Taxi Services Tyneside

Taxi Services Tyneside

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.

UK-South Shields: taxi services

2012/S 104-173875

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
South Tyneside District Hospital Harton Lane
Contact point(s): Alan Wood
NE34 0PL South Shields
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: alan.wood@stft.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sthct.nhs.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

Health
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:

Provision of Taxi/Private Hire Services to South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.
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: North East England.
NUTS code UKC

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)

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to award a contract for the provision of a private hire (taxi) service for the conveyance of staff, patients and light goods for both routine and ad hoc requirements. Full details will be provided in the Invitation to Tender document.
Interested parties should email alan.wood@stft.nhs.uk to request a copy of the invitation to tender document.

Completed document (tender response) to be returned by 12:00 noon on the 23.7.2012.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60120000, 60170000

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: 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:

The advertised opportunity will be for an initial period of 36 months with the option to extend by up to a further.
24 months. Further details will be provided in the invitation to tender. The estimated value of the tender; based on historic information; is circa £45 000,00 per annum
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend contract after expiry of the initial 36 months by up to a further 24 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance cover and/or other forms of security cover it deems necessary.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Further details will be provided to those who express interest in this opportunity and/or are invited to tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Groupings of bidders may be required to form a separate limited company and/or that one takes full responsibility and/or that each takes joint and several liability.
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: As detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
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

Open
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:

CON/127/RE9
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.7.2012 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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

The Contracting Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender and reserves the right to cancel this award procedure at any time. The Contract Award Criteria will be provided in the invitation to tender document.
The Contracting Authority shall not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing interest in, or tendering for this opportunity.
The successful tenderer will be required to give an undertaking that it will comply with all UK and EC.
Legislation,standard and applicable guidance.
All dates detailed in this Contract Notice are approximate and are subject to change. Use of variants are at the Contracting Authority’s absolute discretion and whether these options will be pursued will be detailed by the Contracting Authority in due course.
Interested parties should email alan.wood@stft.nhs.uk to request a copy of the invitation to tender document. Completed document (tender response) to be returned by 12:00 noon on the 23.7.2012.

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:31.5.2012