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Services Restricted Procedure Notice



SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S) Official name: Telford & Wrekin Council, Postal Address: Darby House, PO Box 212 Lawn Central, Town: TELFORD, Telephone: 01952 384619, E-mail: martyn.withnall@telford.gov.uk, Contact Point(s): Transport Business Unit, For the attention of: Martyn Withnall, Postal Code: TF3 4LB, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 01952 384634, General address of the contracting authority (URL): www.telford.gov.uk, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL): http://telford.g2b.info
I.1.1) Further information can be obtained at
I.1.2) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a Dynamic Purchasing System) can be obtained at
I.1.3) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to
I.2.1) Type of contracting authority Regional or local authority
If 'other' please specify
I.2.2) Main activity or activities
General Public Services
Education
If 'other' please specify
I.2.2) 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 UK-TELFORD: School Bus Services
II.1.2) Service Category 2.
II.1.2.1) Main place of performance Two school bus service routes operating between South Telford to specified routes to a North Telford denomination School.
NUTS Code UKG21.
II.1.3) The notice involves A public contract
II.1.4) Information on framework agreement (if appropriate)

Number
OR, if applicable, maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged
II.1.4.1) Duration of the framework agreement (if appropriate)
Period in year(s)
OR month(s)
Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years
II.1.4.2) Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement (give figures only)
Estimated value excluding VAT
OR range: between
and
Currency
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded (if possible)
II.1.5) Short Description of the contract or purchase(s) Two registered school bus service routes operating between South Telford to specified routes to a North Telford denomination School. The Authority reserves the right to add additional school bus routes during the term of the contract.
II.1.6) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 60112000.
II.1.7) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? No
II.1.8) Division into lots No
If yes, tenders should be submitted for
Lot No
II 1.9) Variants will be accepted No
II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1) Total quantity or scope (including all lots and options, if applicable) Two school bus services operating from South Telford traveling a specified route
If known, estimated value excluding VAT (give figures only)
OR range: between 285000
and 500000
Currency GBP
II.2.2) Options (if applicable)
If yes, description of these options
If known, provisional timetable for recourse to these options: Period in month(s)
or day(s)
Number of possible renewals (if any):
or Range: between
and
If known, in the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent contracts: in month(s)
and/or days (from the award of the contract)
II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME PERIOD FOR COMPLETION
Either: Period in months
And / or days
Or: Starting 07/09/2009
And/or ending 31/07/2011

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required (if applicable) Please refer to the Pre-Qualification questionnaire
III.1.2) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them Please refer to the Pre-Qualification questionnaire
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded (if applicable)


III.1.4) Other particular conditions to which performance of the contract is subject (if applicable) No
If yes, description of particular conditions
III.2) CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
III.2.1) Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Any supplier may be disqualified who:

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met Candidates will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire. The Authority will be assessing candidates' responses in this respect by reference to the criteria for qualitative selection detailed in articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire
III.2.2) Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable) Candidates will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire. The Authority will be assessing candidates' responses in this respect by reference to the criteria for qualitative selection detailed in articles 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.3) Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable) Candidates will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire. The Authority will be assessing candidates' responses in this respect by reference to the criteria for qualitative selection detailed in articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.4) Reserved Contracts (if applicable) No

III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession No
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision
III.3.2) Legal entities should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service Yes

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Restricted procedure.
IV.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators that will be invited to tender or to participate (when applicable)
Envisaged number of operators
Or Envisaged minimum number 5
and, if appropriate, maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Evaluating of a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will produce a shortlist of Bidders to be invited to tender.
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA
IV.2.1) Award criteria (please tick the relevant box(es)) B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
B1) the criteria as stated below:
1) Price. Weighting: 40%.
2) Quality and experience. Weighting: 60%.
In descending order of priority: No.

IV.2.2) An electronic auction will be used No
If yes, additional information about electronic auction (if appropriate)
IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1 File reference number attributed by the contracting entity (if applicable) TWSBC0209
IV.3.2) Previous publication concerning the same contract
If yes:
IV.3.2.1) Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.2.2) Other previous publications
Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents 04/03/2009
Time: 16:00
Payable documents No
If yes, Price (give figures only):
Currency
Terms and method of payment
IV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date 04/03/2009
Time 16:00
IV.3.5) Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates 23/03/2009
IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up English
Other - third country
IV.3.8) Conditions for opening tenders
IV.3.8.1) Date, time and place
Date 27/04/2009
Time 12:00
Place (if applicable) via the Delta eTendering system
IV.3.8.2) Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders (if applicable) Yes
If yes, authorised persons Democratic Services Officer

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1) THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT (if applicable) No
If yes, estimated timing for further notices to be published:
VI.2) CONTRACT(S) RELATED TO A PROJECT AND / OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS No
If yes, reference to project(s) and / or programme(s)
VI.3) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) Please note this contract will be tendered online using the Vault e Tendering service of BiP Ltd. Suppliers must read through this complete set of instructions and follow the process before responding to this tender. Your Pre-Qualification Questionnaire/tender must be completed and submitted electronically by using Vault through BiPs Delta-ets. The information and documents for this tender will be accessible at www.delta-ets.com.. To be able to access these documents you will need to register your company details and enter the following Tender Access Code (TAC) 04T325638 at the bottom of the registration page; thereafter you will be issued with a USERNAME and PASSWORD. If you have already registered with Delta-ets, please follow the link shown and click on the Delta-ets Home tab, this will redirect you to the homepage where you can log on using your existing username and password to collect the PQQ/tender documents. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link below the log in box on the Delta-ets homepage. Please keep this USERNAME and PASSWORD secure, and do not pass it to any third parties. You must log into the Delta-ets and then click on the Vault tab, if you have added the TAC to your registration you will automatically view the tender title. Click on the title and you will be taken into the tenderbox where the documents are stored. If you have previously accessed Delta then please enter the TAC into Vault and you will then be able to access the documentation. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time. If you are uploading mutiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application like WinZip or WinRar. If you experience any problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk at helpdesk@delta-ets.com or call 0845 2707050 for further assistance. The deadline for the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire submission is 4pm on Wednesday 4th March 2009. GO reference: GO 09012302/01
VI.4) PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL
VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures Official name: Telford & Wrekin Council, Postal Address: Civic Offices, PO Box 440, Town: Telford, Telephone: 01952 383255, E-mail: , Contact Point(s): Legal Services, For the attention of: Head of Legal Services, Postal Code: TF3 4WF, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: , General address of the contracting authority (URL): www.telford.gov.uk, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
Body responsible for mediation procedures (if applicable)
VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals (please fill heading VI.4.2 OR if need be, heading VI.4.3)
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (information about contract award procedures and the application of the standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
VI.4.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained Official name: Telford & Wrekin Council, Postal Address: Civic Offices, PO Box 440, Town: Telford, Telephone: 01952 383255, E-mail: , Contact Point(s): Legal Services, For the attention of: Head of Legal Services, Postal Code: TF3 4WF, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: , General address of the contracting authority (URL): , Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 23/01/2009


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