Local bus transport services in Hertfordshire

Local bus transport services in Hertfordshire

Local bus service contract in the Ware area of Hertfordshire.

UK-Hertford: Road transport services

2013/S 004-004385

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hertfordshire County Council
Transport Access and Safety Unit, PO Box 99, County Hall
For the attention of: Adrian Hardy
SG13 8TJ Hertford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1992588800
E-mail: adrian.hardy@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1992588656

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.hertsdirect.org

Address of the buyer profile: http://hertscc.g2b.info/

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
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
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:
Local bus transport services in Hertfordshire.
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 UKH23
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)
Road transport services. Local bus service contract in the Ware area of Hertfordshire.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:

Tenders are invited for a contract to operate a local bus service in the Ware area of Hertfordshire. The contract will be awarded for a period of five years as specified on the invitation to tender. Further details of the requirement are available on the following link: http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 490 000 and 510 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 2.4.2013. Completion 31.3.2018

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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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 below

1. Price. Weighting 70

2. Evaluation of quality assessment questionnaire. Weighting 30

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:
Contract Reference Number: HCC1205997. Tenderbox Access Code: R2TEGNS7C7
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 164-272665 of 28.8.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.1.2013 – 12:00
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
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 29.1.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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 the most economically advantageous tender.
Please read this section carefully as it provides full instructions on how to apply for this requirement Hertfordshire County Council has moved to a new way of e-Tendering and worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement website called Supply Hertfordshire. This website is supported by BiP Solutions who provide a system called Delta-ets which is the background platform to Supply Hertfordshire. This tender is a one stage process. If you wish to submit a tender you must complete and submit a completed Tender Bid via the Response Manager by 12 noon on Monday 28.1.2013. Documents cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time. Step 1: Registering with Supply Hertfordshire To participate in this tender you will need to go into http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/ and register, thereafter you will be issued with a USERNAME and PASSWORD. (If you have already registered with Delta-ets or Supply Hertfordshire, please follow the link above where you can log on using your existing username and password. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link below the log in box.) Please keep this USERNAME and PASSWORD secure, and do not pass it to any third parties. Step 2: Obtaining the Tender Documents, To complete a Tender you will need to go into the Response Manager Area and enter the Tenderbox Access Code R2TEGNS7C7. You will then need to download the relevant documents and complete. Any supporting documents should be cross-referenced to the relevant question. If the Council requires further information concerning your application form, your Organisation will be contacted. However, please provide full details and answer all questions, as the Council reserves the right not to ask bidders for any further information or clarification. Step 3: Uploading Your Completed Tender Bid. Once you have completed your Tender you must then “upload” your completed response in to the Response Manager Area (Tenderbox Access Code R2TEGNS7C7). Please make sure you have submitted your completed Tender Bid to the correct Tenderbox. The Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by a tenderer in submitting your completed PQQ. If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk via email at helpdesk@delta-ets.com or call 0845 270 7050 Monday to Friday 8:30-17:30 for further assistance.The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the tendering process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
Due to the current economic climate, Hertfordshire County Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract.
To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/respondToList.html?noticeId=48360055

GO Reference: GO-201313-PRO-4492433

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Hertfordshire County Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
If a complaint between the Council and the tenderer regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, relevant provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) will apply. The aggrieved party is advised to seek independent legal advice in relation to remedies they can pursue under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.1.2013

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