Community Bus Services Cheshire

Community Bus Services Cheshire

Supported Public Local and Community Bus Services to transport clients to various locations in the East of Cheshire and surrounding areas.

UK-Crewe: transport services (excl. Waste transport)

2012/S 115-190364

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cheshire East Borough Council
Cheshire East Transport Service, Delamere House, Floor 6, Delamere Street
Contact point(s): Steve Steve Griffiths
For the attention of: Steve Steve Griffiths
CW1 2LL Crewe
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1270371479
E-mail: steven.griffiths@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Cheshire East Borough Council
Operators are required to register, submit an expression of interest and download documentation via the Chest website at WWW.thechest.nwce.gov.uk – the project reference is NWCE-8V3EHD

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cheshire East Borough Council
Operators are required to register, submit an expression of interest and download documentation via the Chest website at WWW.thechest.nwce.gov.uk – the project reference is NWCE-8V3EHD

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cheshire East Borough Council
Operators are required to register, submit an expression of interest and download documentation via the Chest website at WWW.thechest.nwce.gov.uk – the project reference is NWCE-8V3EHD

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Environment
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:

Tender Phase 3, 2012 -Supported Public Local and Community Bus Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Supported Public Local and Community Bus Services to transport clients to various locations in the East of Cheshire and surrounding areas.
NUTS code UKD

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)

Supported Public Local and Community Bus Services to transport clients to various locations in the East of Cheshire and surrounding areas. The Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period. Possible variations to lots – Should this happen updated information will be provided via The Chest website. Cheshire East Borough Council reserve the right not to award any of the listed lots.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

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

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

The contract award will vary between 2 and 7 years, each individual tender form will clearly state the length of award. The values given in this notice are only estimations and are based on each contract running for it’s maximum time frame. The authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the.
Work during the contract period.The Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period. Possible variations to lots – Should this happen updated information will be provided via The Chest website. Cheshire East Borough Council reserve the right not to award any of the listed lots.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 9 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: N50503

1)Short description

Route Start: Langley, Sutton, Macclesfield.
Route Finish: The Fallibroome Academy.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 53.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for 2 years with the option to extend – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 4 years) and take into account the maximum length of time this contract could be awarded for – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to.
The accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 192 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: N50506

1)Short description

Route Start: Macclesfield.
Route Finish: Prestbury.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 29.
Vehicle can be supplied, Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option to extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 317 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: N50515

1)Short description

Route Start: Macclesfield, Weston.
Route Finish: Upton Priory.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 20.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option to extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 76 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: N50530

1)Short description

Route Start: Warrington, Knutsford.
Route Finish: Lower Peover.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 20.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest.
Website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option.
To extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 57 900 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: N50533

1)Short description

Route Start: Macclesfield, Weston.
Route Finish: Upton Priory.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 20.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option to extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 105 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: N50544

1)Short description

Route Start: Tytherington, Bollington, Adlington.
Route Finish: Poynton High School.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 45.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option to extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 343 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: N50568

1)Short description

Route Start: Macclesfield.
Route Finish: Manchester.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 25.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option.
To extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 55 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: N50574

1)Short description

Route Start: 9 – Macclesfield, 10A – Macclesfield.
Route Finish: 9 Moss Rose, 10A – Tyherington and Bollington.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 20.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible route variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option.
To extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 723 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: N50594 (Options A & B)

1)Short description

Route Start: Macclesfield.
Route Finish: Langley.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 20.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible route variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option to extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 385 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: N53050 (options A, B & C)

1)Short description

Route Start: Macclesfield.
Route Finish: Knutsford.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 39.
Vehicle’s can be supplied, Driver(s) Required.
Possible route variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option to extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 100 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: N53052 (Options A & B)

1)Short description

Route Start: Wilmslow, Styal.
Route Finish: Manchester Airport.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 25.
Vehicle & Driver Required. Possible route variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest.
Website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option.
To extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 456 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 12 Lot title: N80811

