Taxi Services Tender Warwickshire

Taxi Services Tender Warwickshire

The provision of taxi transport for children and/ or adults to include (but not limited to) home to school transport.

UK-Warwick: Taxi services

2013/S 007-007848

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Warwickshire County Council
Strategic Procurement Unit, PO Box 3, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwickshire
For the attention of: Katy Salisbury
CV34 4RH Warwick
Telephone: +44 1926736144

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

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: yes

Coventry City Council
Council House, Earl Street
CV1 5RR Coventry

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
PO Box 18, Council House
B91 3QS Solihull

Warwick District Council
Riverside House, Milverton Hill
CV32 5HZ Leamington Spa

Stratford District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street
CV37 6HX Stratford-upon-Avon

Rugby Borough Council
Town Hall, Evreux Way
CV21 2RR Rugby

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
Town Hall, Coton Road
CV11 5AA Nuneaton

North Warwickshire Borough Council
South Street
CV9 1DE Atherstone

Warwickshire Police Authority
Woodcote Lane, Leek Wootton
CV35 7QA Warwick

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Specialist Transport
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: Warwickshire and West Midlands Region.

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 500
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The provision of taxi transport for children and/ or adults to include (but not limited to) home to school transport.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60120000, 60130000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Framework will be for an initial 2 year period with the option to extend for up to an additional 24 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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

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: Evidence required as stated in the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Evidence required as stated in the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Evidence required as stated in the tender documentation.
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
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: WCC reserves the right to use electronic auctions.
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: 20.2.2013 – 18:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

21.2.2013 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21.2.2013 – 13:00

Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4RH.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Officers of Warwickshire County Council and/ or their agents.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 24 months from contract commencement unless the available option periods are taken.
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

Warwickshire County Council will be using its e-tendering system (In-Tend) for the administration of this procurement process and providers must register with the system to be able to express an interest.The web address is Registration and use of In-Tend is free. Once registered, all correspondence for this procurement process must be via the in-tend correspondence function. However, if you are unable to register with the website please either email us at or call +44 1926736140. This tender is designed to enable a call off Framework contract to be established for the provision of Specialist Transport. The Framework contract will primarily be for use by Warwickshire County Council but will also be open for use by Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Warwick District Council, Stratford District Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, North Warwickshire Borough Council, Rugby Borough Council, Warwickshire Police Authority.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.1.2013