Bicycle Hire Provider – Pre-Tender Market Engagement
Membership and single hire options required. Must operate 365 days a year.
United Kingdom-Swansea: Bicycles
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Civic Centre
NUTS code: UKL18 Swansea
Postal code: SA1 3SN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: James Beynon
Telephone: +44 7966231329
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0254
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Bicycle Hire Provider
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
A bicycle hire provider for circa fifteen sites (with likely future expansion); covering Swansea City Centre and its popular foreshore route.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The procurement will be conducted using the competitive procedure with negotiation pursuant to Regulation 29 of the PCR 2015.
Swansea Council will undertake a tender procedure to secure an agent for the provision and management of a bicycle hire scheme. Swansea Council will provide capital funding contribution and licensed areas of land to support the project. But the tenderer will be expected to assume the revenue and management liabilities for the project. The tenderer will be expected to assume all ongoing revenue costs.
Contract duration — 5 years (with an option to extend for a further 2 years).
Membership and single hire options required.
Must operate 365 days a year.
Must have a daily rebalancing of the bikes within the scheme.
Regular maintenance regime.
Must demonstrate how the bikes will be parked in an orderly fashion, and not cause nuisance or obstruction to the public realm.
Must support first and last mile mobility.
Provision of e-bike or future e-scooter options preferable.
To be integrated with the Swansea Bayways campaign to promote the greater use of active travel within the City and County area.
Are there any details that you would like us to consider as part of your response to this notice?
Could you please provide a summary of your Business and what Service you could provide to the Council.
If the Council considers you a potential supplier based solely on the strength of the answers provided, would you be prepared to engage in open and non-committal discussions (pre tender market engagement) before any tender for the service is issued by the Council.
Please provide an expression of interest with a response to the questions above to James.Beynon@swansea.gov.uk by Friday 16 October 2020.
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary information
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=104122
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: