relevant experience but should be no longer than 5 pages of A4 in Word or 10 PowerPoint slides in length.

Agencies which would like to be considered for our PSL, which also applied to join in 2016 are required to provide the following information:

  • A summary of any additional information which you would like us to consider alongside the 2016 submission you put in. This may include updates to personnel or new, relevant experience but should be no longer than 5 pages of A4 in Word or 10 PowerPoint slides in length.
  • A summary of the steps being taken to ensure compliance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) being introduced in May 2018. This should include what arrangements are being made with regard to subcontractors (panel providers / recruiters / data specialists)

Agencies which would like to be considered for our PSL, which did not apply to join in 2016 are required to provide the information as outlined by following this link:

Instructions for responding to the Invitation to Preferred Supplier List (IPSL)

  • And a summary of the steps being taken to ensure compliance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) being introduced in May 2018. This should include what arrangements are being made with regard to subcontractors (panel providers / recruiters / data specialists)

All agencies will need to provide information no later than 18:00 on 15 January 2018 to support their application and will be evaluated against the set criteria.

If there is a vacancy on the list after review, the highest scoring applications will be added to make up the eight places. Additionally new suppliers may be added to the list where a new supplier demonstrates a score higher than an existing supplier.

The updated PSL will start from 1 April 2018.

Please refer to the Invitation to Preferred Supplier List document for more information.

Instructions for responding to the Invitation to Preferred Supplier List (IPSL)
Appendix 1 – Preferred Supplier List terms and conditions
Appendix 2 – Preferred Supplier List qualitative questionnaire
Appendix 3 – Preferred Supplier List quantitative questionnaire

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