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Home to School Transport by Bus / Coach, and also by Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Mainstream Taxis.

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Rutland County Council
Council Offices, Catmose Street
For the attention of: Andrew Harris
LE15 6HP Oakham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.rutland.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
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
Home to School Transport by Bus / Coach, and also by Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Mainstream Taxis.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Transporting students by bus or coach, and special needs students by taxi, from the County of Rutland to their respective educational establishments, both in the county and further afield as described in the tender documents.

NUTS code UKF22

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Rutland County Council requires the services of appropriately licensed Bus and Coach operators, and Hackney Carriage or Private Hire operators, to provide Home to School and Home to College transport on a number of bus / coach and taxi routes. The number of routes and the routes themselves are determined by the needs of students in the 2014-15 cohort, and the tender documents showed the most recent estimate at the time of preparation of those documents of the routes available. It was thought at that time that there could be approximately 7 (seven) bus / coach routes and approximately 17 (seventeen) taxi routes available, although those figures could change if so warranted by the authorised travel needs of students. Changes could occur prior to the issue of the tender document, during the tender process, and / or during the currency of the contract.
The transport provision is for a mix of ages, and, particularly for the SEN taxis, for a range of abilities. Some of the taxi routes, identified in the tender documents, will require an escort (passenger assistant). This will be a responsible adult other than the driver, holding a suitable first aid qualification, who will ensure that passengers travel in such a manner that they pose no harm or risk to themselves, the driver or any other passengers. An escort's duties may include having to assist passengers between pick-up and drop-off points and the in / out of the vehicle. Both drivers and escorts will need satisfactory DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks conducted through Rutland County Council.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60100000, 60120000, 60172000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 1 103 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
Lowest price
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 60-101315 of 26.3.2014

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 1 - Lot title: Home to School Transport - Bus and Coach Routes
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
15.8.2014
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 36
Number of offers received by electronic means: 001
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Mark Bland Travel (1, 3); Nesbit Bros (2, 5, 7A); Starline Coaches (4, 6)
UNITED KINGDOM

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 922 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no
Lot No: 2 - Lot title: Home to School Transport - Taxi Services
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
15.8.2014
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 31
Number of offers received by electronic means: 001
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Rogers Taxis (10); Fox Taxis (11); Berridge Taxis (12); Dial-A-Carz (13)
UNITED KINGDOM

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 181 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Bidders were able to tender for 1 or more routes within either (or both) of the lots, and did not have to tender for all of the routes in any lot. The route numbers awarded are shown after the name of the respective economic operator in each lot. Details of the routes and requirements for each route are shown in the tender documents.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Rutland County Council (Chief Executive)
Council Offices, Catmose Street
LE15 6HP Oakham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1572722577

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Rutland County Council incorporated a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point of notification of the decision to award the contract. The decision notice incorporated the award criteria, the reasons for the decision, the reasons (if any) why a tenderer did not meet any specification, the identity of the successful tenderer for each route and a precise statement of when the standstill period was expected to end. Any challenge or appeal against the award decision should have been communicated to the address stated in I.1 above within the standstill period. If an appeal or challenge to award the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (As Amended) provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months, although this period may be reduced in certain circumstances). Where a legal challenge is launched the Contracting Authority would be obliged to suspend the making of a contract. Where a legal challenge is made after the contract has been entered into then that contract could be declared ineffective and or / shortened and / or a fine imposed by the Court.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22.9.2014