Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Mutuals Support Programme – Vehicle Certification Agency

The Department for Transport (the “Parent Body”) is seeking to move its executive agency Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) (the “Potential PSM) to a new commercial model with potential for mutualisation. The Potential PSM carries out a range of statutory (type approval and technical services) and non-statutory functions. The majority of its income comes from the linked services of type approval certification and technical services that ensure that vehicles meet minimum regulatory requirements for safety and environmental performance, under a European Union (EU) Directive and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regulations. It operates in a commercial and competitive environment. The Cabinet Office is seeking to appoint a suitable supplier to provide the Potential PSM and Parent Body with an independent business assessment of the here and now in terms of how VCA operates and, a gap analysis of what is required to get to that position of growth and recommendations to maximise this growth potential. If approved, also to provide the Potential PSM and Parent Body with a Business Plan for the project. Please note that a draft Invitation to Tender has been uploaded for your reference. Three additional appendices are related to this Draft Invitation to Tender however can only be downloaded from the eSourcing Portal. For registration guidance please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information.

Ref: RM1155-SB,


Government Procurement Service
9th Floor,The Capital,Old Hall Street
L3 9PP
Spot Buy Team
0345 0103503

Contract value: 50000.00 - 80000.00GBP

Published: 14 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 7 Jan 2013