Fife Council is inviting operators of passenger vehicles (PSV licence holders) to participate in a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) which will be used to procure transport related ‘service contracts’, mainly for local bus services, home to school services, and one off hires for-occasions such as, but not limited to, school trips.
Operators may join the DPS at any point during its lifetime validity if they satisfy the selection criteria and none of the grounds for exclusion apply that are set out in the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).
Under the DPS, contracts awarded will be subject to a tendering process (i.e. mini-competition) with all operators who have been admitted to the DPS being invited to tender. It will not always be possible to give 10 days to respond to mini-competitions, particularly for ad-hoc hires.
Applications to join the DPS will be processed via PCS-Tender, or any future equivalent system introduced by the Scottish Government, as and when they are received.
It is anticipated that contracts awarded to local and home to school bus services will be for 4 years and that a price to quality ratio of 90 % price and 10 % quality may apply, but this may vary. Quality questions may potentially include areas such as,but not limited to, workforce matters, community benefits, contingency planning, communication. All weightings and criteria will be given in procurement documents. Information in this advert is indicative only.
It is anticipated that contracts awarded for ad-hoc services will be for one off requirements and price will be the key factor.