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The Council requires to put in place, a multi-lot contract for the transport of school pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Approximately 122 contracts (Lot) will be issued through the subsequent tender process; a single supplier will be ...

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1698403876
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1698403050
NUTS code: UKM36

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00010

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
North Lanarkshire Council
Municipal Buildings, Kildonan Street
Coatbridge
ML5 3BT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tricia Howell
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM36

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Transport of Pupils with Additional Support Needs 2017-2020.

Reference number: CPT-ML-ED-16-128
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34115200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Council requires to put in place, a multi-lot contract for the transport of school pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Approximately 122 contracts (Lot) will be issued through the subsequent tender process; a single supplier will be appointed to each contract (Lot). There are approx 40 destinations within and/or on the boundary of North Lanarkshire area for these. Many of the contracts will contain more than one pupil/route(s) with multiple pick up points.

All drivers must be fully licensed and insured. Some contracts may have a requirement for an escort which should be arranged by the driver this will fully explained within each individual contract description in the Tender document. Both drivers and any escorts must be PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) registered.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 380 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

The criteria for combining Lots will be further disclosed in the tender documents.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Transport of Pupils with Additional Support Needs 2017-2020

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34115200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM36
Main site or place of performance:

Within and bordering North Lanarkshire area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We anticipate around 47 contracts (Lots) with a single pupil - contract will be for the pick up of an individual pupil and drop off at a single destination. On a case by case basis an escort may be required, duration of the contracts will vary between 1 and 3 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Overall quality / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 90
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Transport of Pupils with Additional Support Needs 2017-2020

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34115200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM36
Main site or place of performance:

Within and bordering North Lanarkshire area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We anticipate around 75 contracts (Lots) with multiple pupils - contract will be for the pick up from multiple locations and drop off at a single destination. On a case by case basis an escort may be required, duration of the contracts will vary between 1 and 3 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Overall quality / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 90
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
27/03/2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Private Hire; taxi services, or individuals with vehicles, some with additional support provided by an escort employed by the driver(requirement as detailed per Lot). All drivers/escorts must be PVG registered (Protection of Vulnerable Groups). All vehicles must have the required insurances, MOT and tax in place prior to contract award, evidence of all these requirements must be provided prior to contract award.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

4B.5.1 It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 10M GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 5M GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

4C.9 Bidders will be required to demonstrate that they have (or have access to) the relevant tools, plant or technical equipment to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4 in the OJEU Contract Notice or the relevant section of the Site Notice.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:
24/05/2017

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

In line with the new Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, the Council is publishing a Prior Information Notice (PIN). This is an

information notice only, a separate contract notice will follow which will contain further details of the tender process including on line access to tender documentation. Hard copy Tender documents will be available two days after publication of the contract notice (around 29.3.2017) from Education HQ.

If you are not already registered on PCS, please do so to ensure you are alerted to the contract notice being published and to ensure the tender documents are available for you to download once released by the Council. Registering with PCS is free of charge.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=483715.

(SC Ref:483715).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1698302222
Fax: +44 1698275125

Internet address:http://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. A Tenderer that

suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff

Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20/02/2017