Student Transport 2014 – Cheshire

Student Transport 2014 – Cheshire

Provision of term-time student transport by coach to and from South Cheshire College, Crewe along 13 routes.

United Kingdom-Crewe: Road transport services

2014/S 054-090558

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

South Cheshire College
Dane Bank Avenue
Contact point(s): South Cheshire College
For the attention of: Chris Lovatt
CW2 8AB Crewe
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1270654634
E-mail: chris.lovatt@scc.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1270669739

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scc.ac.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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

C021 Student Transport 2014.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
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: Cheshire, Shropshire & Staffordshire.
NUTS code UKG2,UKD2

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 term-time student transport by coach to and from South Cheshire College, Crewe along 13 routes.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

South Cheshire College has a requirement for the transportation of students by bus/coach to and from the college along 13 routes, during term time only.
The routes are as follows:
Winsford (SCC1);
Chesterton (SCC2);
Whitchurch (SCC3);
Leighton (SCC4);
Clayton/Loggerheads (SCC5);
Biddulph-Mow Cop (SCC6);
Market Drayton (SCC7);
Burleydam/Madeley (SCC8);
Wincham-Middlewich (SCC9);
Northwich (SCC10);
Wrenbury/Marbury (SCC11);
Tattenhall-Bunbury (SCC12);
Holmes Chapel (SCC13).
Contract to be 3 years in duration, with two options to extend for a further year.
Contract is for service during term-time only. The total number of days service will vary from year to year depending on the college calendar, however the annual total will not exceed 180 days. The 2014/2015 calendar has not been confirmed yet, but it is currently expected that the 2014/2015 academic year will require 176 days of Student Transport Services.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 589 500 and 1 963 500 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Options to extend for a further two years in one year increments, resulting in a total possible contract period of 5 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
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 1.8.2014. Completion 31.7.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Route SCC1 (Winsford)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along route SCC1 (Winsford).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender).
Route – AM (PM reverse of inward route):
Clive, Middlewich Road, Bradbury Road, Wharton, Crook Lane, Wharton Road, High Street, Grange Lane, Nixon Drive, Delamere Street, Over Square, Swanlow Lane, Beeston Drive, Durham Drive, Glebe Green Drive, Darnhall School Lane, Swanlow Lane, Over Road, Church Minshull, Cross Lane, Eardswick Lane, Middlewich Road, South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats: Minimum 53 Seater Required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 125 460 and 154 980 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Route SCC2 (Chesterton)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along route Route SCC2 (Chesterton)
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender)
Route: AM (PM reverse of inward route):
Chesterton Liverpool Road, London Road, Dragon Square, Crackley Bank, Cedar Road, Audley Road B5500, Bignall End Ravens Lane, New Road, Church Street, Hougher Wall Road, Ryehills, Heathcote Road, Station Road, Shaleybrook Road B5367, Nantwich Road B5500, Balterley, Newcastle Road, Hough, Shavington, B5071 Crewe Road, South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats: Minimum 53 Seater Required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 118 422 and 146 286 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Route SCC3 (Whitchurch)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC3 (Whitchurch).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender)
Route.
AM (PM reverse of inward route):
Ternhill, Prees, Higher Heath, Whitchurch, A525, A530, Nantwich, A534, Dane Bank Avenue to South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats.
Minimum 53 Seater Required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 183 600 and 226 800 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Route SCC4 (Leighton)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC4 (Leighton).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender)
Route: AM (PM reverse of inward route):
Earle St, Coleridge Way, Sydney Road, Elm Dr, Middlewich St, Badger Ave, Broad St, North St, Broughton Rd, Parkers Rd, Bradfield Rd, Cliffe Rd, Underwood Lane, Badger Ave, Pyms Lane, Sunny Bank Rd, then quickest route to Dane Bank Avenue, South Cheshire College.
NB: For the first two weeks of September term, a second 70 seat coach is required to run consecutively with the first run at 8am, as all students are required in at 9am until normal timetables start. This should be taken into account when preparing your daily cost for this lot.
Number of Seats: Minimum 70 Seater Required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 142 252 and 175 723 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Route SCC5 (Clayton/Loggerheads)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC5 (Clayton/Loggerheads).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender).
Route: AM (PM reverse of inward route):
Clayton, Whitmore Road, Baldwins Gate, Newcastle Road, Pinewood Road, Gravelly Hill, Newcastle Road, Mucklestone Road, Eccleshall Road, Knighton, London Road, Doddington, Walgherton, Wybunbury Road, Bridge Street, Main Road, Annions Lane, London Road, Stapeley, Elwood Way, Newcastle Road, Nantwich By-Pass, Crewe Road, Nantwich Road, Dane Bank Avenue, South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats: Minimum 33 Seater, Maximum 40 Seater required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 98 685 and 121 905 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Route SCC6 (Biddulph-Mow Cop)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC6 (Biddulph-Mow Cop).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender).
Route – AM (PM reverse of inward route).
Biddulph – Marsh Green – opp Grange Court, Roe Park/Congleton Road, Mow Cop Church, Mount Pleasant Post Office, Scholar Green – The Bank, Scholar Green – Stone Chair Lane, Brownlow – The Brownlow Inn, Smallwood – opp St John Baptist Church, Rode Heath – Broughton Arms, Rode Heath – Woodland Heath Avenue, Hassall Green – New Inn, South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats: Minimum 40 Seater Required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 105 945 and 130 873 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Route SCC7 (Market Drayton)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC7 (Market Drayton).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender)
Route: AM (PM reverse of inward route):
A53, Almington, Market Drayton. A529 Adderley, Audlem, Cheshire street, Audlem Road Hankelow, Crewe, Dane Bank Avenue, South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats: Minimum 53 Seater Required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 168 300 and 207 900 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Route SCC8 (Burleydam/Madeley)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC8 (Burleydam/Madeley).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender)
Route: AM (PM reverse of inward route):
Burleydam, Whitchurch Road, Shropshire Street, Stafford Street, Woore Road, Audlem Road, Nantwich Road, Newcastle Road, Bar Hill, Poolside, New Road, Bowsey Wood Road, Main Road, Newcastle Road, Crewe Road, Main Road, Rope Lane, Crewe Road, Nantwich Road, Dane Bank Avenue, South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats: Minimum 33 Seater, Maximum 40 Seater required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 98 685 and 121 905 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Route SCC9 (Wincham-Middlewich)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC9 (Wincham-Middlewich).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender).
Route.
AM (PM reverse of inward route).
Wincham, Church St, Hall Lane, A559 Manchester Rd, A530 Griffiths Rd, Rudheath B5082 Middlewich Rd, Shipbrook Way, Gadbrook Rd, A556,A530 Middlewich Croxton Lane, A54,Chester Road, St Michaels Way, A533 Lewin St, Booth Lane, Warmingham Road, then shortest route to Dane Bank Avenue, South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats: Minimum 53 Seater Required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 114 368 and 141 278 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Route SCC10 (Northwich)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC10 (Northwich).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender)
Route – AM (PM reverse of inward route).
Barnton Runcorn Road, A533, Warrington Road A49, Weaverham, Sandy Lane, High Street, Northwich Road, Hartford, Beach Road, Chester Road, Castle Street, Chesterway, Northwich, London Road, Kingsmead, A533, London Road, A533, Road One Industrial Estate, Clive Green Lane, Nantwich Road A530, Pyms Lane, Sunny Bank Road, West Street, Victoria Avenue, Stewart Street, Dane Bank Ave, South Cheshire College,
Number of Seats: Minimum 40 Seater Required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 106 335 and 131 355 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Route SCC11 (Wrenbury/Marbury)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC11 (Wrenbury-Marbury).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender)
Route: AM (PM reverse of inward route):
Wrenbury, Cholmondeley Road, Holtridge Lane, Lower Hall Road, Gauntons Bank, Norbury, School Lane, Marbury,Wirswall Road, Wrenbury Road, New Road, Nantwich Road, Ravensmoor,Baddiley Lane, Swanley Lane, Tally Ho Lane, Cuckoo Lane, A51, Wettenhall Road, Dairy Lane, Worleston, Main Road, Nantwich By-Pass, Crewe Road, Nantwich Road, Dane Bank Avenue, South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats: Minimum 33 Seater, Maximum 40 Seater required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 117 810 and 145 530 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Route SCC12 (Tattenhall-Bunbury)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC12 (Tattenhall-Bunbury).
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender)
Route: AM (PM reverse of inward route):
A534 Bulkeley, Tattenhall, High Street, Rocky Lane, Duckington,Whitchurch Road, Chester Road, Malpas, High Street, Oldhall Street, Springfield Road, Well Meadow, No Mans Heath, Cross o’ Th’ Hill Road, Bickley Lane, Spurstow A49, School Lane, Bunbury Lane, Haughton, Long Lane, Wrexham Road, Cuckoo Lane, A51, Nantwich By-Pass, Crewe Road, Nantwich Road, Dane Bank Avenue, South Cheshire College.
Number of Seats: Minimum 16 Seater, Maximum 33 Seater required.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 98 685 and 121 905 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Route SCC13 (Holmes Chapel)

