Long Term Contract Hire Tender

UK-Swansea: motor vehicles for the transport of goods

The Long Term Contract Hire of Light Commercial Vehicles With or Without Maintenance.

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City and County of Swansea
Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road
SA1 3SN Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://https://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

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

 

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:

The Long Term Contract Hire of Light Commercial Vehicles With or Without Maintenance.

 

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

Supplies
Rental
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Swansea.
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)

The City and County of Swansea is inviting tenders for the long term hire of light commercial vehicles with or without maintenance for up to 7 year hire periods. Please see the tender documents for further details.
Community Benefits doesn’t apply to this contract.

 

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34130000, 34100000

 

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: yes

 

II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

No guarantees can be given regarding the actual number of vehicles being hired, please see the tender documents for details.

 

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

 

II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.3.2012. Completion 28.2.2019

 

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: 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: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.

 

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) bank statement and/or evidence of professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) balance sheets or extracts of balance sheets;
(c) statement of turnover for a maximum of the last three (3) years.
See Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Tender documents.

 

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

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

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 below

Lot 1. Cost of supply. Weighting 60 %

Lots 1 & 2. Cost of accessories. Weighting 5 %

Lots 1 & 2. Cost of components. Weighting 10 %

Lot 1. Warranty duration and agent proximity. Weighting 10 %

Lots 1 & 2. Vehicle delivery lead times. Weighting 5 %

Lot 1. Impest Stock offer. Weighting 10 %

Lot 2. Cost of supply. Weighting 55 %

Lot 2. Maintenance Agent(s) Suitability. Weighting 25 %

 

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/ENV/065/11

 

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

no

 

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

 

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

9.1.2012 – 12:00

 

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

28.11.2011

 

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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

 

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 9.1.2012 – 12:01

 

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

The City and County of Swansea will be conducting this procurement exercise through the Value Wales e-Tendering portal at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk. All information shall be downloaded and returned though this channel. For assistance, please contact the eTendering Helpdesk using the contact details on the website. The Project Code required to locate this tendering opportunity is 21946.

Buy4Wales Reference Number: 28285.

 

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

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

 

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority 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 Authority 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 (SI 2006 No. 5) 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 three 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, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority 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 Authority 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

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

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.11.2011