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Business analysis consultancy services

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | Published November 4, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2016

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Market Analysis Services.

This tender is for the provision of services in relation to information regarding a range of markets in the energy sector and related climate change technologies and markets. It is intended to provide up to three years of service in the form of a number of users across at least five teams in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Please note that this service is expected to cover energy and related climate sectors and markets only.

We anticipate that respondents would offer this service via access to their pre-existing online portal of information. This should include up to date financial, analytical, commercial and political assessments of relevant markets (including projections), projects, actors (including companies and countries), policy and regulations, technologies, international comparisons, rankings of performance and market and corporate information. Such reports and data should be downloadable in MS Office formats so that it can be interrogated and amended where necessary by the department.

Business and management consultancy and related services

Financial Conduct Authority | Published November 9, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2016

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is establishing a framework agreement for suppliers to provide consultancy under 2 Lots.

Lot 1 — Financial, Economics and Policy Related Consultancy.

Lot 2 — General Business Management Consultancy.

The FCA reserves the right to award Lots to one of multiple suppliers.

Consultancy advice and expertise on finance and policy related consultancy with specialist financial management.

Consultancy advice and expertise to enhance the operations of the FCA. This may involve managing or assisting on programmes of works or projects.

Business and management consultancy services

Scottish Enterprise | Published November 17, 2016  -  Deadline January 5, 2017

The Strategy Planning Workshop product has been designed to enable a business to focus its strategy for pro-active business development. It provides senior management teams time away from the business to explore the challenges, opportunities and threats facing their business and agree on the future direction of the business.

The product offers focus on the strategic direction of their business, to reach a consensus on this, and provide an outline action plan for future implementation. It is targeted at small to medium sized companies whose management team have limited experience/access to the knowledge required to understand the importance of strategy development prior to engaging in a new direction/project. The companies will have identified potential opportunities to deliver business growth through international and/or domestic market expansion, but may be unsure as to next steps or whether it is the right direction for the business.

It is targeted at small to medium sized companies whose management team have limited experience/access to the knowledge required to understand the importance of strategy development prior to engaging in a new direction/project. The format of assistance is typically a 2 day intervention consisting of three sessions: one half day pre-workshop session, a full day workshop session and one further half day post-workshop session. In some instances, an optional half day implementation session may be commissioned for companies requiring additional support in implementing the bespoke action plan. Details on the area covered by Lot 1 can be found on page 9 of the Invitation to Tender document.

It is targeted at small to medium sized companies whose management team have limited experience/access to the knowledge required to understand the importance of strategy development prior to engaging in a new direction/project. The format of assistance is typically a 2 day intervention consisting of three sessions: one half day pre-workshop session, a full day workshop session and one further half day post-workshop session. In some instances, an optional half day implementation session may be commissioned for companies requiring additional support in implementing the bespoke action plan. Details on the area covered by Lot 2 can be found on page 9 of the Invitation to Tender document.

It is targeted at small to medium sized companies whose management team have limited experience/access to the knowledge required to understand the importance of strategy development prior to engaging in a new direction/project. The format of assistance is typically a 2 day intervention consisting of three sessions: one half day pre-workshop session, a full day workshop session and one further half day post-workshop session. In some instances, an optional half day implementation session may be commissioned for companies requiring additional support in implementing the bespoke action plan. Details on the area covered by Lot 3 can be found on page 10 of the Invitation to Tender document.

Business and management consultancy services

Westminster City Council | Published November 3, 2016

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to notify the market about the plans to formally engage the market to establish interest in the market as well as to obtain information to further inform The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) requirements. As such, this PIN does not formally signify the beginning of any procurement and does not constitute a commitment to undertake a procurement exercise. In the event that a decision is made to formally commence a procurement pursuant to this PIN a separate contract notice will be issued.

