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Reading's Community Transport services are currently provided through a variety of arrangements, including existing agreements for Dial-a-ride services, as well as services operated internally by the Council. Reading Borough Council ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Reading Borough Council
Civic Offices, Bridge Street
Reading
RG1 2LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1189372945
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKJ11

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.reading.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/readingbc/aspx/Tenders/Current

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/readingbc/aspx/Tenders/Current
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/readingbc/aspx
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
II.1.1)Title:

Community Transport Services (Dial-a-ride).

Reference number: RBC 00000307
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60130000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Reading's Community Transport services are currently provided through a variety of arrangements, including existing agreements for Dial-a-ride services, as well as services operated internally by the Council.

Reading Borough Council Adult Social Care currently provide transport through a variety of options to people with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems, people with physical disabilities and older persons across Reading.

Readibus provides the Councils current Dial-a-ride services for people of all ages who can't make use of the mainstream bus services offered in the area.

As part of the Councils continued objective to deliver best value, high quality services to its residents, we are proposing to source a single operator for the provision of all its Community Transport based services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 775 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
60130000
60140000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ11
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As per II.1.4) Short description.

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
Start: 01/10/2017
End: 31/03/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

A 36 month extension period is available and may be triggered by the Council prior to the expiry of the initial term, subject to satisfactory performance.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

The service will be provided by licence under Section 19 of the Public Transport Act 1985, and delivery of the service is on a not-for-profit basis if the successful operator is a charitable organisation in the Community Transport sphere.

If a section 19 permit is not sought, the Service Operator must hold a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Operators Licence and ensure that its drivers hold a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) entitlement on their driving licence.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 04/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 04/08/2017
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Reading Borough Council
Reading
RG1 2LU
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/07/2017