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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, Donnington Wood, Telford, TF2 7RA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1952384619, Fax. +44 195284836, Email: martyn.withnall@telford.gov.uk, URL: www.telford.gov.uk, URL: www.telford.gov.uk
Contact: Transport Team, Attn: Martyn Withnall

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: Taxi framework for the transport of vulnerable adults and children
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 the setting up of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement:
Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement:
Duration in year(s): 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3,000,000
Currency: GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Hire of passenger transport vehicles with driver. Transport services for vulnerable adults and children to Day Centres and schools within Telford and Wrekin, the operator may be required at certain times to operate outside the Borough

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:
The Service required is the provision of vehicles with drivers and, where applicable, escorts, for the transportation of vulnerable children, young people and adults from designated pick-up points to specified locations, and the return of these Clients to designated drop-off points

II.2.2)Options: No
II.2.3)Information about renewals:
This contract is subject to renewal: Not Provided
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:
Information contained within documents

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

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Information contained within documents

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions:Yes
If Yes, description of particular conditions:
Information contained within documents
III.2)Conditions For Participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of these criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists. Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so. Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

Information contained within 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:
Information contained within documents
Minimum Level(s) of standards possibly required:
Information contained within documents

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Information contained within documents
Minimum Level(s) of standards possibly required:
Information contained within documents
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided
III.3)Conditions Specific To Service Contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession:
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: Yes
If yes, reference to relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Information contained within documents
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: Yes
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 below
Criteria - Weighting
Quality - 60
Deliverables - 30
Capability, Financials, capacity - 10
Stage 2 - 100
Whole life costs - 100

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: Yes
If yes, additional information about electronic auction
An e auction may be used on some or all of the routes

IV.3)Administrative Information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: TF14MW
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: 05/11/2013
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: 06/11/2013
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): 48

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 06/11/2013
Time: 12:00
Place:
Democratic Services Addenbrooke House Telford
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: Yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: re newed every 48 months
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.

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: 59GX5EMP92. 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 Wednesday 06.11.13 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.
To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=73311047
GO-2013920-PRO-5138333 TKR-2013920-PRO-5138332

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Telford and Wrekin Council
Legal Services, Addenbrook House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 7NT, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1952383251

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: In compliance with the public procurement regulations 2006

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: 20/09/2013

ANNEX A


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