Westminster City Council (WCC) on behalf of RBKC intends to procure a contract for the provision of Investment Consultancy Services across two lots:

Lot 1 — Investment Consultancy Services for RBKC Pension Fund; and

Lot 2 — Property Investment Advisory and Managerial Services.

RBKC is considering the following services by the Investment Consultancy Provider:

1. Advise and provide challenge to the committee on different investment asset classes;

2. Review and advice on asset allocation and investment strategy;

3. Regular monitoring and reporting of investment managers performance;

4. Advice and support on Fund Managers, Custodian and Transition managers appointments and terminations;

5. Undertake asset and liability modelling along with the Fund actuary;

6. Advice on Corporate Governance, Class Action and Socially Responsible policies;

7. Attendance at committee meetings and provide ad-hoc reports by the agreed timescales;

8. Provide training to Committee members and officers.

The Fund is planning to diversify the current investment portfolio and are planning to invest 15 % of the assets into direct commercial property holdings. The Fund may retain internal resources to work alongside external advisors or fully out-source the required services. The Council is considering the following services to be provided by the Property Investment Advisor and Manager:

1. Advice on property strategy and formulating a model diversified UK property portfolio with high income yield;

2. Executing the proposed strategy including property search and acquisitions;

3. Advice and support on day to day management of the property portfolio;

4. Advice on enhancing the value and returns of the property holdings.

Administrative services for business operations

Care Quality Commission | Published November 19, 2016

Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) is inviting Expressions of Interest in a potential requirement for provision of e-services for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Expressions of interest are sought from approved e-Broker organisations who can: — Offer an e-bulk platform to facilitate electronic administration of DBS checks; — Provide bespoke ID checking services for staff; and — Provide management information to enable CQC to manage, verify and track all applications. To express an interest, please send an e-mail (quoting reference CQC PER 018) to commercialcontracts@cqc.org.uk When responding, please confirm your organisation's name and contact details. Please note that at this stage CQC only wishes to gather expressions of interest only in this potential service requirement — this notice is Not a call for tenders or a pre-qualification exercise. Its purpose is to provide CQC with information to potentially inform future service requirements which CQC may or may not pursue.

Research services

Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy | Published November 18, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy are looking for an expert in their field with a strong network of contacts across their industry to act as an alternate delegate for each of the following International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs):

Lot 1 Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT).

Lot 2 Hydrogen (Hydrogen).

Lot 3 Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC).

Lot 4 Demand-Side Management (DSM).

Lot 5 Energy Storage (ECES).

Lot 6 Geothermal (Geothermal).

The contract is to be for a period of 26 months unless terminated or extended by the Department in accordance with the terms of the contract. There is a possibility that the contract will be extended for up to a further 3 years at BEIS' discretion.

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy are looking for an expert in their field with a strong network of contacts across their industry to act as an alternate delegate for the following International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP):

Lot 1 Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT).

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy are looking for an expert in their field with a strong network of contacts across their industry to act as an alternate delegate for the following International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP):

Lot 2 Hydrogen (Hydrogen).

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy are looking for an expert in their field with a strong network of contacts across their industry to act as an alternate delegate for the following International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP):

Lot 3 Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC).

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy are looking for an expert in their field with a strong network of contacts across their industry to act as an alternate delegate for the following International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP):

Lot 4Demand-Side Management (DSM).

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy are looking for an expert in their field with a strong network of contacts across their industry to act as an alternate delegate for the following International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP):

Lot 5 Energy Storage (ECES).

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy are looking for an expert in their field with a strong network of contacts across their industry to act as an alternate delegate for the following International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP):

Lot 6 Geothermal (Geothermal TCP).

Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products

Defra Network eTendering Portal — The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Published November 18, 2016

The Farm Business Survey (FBS) is a long standing annual survey collecting data from a representative sample of all farm types in England. The FBS collects information on the financial, physical and environmental performance of farm businesses to inform and evaluate policy decisions. The FBS is intended to serve the needs of farmers, farming and land management interest groups, government, government partners and researchers. it currently also meets our obligation to supply data to the EU Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). This follows the PIN (PIN Reference 2016-041680) issued on 31.8.2016 (https://defra.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html?_ncp=1441867266908.34013-1)

FBS is a panel survey. The farms are full-time or part-time commercial undertakings and data collected covers all aspects of the farm business; both financial i.e. output value and costs relating to all farming enterprises; diversified activities; revenue from agricultural support and agri-environment schemes and physical as well as labour and geographical characteristics. Data is used to construct a management account for each farm comprising a profit and loss account, balance sheet and net worth reconciliation. A key aspect of the survey is the individual feedback provided to co-operating farmers to enable a review of their business performance. The FBS methodology has been established over a number of years based on sound management accounting principles and in line with the requirements from FADN. The purpose of this PIN is to advise of a further engagement event to be held on Thursday 1st December to seek innovative options for the delivery of the Farm Business Survey.

Research services

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) | Published November 5, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Streategy (BEIS) is issuing this tender to cover the scope of work for the initial phase of a 5-year integrated programme of R&D on advanced nuclear fuels in the following areas:

— Accident tolerant fuels and cladding development;

— Coated particle fuels;

— Plutonium based fuel;

— Reactor physics modelling

— Nuclear data.

For background information, the full specification and further information on this project please see the ITT.

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Streategy (BEIS) is issuing this tender to cover the scope of work for the initial phase of a 5-year integrated programme of R&D on advanced nuclear fuels in the following areas:

— Accident tolerant fuels and cladding development;

— Coated particle fuels;

— Plutonium based fuel;

— Reactor physics modelling;

— Nuclear data.

For background information, the full specification and further information on this project please see the ITT.

Construction work

Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd | Published November 9, 2016  -  Deadline December 12, 2016

Development — Crane Mead- 101 Residential Apartments

Tender Documents available via https://www.delta-esourcing.com/ using Access Code: W36EG5T365.

The development comprises a mixed tenure, mixed use development of 101 apartments (of which approximately 73nr are for shared ownership and 28nr are for general needs rent) and approximately 1 832 m² of commercial space) The development is arranged in a series of predominantly 4-storey blocks with accommodation in the roof with the block fronting the River Lea/Lea Navigation stepping down to 3-storeys with accommodation in the roof in keeping with the existing waterside development and similarly down to 2-storeys on the Starsgate plot in keeping with the adjacent Crane Mead Business Park. The commercial accommodation is generally at ground floor level on the former Swaine's Mill site area and in a self contained four storey building on the adjacent car park site.

Research services

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) | Published November 3, 2016

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is seeking to appoint experienced suppliers to provide delivery of the Energy Technology List Scheme and energy using products policy support services (including modelling, analysis and advice).

Supplier Day:

BEIS will be holding a Supplier Day in London on the 15th of November 2016, in support of a proposed Invitation to Tender (ITT) for contract(s) to provide: Lot 1: Delivery of the Energy Technology List and Lot 2: Provide Energy Using Products Support Services and the Energy Technology List research programme.

Please register your interest in attending the supplier day us via efficientproducts@decc.gsi.gov.uk. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis as space will be restricted. Please also indicate if you would like to book a 15 minute slot to speak privately to a member of the BEIS team after the presentations.

Education and training services

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Published November 4, 2016  -  Deadline December 1, 2016

As part of the National Cyber Security Programme, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) requires the design and delivery of a cyber security SME Bootcamp programme to help support the growth of the sector. The intervention will develop activity to support cyber security firms, across early stages of their lifecycle (first 5 years) with the essential businesses skills that they need to further their growth.

The Government has committed to doubling its investment in cyber security to £1.9bn over the next 5 years. As part of this and through the National Cyber Security Programme, DCMS have developed a series of initiatives to boost the UK sector and help support the development of the cyber security ecosystem. This specific intervention is a requirement for a Cyber Security SME Bootcamp programme, which will develop local activity to provide cyber security firms with the business knowledge and skills that they need to help further their progress. The procurement is for a supplier/consortium to develop and deliver the initiative.

Research and experimental development services

Business Energy & Industrial Strategy | Published November 5, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016

This tender specification covers the scope of work for the initial phase of a five-year programme of R&D on digital nuclear reactor design in the following areas:

— Work package 1:

o Virtual Engineering;

o Modelling and Simulation.

— Work package 2:

o Thermal Hydraulics Model Development;

o UK National Nuclear Thermal Hydraulic Facility Specification.

For background information, the full specification and further information on this project please see the ITT.

The Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is advertising the following tender opportunity and specification covering the scope of work for the initial phase of a 5-year programme of R&D on digital nuclear reactor design in the following areas:

—Work package 1:

o Virtual Engineering;

o Modelling and Simulation;

—Work package 2:

o Thermal Hydraulics Model Development;

o UK National Nuclear Thermal Hydraulic Facility Specification.

For background information, the full specification and further information on this project please see the ITT.

Foreign economic-aid-related services

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Published November 3, 2016

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is seeking to establish a Cross Whitehall Prosperity Framework Contract which can be accessed by other government departments.

The FCO wishes to work with potential framework participants capable of providing complex high value overseas programme design, build, implementation and management support (or other services to be defined) across a potential range of themes i.e:- Anti Corruption, Better Health, Business Environment,

Education, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Innovation, Low Carbon, Smart Cities, Trade.

The FCO wish to discuss the design, content, requirements and management of the framework with potential contractors at a Market Engagement event in mid November 2016, details of which will be made available to Suppliers that register on the FCO's eSourcing Procurement Portal (https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk). It is anticipated that the Cross Whitehall Prosperity Framework Contract will commence from April 2017.

Overseas design, build, implementation and management of programme support (in addition to other services) in support of the Cross Whitehall Prosperity Fund.

Invitation to Market Engagement event for Community Health Services in Newham

 | Published March 27, 2016  -  Deadline May 1, 2017
Dear healthcare provider,
Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is planning to transform the way that community health services in Newham are delivered.
Community Health Services (CHS) in the borough will be taken through a re-procurement process. As part of this, we are looking to develop a new model of care for our local health care services that is best suited to the future needs of local people.
As a provider of community services, we would like to invite you to our market engagement event on 11 April in Stratford, London.
We are keen to engage with providers who can work in a partnership approach and support the delivery of outcomes based community health services that can transform the lives of Newham residents. We are seeking providers who have an ambition to transform services and can bring added value to the borough’s health and social care economy.
The market engagement event will present further details of the proposed clinical model, the case for change, procurement timeline, and contracting model for an outcomes based contract.  We also want to hear from providers about their views on our approach and issues that we may need to take into consideration for both the procurement process and delivery of services. This will be in the form of a workshop after a presentation on the vision and model of care.
The invite is open to any providers who have an interest in community health services and/or are currently in community health services related business. As a provider of care, this represents a unique and early opportunity to share innovation and practices centred around the patient to deliver the outcomes that matter most to patients. The event also provides an opportunity for providers to meet one another and network.
Please note that this is a market testing exercise to inform the organisations’ decision making process, not a call for competition. This does not commit the CCG to carry out a procurement process. Bidders who have expressed an interest in this market testing exercise will have to submit a separate response to the Contract Notice should we decide to procure this service and publish a Contract Notice (advert) for this requirement.
We are proposing a 3 year contract with 2 year extension commencing in early 2018. All dates stated are variable. The contract value range will be clarified following detailed scoping but is anticipated to be in the range of £100 - £200m over a three year period.
To confirm your participation in the market event on 11 April from 10:00am-12:30pm in Stratford, London, please reply to this email or telephone 0203 688 1543. Places are limited to two people per organisation.

Financial and insurance services

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham | Published November 15, 2016  -  Deadline December 19, 2016

The Contracting Authority seeks to establish a single supplier national Framework to enable it and other named Contracting Bodies to help them manage and prevent debt arising from all operational areas in order to minimise the value lost through bad debt. Secondly, the establishment of a Joint Venture with the Contracting

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Authority, with the Joint Venture providing services back to the successful Supplier. The framework agreement shall be made available to all local authorities in the UK, as defined through the following websites.

(a) (England) https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/491463/List_of_councils_in_England.pdf

(b) (Scotland) http://www.gov.scot/About/Government/councils

(c) (Wales) http://www.wlga.gov.uk/authorities

In addition to the information in the short description (II.1.4), it is a critical requirement that the successful supplier can demonstrate not only effective debt management and strategies, operations and techniques but that they can achieve whilst deploying the highest ethical standards. Also a requirement to create a Joint Venture (‘JV’) with the Contracting Authority (‘CA’) to which all work won under this framework shall be sub-contracted. The JV will take the form of a corporate vehicle (company, limited partnership or limited liability partnership the form and nature to be agreed post-award). Through the JV the successful bidder will be required to work with the CA's Business Intelligence team exploiting existing analytical models and techniques to reduce the probability of debt arising in the first place and to fulfil any other financial, commercial, and social objectives that may be determined.

Recruitment services

Department of Health | Published November 19, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016

The Department of Health (DH), acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health, is seeking a private sector entity to partner with DH in the ownership of NHS Professionals Ltd (NHSP). DH is a department of the UK Government, with responsibility for overseeing the National Health Service in England. NHSP is a private company incorporated under the Companies Acts and fully owned by the Secretary of State for Health. NHSP is 1 of the largest suppliers of flexible staffing to the NHS, with a bank of over 50 000 workers providing services to 57 client Trusts. It is currently envisaged that DH will sell 74.9 % of the issued share capital in NHSP to the bidder which offers the most attractive proposal to DH. The appointed Partner will have day to day operational and financial control of the business.

DH is undertaking an unregulated competitive process in order to appoint a partner. It does not consider that this transaction is subject to the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’). DH therefore does not consider itself bound by the Regulations in respect of this process in any way, and is publishing this contract notice on a voluntary basis in order to encourage a fair, open and transparent engagement. DH has identified a process in its documentation which bears some similarity to the competitive procedure with negotiation set out in the Regulations. It does not consider itself bound to follow the process identified, or the competitive procedure with negotiation in any way, and reserves the right to depart from its identified process at any time. DH has indicated the use of the competitive procedure with negotiation at section IV.1.1) due to a mandatory requirement to select a procedure on this form. Further detailed information on the process is set out in the accompanying Pre-Qualification Documentation pack, including information on minimum financial standing requirements. Interested parties should note that all decisions on this process are subject to approval from the Secretary of State for Health.

Composite Conductor Rail Systems

Transport for London — London Underground | Published November 10, 2016

Transport for London (TfL)

Transport for London (TfL) was created in 2000 as the integrated body responsible for London's transport system. TfL is a functional body of the Greater London Authority. Its primary role is to implement the Mayor of London's Transport Strategy and manage transport services to, from and within London.

TfL manages London's buses, the Tube network, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail, Overground and Trams. TfL also runs Santander Cycles, London River Services, Victoria Coach Station, the Emirates Air Line and London Transport Museum.

As well as controlling a 580 km network of main roads and the city's 6 000 traffic lights, TfL also regulates London's taxis and private hire vehicles and the Congestion Charge scheme.

Further background on what TfL does can be found on the TfL website here: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/what-we-do

The project

With a view to improving energy efficiency, London Underground has a long term business plan to replace the existing steel conductor rails currently used on its network.

