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United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
NEPO224 Acquisition of Heavy Goods and Specialist Vehicles
The Association of North East Councils Ltd trading as the North East Procurement Organisation will be inviting tenders for organisations to participate in a 48 month framework agreement for the acquisition of heavy goods and specialist vehicles on a purchase and contract hire basis. The framework agreement will be used by NEPO and will also be available to all other contracting authorities across the United Kingdom.
The framework agreement will also be available to all current and future members of the Procurement Partnership Ltd's (TPPL) buying club. A list of TPPL members can be obtained from http://www.tppl.co.uk/about-us/our-members/
The framework agreement will also be available to all full and associate members of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO). A list of NEPO Member Authorities is available here https://www.nepo.org/about and a full list of associate members is available here http://nepo.org/associate-membership/list
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Chassis 12.5t – 44t
Purchase of either unconverted chassis or converted chassis from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), who can supply direct, or via any of their franchise dealerships. The chassis to be supplied under this Lot will include day and sleeper cabs of various wheelbases that are acceptable for conversion with body types including but not limited to: tippers, drop side, flat, beavertail, curtain-side, box, Luton, refuse collection, bin lifts and recycling bodies, gritter, snowplough and auger spreaders, tanker, gully emptier, aerial platforms, hook loader and demountable body systems, jetter, cranes, mobile library and offices, vehicle and plant recovery, street lighting and highway maintenance bodies, and any other body type a contacting authority may require. The Lot will also include the options to offer spare parts and maintenance contract services.
If a converted vehicle is required under this lot, the convertor may either be nominated by the participant or the OEM will use their preferred convertor. For clarity, purchases from this Lot will be made from OEMs of chassis (unconverted/ converted) that have been appointed to the solution in this lot.
Convertors up to 44t
Purchase of converted chassis from the convertors appointed to the solution. Participants can if they choose to, nominate a preferred chassis for conversion. Alternatively, where the participant owns an existing chassis, they can pay for the body only for the purpose of mounting on an existing chassis. Convertors can make available for sale ex-demonstration vehicles to participants within this lot. Body type conversions to include but not limited to: tippers, dropside, flat, beavertail, curtain-side, box, Luton, refuse collection, bin lifts and recycling bodies, gritter, snowplough and auger spreaders, tanker, gully emptier, aerial platforms, hook loader and demountable body systems, jetter, cranes, mobile library and offices, vehicle and plant recovery, street lighting and highway maintenance bodies, and any other body type a participant may require. The Lot will also include the options to offer spare parts and maintenance contract services.
Contract Hire of Heavy Goods Vehicles
Contract hire of vehicles operating on petrol, diesel, hybrid, electric, LPG (liquid petroleum gas), Hydrogen and Bio fuel. Types of HGVs to be hired includes but is not limited to the full range of vehicle categories and sizes covered in lots 1 and 2 but also any other heavy goods, specialist and municipal vehicles exceeding 12.5 tonnes.
Contract Hire of Minibuses, Coaches, Double-decked and Articulated Buses
Contract Hire of 5-75 seat (including accessible vehicles) and includes vehicles operating on petrol, diesel, hybrid, electric, LPG (liquid petroleum gas), Hydrogen and Bio fuel. Vehicles may be coach-built, OEM standard or van-based conversions.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This is to be a joint NEPO/TPPL tender procurement conducted through NEPO and when a full tender is issued the contract notice and tender documentation will be available via NEPO's preferred e-tendering portal: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities
In order to access the opportunity suppliers will need to register on the NEPO Portal if they don't already have an account. Further information on how to do this is available at https://www.nepo.org/suppliers/portal