Contract to Supply 10 Adapted Minibuses

Contract to Supply 10 Adapted Minibuses

Contract for up to ten (10) Adapted Minibuses (with Wheelchair Lift) for up to 15 Passengers.

United Kingdom-Swansea: Motor vehicles

2014/S 196-346220

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City and County of Swansea
Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

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
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

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:

Contract for up to ten (10) Adapted Minibuses (with Wheelchair Lift) for up to 15 Passengers.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Swansea, Wales, UK.

NUTS code UKL18

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)

Contract for the purchase of up to ten (10) adapted minibuses (with wheelchair lift) for up to 15 passengers.
See Tender Documents for full details.
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code itt_44373 within the appropriate area.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34100000, 34144000, 34114400, 34121000, 34211100, 34114000, 34114300, 34120000, 34139000, 34139100, 34139200

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: no

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:

It is the Council’s intention to enter into a Contract for a total of up to 10 vehicles.
See Tender Documents for full details.

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

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:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See Tender Documents.
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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Tender Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Tender Documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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:

CCS/14/006
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: 18.11.2014

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

18.11.2014 – 12:00
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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.11.2014 – 12:00

Place:

Civic Centre, Swansea.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Staff from the Council’s Legal, Democratic Services and Procurement department.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Presently unknown.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Economic operators interested in submitting a tender can download the tender documents from the eTenderWales portal (http://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk). You will need to register with eTenderWales if you are not already registered. Please see below instructions on how to register.

1. Register your company on the eTenderWales portal (this is only required once):

— Navigate to the portal: http://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— Click the ‘Suppliers register here’ link.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the user-name you chose and click “Save” when complete.
— You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
— Agree to the terms and conditions and click “continue”.
2. Express an interest in the project:
— Login to the portal with your user-name/password.
— Click the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ link (these are the ITTs open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page.
— This will move the ITT into your “My ITTs” page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
— Click on the ITT code. You can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box.
3. Responding to the invitation to tender:
— You can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting).
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the ITT.
— There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line help available).
If you require any further assistance use the on-line help. Alternatively, the BravoSolution help-desk can be contacted (Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 18:00) on:

— E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— Phone: +44 8003684850
The ITT code required to locate this tendering opportunity is: itt_44373.
(WA Ref:16128)

Postal address: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk,

Town: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

For the attention of: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

City and County of Swansea
Legal, Democratic Services and Procurement, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road
SA1 3SN Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period will extend to 15 calendar days for communication by non-electronic means. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Council as soon as possible after the decision has been made. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 30 days). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Council to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Council to pay a civil financial penalty, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Council has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

City and County of Swansea
Legal, Democratic Services and Procurement, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road
SA1 3SN Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.10.2014