Airmail transport services Royal Mail

Airmail transport services Royal Mail

Royal mail domestic air network services.

UK-London: non-scheduled airmail transport services

2012/S 81-133119

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Royal Mail Group Limited
First Floor, 35-50, Rathbone Place
Contact point(s): Group Procurement, Logistics
For the attention of: Michael Romaine
W1T 1HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2074414477
E-mail: mike.romaine@royalmail.com
Fax: +44 2070956176

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.royalmailgroup.com/portal/rmg/jump1?catId=23200531&mediaId=23300561

Further information can be obtained from: Royal Mail Domestic Air Network Services
First Floor, 35-50, Rathbone Place
For the attention of: Kirsty Gartshore
W1T 1HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2074414479
E-mail: kirsty.gartshore@royalmail.com
Fax: +44 2070956176

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Postal services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:

Royal mail domestic air network services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 4: Transport of mail by land [3] and by air
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations in the UK.
NUTS code UK

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):

Royal Mail Group Limited (“RMGL”) has a requirement for the conveyance of mail by air to various locations in the UK. The service is required to operate in the main from Monday to Friday during the night. Annex B to this Contract Notice shows the requirement divided into 30 lots together with further details. RMGL reserves the right to aggregate any combination of lots 1 to 30; the decision whether to do so and if so which lots will be aggregated will be taken prior to or during the negotiation stage of this procurement activity. RMGL may request during the negotiation stage that applicants provide RMGL with details of how aggregation of lots 1 to 30 may offer the most economically advantageous contractual solution to RMGL. RMGL may also allow applicants to submit variant bids on the basis of the applicants suggested aggregation of lots. Therefore although applicants may express interest in a single lot if they wish to do so, if the lot is aggregated with other lots during the negotiation stage, the applicant may not be eligible for consideration for the aggregated lots unless they have also bid for the other lots so aggregated.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about 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:

Royal Mail Group Limited has a requirement for the conveyance of mail by air to various locations in the UK. The service is required to operate in the main from Monday to Friday during the night.
Lot Route Details.
(All lots are to operate 5 days per week with the first sector commencing on Monday unless shown otherwise against the lot number).
1 Isle of Man (IOM) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Isle of Man (IOM).
2 Aberdeen (ABZ) to Edinburgh (EDI).
3 Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV).
4 i) Monday to Friday – Aberdeen (ABZ) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Aberdeen (ABZ);
ii) Saturday to Sunday – Aberdeen (ABZ) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Aberdeen (ABZ).
5 i) Monday to Friday – Belfast (BFS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Belfast (BFS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Belfast (BFS);
ii) Saturday to Sunday – Belfast (BFS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Belfast (BFS).
6 East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cardiff (CWL).
7 Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI).
8 Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI)
9 Edinburgh (EDI) to Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI).
10 Edinburgh (EDI) to Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI).
11 Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) to Stansted (STN).
12 Exeter (EXT) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter (EXT)
13 Inverness (INV) to Edinburgh (EDI).
14 East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Inverness (INV).
15 A1. Monday Only – Bournemouth (BOH) to Guernsey (GCI);
A2. Monday to Friday – Guernsey (GCI) to Bournemouth (BOH) to Guernsey (GCI);
A3. Saturday 0nly – Guernsey (GCI) to Bournemouth (BOH).
Alternative route which Royal Mail may decide to use:
B1. Monday Only – East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Guernsey (GCI);
B2. Monday to Friday – Guernsey (GCI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Guernsey (GCI);
B3. Saturday 0nly – Guernsey (GCI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA).
16 A1. Monday Only – Bournemouth (BOH) to Jersey (JER);
A2. Monday to Friday – Jersey (JER) to Bournemouth (BOH) to Jersey (JER);
A3 Saturday 0nly – Jersey (JER) to Bournemouth (BOH).
Alternative route which Royal Mail may decide to use:
B1. Monday Only – East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Jersey (JER);
B2. Monday to Friday – Jersey (JER) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Jersey (JER);
B3 Saturday 0nly – Jersey (JER) to East Midlands Airport (EMA).
17 Belfast (BFS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Belfast (BFS).
18 Stansted (STN) to Belfast (BFS) to Stansted (STN) to Belfast (BFS).
19 Bournemouth (BOH) to East Midlands Airport (EMA).
20 Bournemouth (BOH) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bournemouth (BOH).
21 Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI).
22 Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) to Stansted (STN).
23 Exeter (EXT) to Stansted (STN) to Exeter (EXT).
24 Newcastle (NCL) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Newcastle (NCL).
25 Newcastle (NCL) to Stansted (STN) to Newcastle (NCL).
26 i) Monday to Friday – Aberdeen (ABZ) to Sumburgh (LSI).
ii) Saturday – Aberdeen (ABZ) to Sumburgh (LSI).
27 i) Monday to Friday – Sumburgh (LSI) to Kirkwall (KOI) to Aberdeen (ABZ).
ii) Saturday – Kirkwall (KOI) to Aberdeen (ABZ).
28 Sumburgh (LSI) to Aberdeen (ABZ).
29 i) Monday to Friday – Inverness (INV) to Kirkwall (KOI).
ii) Saturday – Inverness (INV) to Kirkwall (KOI).
30 i) Monday to Friday – Inverness (INV) to Stornoway (SYY) to Benbecula (BEB) to Stornoway (SYY) to Inverness (INV);
ii) Saturday – Inverness (INV) to Stornoway (SYY) to Benbecula (BEB) to Stornoway (SYY) to Inverness (INV).
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The proposed contract duration is an initial award of 3 years (36 months). Royal Mail reserves the right to extend the contract for a further period of up to 2 years in increments of 12 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

