Passenger Transport Services Wrexham

Passenger Transport Services Wrexham

Provision of Education and Social Care transport services – Taxi/Private Hire/PCV. This will include transport services for mainstream schools, and special needs schools.

UK-Wrexham: Road transport services

2013/S 107-183255

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wrexham County Borough Council
Transport Co-ordination, Environment Department, Abbey Road South, Wrexham Industrial Estate
Contact point(s): Transport Co-ordination
For the attention of: Brian Hughes
LL13 9PW Wrexham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1978292000
E-mail: brian.hughes@wrexham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1978729613

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.wrexham.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:

Passenger Transport Services (Round 2) – 2013.
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: Wrexham County Borough.
NUTS code UKL23

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)

Provision of Education and Social Care transport services – Taxi/Private Hire/PCV. This will include transport services for mainstream schools, and special needs schools. Details of individual routes involved can be obtained from the full tender documentation and from the above contact. Tenderers should note that up to 30 individual transport routes form the basis of this procurement exercise.
Although for the purpose of this contract notice, the contract is not split into individual route lots, tenderers should note that contracts / routes will be available via the electronic portal to price for on an individual route by route basis and that bids recieved will be evaluated and awarded on an individual route by route basis. Tenderers will be free to bid for any number of routes that are of interest to them.
Any subsequent electronic auctions held, will again be decided upon on, a route by route basis.
Wrexham County Borough Council also reserve the right to consider any combination price bids.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60120000, 60130000, 60140000, 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: no
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:

Up to 30 contracts. Individual route / contract duration is for varying periods of 1 to 5 years (all as clearly detailed on-line within the full tender documentation).
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 2.9.2013. Completion 31.7.2018

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: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed within the Qualification and Technical Sections of the electronic Tender Documentation.
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;
and as detailed within the qualification questions of the invitation to tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed within the qualification questions of the invitation to tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed within the qualification questions of the invitation to tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed within the qualification questions of the invitation to tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed within the qualification questions of the invitation to tender.
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Selected individual routes / contracts may be identified for electronic auction following evaluation of the tender receipts. It is estimated that, any e-auctions held, will take place during July/August, 2013.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

WCBC/TC/2013/002.
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: 12.7.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.7.2013 – 09:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: From November 2013 onwards.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers Instructions How To Express Interest In This Tender.
1. register your company on the eTenderwales portal (this is only required once).
— Browse to the esourcing Portal: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— Click the “Click here to register” link.
— Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete.
— You will shortly recieve an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest and submit a tender.
— Login to the portal with the username/password.
— Click the “Open Access ITT””””””””s” Link (These are Invitation to Tenders open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant ITT to access the content.
— Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page.
— This will move the ITT into your “My ITT””””””””s” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
— Click on the ITT code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box.
3. Responding to the tender.
— You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting).
— You can now use the “Messages” function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarifiacation.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
— If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution helpdesk is available Mon – Fri (8:00 am – 18:00 pm) on:
— Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— Phone: +44 8000112470 / Fax: +44 2070800480
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 35306.

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

Wrexham County Borough Council
Transport Co-ordination, Environment Department, Abbey Road South, Wrexham Industrial Estate
LL13 9PW Wrexham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1978292000
Internet address: http://www.wrexham.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period at the point that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers. The award decision notice will specify the criteria for the award of the contract, the reasons for the decision, including when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the Contracting Authority will not conclude the contract. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of a 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 3 months). The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or may order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Contract has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages. The time limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 6 months (and 30 days in certain circumstances).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.6.2013