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Services - 117513-2020

10/03/2020    S49

United Kingdom-Lewes: Road transport services

2020/S 049-117513

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of Passenger Transport Services for East Sussex County Council
Postal address: East Sussex County Council County Hall, St Annes Crescent
Town: Lewes
NUTS code: UKJ22 East Sussex CC
Postal code: BN7 1UE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Supplier Engagement Team
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Passenger Transport for East Sussex County Council

II.1.2)Main CPV code
60100000 Road transport services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

DPS to provide passenger transport services to East Sussex County Council (and Surrey County Council, West Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council should they decide to join the DPS). The main requirement is for home to school transport for children, but the DPS can also be accessed for adults social care and any other Council passenger transport requirements.

There are requirements for vehicles with a range of seating requirements (from a single passenger in a taxi-minicab to minibuses and coaches), personal assistants/escorts (including medically trained) and wheelchair accessible vehicles.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 750 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60120000 Taxi services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of a DPS to provide a route to market for the Council’s passenger transport requirements.

Initially this will be for East Sussex County Council. Should/When the other named authorities join the DPS requirements for Surrey, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove will be added. Providers in these other locations may express an interest at this stage by email to They will then be contacted to apply to join the DPS during the implementation period of the additional authority.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Approximate annual spend for the authorities is as follows:

East Sussex County Council — GBP 12.5 million,

Surrey County Council — GBP 40 million,

West Sussex County Council — GBP 12 million,

Brighton and Hove City Council — GBP 2 million.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 29/04/2030
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The DPS will initially only include East Sussex County Council mini-competitions. If the other named authorities decide to join the DPS the opportunity to provide the services to the joining authority will be advertised. There is no need to apply to join at this stage (although you are welcome to express an interest by email to if you do not deliver services in the county of East Sussex.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Court of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Royal Court of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: adam HTT Ltd
Postal address: The Pinnacle, 170 Midsummer Boulevard
Town: Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK9 1BP
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: