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UK-Telford: Hire of passenger transport vehicles with driver.

Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Telford & Wrekin Council
Transport Operations Team, Granville House, Telford, TF2 7RA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1952384619, Fax. +44 1952384836, Email: martyn.withnall@telford.gov.uk, URL: www.telford.gov.uk, URL: www.telford.gov.uk
Contact: Transport Team, Attn: Martyn Withnall
Electronic Access URL: www.delta-esourcing.com access code 73C368N4UC
Electronic Submission URL: www.delta-esourcing.com access code 73C368N4UC

Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above

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: SERVICES
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Tourist bus services to Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SERVICES
Service Category: 2

Region Codes: UKG21 - Telford and Wrekin
II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework or a dynamic purchasing system:The notice involves a public contract

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Hire of passenger transport vehicles with driver. Tourist bus services to Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
60170000 - Hire of passenger transport vehicles with driver.


II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): No
II.1.8)Lots:
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:
Route A
The Gorge Connect is the route that serves the various sites which are part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum. It operates in principle from Good Friday until the last weekend in October on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays and also weekdays Spring Bank Week & Summer School Holidays. There are two alternative options: option 1) with a 20 minute frequency on bank holiday weekends and 30 minute frequency on all other days during the period of operation option 2) a 30 minute frequency throughout the period of operation
Route B
The Gorge Park and Ride route is from a new site (to be constructed) close to Jiggers Roundabout on the A4169 then serving Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and the Museum of the Gorge. It will operate on a 12 minute frequency from Saturday 2nd June then Saturday Sundays and Bank Holidays and also weekdays Spring Bank Week & Summer School Holidays until the last weekend in October.
Route C
The Wenlock Connect will also operates from the new site close to Jiggers Roundabout .It will serve both the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and along the Wharfage before making its way to Much Wenlock. It will operate on an hourly frequency from Saturday 2nd June then Saturday Sundays and Bank Holidays and also weekdays Spring Bank Week & Summer School Holidays until the last weekend in October.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300,000
Currency: GBP


II.2.2)Options: Yes
If yes, description of these options: The option for a further 12 months based on funding and mutual agreement.
II.2.3)Information about renewals:
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

If known, in the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent contracts:
Duration in months: 48

II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

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:
See tender documents

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See tender documents

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Not Provided

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions:Yes
If Yes, description of particular conditions:
see tender documents
III.2)Conditions For Participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:

See tender documents
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
See tender documentation

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Technical capacity - means of proof required

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
See tender documents
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided
III.3)Conditions Specific To Service Contracts
III.3.1)Information aboout a particular profession:
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: Yes
If yes, reference to relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Public transport operators
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service:
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: No
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open

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: GC1/2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:

Date: 02/03/2012
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 12:00
Payable documents: No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 09/03/2012
Time: 12:00
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in month(s): 36

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 09/03/2012
Time: 12:00
Place:
Democratic Services, Civic Offices
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: Yes
Democratic services officer


Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)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: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs).However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to access, correspond and respond to this opportunity.
If you experience any difficulties at any time during the tender process please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call 0845 270 7050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com.
The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 73C368N4UC. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
Communication will only be accepted via `email the buyer¿ through the tenderbox. . Written replies will be provided to all enquiries and any points of clarification or information will be circulated to prospective tenderers via the delta email system.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is Friday 08.03.2012 at 12noon. Your ITT must be completed and submitted electronically by using the tenderbox through www.delta-esourcing.com
Please ensure that you allow yourself at least 2 hours when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents. If you are uploading multiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all documents in an application like WinZip.
If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call 0845 270 7050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com. GO-2012124-PRO-3672999 TKR-2012124-PRO-3672998

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Telford & Wrekin Council
Borough of Telford & Wrekin, Civic Offices, Telford, TF3 3HD, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1952383200, URL: www.telford.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 24/01/2012

ANNEX A


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