School and local bus transport services in Hertfordshire
23 local bus services throughout Hertfordshire are being tendered and will each be awarded as a separate contract. The contracts will be awarded for varying periods as specified on the invitation to tender.
UK-Hertford: road transport services
Section I: Contracting authority
Hertfordshire County Council
Transport Access and Safety Unit, PO Box 99, County Hall
For the attention of: Adrian Hardy
SG13 8TJ Hertford
Telephone: +44 1992588800
Fax: +44 1992588656
General address of the contracting authority: www.hertsdirect.org
Address of the buyer profile: http://hertscc.g2b.info/
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 2: Land transport services , including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
NUTS code UKH23
23 local bus services throughout Hertfordshire are being tendered and will each be awarded as a separate contract. The contracts will be awarded for varying periods as specified on the invitation to tender. Further details of the requirement are available on the following link: http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 11 000 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
Price. Weighting 70
Evaluation of quality assessment questionnaire. Weighting 30
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 164-272665 of 28.8.2012
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Please read this section carefully as it provides full instructions on how to apply for this requirement Hertfordshire County Council has moved to a new way of e-Tendering and worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement website called Supply Hertfordshire.
This website is supported by BiP Solutions who provide a system called Delta-ets which is the background platform to Supply Hertfordshire. This tender is a one stage process. If you wish to submit a tender you must complete and submit a completed Tender Bid via the Response Manager by 12 noon on Monday 10.12.2012. Documents cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Step 1: Registering with Supply Hertfordshire To participate in this tender you will need to go into http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/ and register, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. (If you have already registered with Delta-ets or Supply Hertfordshire, please follow the link above where you can log on using your existing username and password. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link below the log in box.) Please keep this username and password secure, and do not pass it to any third parties.
Step 2: Obtaining the Tender Documents, To complete a Tender you will need to go into the Response Manager Area and enter the Tenderbox Access Code 99YP69PNJW. You will then need to download the relevant documents and complete. Any supporting documents should be cross-referenced to the relevant question. If the Council requires further information concerning your application form, your Organisation will be contacted. However, please provide full details and answer all questions, as the Council reserves the right not to ask bidders for any further information or clarification.
Step 3: Uploading Your Completed Tender Bid. Once you have completed your Tender you must then “upload” your completed response in to the Response Manager Area (Tenderbox Access Code 99YP69PNJW). Please make sure you have submitted your completed Tender Bid to the correct Tenderbox. The Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by a tenderer in submitting your completed PQQ. If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk via email at email@example.com or call 08452707050 Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm for further assistance.
The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the tendering process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
Due to the current economic climate, Hertfordshire County Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract. GO Reference: GO-20121114-PRO-4384913.
If a complaint between the Council and the tenderer regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, relevant provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) will apply. The aggrieved party is advised to seek independent legal advice in relation to remedies they can pursue under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.11.2012