1)Short description

Route Start: Mossley, Congleton.
Route Finish: All Hallows Catholic College.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 70.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible route variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for 3 years with the option to extend – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 5 years) and take into account the maximum length of time this contract could be awarded for – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to.
The accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 183 350 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 13 Lot title: N80822

1)Short description

Route Start: 9 – Cranage, Goostrey, Twemlow Green.
Route Finish: 9 – Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 57.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible route variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either 3 or 5 years with the option to extend – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) and take into account the maximum length of time this contract could be awarded for – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 238 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 14 Lot title: N80850

1)Short description

Route Start: Congleton.
Route Finish: All Hallows Catholic College.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 70.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for 3 years with the option to extend – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 5 years) and take into account the maximum length of time this contract could be awarded for – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 175 750 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 15 Lot title: N80891

1)Short description

Route Start: Park Lane.
Route Finish: Congleton High School.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 57.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either 3 or 5 years with the option to extend – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) and take into account the maximum length of time this contract could be awarded for – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any.
Representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 119 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 16 Lot title: N80895 Options A & B

1)Short description

Route Start: Congleton Fairground.
Route Finish: 76 – Banky Fields, 90 – Bromley Estate, 91 – Mossley, 92 – Buglawton, 93 – West Heath.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 25.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option to extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 780 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 17 Lot title: S70763

1)Short description

Route Start: Swanswick / Marbury / Wrenbury / Sound.
Route Finish: St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Crewe Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 53.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest.
Website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either 3 or 5 years with the option to extend – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) and take into account the maximum length of time this contract could be awarded for – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any.
Representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 256 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 18 Lot title: S80854

1)Short description

Route Start: Winsford.
Route Finish: Crewe.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 25.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest.
Website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option to extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 54 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 19 Lot title: S80857

1)Short description

Route Start: Middlewich.
Route Finish: St. Nicholas Catholic High School.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 57.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible route variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for 3 years with the option to extend – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 5 years) and take into account the maximum length of time this contract could be awarded for – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to.
The accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 205 575 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 20 Lot title: S80894

1)Short description

Route Start: 315 Congleton – Rode Heath 321 – Scholar Green – Newcastle.
Route Finish: 315 Congleton – Rode Heath 321 – Scholar Green – Newcastle.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 25.
Vehicle & Driver Required.
Possible route variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for either of the following: 3 years, 5 years or 7 years with the option.
To extend if awarded for 3 or 5 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates (based on 7 years) – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 594 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 21 Lot title: 70700

1)Short description

Route Start: North West Crewe Area.
Route Finish: South East Crewe Area.
Minimum Vehicle Seating Capacity: 33.
4 Vehicles & Drivers Required.
Possible route variation – should this happen upload information will be provided via The Chest website.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract will be awarded for 2 and a half years with the option to extend up to a maximum of 7 years – The values given in this notice are only estimates and take into account the maximum length of time this contract could be awarded for – the Authority gives no guarantee or warranty or makes any representation as to the accuracy of any indicative volumes or as to the value of the work during the contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

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

Detailed within the tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Detailed within 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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Detailed within the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Detailed within the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Detailed within the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Detailed within the tender documentation.
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

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: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NWCE-8V3EHD
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

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

2.8.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

15.6.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Approximately Every 5 years.
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

This procurement exercise will be conducted on Cheshire East Borough Council’s electronic Contract and Tender Management System at the www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk. Organisations.

Wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (if required) through the Contract and Tender.
Management System. It is the organisations responsibility to satisfy themselves that they have provided all of the.
Required information. If you have any technical problems with The Contract and Management System please contact the.
Helpdesk on: Email: nwsupport@due-north.com Telephone: +44 8452930459.

If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Contract and Tender Management System at www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk.

If you require urgent assistance regarding the initial usage of the eTendering package please contact the Contracting Authority point-of-contact in Section I.1 of this notice. On failure to reach this contact, please immediately email the nature of the difficulty to procurement@cheshireeast.gov.uk All deadlines are potentially subject to change. The authority will make all best endeavours to communicate revised deadlines, should they change.Cheshire East Borough Council reserve the right not to award any of the listed lots.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill.
Period at the point that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.6.2012