Supplies - 335826-2020

16/07/2020    S136

United Kingdom-Bristol: Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation

2020/S 136-335826

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: West of England Combined Authority
Postal address: 3 Rivergate, Temple Quay
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Postal code: BS1 6ER
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Andrew Brentley or Miss Olivia Clements
E-mail: Olivia.Clements@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.westofengland-ca.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.westofengland-ca.org.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from 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
II.1.1)Title:

E Scooter Trial West of England

Reference number: DN487136
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34000000 Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

This prior information notice is for Information only and is being published on a strictly voluntary basis. This is not a call for competition and tender documents will not be available until w/c 20 July 2020.

Please register your organisation in readiness for release of the tender documents at:

https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is pleased to invite bidders to take part in an exciting opportunity to run an e-scooter trial within the West of England. This e-scooter trial represents an opportunity to understand the potential role of e-scooters in the mobility ecosystem of the West of England.

As part of a green and healthy recovery from Covid-19, the Secretary of State for Transport announced the acceleration of e-Scooter trials for 2020. The Department for Transport (DfT) issued further guidance for undertaking e-scooter trials on the 30 June 2020 and this guidance and any subsequent national guidance and/or legislation will also directly inform the design, implementation and operation of the trial. Please see the below link to DfT legislation and e-Scooter guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/e-scooter-trials-guidance-for-local-areas-and-rental-operators/

Following instruction from the Department for Transport the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is pleased to publish an opportunity for e Scooter providers for a 12-month trial for the West of England region week commencing 20 July 2020. We expect the trial to commence from September 2020.

Please note further tender information or documentation is not available at this time.The notice requests you register your organisation at:

https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

All further tender communication and documentation will be made available through the above portal week commencing 20 July 2020. Only when the tender documentation has been published will you be able to formally register an expression of interest in the requirement.

Please do not contact WECA regarding availability of tender documents as they will be published week commencing 20 July 2020.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Free-floating Model

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34000000 Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
NUTS code: UKK12 Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The free floating model will provide and operate a core provision of e-scooters in the following zones:

Zone 1: Bristol city centre;

Zone 2: Bath city centre In addition to this core provision, the free-floating model will also provide and operate additional e-scooters clustered at identified hubs in the following zone;

Zone 3: The North Fringe (including Cribbs Causeway, Filton, Patchway, Parkway, Southmead, UWE, Stoke Gifford Each of these areas has designated trial zones. It is possible that further trial areas may be added to one or more of the Zones during the arrangement at the discretion of WECA.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Personal Lease Model

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34000000 Transport equipment and auxiliary products to transportation
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
NUTS code: UKK12 Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Personal Lease Model: the personal lease model will provide and operate e-scooters to anyone in WECA that meets the requirements set out by the DfT guidance (licensed drivers etc). E-scooters will be made available to residents living and working/studying in Bristol, Bath, and South Gloucestershire. Operators will be expected to engage with local business networks such as North Bristol SusCom and SevernNet, for which contacts will be provided by WECA officers. Although it is part of the West of England travel to work area, North Somerset Council will not be taking part in the trial so e-scooter use will not be permitted in North Somerset.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
24/07/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice is for Information only and is being published on a strictly voluntary basis. This is not a call for competition.

Following instruction from the Department for Transport the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is pleased to publish an opportunity for e Scooter providers for a 12-month trial for the West of England region week commencing 20 July 2020. We expect the trial to commence from September 2020.

Please note further tender information or documentation is not available at this time.The notice requests you register your organisation at:

https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

All further tender communication and documentation will be made available through the above portal week commencing 20 July 2020. Only when the tender documentation has been published will you be able to formally register an expression of Interest in the requirement.

Please do not contact WECA regarding availability of tender documents as they will be published week commencing 20 July 2020.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/07/2020