Home to School Transport Swansea
City and County of Swansea.
UK-Swansea: transport services (excl. Waste transport)
Section I: Contracting authority
City and County of Swansea
Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road
For the attention of: Mrs Christine Thorne
SA1 3SN Swansea
Telephone: +44 1792637617
Further information can be obtained from: Internet address: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Internet address: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Internet address: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 2: Land transport services , including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: City & County of Swansea.
NUTS code UKL18
The Council is seeking to appoint contractors who can deliver a reliable, high quality, value for money service.
Full details are contained in the invitation to tender documents. Please note that these set out the Council’s minimum requirements. You should make sure that you set out the ways (if any) in which you would exceed these minimum standards in the information you submit to us.
Tenderers have the opportunity to bid for 30 individual contracts included in this tender. Tenderers are encouraged to submit combination bids they may be able to offer within their available resources. It is anticipated individual or combination contracts will be awarded for a period of 2 years with an opportunity to extend for up to 24 months or part therefore as determined appropriate by the Council.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 369 494,63 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documentation.
As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See 1st Stage Supplier Selection – Qualification Response as detailed in the Instructions to Tenderers and General Information document.
Section IV: Procedure
BRAVO E Tendering Portal.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Procurement Officer and Legal Officers, including Presiding Officer or Deputy Presiding Officer.
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:
2nd Stage Award Criteria – Technical Response
The Council has elected a qualitative threshold followed by cost evaluation to ensure contractors are able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the key operational requirements of the contract.
The questionnaire entitled ‘technical response’ within the Bravo E Procurement Portal includes all questions tenderers are required to complete allowing the Council to undertake a qualitative evaluation.
Tenderers are required to achieve a minimum score of 118 from the 287 available marks for their ‘commercial response’ to be considered.
A file entitled ‘Technical Scores’ has been uploaded to the ‘Buyer Attachments’ area for your review. The files details the minimum and maximum score against each question and the score available per answer to each question.
Commercial and Resource Evaluation.
The commercial responses will then be ranked (lowest bid price ranked number 1). Individual or combination contracts will be awarded based on most competitive commercial response and subject to the number of operator discs the tenderers has available at the time the award decisions are being made.
Should an alternative combination bid be received from a tenderer, this will be compared to the total of the equivalent bid prices received from individual tenderers for the contracts respective to the combination offered.
Combinations of individual contracts will only be considered if offered to the same service specification and time tables included in this tender. Combination bids may only be accepted where individual route prices have been submitted.
In the ‘technical response’ tenderers are requested to confirm the number of discs they have available. In this number, please include any discs which will become available due to the expiration of contracts in December 2012 which you wish to be taken into consideration. The Council will also consider additional discs already applied for at the time of tender closing. These licenses must be granted by the appropriate licensing authority at the time of award decisions being made.
Tenderers must be able to provide evidence from VOSA of having at least one operator disc available at the time the award decisions are being made. If operator discs/ additional operators discs have been applied for but not granted the Council will only consider awards for the number of discs available and verifiable with the respective licensing authority at the time of award.
Commercial responses can not be considered for operators with no available operator discs.
Should the same value commercial bid be received from more than one operator, and both tenderers have the required resources available the award decision shall be based on the tenderers with the highest technical score.
If an operator fails in the first 12 months, in accordance with clause 3.5 of this documents, the Council reserves the right to select the next commercially ranked operator with the available resources.
To assist you in locating the tender on the E Tender Wales Portal, the project code is: 22654.
Please also ensure you check the Buyer Attachments area for any documents/ information which may assist you with your submission or you are required to upload as part of your submission as per information contained within the tender.
Suppliers Instructions How to express interest in this Tender.
1. Register your company on the etenderwales portal (this is only required once)
— browse to the esourcing portal: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk,
— click the “suppliers register here” link,
— enter your correct business and user details,
— note the username you chose and click “save” when complete,
— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure),
— agree to the terms and conditions and click “continue”.
2. Express an Interest in the Project
— login to the portal with the username/password,
— click the “itts open to all suppliers” link. (these are invitations to tender open to any registered supplier),
— click on the relevant itt to access the content,
— click the “express interest” button in the “actions” box on the left-hand side of the page,
— this will move the itt into your “my itts” page. (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— click on the itt code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “settings and buyer attachments” in the “actions” box.
3. Responding to the tender
— you can now choose to “reply” or “reject” (please give a reason if rejecting),
— you can now use the ‘messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the itt,
— there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon – Fri (8am – 6pm) on:
— email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
— Phone: 0800 368 4850/ Fax: 020 7080 0480.
City and County of Swansea will be conducting this procurement exercise through the Value Wales e-Tendering portal. This can be found at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk, all information may be downloaded and returned though this channel. Further instructions can be found in SECTION VI of this notice.
Help for suppliers.
The Welsh Government’s “Supplier Development Service” offers a range of support to Suppliers — this includes assistance through the public sector tendering process as well as help and guidance on using electronic portals — this service is free of charge to small and medium sized enterprises based in Wales.
To support potential bidders interested in tendering for this Home to School Transport opportunity a How to Tender Workshop is being held on Tuesday 15th May 2012 at The Village Hotel, SA1 Swansea. The workshop will commence with registration at 9.45 a.m. for a 10.00 a.m. start and will close by 12 Noon. The workshop will look at the process, the local authority’s requirements and the tender question sets.
If you wish to attend the workshop, please register your interest with Alan Doyle Supplier Champion, Supplier Development Service (SDS) on +44 1554779914 or email email@example.com. by 12 Noon on 14.5.2012.
Under this procurement the contractor may be required to support the contracting authority’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 30240.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within three months). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a civil financial penalty, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
Legal, Democratic Services and Procurement
City & County of Swansea, Oystermouth Road,
SA1 3SN Swansea
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:10.5.2012