Tender for Ferry Services

Tender for Ferry Services

The Highland Council are inviting tenders for the provision of ferry services.

UK-Inverness: ferry transport services

2012/S 166-275828

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Highland Council
Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
For the attention of: Procurement Unit
IV3 5BX Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463702000
E-mail: procurement.unit1@highland.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045

Further information can be obtained from: Highland Council
21-23 Church Street
For the attention of: Procurement Unit
IV1 1DY Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463702000
E-mail: procurement.unit1@highland.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Highland Council
21-23 Church Street
For the attention of: Procurement Unit
IV1 1DY Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463702000
E-mail: procurement.unit1@highland.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Highland Council
Town House
For the attention of: Procurement Unit
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463702000
Internet address: http://www.highland.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 Ferry Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 19: Water transport services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Highlands, Scotland.
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)
The Highland Council are inviting tenders for the provision of ferry services.
The Contract Period shall be 1.1.2013 to 31.3.2018 with an option to extend for up to a further 24 months.
The estimated value of the requirement over five years is in the region of 1 500 000 GBP excluding VAT.
F-01 Mallaig to Loch Nevis
F-02 Camusnagaul – Fort William
F-03 Cromarty – Nigg
F-04 Small Isles – Mallaig
F-05 Scoraig – Badluarach
F-06 Inverie – Mallaig
Tenderers may submit a tender for any or all Lots, further information on the Route Specifications can be found in the Ferry Services Specification document.
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=237487.

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=237487.

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)

60610000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend by a period of up to 24 months.
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 1.1.2013. Completion 31.3.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: F-01 Mallaig to Loch Nevis

1)Short description
F-01 Mallaig to Loch Nevis
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60610000

3)Quantity or scope
As detailed in the invitation to tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 31.3.2018
5)Additional information about lots
Option to extend by a period of up to 24 months.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: F-02 Fort William-Camusnagaul
1)Short description
F-02 Fort William-Camusnagaul
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60610000

3)Quantity or scope
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 1.1.2013. Completion 31.3.2018
5)Additional information about lots
Option to extend by a period of up to 24 months.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: F-03 Cromarty – Nigg (summer only)
1)Short description
F-03 Cromarty – Nigg (summer only)
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60610000

3)Quantity or scope
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 31.3.2018
5)Additional information about lots
Option to extend by a period of up to 24 months.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: F-04 Small Isles – Mallaig
1)Short description
F-04 Small Isles – Mallaig
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60610000

3)Quantity or scope
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 1.1.2013. Completion 31.3.2018
5)Additional information about lots
Option to extend by a period of up to 12 months.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: F-05 Scoraig – Badluarach
1)Short description
F-05 Scoraig – Badluarach
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60610000

3)Quantity or scope
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 1.1.2013. Completion 31.3.2018
5)Additional information about lots
Option to extend by a period of up to 12 months.
Lot No: 6 Lot title: F-06 Inverie – Mallaig
1)Short description
F-06 Inverie – Mallaig
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60610000

3)Quantity or scope
As stated in the Invitation to Tender document.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 31.3.2018
5)Additional information about lots
Option to extend by a period of up to 24 months.

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:
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
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 will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) 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.
(7) 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.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract.
(2) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
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:
HC/TECS/FERRY/2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 234-379326 of 6.12.2011

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: 20.9.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.9.2012 – 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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 25.9.2012 – 12:00
Place:

Highland Council office.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
(SC Ref:237487).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Highland Council
Glenurquhart Road
IV3 5NY Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement.unit1@highland.gov.uk

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:28.8.2012

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