Tender for Driver Training Vehicles

Tender for Driver Training Vehicles

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have a requirement for 2 driver training vehicles.

United Kingdom-Aylesbury: Emergency vehicles

2016/S 113-201460

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Brigade Headquarters, Stocklake
For the attention of: Jarvis Osborne
HP20 1BD Aylesbury
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1296744400
E-mail: procurement@bucksfire.gov.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

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:

Driver Training Appliances OJEU.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Brigade Headquarters, Stocklake, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1BD.
NUTS code

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)

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have a requirement for 2 driver training vehicles. These vehicles will be used for both emergency response and LGV driver training including LGV Category C driving tests. As well as driver training there is also a requirement for the vehicles to be capable of carrying bulky operational equipment for major incidents if required.
To meet the dual role requirements these vehicles will need to have a curtain sided body to enable the ballast to be loaded and unloaded for driver training purposes (in the form of water filled IBC’s) which can be easily removed to carrying operational equipment. As the vehicles will be used for emergency response driver training, they should perform (acceleration, speed) and have the same driving characteristics (handling, size, operational weight) as the majority of the front-line fire appliances currently in the fleet (Scania P270). It should be capable of seating 4 personnel (including the driver), preferably in a crew cab.
The vehicles must also meet the minimum requirements for LGV Category C driving tests which are:
— Minimum vehicle length of 8m;
— Minimum vehicle width of 2.4m;
— Minimum MAM of 12 tonnes;
— Fitted with a tachograph;
— Have a closed box cargo compartment at least as wide and as high as the vehicle cab;
— Minimum real weight (operational weight) of 10 tonnes;
— Minimum load of 5 x 1 000 litre semi-transparent plastic IBCs filled with water.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34114100, 34144213, 34100000, 34114000, 35111000, 35110000, 35111200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 375 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 8.8.2016. Completion 7.8.2017

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
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

Payable documents: no

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

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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
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:



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