Tender for Taxi Card Service
Taxicard is offered as a valued part of a holistic Concessionary and Accessible Transport (C&AT) provision in the City.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Taxi services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
For the attention of: Alistair Thompson
EH8 8BG Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1314693543
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290
Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Taxicard allows the holder to make a maximum of 104 taxi journeys at a reduced rate. The Taxicard scheme is designed to help disabled people get about by making taxi journeys more affordable with participating taxi operators.
Taxicard is available to Edinburgh residents with a severe, permanent disability who cannot use ordinary buses or can only use buses with assistance. Children under 2 years old and people with temporary mobility difficulties are not eligible for a Taxicard.
There are currently 8 534 registered users of Taxicard in Edinburgh making approximately 205 000 trips annually.
This contract will be for an initial period of 24 months with the option of two additional 12 months extensions at the discretion of the Council.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=398394
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
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.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 7 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option to extend for up to a further 24 months in 12 month intervals, undertaken at the sole discretion of the Council.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
As per attached tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 40 months.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: