Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
For the attention of: Bryan Shelton
DH1 5UL Durham
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.durham.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
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Adult Wellbeing and Health, Home to School and Public Transport Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 2: Land transport services , including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: County Durham.
NUTS code UKC14
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 County council is seeking bids for a number of Adult wellbeing and Health, Home to School and Public Transport contracts.
The Adults, Wellbeing and Health Contracts will be for 2 years with a possible extension on some Contracts for a further 2 years. This Adults, Wellbeing and Health Contracts will require various Taxi’s and Minibus vehicles operating to various adult centres throughout Durham County.
The Home to School Contracts will be up to 4 years depending upon the contract bidders wish to tender for with a possible extension on some Contracts for a further 2 years. This Home to school contracts will require various taxis and PSV vehicles. The Contracts will serve schools throughout the County of Durham, but mainly the West of Durham County.
Public Transport Contracts will be for 4 years with a possible extension on some Contracts for a further 2 years. This public transport contract will require various Taxi Bus to Minibus vehicles operating a full daytime service with others operating on evening only. The contracts tendered include mainly the South, East and West of County Durham.
It is envisaged the above contracts will start 3.9.2012. Specific Contract information and duration can be found within the tender documents which can be downloaded from www.nepoportal.org
or alternatively emailing Bryan.Shelton@durham.gov
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
The estimated value of services for the duration of the contract is in theregion of 20 000 000 GBP. Please note the estimated total value is not guaranteed.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 20 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 3.9.2012. Completion 29.7.2016
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The contracting authority reserve the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security. Further details will be set out in the tender documents, if relevant.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Finance conditions and payment arrangements will be made in accordance with the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The contracting authority reserve the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability. If relevant further details will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Under this project the contractor may be required to participate in the achievement of social and environmental considerations.
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: In accordance with articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as per the tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as per the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the tender documents.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 ofthe Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as set out as per the 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
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.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
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
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.5.2012 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.5.2012 – 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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 29.5.2012 – 10:00
Officers of the County Council.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Officers of the County Council.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained