Schoollink Bus Services Nottingham

Schoollink Bus Services Nottingham

Tenders are invited for the supply of services in respect of ‘Schoollink’ bus services A1 and A2.
These services run on weekdays in school term time only.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)

2015/S 071-125852

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Nottingham City Council
Resources Department, Loxley House, Station Street
For the attention of: Ms Jane Jones
NG2 3NG Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1158763728
E-mail: jane.jones@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.eastmidstenders.org

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:

CPU 1539 Schoollink Bus Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Nottingham City.

NUTS code UKF

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)

Tenders are invited for the supply of services in respect of ‘Schoollink’ bus services A1 and A2.
These services run on weekdays in school term time only.
Each service operates once in the morning and once in the afternoon for the primary purpose of carrying school children on a set route between their residential areas and several schools within the city. Although these bus services will primarily be for the benefit of school children, other members of the general public will be entitled to use them given that these services shall need to be registered with the Traffic Commissioner.
Service A2 requires two vehicles in tandem in order to provide the necessary capacity, but both vehicles on that service run at the same time. Only one vehicle is needed for service A1.
Tenderers must tender for both services combined and not for only one service or the other.
The supplier must provide their own diesel powered double deck vehicles, each with minimum 75 seating capacity, (3 in total) for these bus services and garage these on their own premises.
The tenderer must submit a cost for operating these services under a Minimum Subsidy based contract, according to the Council Specification at Part 5. The fare revenue collected from the service shall be retained by the supplier, whilst the supplier shall submit invoices to the Council every four weeks for the net cost of operating these services.
The successful supplier will be responsible for providing this service, liaising closely with the Council’s Contract Manager
The Council’s detailed requirements are defined in the Specification.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000, 34000000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Tenders are invited for the supply of services in respect of ‘Schoollink’ bus services A1 and A2. Service A2 requires two vehicles in tandem in order to provide the necessary capacity, but both vehicles on that service run at the same time. Only one vehicle is needed for service A1.
Tenderers must tender for both services combined and not for only one service or the other.
The supplier must provide their own diesel powered double deck vehicles, each with minimum 75 seating capacity, (3 in total) for these bus services and garage these on their own premises.
The operator will provide three diesel powered buses for use on this Contract and garage them at their own premises.
All three vehicles should be double deck buses with a minimum 75 seating capacity.
The contract will operate for a period of 3 (and at the Council’s discretion, an option to extend for +1 +1) years.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Options to extend at Council’s discretion after a 3 year contract, 2 further 1 year extensions.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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
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

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:

CPU 1539

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

11.5.2015 – 12:00

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

7.4.2015

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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:

7.4.2015

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