School Transport Tender Highlands
UK-Inverness: public road transport services
Section I: Contracting authority
c/o Town House, High Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Corporate Contracts Team
IV1 1JJ Inverness
Telephone: +44 1463703978
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.highland.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Highlands and Islands.
NUTS code UKM6
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 200
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 GBP
The framework agreement for social work service and school pupil transport will cover the Highland Council area, and may include journeys to or from points outwith the Highland Council area. Initially call-off contracts will be for home to school transport of additional support needs pupils, children and families social work clients and transport to employment. Mainstream home to school transport will also be included where new needs arise. Later developing requirements may include adult social work clients and health service transport.
The services will require utilising vehicles with a capacity of 4 to 16 seats. The Council will require the provision of some vehicles which are accessible to mobility impaired clients including those who use manual or powered wheelchairs.
The framework agreement will establish the cost of providing services based on a number of factors including but not limited to: the frequency of operation of the service required (e.g. daily, weekly, monthly or on demand), the geographic area in which the service is to be provided (school catchment area, defined geographic area or journey miles, and may include service crossing the Highland Council boundary), the type of vehicle to be used (car, minibus, vehicle adapted for wheelchair carriage), the client group to be carried (users with low medium or high dependency or potentially significant medical needs). The Council will seek to establish prices based upon any or all of the above factors.
There may be circumstances in which the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 will apply.
The framework agreement period shall be 14.8.2012 to 13.8.2015, three years with an option to extend for up to a maximum of one year. The service specification issued at call-off contract stage will detail the start / end dates for each individual requirement.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland web site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=222997.
The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a “Tender Submission Postbox” facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=222997.
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The requirements are set out in the supplier appraisal questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 234-379327 of 6.12.2011
The Highland Council.
Section VI: Complementary information
This tendering exercise will be conducted using the public contracts scotland tender postbox to facilitate electronic tendering. The system is a fully managed 24×7 free service developed by the Scottish Government for use across the public sector.
The invitation to tender will be available for download upon registering your interest in this notice and will contain a supplier appraisal questionnaire. The Council will analyse the responses to the questionnaire in accordance with Regulations 23, 24, 25 and 26 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006, to identify those applicants that have the economic and financial standing and technical or professional ability to deliver the contract. Rejection shall be automatic unless the potential bidder is able to demonstrate business, technical, and financial capacity and propriety in respect of all of these requirements in relation to the provision of the services forming the subject of the contract.
Any person wishing to access tender documents should register their interest through this website notice, any queries please e-mail email@example.com.
The completed tender documentation must be returned no later than 12:00 Noon on Wednesday 2.5.2012.
Hard copy submissions will also be accepted up to the date and time set for the deadline for receipt of tenders.
The Authority shall be entitled to assign, novate or otherwise transfer its part of the contract or any of its rights or obligations under the contract without the consent of the contractor being required including, without limitation, to any successor body to the Authority.
Procurement Section – Finance
c/o Town House, High Street
IV1 1JJ Inverness
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.3.2012