School Transport Tender Middlesbrough

School Transport Tender Middlesbrough

Provision of a Home to School Transport Bus Service.

UK-Middlesbrough: hire of passenger transport vehicles with driver

2012/S 69-114716

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Middlesbrough Borough Council
Strategic Commissioning & Procurement Unit, Strategic Resources, PO Box 506, Civic Centre
For the attention of: Stephen Snaith
TS1 9GA Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642729178

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Middlesbrough Borough Council
Ayresome Integrated Transport Unit, Ayresome Industries, Unit 1, Letitia Industrial Estate
For the attention of: Martin Metcalfe
TS5 4BE Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642353439
Internet address:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Middlesbrough Council
Middlesbrough Council, Middlesbrough Integrated Transport Unit, Ayresome Industries, Unit 1 Letitia Industrial Estate
For the attention of: Martin Metcalfe
TS5 4BE Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642353439
Internet address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Middlesbrough Borough Council
Russell Street, Town Hall
For the attention of: Members Services
TS1 2QQ Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642729174
Internet address:

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

Provision of a Home to School Transport Bus Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

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: Middlesbrough.
NUTS code UKC12

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 a Home to School Transport Bus Service.
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

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:

Total of approximately 61 different routes from the Middlesbrough area to Secondary, Primary snd Special schools within the Middlesbrough boundary.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 100 000 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:

Deposits and guarantees maybe 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:

In the case of group bidders the Council will require the group to take legal form.
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

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:

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: 6.6.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.6.2012 – 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

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The contract will divided into lots prior to the award of the contract. The lots are not known at this moment in time.
(MT Ref:87832).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Strategic Resources (Strategic Commissioning & Procurement Unit)
PO Box 506, Civic Centre

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Appeals should be to the Strategic Commissioning & Procurement Unit via the Pro-Contract E-tendering system as a formal question requiring response from the Authority. Appeals shall be in accordance with the requirements of statutory procurement regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.4.2012