Home to School Transport – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Home to School Transport – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Transport of Pupils, including those with disabilities, to and from school within the Southern Education and Library Board’s area. The contract period is from 1.8.2014 to 31.7.2017.

United Kingdom-Armagh: Taxi services

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Southern Education and Library Board
3 Charlemont Place, The Mall
For the attention of: Linda Best
BT61 9AX Armagh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2837512549
E-mail: linda.best@selb.org
Fax: +44 2837512491

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.selb.org

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

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:

Home to School Transport – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles.

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

Services
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within the Southern Education and Library Board’s area.

NUTS code UKN05

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 750 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Transport of Pupils, including those with disabilities, to and from school within the Southern Education and Library Board’s area. The contract period is from 1.8.2014 to 31.7.2017. (A 6 month extension option is included should it be required due to a delay in the establishment of any succeeding contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60120000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

Transport of pupils, including those with disabilities, to and from school by taxi, taxibus and minibus during the period of the contract. Approximate annual expenditure is 250 000 GBP over a considerable number of operators. The contract is for a 3 year period. (A 6 month extension option is included should it be required due to the delay in the establishments by any succeeding contract).

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: A 6 month extension option is included should it be required due to the delay in the establishments by any succeeding contract.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.8.2014. Completion 31.7.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

None.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

None.

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

None.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Full details of requirements are in the 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: None.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: None.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
None.
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

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:

Tender number 51079
e-SourcingNI project_16950

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

no

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: 28.5.2014 – 16:00

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

4.6.2014 – 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

English.

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 5.6.2014 – 8:00

Place: Southern Education and Library Board

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

VI.3)Additional information

To express interest in this tender please register your company on the eSourcingNI portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and follow the instructions.

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 Southern Education and Library Board will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for 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, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be bought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25.4.2014