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Provision of a bus service between 2 points, daily service Monday - Saturday, 52 weeks a year over 5 years.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Midlothian Council
Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1DN
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312707500
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1316542797
NUTS code: UKM23

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00336

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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:

Provision of a bus service between Tesco/Eskbank and Gore Avenue on behalf of Midlothian Council.

Reference number: MID17/20
II.1.2)Main CPV code
63712100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of a bus service between 2 points, daily service Monday - Saturday, 52 weeks a year over 5 years.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
63712100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM23
Main site or place of performance:

Midlothian.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of a bus service between Tesco/Eskbank and Gore Avenue, Gorebridge, 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/10/2017
End: 01/10/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend for 1 further period of 1 year.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

There are 4 options to be priced detailed within the tender document, final selection of preferred option will be made after the final evaluation has concluded.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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:

The contractor shall have and keep in force a Public Service Vehicle Operators Licence of the relevant classification as required by Section 12 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

See Appendix 2 of the Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/08/2017
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 14/11/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Midlothian Council offices.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Procurement Officer.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

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=504044

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:504044)

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=504044

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Midlothian Council
Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1DN
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312707500
Fax: +44 1316542797

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

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/07/2017