United Kingdom - Maidstone: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Organisation: 
Main activities: 
General public services
NUTS Code: 
Type: 
Contract notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 096-190383

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Steve Brown
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000414815
E-mail: stephen.brown@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic access to information: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
Contact point(s): Mr Steve Brown
For the attention of: Mr Steve Brown
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000414815
E-mail: stephen.brown@kent.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
Contact point(s): Mr Steve Brown
For the attention of: Mr Steve Brown
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000414815
E-mail: stephen.brown@kent.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Kent County Council
County Hall
Contact point(s): Mr Steve Brown
For the attention of: Mr Steve Brown
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000414815
E-mail: stephen.brown@kent.gov.uk

I.2)

Type of the contracting 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 by the contracting authority:
SS15 124 — SEN Home to School Bulk Routes (September 2017).

II.1.2)

Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail

NUTS code UKJ42

II.1.3)

Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Within the Council the management of SEN transport is the responsibility of the Client Transport Team (CTT), which forms part of the Public Transport Department. This team is responsible for the co-ordination of a range of transport services for children and vulnerable young adults to and from various establishments within and outside of Kent. Transport services include; home to school transport for children with special educational needs and home to college transport for young adults with special educational needs. Following a pilot undertaken in early 2016, when the transport services to three main special schools in Kent were tendered on the basis of one school, one operator, the Council is looking to implement this concept across further schools in Kent. Feedback from transport operators following the pilots has been built into the implementation program. The one school one operator concept has been modified, now school transport lots are being offered on the basis of a taxi/private hire lot and a PSV (bus) lot, so that operators of the related specialism are able to tender accordingly. Lots have been planned so that the operating area is as constrained as possible, so providing a mass, within a local area which could be a district or two districts. There are seven schools in scope being tendered: They are:Cage Green and Ridge View School (Cage Green Road, Tonbridge Kent TN10 4PT) Aspen School (Mayfield Road, Whitfield, Dover, Kent CT16 3LJ) Malling School (Beech Road, East Malling, West Malling, Kent ME19 6DR) Meadows School (20-22 London Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 0RJ) Oakley School (Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4NE) Longfield Academy (Main Road, Longfield, Kent DA3 7PH) Meadowfield School (Main Road, Longfield, Kent DA3 7PH).

II.1.6)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60000000, 60120000, 60100000, 60112000

II.1.7)

Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)

Lots

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:
Within the Council the management of SEN transport is the responsibility of the Client Transport Team (CTT), which forms part of the Public Transport Department. This team is responsible for the co-ordination of a range of transport services for children and vulnerable young adults to and from various establishments within and outside of Kent. Transport services include; home to school transport for children with special educational needs and home to college transport for young adults with special educational needs. Following a pilot undertaken in early 2016, when the transport services to three main special schools in Kent were tendered on the basis of one school, one operator, the Council is looking to implement this concept across further schools in Kent. Feedback from transport operators following the pilots has been built into the implementation program. The one school one operator concept has been modified, now school transport lots are being offered on the basis of a taxi/private hire lot and a PSV (bus) lot, so that operators of the related specialism are able to tender accordingly. Lots have been planned so that the operating area is as constrained as possible, so providing a mass, within a local area which could be a district or two districts. There are seven schools in scope being tendered: They are:Cage Green and Ridge View School (Cage Green Road, Tonbridge Kent TN10 4PT) Aspen School (Mayfield Road, Whitfield, Dover, Kent CT16 3LJ) Malling School (Beech Road, East Malling, West Malling, Kent ME19 6DR) Meadows School (20-22 London Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 0RJ) Oakley School (Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4NE) Longfield Academy (Main Road, Longfield, Kent DA3 7PH) Meadowfield School (Main Road, Longfield, Kent DA3 7PH).

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 10 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)

Information about options
Options: no

II.2.3)

Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)

Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)

Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documentation for further details.

III.1.2)

Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documentation for further details.

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documentation for further details.

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no

III.2)

Conditions for participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documentation for further details.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documentation for further details.

III.2.3)

Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documentation for further details.

III.2.4)

Information about reserved contracts

III.3)

Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)

Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no

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:
SS15 124 Sept

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
19.6.2017 - 12:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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
in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19.6.2017 - 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about recurrence
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

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)

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

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
16.5.2017