Local Bus Service Tender Glasgow

Local Bus Service Tender Glasgow

Subsidised local bus services and/or other contractual transport services 12.6.2012.

UK-Glasgow: public road transport services

2012/S 89-146455

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Consort House, 12 West George Street
Contact point(s): Robert Marshall
For the attention of: Irene Cowie
G2 1HN Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1413333264
E-mail: procurement@spt.co.uk
Fax: +44 1413333224

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://spt.g2b.info/

Address of the buyer profile: www.spt.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: transport
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Subsidised local bus services and/or other contractual transport services 12.6.2012.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
NUTS code UKM3
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Public road transport services. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), the regional transport partnership for the West of Scotland invites tenders for subsidised local bus services and/or school transport services and/or other contractual transport services. Contract duration referred to at II.2 equates to “up to a maximum period of 60 months”.
SPT has engaged the services of Bips Solutions Ltd using their delta e-sourcing function to assist in the provision of secure electronic access to contract specifications and documentation. Operators must initially register as a supplier at https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta and on first registration, operators will be issued with a username and password.

Operators must use the username and password to access the SPT tender documentation and specifications along with a unique tender access code – which for this advert is QEKT3G3T38.
SPT have created a tenderers’ guide for electronic accessing of tender documention for operators registering with the delta website for the first time – this is available to view or download at the SPT buyer profile page at http://spt.g2b.info/ then other information then scroll to the file named “tenderers’ guide for electronic accessing of tender documentation”.

Please see further information at VI.3.
Public transport services. Public transport services by bus. Public transport services by coach. Taxi services. School bus services. Road transport services. Public road transport services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60112000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Various contracts for the provision of subsidised local bus services and/or school transport services and/or other contractual transport services.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

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 financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
In accordance with the conditions of contract applicable, the price of the contract will be paid in monthly instalments over the duration of the contract. Penalties for poor performance will be invoked as appropriate.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability.
Contractors will require to be jointly and severally liable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
Any economic operator may be excluded from participation in a contract where that economic operator has been involved in any of the conditions for participation listed at III.2.1 above.
Prior to award of contract evidence of holding the current appropriate, PSV operators licence, taxi licence or public hire licence or driving licence (or equivalents) as required together with appropriate insurance, a satisfactory engineering inspection and adequate resources in terms of premises, vehicles and personnel will be required.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 67-109970 of 3.4.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.6.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
12.6.2012 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Any EU official language
Other: English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 12.6.2012 – 10:01
Place:

Consort House, Glasgow.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: As per SPT standing orders relating to contract – available on request at procurement@spt.co.uk.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: As required and at approximately 2 monthly intervals.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of lowest price or the most economically advantageous tender (please refer to individual contract specifications for award criteria).
Please note that if the contract is for school contract services, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) will not be a principal to the contract. The contracting party will be the relevant Council on behalf of which SPT acts as an agent. Please note that if the contract is for a subsidised local bus service or combined local school bus service, any tender variations /options submitted by tenderers must be substantially similar to that contained within the contract specification issued by SPT. Please note that SPT reserves the right, in appropriate circumstances, to conduct post-tender negotiations with the leading tenderer(s). Please also note that SPT and/or the relevant Councils reserve the right not to award any of the contracts covered by this notice. Similarly, the right is also reserved to re-advertise any of the contracts. The duration of the contracts is for a maximum period of up to 60 months.
Transport operators must read through the complete set of instructions and follow the process before responding to this tender.
SPT has engaged the services of Bips Solutions Ltd in using their delta e-sourcing function to assist in the provision of secure electronic access to view or download SPT contract specifications and tender documentation. The website address is https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta.

Transport operators new to the delta e-sourcing website should read through the tenderers’ guide for electronic accessing of tender documentation which will assist them in their initial visit to the delta e-sourcing site. The guide is available to view or download at the SPT buyer profile page at http://spt.g2b.info/ then other information then scroll to the file named “tenderers’ guide for electronic accessing of tender documentation”.

Once registered with delta e-sourcing, operators will require the unique tender access code which for this advert only is QEKT3G3T38. Operators are reminded that SPT will no longer provide hard (paper) copies of subsidised local services and/or school transport service specifications, however:
1 Only hard (paper) copies of tender submissions will be acceptable ie no electronic returns;
2 The advert listing and the unique tender access code will continue to be issued by post to operators already registered on the SPT register of “public transport” operators list, approximately 28 days in advance of the tender return date. If you are a new operator and wish to be added to the list please contact us at procurement@spt.co.uk

If you are a new operator but do not want to be added to the list of SPT “public transport operators you can still register at https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta then using your delta username and password and the unique tender access code QEKT3G3T38. where you can view or download our tender documentation and specifications.

If you are downloading multiple documents from the website you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application like WinZip or WinRar. If you experience technical difficulties with the delta e-sourcing website please contact the Delta eSourcing helpdesk on 0845 270 7050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com. GO Reference: GO-201254-PRO-3902316.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: As required by Regulation 32(2) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, SPT will incorporate a minimum of 15 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract as this is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of three working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Should such additional information be required please contact those persons or contact point in section I.1.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.5.2012

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