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60172000

3)Quantity or scope

Transportation of students to and from South Cheshire College, along Route SCC13 (Holmes Chapel)
To arrive at South Cheshire College at approximately 8:45 am and depart South Cheshire College at approximately 16:45 pm (detailed timings will provided in our Invitation to Tender)
Route – AM (PM reverse of inward route)
Cranage – Byley Lane cnr, Goostrey – Booth Bed Lane cnr, Goostrey – Post Office, Goosetrey – St Lukes Church, Twemlow Green – Post Office, Twemlow Green – Yellow Broom, Lower Withington – Council Houses, Holmes Chapel – Sandiford Rd cnr, Holmes Chapel – Shopping Precinct, Holmes Chapel – Station Rd Crossroads, Brereton Green – School Lane cnr, South Cheshire College
Number of Seats: Minimum 40 Seater Required
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 110 543 and 136 553 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers are permitted to bid for one, many or all lots. The ITT will provide the opportunity to offer reduced pricing (as a % reduction) should the supplier be awarded more than ‘X’ lots, where ‘X’ is a quantity set by the supplier.

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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: The information and formalities necessary to assess whether an applicant qualifies to receive an Invitation to Tender are contained in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information and formalities necessary to assess whether an applicant qualifies to receive an Invitation to Tender are contained in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The information and formalities necessary to assess whether an applicant qualifies to receive an Invitation to Tender are contained in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

Lowest price
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:

C021
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.4.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

18.4.2014
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36-60 months after publication of this notice, dependent on whether options to extend are exercised.
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

PQQs will be issued and should be returned via email to chris.lovatt@scc.ac.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: South Cheshire College will operate a standstill period of not less than 10 days between notifying tenderers of its intention to award the contract(s) and the award of the contract(s), In accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended). Any appeal during this period should be made in accordance with the Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.3.2014