United Kingdom - Edinburgh: Taxi services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
General public services
Type: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Friday, December 2, 2016
Tender ID: 
2016/S 233-425501

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Contact point(s): Commercial and Procurement Services
For the attention of: Paul Bell
EH8 8BG Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1315294569
E-mail: paul.bell@edinburgh.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290

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

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract
Taxi Card Service.

II.1.2)

Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM25

II.1.3)

Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

II.1.4)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The City of Edinburgh Council's (the Council) Taxicard scheme has been successfully operating for many years. Taxicard is offered as a valued part of a holistic Concessionary and Accessible Transport (C&AT) provision in the City.

Taxicard allows the holder to make a maximum of 104 taxi journeys at a reduced rate. The Taxicard scheme is designed to help disabled people get about by making taxi journeys more affordable with participating taxi operators.

Taxicard is available to Edinburgh residents with a severe, permanent disability who cannot use ordinary buses or can only use buses with assistance. Children under 2 years old and people with temporary mobility difficulties are not eligible for a Taxicard.

There are currently 8 534 registered users of Taxicard in Edinburgh making approximately 205 000 trips annually.

This contract will be for an initial period of 24 months with the option of two additional 12 months extensions at the discretion of the Council.

II.1.5)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60120000

II.1.6)

Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

II.2)

Total final value of contract(s)

II.2.1)

Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 2 400 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

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
1. Cost. Weighting 70
2. Quality. Weighting 30

IV.2.2)

Information about electronic auction

IV.3)

Administrative information

IV.3.1)

File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
CT0017

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 111-201454 of 11.6.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: CT0017 Lot title: Taxi Card Services

V.1)

Date of contract award decision:
17.11.2016

V.2)

Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4

V.3)

Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Central Radio Taxis (Tollcross) Ltd
15 Bankhead Drive, Sighthill Industrial Estate
EH11 4DW Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Internet address: www.taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

V.4)

Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 2 400 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 2 400 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

V.5)

Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about European Union funds

VI.2)

Additional information:
(SC Ref: 471969)

VI.3)

Procedures for appeal

VI.3.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.3.2)

Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the Standstill period commencing on the next working day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.

VI.3.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.4)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
30.11.2016