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Title: Operation of ferry services between Gourock and Dunoon, Scotland
Published by: Scottish Government
Publication Date: 31/12/2009
Deadline Date: 15/02/2010
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Abstract: The Scottish Ministers propose inviting tenders for a public service contract to provide a ferry service between Gourock Pier, Inverclyde, Scotland and Dunoon Pier, Cowal, Scotland with the following characteristics (a) the public service contract will provide for a town centre to town centre service for a term of 6 years; (b) the contract will allow for a subsidy for passenger traffic; (c) the current timetable restrictions will be removed and the timetable will not be restricted in any way; (d) the winning bidder will be allowed to provide an unrestricted commercially-operated vehicle transport service, subject to appropriate accountancy measures and audit monitoring being put in place to prevent cross subsidisation from the passenger service to the commercial vehicle service; and (e) bidders will be free to bring their own vessel solutions, replacing the existing vessels currently operating on the route.
CPV: 60610000.

CONTRACT NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


Scottish Government

3C North Victoria Quay,

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

GB

Central Government Centre of Procurement Expertise(CGCOPE)

Maggie Wright

0131 244 7314

maggie.wright@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

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http://www.scotland.gov.uk

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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No

Section II: Object of the Contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

Operation of ferry services between Gourock and Dunoon, Scotland

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

19

II.1.2)

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance

Gourock and Dunoon



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II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

Duration of the framework agreement

Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Scottish Ministers propose inviting tenders for a public service contract to provide a ferry service between Gourock Pier, Inverclyde, Scotland and Dunoon Pier, Cowal, Scotland with the following characteristics (a) the public service contract will provide for a town centre to town centre service for a term of 6 years; (b) the contract will allow for a subsidy for passenger traffic; (c) the current timetable restrictions will be removed and the timetable will not be restricted in any way; (d) the winning bidder will be allowed to provide an unrestricted commercially-operated vehicle transport service, subject to appropriate accountancy measures and audit monitoring being put in place to prevent cross subsidisation from the passenger service to the commercial vehicle service; and (e) bidders will be free to bring their own vessel solutions, replacing the existing vessels currently operating on the route.

II.1.6)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

60610000

II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

No

II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

Yes

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

To provide a ferry service between Gourock Pier, Inverclyde, Scotland and Dunoon Pier, Cowal, Scotland. The contract will allow for a subsidy for passenger traffic.

9,000,00012,000,000
GBP

II.2.2)

Options

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

Number of possible renewals

In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent contracts

II.3)

Duration of the contract or limit for completion

72

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial and Technical Information

III.1)

Conditions Relating to the Contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required

III.1.2)

Main Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

Any contract will be entered into with the nominated lead organisation and all members of the consortium, who will in these circumstances each be required to execute said contract together with all ancillary documentation, evidencing their joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the contract.

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers


(1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.

(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.

(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.

(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.

(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.

(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.

(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.

(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established

(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


(1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.

(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.

(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.

(4) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.




III.2.3)

Technical capacity


(1) A statement of the candidate's average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years

(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;

(3) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.

(4) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.

(5) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.




III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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III.3)

Conditions Specific to Service Contracts

III.3.1)

Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession?

No

III.3.2)

Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for the execution of the service?

Yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of Procedure


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Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure

IV.1.1)

Have candidates already been selected?

No

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

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Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

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IV.2)

Award Criteria

No


Yes

No

IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

No

IV.3 Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents



 


IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

 15-02-2010  12:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

 05-04-2010

IV.3.6)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender 

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening tenders





Section VI: Other Information

VI.1)

Indicate whether this procurement is a recurrent one and the Estimated timing for further notices to be published


6 years

VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

No



VI.3)

Additional Information

(SC Ref:183218)

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures


Scottish Government

Area 3C North, Victoria Quay,

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

GB




Body responsible for mediation procedures










VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

The Scottish Ministers will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period at the point of information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Scottish ministers before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional briefing and that information should be requested from the contact in part 1.1 of this notice.

VI.4.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained










VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

 31-12-2009

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Main Contact: maggie.wright@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
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361300Passenger TransportTransport

Delivery Locations

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