However, within the deep tube sections of the network (Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Northern) where the steel square 64 kg, 42 kg and angle iron conductor rails are currently in use, there is insufficient clearance to install any of the approved conductor rail systems.

The angle iron system is used for the positive conductor rail on the Central Line between White City and Liverpool Street and the steel square sections are used as positive conductor rails on other lines, due to space constraint.

The objective of this project is to develop a new composite conductor rail system to fit these constrained areas of the network and to improve the energy efficiency.

Market engagement approach & invitation to participate

We are intending to undertake an Early Market Engagement to help develop TfL's understanding of the supply market and its appetite to engage in a new form of procurement called Innovation Partnership as one of several possible procurement procedures under consideration by TfL in order to work with us to develop a solution to our problem.

This market engagement would then help inform TfL's intended procurement approach.

We will aim to build interest and collate valuable feedback from the market ahead of beginning any related procurement to ensure the market is informed and encouraged to participate.

Submission of expression of interest

If you would like to participate in this market engagement, please submit your expression of interest via email to TrackProcurement@tfl.gov.uk, marked for the attention of Napoleon Yao by 17:00 on Wednesday 23.11.2016.

Suppliers should provide company and key contact details accompanied by a short description of their company's capabilities in regards to the project which will be used by Transport for London for engagement planning purposes.

Please title your email: Organisation Name — Confirmation of your interest in Transport for London's Composite Conductor Rail Project Early Market Engagement.

Organisations responding with an expression of interest to participate in the market engagement will be invited to a supplier briefing on Wednesday 30th November 2016, to be held between 13:00 and 16:00 in central London. TfL reserves the right to forward an invite to the Industry Day depending on the capacity of the venue.

The Agenda of this briefing will cover our challenges, our intended procurement approach (which is subject to ongoing review) and answer any questions you have. A formal Agenda will be released with an invitation nearer the time.

Following this, we will issue a Market Sounding Questionnaire, the results of which will be used to inform our procurement approach and any subsequent tendering process.

Terms of the market engagement

This PIN is issued solely for the purposes of the market engagement. No information contained in this document, or provided during and for the market engagement exercise, constitutes any commitment by LUL, TfL or any other member of the TfL group or any of its or their stakeholders to undertake any procurement exercise in the future.

This PIN does not constitute a call for competition to procure any services, supplies or works for TfL and TfL is not bound to accept any proposals offered. TfL is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party participating in the market engagement.

Any possible future procurement of any services, supplies or works by TfL would be carried out strictly in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Utilities Regulations.

Direct or indirect canvassing of any Transport for London employee or agent by any supplier concerning this requirement, or any attempt to procure information from any TfL employee or agent concerning this PIN outside of the formal process described in this document may result in the disqualification of the supplier from consideration of any future procurement activity.

No information contained in this document or in any communication made between Transport for London and any supplier in connection with this shall be relied upon as constituting a contract, agreement or representation that any contract shall be offered in accordance with this PIN.

Composite Conductor Rail Systems

Transport for London | Published November 10, 2016

Transport for London (TfL)

Transport for London (TfL) was created in 2000 as the integrated body responsible for London's transport system. TfL is a functional body of the Greater London Authority. Its primary role is to implement the Mayor of London's Transport Strategy and manage transport services to, from and within London.

TfL manages London's buses, the Tube network, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail, Overground and Trams. TfL also runs Santander Cycles, London River Services, Victoria Coach Station, the Emirates Air Line and London Transport Museum.

As well as controlling a 580 km network of main roads and the city's 6 000 traffic lights, TfL also regulates London's taxis and private hire vehicles and the Congestion Charge scheme.

Further background on what TfL does can be found on the TfL website here: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/what-we-do

The project

With a view to improving energy efficiency, London Underground has a long term business plan to replace the existing steel conductor rails currently used on its network.

However, within the deep tube sections of the network (Piccadilly, Bakerloo, Northern) where the steel square 64 kg, 42 kg and angle iron conductor rails are currently in use, there is insufficient clearance to install any of the approved conductor rail systems.

