School Transport Tender St Helens

School Transport Tender St Helens

Hired Transport — Taxis, Mini Bus, Coaches and Bus Service.

United Kingdom-St Helens: Special-purpose road passenger-transport services

2015/S 192-348152

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

St Helens Council
St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square
For the attention of: Mrs Rachel McGreal
WA10 1HP St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1744676788
E-mail: rachelmcgreal@sthelens.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1744676788

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sthelens.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic access to information: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: St Helens Council
St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square
For the attention of: Mrs Rachel McGreal
WA10 1HP St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1744676788
E-mail: rachelmcgreal@sthelens.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1744676788

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: St Helens Council
St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square
For the attention of: Mrs Rachel McGreal
WA10 1HP St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1744676788
E-mail: rachelmcgreal@sthelens.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1744676788

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: St Helens Council
St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square
For the attention of: Mrs Rachel McGreal
WA10 1HP St Helens
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1744676788
E-mail: rachelmcgreal@sthelens.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1744676788

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:

CS303 School Transport Tender (hired Transport — Taxis, Mini Bus, Coaches and Bus Service) for Restricted and other Regular School Clientele.

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 UKD5

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 54 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

St Helens Council are inviting suitably experienced transport operators to tender for journey routes to convey clientele from home to school and various centres/ locations inside and outside the Borough using hired transport. All Applicants who wish to apply for consideration and inclusion for this contact must first complete in full all sections and pages on the Council’s Accredited Transport Operators Database.

Please find the link to the database where you can check your company’s approval status and provide the required information. Link for all registered providers https://secure.sthelens.net/ApprovedTransport.nsf/

Link for all companies not currently registered on the database. https://secure.sthelens.net/ApprovedTransport.nsf/register.xspc

The contract will run for a 3 year period, the anticipated contract start date is 1.1.2016.

If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity, you must be logged into the Chest website (www.the-chest.org.uk) and use the express interest button/link below.

No tender documents will be sent to you, you need to navigate to the my opportunities section and download the documents from the Chest website.
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please post them on the discussions facility on the Chest.
Messages sent outside of the Chest will not be responded to.
All Submissions Must Be Sent Through The Chest.
Submissions sent via any other method will not be accepted.
Please ensure that you leave enough time to upload your documents before the closing date/time, as late submissions may not be accepted.
The deadline for submissions is: 29.10.2015 at 16:00.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60130000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

St Helens Council are inviting suitably experienced transport operators to tender for journey routes to convey clientele from home to school and various centres/ locations inside and outside the Borough using hired transport. All Applicants who wish to apply for consideration and inclusion for this contact must first complete in full all sections and pages on the Council’s Accredited Transport Operators Database.

Please find the link to the database where you can check your company’s approval status and provide the required information. Link for all registered providers https://secure.sthelens.net/ApprovedTransport.nsf/

Link for all companies not currently registered on the database. https://secure.sthelens.net/ApprovedTransport.nsf/register.xspc

The contract will run for a 3 year period, the anticipated contract start date is 1.1.2016.

If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity, you must be logged into the Chest website (www.the-chest.org.uk) and use the express interest button/link below.

No tender documents will be sent to you, you need to navigate to the my opportunities section and download the documents from the Chest website.
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please post them on the discussions facility on the Chest. Messages sent outside of the Chest will not be responded to.
All Submissions Must Be Sent Through The Chest.
Submissions sent via any other method will not be accepted.
Please ensure that you leave enough time to upload your documents before the closing date/time, as late submissions may not be accepted.
The deadline for submissions is: 29.10. 2015 at 16:00.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 400 000 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

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: All Applicants who wish to apply for consideration and inclusion for this contact must first complete in full all sections and pages on the Council’s Accredited Transport Operators Database.
Please find the link to the database where you can check your company’s approval status and provide the required information.
Link for all registered providers:

https://secure.sthelens.net/ApprovedTransport.nsf/

Link for all companies not currently registered on the database.

https://secure.sthelens.net/ApprovedTransport.nsf/register.xspc

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

0387
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: 30.9.2015 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

29.10.2015 – 16:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

30.9.2015

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: 29.10.2015 – 17:00
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
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:

30.9.2015

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