Home To School Transport Oxfordshire

Home To School Transport Oxfordshire

Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 250.

UK-Oxford: public road transport services

2012/S 215-354999

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall, New Road
For the attention of: Kay Appleby
OX1 1ND Oxford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1865323905
E-mail: kay.appleby@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.businessportal.southeastiep.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
I.3)Main activity

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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Home To School Transport – Mid-terms CPU676.
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
NUTS code UKJ14

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

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 250
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 000 000 GBP

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

Oxfordshire County Council is seeking service providers to join a framework for mid-term home to school transport requirements across Oxfordshire.
This tender has been split into 2 lots, Lot 1 for 1 to 16 passengers and Lot 2 for 16+ passengers.
Please note that the tender documents will be available on the South East Business Portal on 8.11.2012.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60112000, 60171000, 60172000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Lot 1 – 1 to 16 passengers.
Lot 2 – 16+ passengers.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for up to 12 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: 1 to 16 Passengers

1)Short description

Home to school transport requirements across Oxfordshire for 1 to 16 passengers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60112000, 60171000

3)Quantity or scope

Home to school transport requirements across Oxfordshire for 1 to 16 passengers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: 16+ Passengers

1)Short description

Home to school transport requirements across Oxfordshire for 16+ passengers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60112000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Home to school transport requirements across Oxfordshire for 16+ passengers.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
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:

As per the pre-qualification questionnaire/ tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per the pre-qualification questionnaire/ tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the pre-qualification questionnaire/ tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the pre-qualification questionnaire/ tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: no

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

Envisaged number of operators: 250
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

CPU676
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 131-217986 of 6.7.2012

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: 7.1.2013 – 11:59
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.1.2013 – 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

until: 7.4.2013
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 7.1.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Officers of the County Council.

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

Oxfordshire County Council
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Oxfordshire County Council 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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.11.2012