Taxi Services Tender Birmingham
Provision of Taxi Services as per specification. To include transporting mainly passengers, but can include transfer of pathology samples, medical records, medical equipment, drugs.
UK-Birmingham: Taxi services
Section I: Contracting authority
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Procurement Department, Devon House. Bordesley
For the attention of: Richard Cole
B9 5SS Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1214242625
Fax: +44 1214240311
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 2: Land transport services , including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The Taxi Service is to cover all sites of the Heart of England Foundation Trust, main sites being:-
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Bordesely Green East
Birmingham B9 5SS
Good Hope Hospital
West Midlands B75 7RR
West Midlands B91 2JL
Birmingham Chest Clinic
151 Great Charles Street
Birmingham B3 3HX
Plus various outreach establishments. There may be requirements to collect and/or return home, some patients/relatives for other hospitals, mainly in the Birmingham connurbation.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 550 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: 3
Vehicles will vary, some may be requested for wheelchair access, child seats, booster chairs.
Where assistance is requested for drivers to assist with erection and dismantling of wheelchairs, conveying to/from the door to taxi.
Waiting time is therefore sometimes appropriate, especially when conveying a patient and member of staff, as the staff member may request the taxi to wait whilst attending the patient in their home, such that a return journey is immediately available.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://heartofengland.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box
3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.1.2013