Taxi Services Ipswich
The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is looking for expressions of Interest in the form of a completed PQQ from Contractors that can provide a Taxi / car hire service for the conveyance of patients and light goods to and from the Ipswich Hospital.
UK-Ipswich: taxi services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
For the attention of: Roger Holloway
IP4 5PD Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473704465
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
Other: NHS Trust
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:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKH14
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)
Taxi services. The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is looking for expressions of Interest in the form of a completed PQQ (Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available from the address in section I.1) from Contractors that can provide a Taxi / car hire service for the conveyance of patients and light goods to and from the Ipswich Hospital.
— The conveyance of patients will be to/from the Ipswich Hospital to their destination, or from one Hospital site to another, both on a routine or adhoc basis and will involve the transportation of patients, wheelchairs and patients in wheelchairs,
— The conveyance of light goods from one Hospital to another will be both on a routine or adhoc basis.
Both services will need to be available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and 365/6 days a year. The response time for any adhoc request must not exceed 20 minutes and any routine request must be collected and delivered within an agreed 5 minute window.
Where adhoc or routine Medical/Pathological/Pharmaceutical specimens/goods are conveyed the vehicle driver will be required to collect from and deliver to named personnel within the Hospital premises e.g. from Laboratory Department to Laboratory Department unless otherwise stated.
It is envisaged that the successful Contractor will have a range of suitable vehicles available to meet the needs of the Trust and its patients.
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:
It is estimated that the value of the contract over the initial 3 year period may be between 150 000 gbp to 300 000 gbp, although the exact figure is unknown due to restructuring of current services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Contract will be for an initial period of 3 years with options (to be exercisable under the contract) to extend the contract for a period or periods up to a further 24 months depending on business needs.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:
If it is considered appropriate by the authority, an indemnity, guarantee, bond or other form of appropriate security may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As contained within the PQQ/Tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Authority reserves the right to require groupings of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability for a contract to be performed by a group of economic operators or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability in respect of the entire contract irrespective of the form the grouping takes.
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 and 46 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available from the address in section I.1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available from the address specified in Section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Article 48 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out 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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, which is available from the address specified in section I.1.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
5.10.2012 – 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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. GO Reference: GO-2012829-PRO-4194453.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust will allow a standstill period at the point the decision regarding the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period shall be in accordance with Regulation 32A of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained