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Published 28/07/2020

United Kingdom

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 144-355990
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Common Procurement VocabularyTransport services (excl. Waste transport)
Supporting and auxiliary transport services; travel agencies services
Recreational
cultural and sporting services
Date Published28th Jul 2020

United Kingdom

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Contract notice

Services

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: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: BS1 6ER
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Andrew Brentley
E-mail: andrew.brentley@westofengland-ca.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1174566965

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
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=8c3d73fa-fdcc-ea11-8104-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=8c3d73fa-fdcc-ea11-8104-005056b64545
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:

West of England Combined Authority E Scooter Trial

Reference number: DN488926
II.1.2)Main CPV code
60000000 Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

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/

The opportunity is a concession arrangement to operate an e-scooter trial in the West of England Combined Authority area. The concession arrangement is below the threshold for the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 (CCR2016) and accordingly the WECA have elected to issue an OJEU notice voluntarily in order to facilitate cross border interest in the Trial. The procurement process will adhere to the relevant principles of the CCR2016 and the procurement timetable and process itself is predicated on an equitable but flexible approach.

Bidding for lots.

You may bid for either 1 or 2 lots. If you are bidding for both lots then you must submit 2 bids. Whilst the quality questions remain the same the context of your response will be different. We will treat and evaluate both of your bids as independently of each other. You should submit an SSC for each lot though this should be the same. Please note pricing schedules for lot 1 and 2 differ to reflect the delivery model.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Free-floating Model

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
63000000 Supporting and auxiliary transport services; travel agencies services
92000000 Recreational, cultural and sporting services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to provide first and last mile connectivity, we are looking for a free-floating dock less eScooter model to operate in central areas of the region. The objective is to provide additional sustainable modes of transport to connect citizens and visitors to key destination points either for complete journeys or as the first or last part of journeys to enable more reliable travel times and to offer an alternative to the private car and therefore reduce congestion.

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.

As the free-floating model is dockless, e-Scooters will be accessible from across the central areas and parked in locations that do not obstruct the public highway for use by others. It is likely that e-Scooters will cluster at areas of interest where there is the most footfall, such as near rail stations, bus stations, employment sites, shopping areas and tourist attractions in order to be available where there is the highest demand, but the trial will identify how the market will make use of the service.

In addition to this core provision, the operator of the free-floating eScooter model must also provide and operate additional e-Scooters clustered at identified hubs in the following zone:

Zone 3: The North Fringe (which could include Cribbs Causeway, Filton Abbeywood Station, Aztec West, Patchway, Parkway Station, Southmead Hospital, UWE, Stoke Gifford.

There are key destination points within zone 3 where a cluster of e-Scooters will be beneficial to allow commuters to consider taking public transport for the majority of their trip and then picking up an e-Scooter to travel the remaining distance, opening up greater catchment opportunities for existing public transport services. This also gives more people the opportunity to make a switch to sustainable transport where currently it is unrealistic to do so due to route limitations, which could lead to reduction in congestion in the North Fringe.

Each of these areas has designated trial zones to be defined between UAs and the winning bidder(s). 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 and UAs.

Bidding for lots.

You may bid for either 1 or 2 lots. If you are bidding for both lots then you must submit 2 bids. Whilst the quality questions remain the same the context of your response will be different. We will treat and evaluate both of your bids as independently of each other. You should submit an SSC for each lot though this should be the same. Please note pricing schedules for lot 1 and 2 differ to reflect the delivery model.

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
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Personal Lease Model

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
63000000 Supporting and auxiliary transport services; travel agencies services
92000000 Recreational, cultural and sporting services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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 to hire for a prolonged period and be able to store it at home or in their workplace. This model is to enable people to get back to the workplace following Covid-19 lockdown and to provide those who would usually drive or travel by bus an alternative way to travel, while capacity on public transport is currently limited due to social distancing restrictions.

WECA has well established relationships with businesses and organisations around the region through our business engagement officers, who can connect e-Scooter operators to businesses and networks to maximise use of the personal leasing model. It is likely that businesses in central Bristol, central Bath, the North Fringe and Avonmouth Severnside will be targeted for personal lease uptake, although this will be for the e-Scooter operator to establish, using contact gained through WECA.

Bidding for lots.

You may bid for either 1 or 2 lots. If you are bidding for both lots then you must submit 2 bids. Whilst the quality questions remain the same the context of your response will be different. We will treat and evaluate both of your bids as independently of each other. You should submit an SSC for each lot though this should be the same. please note pricing schedules for lot 1 and 2 differ to reflect the delivery model.

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
Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

The concession arrangement is below the threshold for the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 (CCR2016) and accordingly the WECA have elected to issue an OJEU notice voluntarily in order to facilitate cross border interest in the Trial. The procurement process will adhere to the relevant principles of the CCR2016 and the procurement timetable and process itself is predicated on an equitable but flexible approach.

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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 136-335826
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 14/08/2020
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14/08/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: West of England Combined Authority
Postal address: 3 Rivergate, Temple Quay
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS1 6ER
Country: 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:
25/07/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 144-355990
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Common Procurement VocabularyTransport services (excl. Waste transport)
Supporting and auxiliary transport services; travel agencies services
Recreational
cultural and sporting services
Date Published28th Jul 2020