Retail distribution network for travel tickets

Retail distribution network for travel tickets

Yorcard Ltd in collaboration with NEXUS and Centro is looking to procure the services of a provider of a network of retail outlets (a retail distribution network) to sell paper and ITSO Travel Tickets as well as ITSO Travel Money on its behalf. UK-Sheffield: electronic marketplace retailing services

2012/S 64-104308

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Yorcard Ltd.
11 Broad Street West
For the attention of: John Henshall
S1 2BQ Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: john.henshall@yorcard.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 agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Other: Transport
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

NEXUS
St James Boulevard
NE1 4AX Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM

Centro
16 Summer Lane
B19 3SD Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Retail distribution network for travel tickets.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout Yorkshire, North East and West Midlands.
NUTS code
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)

Yorcard Ltd in collaboration with NEXUS and Centro is looking to procure the services of a provider of a network of retail outlets (a retail distribution network) to sell paper and ITSO Travel Tickets as well as ITSO Travel Money on its behalf. The provider is expected to have in place contracts with retail outlets throughout the area by the commencement dates and be able to provide technology to facilitate ITSO smart ticketing sales.
The contract will be let for an initial term of three years but then may be extended on a year to year basis for up to a 10 year period.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66151100, 55900000

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000,00 and 7 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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:

Joint and severally liable.
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: Completion of a pre-qualification questionnaire will be required.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Completion of a pre-qualification questionnaire will be required.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the tender documentation.
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: yes

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: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

1975
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

21.5.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Yorcard Ltd is leading this collaborative procurement between itself NEXUS and Centro. The retail distribution network is intended to cover Yorkshire (which consists of: East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston Upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire (including City of York), South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire), the North East (which consists of: County Durham, Northumberland, The Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear) and the West Midlands. It is intended that the three named parties will have individual contracts with the supplier.
The figures in II.2.1 are based on a range of estimated values for the first year of the contract.
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:

27.3.2012