School Transport Tender Argyll

School Transport Tender Argyll

Provision of School and Local Transport Services on Mull.

UK-Lochgilphead: public road transport services

2012/S 72-119441

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Argyll and Bute Council
Kilmory
Contact point(s): Customer Services
For the attention of: Christine McKenzie – Purchasing Officer
PA31 8RT Lochgilphead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1546604229
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: +44 1546604434

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00063

Further information can be obtained from: Argyll and Bute Council
Kilmory
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Christine McKenzie – Purchasing Officer
PA31 8RT Lochgilphead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1546604239
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet address: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Argyll and Bute Council
Kilmory
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Christine McKenzie – Purchasing Officer
PA31 8RT Lochgilphead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1546604239
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet address: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Argyll and Bute Council
Kilmory
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Christine McKenzie – Purchasing Officer
PA31 8RT Lochgilphead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1546604239
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet address: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

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:

Provision of School and Local Transport Services on Mull.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Isle of Mull.
NUTS code UKM6

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)

Argyll and Bute Council require the provision of a school and public transport service on the island of Mull.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=225895.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=225895.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60112000, 60120000, 60130000, 60170000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000,00 and 1 500 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend by a further one plus one years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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:
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (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 must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(5) 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.
(6) 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.
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
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: yes

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
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: 29.5.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.5.2012 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 29.5.2012 – 12:00
Place:

Kilmory, Lochgilphead.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: April 2015-2017 depending on any contract extensions.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Completed tender submissions must be submitted into the Public Contracts Scotland post-box before the date and time detailed in the tender documents. Attachments to the response, if any, should be saved as a zip file to reduce file size. Please include a list of supporting documents in the comments field.
Please note that submitted attachments must be less than 10Mb in size and if greater will be rejected and will not be added to the submision. Also, the postbox will not accept any more than 3 individual attachments.
All questions regarding this Invitation to Tender must be directed via the ‘Questions and Answers’ section of the portal. Should you experience any difficulties uploading submissions, please contact:
Christine McKenzie, Purchasing Officer.
Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RT.
Tel: +44 1546604239, [email protected].

(SC Ref:225895).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.4.2012