Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Mutuals Support Programme – Vehicle Certification Agency 2

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 Supplier to provide the Potential PSM and Parent Body with an independent assessment of the VCA, focusing on its growth potential and options to maximise this, building on material gathered by the project team. 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. Following limited interest in this Contract over the Christmas period, the Cabinet Office has made changes to elements of the draft ITT attached to this advert, which has taken into account feedback received from those Potential Suppliers who expressed an interest in the opportunity when it was initially advertised. Cabinet Office would like to hear any additional views on this revised specification during the ‘Expression of Interest’ phase and would particularly welcome comments on the following questions:- Is there any additional information that would assist you in deciding whether or not to bid? (Please provide details) Is anything contained in this revised specification that would prevent you bidding for this particular contract? (Please provide details) Potential Suppliers are requested to respond to these questions via the eSourcing Portal once they have registered for this opportunity. For registration guidance please see ‘How to apply instructions to suppliers’ for more information

Ref: RM1135-SB,


Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital,Old Hall Street
L3 9PP
Spot Buy Team
0345 410 2222

Contract value: 40000.00 - 70000.00GBP

Published: 21 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 1 Feb 2013