Thurrock Local Bus Tender Round April-May 2013

Thurrock Local Bus Tender Round April-May 2013

They are contracted out to private transport operators, and contract tender opportunities are available at various times throughout the year. The Council is seeking bids from operators for various routes throughout the borough tendered in lots.

UK-Grays: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)

2012/S 243-399981

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Thurrock Council
Passenger Transport Unit, Civic Offices, New Road
For the attention of: Tracey Ashwell
RM17 6SL Grays
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1375413884
E-mail: tashwell@thurrock.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com

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
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Thurrock Local Bus Tender Round April-May 2013.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within the administrative boundaries and adjoining local authority areas.
NUTS code UKH32
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 Passenger Transport Unit subsidises a number of Local Bus routes. They are contracted out to private transport operators, and contract tender opportunities are available at various times throughout the year. The Council is seeking bids from operators for various routes throughout the borough tendered in lots.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000, 60172000, 60170000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:
Prime operator to be responsible for all subcontracting arrangements.
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documentation. Operators who have not previously worked with Thurrock Council or Essex County Council will be required to attend an induction meeting prior to contract start.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation. Operators who have not previously worked with Thurrock Council or Essex County Council will be required to attend an induction meeting prior to contract start.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Relevant UK operator, Vehicle and Driver Licencing should be held.
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
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Thurrock Council reserves the right to use an E-auction.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
14.1.2013 – 10:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the 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

The tender will be conducted via Essex County Council’s e-procurement portal (Ariba). Existing local bus suppliers have been automatically invited to log in using their account. Other suppliers who wish to participate should send an email clearly stating their trading name with the subject “Add to tender” to the project messageboard at email: 2workspace-prod+ECC+WS206534396+f6ne@ansmtp.ariba.com

If a supplier does not already hold an account on the Council’s Ariba service they should follow the guidance at http://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Supplying-Council/Pages/default.aspx

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:
13.12.2012

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