West Lothian Local Bus Services
The services being tendered are replacements for current council local bus services.
UK-Livingston: transport services (excl. Waste transport)
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
West Lothian Council
West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Unit
For the attention of: Steven Menzies
EH54 6FF Livingston
Telephone: +44 1506281808
Fax: +44 1506281325
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.westlothian.com/councilcontracts
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00140
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
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:
West Lothian Local Bus Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 2: Land transport services , including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Lothian.
NUTS code UKM28
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)
The services being tendered are replacements for current council local bus services. Historically the council has awarded passenger transport contracts on a “minimum subsidy” basis, whereby the council pays a fixed amount per month to the contractor and the contractor retains any fares revenue taken. However, in this instance tenderers are invited to also submit bids on a “minimum cost” basis (whereby the tender price is the price required to operate the service and all fare revenues are submitted to the council) as well the traditional minimum subsidy basis. Bids may be submitted for one or more routes.
There are 37 routes in total with options for variations of some routes. Further information on specific route layouts and timetables will be provided in the tender documents.
You may submit a bid for any or all routes using either or both cost options stated above. The Authority will award each route individually but may award more than one route to a single operator. Some routes may be withdrawn from the tender at the discretion of the Authority.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
60000000, 60112000, 60172000
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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
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:
There are a variety of routes being tendered. 37 routes with additional variations relating to dates and times are also included.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 2 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option of additional two year extension available after initial contract period.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 0 and 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Individual Routes
The contract is divided up into individual routes. There are 37 of these routes with variations covering days and times for one or more.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
3)Quantity or scope
37 routes in total with additional variations.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
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:
Full details of financing and payment are contained in the tender documentation.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(6) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
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
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Price. Weighting 60
2. Quality/Specification. Weighting 30
3. Environmental/Sustainability. Weighting 10
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
16.7.2012 – 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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The tender documents can only be obtained by registering on the following website: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html.
These documents CANNOT be obtained by registering an interest on this website. The button to register your interest on this website does not alert the publisher of the tender of your interest.
Please be aware that there may be a short delay before the tender is published on the website.
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: In accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 the Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period before entering into the contract at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Any appeal should be directed to the contact details set out in VI.4.3) below. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session in Scotland. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the contract award decision or order the Authority to amend any documents and may award damages. If the contract has already been entered into when the appeal is lodged, the Court may only award damages unless satisfied that one of the prescribed grounds for ineffectiveness applies. Any action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
Corporate Procurement Unit
West Lothian Council Civic Centre 2nd Floor South Howden South Road
EH54 6FF Livingston
Telephone: +44 1506281808
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.6.2012