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Special Educational Needs Transport Framework Agreement.

CONTRACT NOTICE

Services

SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1)NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S)

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Transport Team, Room 412, Old Town Hall, King William Street
Contact: Jackie Clarkson
BB1 7DY Blackburn
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel. +44 1254585003
E-mail:
Fax +44 1254265340

Internet address(es)

Address of the buyer profile www.blackburn.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained at: As in above-mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at: As in above-mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As in above-mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)TYPE OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND MAIN ACTIVITY OR ACTIVITIES
Regional or local authority
General public services
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities No

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1)DESCRIPTION
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority
Special Educational Needs Transport Framework Agreement.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category: No 2

NUTS code UKD41

II.1.3)The notice involves
The establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement: Duration in year(s): 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
estimated cost excluding VAT 1 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Special-purpose road passenger-transport services. Taxi services. Provision of Special Educational Needs Transport Framework Agreement under which a number of Service Providers will operate who are fully capable of providing a high quality and cost effective passenger transport service for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60130000 - EA12 - FA03, 60120000

II.1.7)Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Yes
II.1.8)Division into lots
No
II.1.9)Variants will be accepted
Yes
II.2)QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope
Approximately 90 routes.
II.2.2)Options
No
II.3)DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME-LIMIT FOR COMPLETION

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

III.1)CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them
The payment terms will be stated in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject
Yes
As part of your initial expression of interest please provide your operator licence number and expiry date.
III.2)CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: As detailed in the tender document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: As detailed in the tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As detailed in the tender document.
III.2.4)Reserved contracts
No
III.3)CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1)Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
No
III.3.2)Legal entities should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1)TYPE OF PROCEDURE
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)AWARD CRITERIA
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)An electronic auction will be used
No
IV.3)ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
No
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents 10.10.2011 - 17:00
Payable documents No
IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
17.10.2011 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in days 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 18.10.2011 - 10:00

Place

Town Hall, Blackburn.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders Yes
Two Blackburn with Darwen Council Officers. (In addition upto two Blackburn with Darwen Council Members may attend if available).

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1)THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT
Yes
estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years
VI.2)CONTRACT RELATED TO A PROJECT AND/OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS
No
VI.3)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. GO Reference: GO-201191-PRO-2603305.
VI.4)PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Following the evaluation of tenders, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period: this period will commence from the point that the information required by regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) ("the Regulations") on the award of the contract is communicated to all tenderers and candidates. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Regulations provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within the time limits set out in the Regulations. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to raise any issues and if necessary apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE:
1.9.2011