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02/08/2014    S147

United Kingdom-Newtown St Boswells: Road transport services

2014/S 147-264416

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Scottish Borders Council
Postal address: Council Headquarters
Town: Newtown St Boswells
Postal code: TD6 0SA
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Corporate Procurement Service
E-mail: procurement@scotborders.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1835824000

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00394

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Scottish Borders Council
Postal address: Council Headquarters
Town: Newtown St Boswells
Postal code: TD6 0SA
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1835824000
Internet address: http://www.scotborders.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Other: Passenger Transport
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: All members of the Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership and any other related parties

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of Passenger Transport Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Scotland South.

NUTS code UKM24 Scottish Borders

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
As part of a review of Community & Passenger Transport provision locally,Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership (CPP)is developing a sustainable transport framework agreement covering all passenger transport services, and which will be open for use by all CPP organisations in the Borders(including but not necessarily limited to the Council, NHS Borders,Borders College,Housing Associations and RSLs, Police Scotland Fire and Rescue, the voluntary sector organisations and any other related parties).
The anticipated framework start date is January 2015 for a maximum period of 4 years.
It is proposed that the framework will be split into four lots as detailed below:
1) Short notice & urgent transport;
2) Mainstream Education Transport (schools & colleges);
3) Health, Social Care & Non Emergency Patient;
4) Supported Local Bus Services.
Lot 1
It is anticipated that the services covered by this lot will mainly be ad hoc, unplanned journeys required at short notice and possibly urgently. Some access to the services will be required 24/7. Journeys may also be one-offs or short-term regular journeys.
Most,but not all,journeys will be organised on behalf of social care or health services for adults and children; therefore an ability to meet welfare and safety requirements of these passengers will be critical. Passenger assistants may be required for some journeys and may be required outside of normal office hours.
The Lot will mainly be suitable for suppliers of smaller vehicles such as taxis or private hire vehicles. Wheelchair accessible vehicles – including minibuses - may be required.
Lot 2
Work anticipated through this Lot will be the provision of transport for pupils and students between designated pick-up/drop-off points and school or the College campuses. The Lot will also include planned and ad hoc, regular and one-off journeys with contracts ranging from short-term to long-term. The services required will be in line with the Council's home to school transport policy and the College's home to college campuses policy.
The Lot may also be used to commission transport to enable pupils and students to attend sports meetings (e.g. swimming) and other initiatives organised by or on behalf of schools or the College.
A range of standard and specialist vehicles will be required including wheelchair accessible vehicles. This Lot is suitable for a variety of vehicle sizes ranging from low seating capacity vehicles such as taxis, to high seating capacity coaches and buses. As
Passenger assistants may also be required.
Lot 3
Services commissioned through this Lot will include planned, ad hoc, regular and one-off journeys with contracts ranging from short-term to long-term.
The main purpose of these services is to transport pupils with additional support needs between home and school or college, other passengers to day care or respite facilities, to healthcare sites (including the BGH) and to community facilities where relevant social activities are carried out.
Many of these services will be organised for adults and children on behalf of social care and the health service, so a proven ability to meet the welfare and safety needs of the passengers will be of utmost importance. Passenger assistants will be required for some or all of these journeys.
This Lot is mainly suitable for suppliers of smaller vehicles such as taxis, private hire cars and minibuses. Wheelchair accessible vehicles may be required.
Note that it is not intended that this framework will be used to procure emergency healthcare transport.
Lot 4
It is expected that this Lot will be used to procure networks of mainline and feeder public bus services including Dial-a-ride, Demand Responsive Travel, shopper and BGH-serving services, across all of the Borders area.
Successful suppliers will be able to bid for various grouped or individual routes throughout the Borders. Mainline and some feeder services within this Lot will be suitable for bus and coach operators with appropriate operator licences and accreditations for vehicles with 16 or more passenger capacity, and as constructed for local bus service use.
The remaining services will be suitable for bus and coach operators with appropriate operator licences for smaller vehicles, as well as licensed taxi and private hire car operators and community transport providers with the relevant permits. Operators will be expected to register services with the Traffic Commissioner, participate in concessionary travel schemes and assist in publicising the services.
Sustainable Transport Framework Information Sessions
We would like to invite you to one of our Sustainable Transport Framework Information Sessions which are taking place week commencing 25th August 2014 from 6pm until 7.30pm for both bus, coach and taxi operators. The information sessions will take place at two locations, Borders General Hospital(BGH) Education Centre, Melrose and Lanark Lodge Day Centre, Duns further details can be found below:
Monday 25th August - Bus & Coach Operators at BGH Education Centre
Tuesday 26th August - Bus & Coach Operators at Lanark Lodge Day Centre
Wednesday 27th August - Taxi Operators at Lanark Lodge Day Centre
Thursday 28th August - Taxi Operators at BGH Education Centre
Information packs relating to the Sustainable Transport Framework will be available at each of the information sessions and representatives from the Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership will also be in attendance.
You are welcome to attend any of the information sessions, no pre registration is required.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=312843

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000 Road transport services, 60112000 Public road transport services, 60120000 Taxi services, 60130000 Special-purpose road passenger-transport services, 60140000 Non-scheduled passenger transport, 60170000 Hire of passenger transport vehicles with driver

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
7.1.2015
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
(SC Ref:312843).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
31.7.2014