Tender for Taxi Services London

Tender for Taxi Services London

SEN and Social Care Smaller Vehicle (Taxi and Driver) Transport Services.

United Kingdom-London: Taxi services

2015/S 184-334374

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Enfield
Morson Road Depot, 9 Morson Road, Ponders End, Enfield
Contact point(s): Head of People Transport Service
For the attention of: Jacqui Smith
EN3 4NQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2083792012
E-mail: jacqui.smith@enfield.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.londontenders.org

Electronic access to information: www.londontenders.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.londontenders.org

Further information can be obtained from: London Borough of Enfield
Morson Road Depot, 9 Morson Road, Ponders End, Enfield
Contact point(s): Head of People Transport Service
For the attention of: Jacqui Smith
EN3 4NQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2083792012
E-mail: jacqui.smith@enfield.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: London Borough of Enfield
Morson Road Depot, 9 Morson Road, Ponders End, Enfield
Contact point(s): Head of People Transport Service
For the attention of: Jacqui Smith
EN3 4NQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2083792012
E-mail: jacqui.smith@enfield.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: London Borough of Enfield
Morson Road Depot, 9 Morson Road, Ponders End, Enfield
Contact point(s): Head of People Transport Service
For the attention of: Jacqui Smith
EN3 4NQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2083792012
E-mail: jacqui.smith@enfield.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:

SEN and Social Care Smaller Vehicle (Taxi and Driver) Transport Services.

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 UKI21

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 London Borough of Enfield is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, legally equipped and compliantly staffed provider for the provision of SEN and Social Care Smaller Vehicle (Taxi and Driver) Transport Services.
The primary requirements of the service will be to transport children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) between their homes and their school or other educational establishments and vulnerable adult Social Care clients to and from social care service institutions.
The area of service covers collections from within the eastern and western postal codes of the Authority, with delivery points to various locations both inside and beyond the boundaries of the borough in accordance with an agreed timetable and routing schedule.
Occasional ad-hoc ancillary collection and delivery transport services may be required under this Contract on an as and when needed basis e.g. school trips, travel to swimming pools and clubs.
Further information on the requirement can be found within Section 4 — Specification within the ITT.
The duration of the Contract will be for a period of 12 months with an option to extend for a further period of up to two 12 month periods (February 2016 to February 2019).
The contracting Authority will be looking to award the Contract to a single contractor, with a commencement date of the 22.2.2016.

Please note this procurement is being run through the London Tenders Portal e-tendering system. Suppliers who wish to express an interest will need to register on http://www.londontenders.org where they will be able to access the ITT documents and locate instructions on how to respond to this opportunity.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60120000, 60170000, 60130000, 60140000, 34115200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:

The London Borough of Enfield is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, legally equipped and compliantly staffed provider for the provision of SEN and Social Care Smaller Vehicle (Taxi and Driver) Transport Services.
The primary requirements of the service will be to transport children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) between their homes and their school or other educational establishments and vulnerable adult Social Care clients to and from social care service institutions.
The area of service covers collections from within the eastern and western postal codes of the Authority, with delivery points to various locations both inside and beyond the boundaries of the borough in accordance with an agreed timetable and routing schedule.
Occasional ad-hoc ancillary collection and delivery transport services may be required under this Contract on an as and when needed basis e.g. school trips, travel to swimming pools and clubs.
The duration of the Contract will be for an initial period of 1 year (2016-2017) with an option to extend for a further period of up to two 1 year periods (2017-2019).
Please refer to the ITT documents for the total scope of the Contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 935 000 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:

Parent Company Guarantee and/or Performance Bond may be required as detailed in the Tender documents. The contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees or other forms of security.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

This will be specified in the Tender documents. Payments will be made in accordance with the standard terms of payment detailed in the tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Main Contractor and as specified in the Tender documents. Please note that the Authority reserves the right to require groupings of Providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single Provider to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability in the award and performance of the Contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: This will be specified in the Tender and Specification documents.
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: Will be specified in the Tender Documents and will be in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in Section 6 (Company Information and Minimum Standards) of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.

Please note this procurement is being run through the London Tenders Portal e-tendering system. Suppliers who wish to express an interest will need to register on http://www.londontenders.org where they will be able to access the ITT documents and locate instructions on how to respond to this opportunity.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Will be specified in the Tender Documents and will be in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document. The Contracting Authority will utilise financial assessment techniques in line with the OGC ‘Supplier Financial Appraisal Guidance’ document issued in October 2001 and updated in April 2008. Please note this procurement is being run through the London Tenders Portal e-tendering system. Suppliers who wish to express an interest will need to register on http://www.londontenders.org where they will be able to access the ITT documents and locate instructions on how to respond to this opportunity.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in Section 6 (Company Information and Minimum Standards), Section 7 (Method Statements and Financial Assessment) and Section 8 (Evaluation Criteria) of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Will be specified in the Tender Documents and will be in accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in Invitation to Tender (ITT) document as well as Section 6 (Specification) document. Please note this procurement is being run through the London Tenders Portal e-tendering system. Suppliers who wish to express an interest will need to register on http://www.londontenders.org where they will be able to access the ITT documents and locate instructions on how to respond to this opportunity.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in Section 6 (Company Information and Minimum Standards), Section 7 (Method Statements and Financial Assessment) and Section 8 (Evaluation Criteria) of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document.

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:

1706
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: 19.10.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

19.10.2015 – 12:00

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

18.9.2015

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: 19.10.2015 – 12:00
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months.

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

The selection process for award of contract will be as set out in Section 8 (Evaluation Criteria) of the Instructions to Tenders (ITT) document. The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available from http://www.londontenders.org. Providers must read through the set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity. The contracting Authority accepts no responsibility for any costs in relation to the preparation or submission of tenders. Potential Providers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the contracting Authority will be under the obligation to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting Authority. The contracting Authority undertakes to use its best endeavours to hold confidential any commercially sensitive information provided, subject to the contracting Authority’s overriding obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and its transparency obligations. The Authority is committed to delivering social, economic and environmental benefits to their respective residents and local businesses. Providers need to be aware that there may be conditions relating to the social, economic and environmental requirement of the contracting Authority included in this contract and they will be asked to propose solutions to deliver the social, economic and environmental benefits specified in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents and to pay the National or London living wage to employees, including their sub-contractors working on the Authority’s contracts in accordance with the criteria set by the Living Wage Foundation and/or GLA. Contract conditions will be detailed in the ‘Invitation to Tender’ (ITT) document. Providers are to note that: (1) The information and/or tender documents for this opportunity will only be available via http://www.londontenders.org. Potential Providers must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing user name and password. (2) Potential Providers must log-in to the http://www.londontenders.org site, search for the following Contract Title: 9ZRF-A6X3R7 — SEN and Social Care Smaller Vehicle (Taxi and Driver) Transport Services and follow the instructions provided to you here. (3) The completed ITT submissions for this opportunity will only be received electronically viahttp://www.londontenders.org. (4) All communications regarding this opportunity will only be accepted through the discussions’ portal viahttp://www.londontenders.org. Written responses will be provided to all enquiries and any points of clarification or information will be circulated to all prospective contractors via the http://www.londontenders.org email system. (5) Potential Providers are advised to allow yourself at least 2 hours when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you are required to upload documents as an attachment. (6) If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Due North (http://www.londontenders.org) Helpdesk on +44 1670597120 or email:support@due-north.com.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Court of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: www.hmcouts-service.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: info@cedr.com
Telephone: +44 2075366000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the day after the contract award was notified to the bidders. Unsuccessful bidders will be provided with a de-brief in the Award Decision Notice at the start of the standstill period. Tenderers have a right to appeal provided for within the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
SW1A 2AS London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072761234

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.9.2015

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