Local Bus Tender Round

Local Bus Tender Round

The Council is seeking bids from operators for various routes throughout the county tendered in lots.

UK-Chelmsford: road transport services

2012/S 49-080568

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Essex County Council
County Hall, Market Road
For the attention of: Paul Rowden & Ray Young
CM1 1QH Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456037631
E-mail: local.busteam@essex.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1245496764

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com

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:

Local bus tender round September 2012.
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: Administrative county of Essex.
NUTS code UKH33
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Passenger Transport department subsidises a number of local bus routes. They are contracted out to private transport operators, and contract tender opportunities are available at various times throughout the year. The Council is seeking bids from operators for various routes throughout the county tendered in lots.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60170000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:

Prime operator to be responsible for all subcontracting arrangements.
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 tender documentation. Operators who have not previously worked with Essex County Council will be required to attend an induction meeting prior to contract start.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation. Operators who have not previously worked with Essex County Council will be required to attend an induction meeting prior to contract start.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Relevant UK operator, vehicle and driver licensing should be held.
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
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Essex County Council reserves the right to use an E-auction.
IV.3)Administrative information
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.4.2012 – 09:30
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The tender will be conducted via Essex County Council’s e-procurement portal (Ariba). Existing local bus suppliers have been automatically invited to log in using their account. Other suppliers who wish to participate should send an email clearly stating their trading name with the subject “Add to tender” to the project messageboard at email2workspace-prod+ECC+WS31511180+wyv4@ansmtp.ariba.com.

If a supplier does not already hold an account on the Council’s Ariba service they should also click the “Register as a new Supplier” link and create an account at http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.3.2012