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Notice Details

Title: School and Public Transport 2018
Reference No: MAR312776
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000530546
Published by: The Highland Council
Publication Date: 08/03/2018
Deadline Date: 23/03/2018
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Highland Council is inviting tenders for the provision of local bus, dial-a-bus/subsidised taxi services and home to school transport for a number of routes.
This invitation takes the form of specific bus, minibus or car services for different routes to or from towns, villages or schools within the Highland area - some Contract Routes will cover a specific defined geographic area.
The Contract Period shall be 07 May 2018 to 31 December 20121 with an option to extend for up to a further 12 month period. (Unless otherwise stated in the Contract Route Specification).
The Council reserves the right to actionn an e-auction for any/all routes being tendered as required.
CPV: 60000000, 60000000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

The Highland Council

Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road

Inverness

IV3 5NX

UK

Contact person: Mike Cooper

Telephone: +44 1463252954

E-mail: Transport.Procurement@highland.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM6

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

School and Public Transport 2018

Reference number: HC/COMS/SPTOPEN/2018/1

II.1.2) Main CPV code

60000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Highland Council is inviting tenders for the provision of local bus, dial-a-bus/subsidised taxi services and home to school transport for a number of routes.

This invitation takes the form of specific bus, minibus or car services for different routes to or from towns, villages or schools within the Highland area - some Contract Routes will cover a specific defined geographic area.

The Contract Period shall be 07 May 2018 to 31 December 20121 with an option to extend for up to a further 12 month period. (Unless otherwise stated in the Contract Route Specification).

The Council reserves the right to actionn an e-auction for any/all routes being tendered as required.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 296 424.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

60000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM6


Main site or place of performance:

Highlands and Islands

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Highland Council is inviting tenders for the provision of local bus, dial-a-bus/subsidised taxi services and home to school transport for a number of routes.

This invitation takes the form of specific bus, minibus or car services for different routes to or from towns, villages or schools within the Highland area - some Contract Routes will cover a specific defined geographic area.

The Contract Period shall be 07 May 2018 to 31 December 2021 with an option to extend for up to a further 12 month period. (Unless otherwise stated in the Contract Route Specification).

The Council reserves the right to action an e-auction for any/all routes being tendered as required.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 15

Price / Weighting:  85

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 07/05/2018

End: 31/12/2021

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The Council reserves the right to extend the Contract Period by a further period of up to 12 months.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Tenderers are required to demonstrate that their financial position provides adequate assurance of their financial strength in order to provide the services required during the Contract Period.

In the event that analysis of a tenderer's position determines that additional measures are necessary in order to provide adequate assurance of their financial strength, the tenderer may be required to provide either a parent company guarantee or a bank guarantee. Failure to provide this if requested, may result in the tenderer's submission failing to meet the minimum standards and being given no further consideration.

The Council may take up references from any agency such as Equifax.


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Tenderers are required to demonstrate that their financial position provides adequate assurance of their financial strength in order to provide the services required during the Contract Period.

In the event that analysis of a tenderer's position determines that additional measures are necessary in order to provide adequate assurance of their financial strength, the tenderer may be required to provide either a parent company guarantee or a bank guarantee. Failure to provide this if requested, may result in the tenderer's submission failing to meet the minimum standards and being given no further consideration.

The Council may take up references from any agency such as Equifax.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As stated in the Contract and Invitation to Tender documentation.

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used

Additional information about electronic auction:

The Council reserve the right to action an electronic auction(s) if required.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 23/03/2018

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 07/05/2018

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/03/2018

Local time: 12:00

Place:

Highland Council HQ

Glenurquhart Road

Inverness

IV3 5NX

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Two officers of the Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is itt_22394. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

As stated in the ITT and contract document.

(SC Ref:530546)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The Highland Council

Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road

Inverness

IV3 5BX

UK

Telephone: +44 1463252914

E-mail: procurement.unit@highland.gov.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

06/03/2018


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: Transport.Procurement@highland.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
369999other TransportTransport
361300Passenger TransportTransport
361500Taxi ServicesTransport
361510Taxi Services - Non StaffTransport

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
120Highlands and Islands

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