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Service Route: Isle of Man (IOM) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Isle of Man (IOM).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 7 500 000,00 and 8 000 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 7 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Service Route: Aberdeen (ABZ) to Edinburgh (EDI).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 500 000,00 and 2 700 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 3 300Kg’s.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Service Route: Edinburgh (EDI) to Inverness (INV).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 500 000,00 and 2 700 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 3 300Kg’s.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Service Routes: i) Monday to Friday – Aberdeen (ABZ) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Aberdeen (ABZ); ii) Saturday to Sunday – Aberdeen (ABZ) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Aberdeen (ABZ).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday and Saturday to Sunday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 10 400 000,00 and 11 000 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 7 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Service Routes: i) Monday to Friday – Belfast (BFS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Belfast (BFS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Belfast (BFS); ii) Saturday to Sunday – Belfast (BFS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Belfast (BFS).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday and Saturday to Sunday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 32 900 000,00 and 34 800 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 12 000Kg’s.
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Service Route: East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cardiff (CWL).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 7 600 000,00 and 8 000 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 7 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Service Route: Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI)

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 17 500 000,00 and 18 500 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 12 000Kg’s.
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Service Route: Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI)

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 17 500 000,00 and 18 500 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 12 000Kg’s.
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Service Route: Edinburgh (EDI) to Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 23 100 000,00 and 24 400 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 12 000Kg’s.
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Service Route: Edinburgh (EDI) to Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 23 100 000,00 and 24 400 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 12 000Kg’s.
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Service Route: Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) to Stansted (STN).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 20 650 000,00 and 21 800 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 12 000Kg’s.
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Service Route: Exeter (EXT) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Exeter (EXT)

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight to operate Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 20 170 000,00 and 21 300 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 12 000Kg’s.
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Service Route: Inverness (INV) to Edinburgh (EDI).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 500 000,00 and 2 600 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 3 300Kg’s.
Lot No: 14 Lot title: Service route: East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Inverness (INV).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 500 000,00 and 2 600 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 3 300Kg’s.
Lot No: 15 Lot title: Service Route: A1. Monday Only – Bournemouth (BOH) to Guernsey (GCI); A2. Monday to Friday – Guernsey (GCI) to Bournemouth (BOH) to Guernsey (GCI); A3. Saturday 0nly – Guernsey (GCI) to Bournemouth (BOH). Bids are also invited for an alternative Service Route which is: B1. Monday Only – East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Guernsey (GCI); B2. Monday to Friday – Guernsey (GCI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Guernsey (GCI); B3. Saturday 0nly – Guernsey (GCI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning. A service flight is also required on Monday morning and Saturday afternoon. Please note Royal Mail would like to invite bids for both Service Routes A & B.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 10 900 000,00 and 11 500 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 7 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 16 Lot title: Service Route: A1. Monday Only – Bournemouth (BOH) to Jersey (JER); A2. Monday to Friday – Jersey (JER) to Bournemouth (BOH) to Jersey (JER); A3. Saturday 0nly – Jersey (JER) to Bournemouth (BOH). Bids are also invited for an alternative Service Route which is: B1. Monday Only – East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Jersey (JER); B2. Monday to Friday – Jersey (JER) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Jersey (JER); B3. Saturday 0nly – Jersey (JER) to East Midlands Airport (EMA).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the evening and finishing the following morning. A service flight is also required on Monday morning and Saturday afternoon. Please note Royal Mail would like to invite bids for both Service Routes A & B.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 8 150 000,00 and 8 600 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 7 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 17 Lot title: Service Route: Belfast (BFS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Belfast (BFS).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday; starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 13 920 000,00 and 14 700 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 7 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 18 Lot title: Service Route: Stansted (STN) to Belfast (BFS) to Stansted (STN) to Belfast (BFS).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday; starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 25 200 000,00 and 26 600 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is either i) 1 aircraft x 12 000Kg’s or ii) 2 aircraft x 7 800Kgs.
Lot No: 19 Lot title: Service Route: Bournemouth (BOH) to East Midlands Airport (EMA).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday; starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 7 620 000,00 and 8 000 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 7 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 20 Lot title: Service Route: Bournemouth (BOH) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Bournemouth (BOH).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday; starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 22 200 000,00 and 23 400 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is either i) 1 aircraft x 12 000Kg’s or ii) 2 aircraft x 7 800Kgs.
Lot No: 21 Lot title: Service Route: Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday; starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 17 500 000,00 and 18 500 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is either i) 1 aircraft x 12 000Kg’s or ii) 2 aircraft x 7 800Kgs.
Lot No: 22 Lot title: Service Route: Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) to Stansted (STN).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday; starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 20 700 000,00 and 21 800 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is either i) 1 aircraft x 12 000Kg’s or ii) 2 aircraft x 7 800Kgs.
Lot No: 23 Lot title: Service Route: Exeter (EXT) to Stansted (STN) to Exeter (EXT).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday; starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 29 800 000,00 and 31 400 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is either i) 1 aircraft x 12 000Kg’s or ii) 2 aircraft x 7 800Kgs.
Lot No: 24 Lot title: Service Route: Newcastle (NCL) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Newcastle (NCL).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday; starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 19 800 000,00 and 20 900 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is either i) 1 aircraft x 12 000Kg’s or ii) 2 aircraft x 7 800Kgs.
Lot No: 25 Lot title: Service Route: Newcastle (NCL) to Stansted (STN) to Newcastle (NCL).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday; starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 19 100 000,00 and 20 000 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is either i) 1 aircraft x 12 000Kg’s or ii) 2 aircraft x 7 800Kgs.
Lot No: 26 Lot title: Service Route: i) Monday to Friday – Aberdeen (ABZ) to Sumburgh (LSI); ii) Saturday – Aberdeen (ABZ) to Sumburgh (LSI).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday and Saturday; starting and finishing in the morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 500 000,00 and 2 600 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 1 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 27 Lot title: Service Route: i) Monday to Friday – Sumburgh (LSI) to Kirkwall (KOI) to Aberdeen (ABZ); ii) Saturday – Kirkwall (KOI) to Aberdeen (ABZ).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Saturday; starting and finishing in the afternoon.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 2 700 000,00 and 2 880 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 1 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 28 Lot title: Service Route: Saturday only – Sumburgh (LSI) to Aberdeen (ABZ).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A Saturday only service flight, starting and finishing in the afternoon.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 400 000,00 and 450 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 1 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 29 Lot title: Service Route: i) Monday to Friday – Inverness (INV) to Kirkwall (KOI); ii) Saturday – Inverness (INV) to Kirkwall (KOI).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A service flight operates Monday to Friday and Saturday; starting and finishing in the morning.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 3 800 000,00 and 4 000 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 1 800Kg’s.
Lot No: 30 Lot title: Service Routes: i) Monday to Friday – Inverness (INV) to Stornoway (SYY) to Benbecula (BEB) to Stornoway (SYY) to Inverness (INV); ii) Saturday – Inverness (INV) to Stornoway (SYY) to Benbecula (BEB) to Stornoway (SYY) to Inverness (INV).

1)Short description:

Domestic air network service for the conveyance of mail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60421000, 60423000, 60411000

3)Quantity or scope:

A daily service flight operates Monday to Friday, starting in the morning and finishing the same day in the afternoon. A service flight is also required on Saturday, again starting in the morning and finishing the same day in the afternoon but at different times.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 4 950 000,00 and 5 250 000,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

For guidance only and subject to confirmation in the invitation to tender.
The minimum aircraft payload requirement (nett of Unit Load Devices, if used) is 3,300Kg’s.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A performance bond or parent company guarantee may be required depending on the financial stability of the organisation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See contract documents, which will be issued with the invitation to negotiate.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Requests to participate will be accepted from groupings of economic operators (consortia). In the event of a successful consortium bid, Royal Mail Group Limited reserves the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular legal form and, or require that a single consortium member takes primary liability or that each member.
Undertakes joint and several liability irrespective of the legal form adopted. Where a subsidiary company is used, the ultimate parent company may be required to provide a guarantee in respect of the performance of the contract by the subsidiary before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Proposed contract terms and conditions will be included with the tender documentation.
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: Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) using Royal Mail Group’s SAP E-Sourcing portal. Details of how to access the PQQ are provided in Section VI.3 below. The closing date for completion of the PQQ is on 28.5.2012 (13:00 hours).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: . See PQQ.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: An electronic auction (e-Auction) may be used to award all or part of the requirements. The use of e-Auctions may also be an option as part of any mini competition process.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

SP-0460
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

25.5.2012 – 13:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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:

Expression of Interest (EOI) & Pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
Please read all of the following information carefully.
1. Expression of Interest (EOI):
To formally submit an EOI you must promptly send a request to Michael Romaine at e-mail address:
mike.romaine@royalmail.com and copy to Kirsty Gartshore at e-mail address: kirsty.gartshore@royalmail.com

And provide the following details:
Company name;
Company address;
Company telephone number;
Contact name (Primary Contact);
Contact telephone number;
Contact E-mail address.
On receipt you will be sent information on how to access the PQQ. The PQQ will be managed using the RMG Electronic Sourcing Tool (E-sourcing).
2. Pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ):
You will receive two (2) emails which will enable you to access the PQQ via E-sourcing and participate.
Once you have completed the EOI form you will (within 48 hours, Monday to Friday) receive your FIRST email from RMG@frictionless.com, subject header “Royal Group RFX”, which shows log-on information required for access to E-sourcing, (please do not email this site unless instructed to do so).

On receipt of your log-on information you will then be sent a SECOND email (within 24 hours, Monday to Friday) from RMG@frictionless.com or RMG inviting you to participate in the PQQ for ‘Royal Mail Domestic Air Network Services’.

It is at this point that you will be able to fully access the PQQ and start to complete it.
Please note: your log-on will not be activated until you are formally invited to participate, so please do not try to log-on before you are invited as you will be denied access.
Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in GBP £ sterling (unless otherwise specified in the contract documents) and written in English.
Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Royal Mail Group is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity. Royal Mail Group reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it); to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time or to procure the contract by alternative means if it appears that the contract can be more advantageously procured by alternative means.
The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.
All communications must be made through Michael Romaine and copied to Kirsty Gartshore.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Any appeal under this procurement should be addressed to the contact at I.1 above.
In accordance with Regulation 33 (Information about contract award procedures and the application of stand still period prior to contract award) and Regulation 45 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.4.2012