Durham Park and Ride Bus Services
Durham Park and Ride Bus Services (Belmont, Sniperley and Howland Sites).
United Kingdom-Durham: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
For the attention of: Kelly Stewart
DH1 5UL Durham
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.durham.gov.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
General public services
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Durham Park and Ride Bus Services (Belmont, Sniperley and Howland Sites).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 2: Land transport services , including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: County Durham.
NUTS code UKC14
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)
This contract (‘the Contract’) is for Durham Park and Ride Bus Services for sites at Sniperley, Belmont and Howland for Durham County Council.
Durham County Council operates a set of three Park and Ride sites around Durham City, as part of its plans for addressing congestion on the approaches to Durham. The scope of this Contract will include the supply for the start of the Contract date a fleet of ten low floor midi buses (Vehicles) that must meet Euro VI Standards. The Service requires 9 Vehicles to be in service over peak periods and eight (8) off-peak (further information of the service requirements can be found within Park and Ride Timetable. This will result in one spare Vehicle over the peak period and 2 at off-peak times these Vehicles should be used to cover any maintenance, breakdowns, additional requirements to the Council etc.
The expected start date for this Contract is 27.10.2014, with a contract mobilisation start date of June 2014, enabling sufficient time for the successful Operator to provide the requirements in time for the start of this service.
This Contract is for an initial period of 5 years commencing 27.10.2014 until 26.10.2019, subject to the right of the Authority (at its sole discretion) to exercise its right to extend the Contract by 2 years then a further 1 year. There will be Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) implications for the successful bidder.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 27.10.2014. Completion 26.10.2019
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Council reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security. Further details will be set out in the tender documents, if relevant.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Council reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability, if relevant. Further details will be set out in the tender documents.
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45-50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23-29 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in VI.3.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/ EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in Section VI.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 1. Public Liability – GBP 5 million.
2. Employers Liability – GBP 10 million.
3. Motor Vehicle – GBP 5 million.
Bidders must also achieve a minimum turnover level of GBP 1 million and will undergo a further credit assessment (full details in the tender documents).
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48-50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender documents available from the NEPO portal as detailed in section VI.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must successfully pass parts A-F of the Business Questionnaire, in line with the evaluation criteria listed. Parts A-F of the Business Questionnaire include; grounds for exclusion; insurance; health and safety and equality and diversity and essential criteria for Section G – Pricing Schedule to be evaluated.
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
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.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
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
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 29.5.2014 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
5.6.2014 – 16:00
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
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
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
Organisations can register electronically for the documents via www.nepoportal.org. Then access the suppliers area and select Durham. Input reference 9J7C-PU31NH.
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: The Council will incorporate a standstill period when award of this contract is communicated to bidders. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful bidders to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contract Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No 5) (as amended) provide the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.4.2014