The angle iron system is used for the positive conductor rail on the Central Line between White City and Liverpool Street and the steel square sections are used as positive conductor rails on other lines, due to space constraint.

The objective of this project is to develop a new composite conductor rail system to fit these constrained areas of the network and to improve the energy efficiency.

Market engagement approach & invitation to participate

We are intending to undertake an Early Market Engagement to help develop TfL's understanding of the supply market and its appetite to engage in a new form of procurement called Innovation Partnership as one of several possible procurement procedures under consideration by TfL in order to work with us to develop a solution to our problem.

This market engagement would then help inform TfL's intended procurement approach.

We will aim to build interest and collate valuable feedback from the market ahead of beginning any related procurement to ensure the market is informed and encouraged to participate.

Submission of expression of interest

If you would like to participate in this market engagement, please submit your expression of interest via email to TrackProcurement@tfl.gov.uk, marked for the attention of Napoleon Yao by 17:00 on Wednesday 23.11.2016.

Suppliers should provide company and key contact details accompanied by a short description of their company's capabilities in regards to the project which will be used by Transport for London for engagement planning purposes.

Please title your email: Organisation Name — Confirmation of your interest in Transport for London's Composite Conductor Rail Project Early Market Engagement.

Organisations responding with an expression of interest to participate in the market engagement will be invited to a supplier briefing on Wednesday 30th November 2016, to be held between 13:00 and 16:00 in central London. TfL reserves the right to forward an invite to the Industry Day depending on the capacity of the venue.

The Agenda of this briefing will cover our challenges, our intended procurement approach (which is subject to ongoing review) and answer any questions you have. A formal Agenda will be released with an invitation nearer the time.

Following this, we will issue a Market Sounding Questionnaire, the results of which will be used to inform our procurement approach and any subsequent tendering process.

Terms of the market engagement

This PIN is issued solely for the purposes of the market engagement. No information contained in this document, or provided during and for the market engagement exercise, constitutes any commitment by LUL, TfL or any other member of the TfL group or any of its or their stakeholders to undertake any procurement exercise in the future.

This PIN does not constitute a call for competition to procure any services, supplies or works for TfL and TfL is not bound to accept any proposals offered. TfL is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party participating in the market engagement.

Any possible future procurement of any services, supplies or works by TfL would be carried out strictly in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Utilities Regulations.

Direct or indirect canvassing of any Transport for London employee or agent by any supplier concerning this requirement, or any attempt to procure information from any TfL employee or agent concerning this PIN outside of the formal process described in this document may result in the disqualification of the supplier from consideration of any future procurement activity.

No information contained in this document or in any communication made between Transport for London and any supplier in connection with this shall be relied upon as constituting a contract, agreement or representation that any contract shall be offered in accordance with this PIN.

R&D on Advanced Nuclear Fuel

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) | Published November 6, 2016  -  Deadline December 16, 2016
The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Streategy (BEIS) is issuing this tender to cover the scope of work for the initial phase of a five-year integrated programme of R&D on advanced nuclear fuels in the following areas:
•Accident tolerant fuels and cladding development
•Coated particle fuels
•Plutonium based fuel
•Reactor physics modelling
•Nuclear data For background information, the full specification and further information on this project please see the ITT.

Supply of Customised Antigen Specific Assay Kits

Public Health England | Published November 10, 2016
Public Health England (PHE) Business Development of Research and Technical Microbiology Services is planning to award a contract for customised antigen specific assay kits to MyBiosource Inc. The required kits will be used to conduct a vital clinical study that is currently ongoing in India involving patients’ blood samples. MyBiosource Inc. are currently the sole supplier of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits customised for the diverse range or antigens that meets the requirements of this specific research project. Should you have any queries or believe that the products you offer meet the specifications, please contact anna.gibson@phe.gov.uk.