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Tender for the provision of a shuttle bus service.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Belfast City Council
Cecil Ward Building, 4 - 10 Linenhall Street
BT2 8BP Belfast

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Tender for the provision of a shuttle bus service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
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: Belfast.

NUTS code UKN01

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)
Provision of a shuttle bus service for the transportation of members of the public between the Gasworks Estate and Belfast city centre.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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: 275 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Proven track record, within the past 3 years, of fulfilling contracts similar to that required by the Council and to the satisfaction of their customers
2. Compliant with Regulation 23 of the public contracts regulations 2006 with reference to "Personal Situation of Economic Operators”
3. Not disqualified in relation to provisions of the Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998 (or equivalent)
4. Compliant with relevant Health and Safety Legislation
5. Compliant with legislative requirements
6. Possession of a Road Service Licence (normally called a bus operator's licence)
7. Financial capability
8. Vehicles including maintenance. Weighting 50
9. Staff experience, qualifications and training. Weighting 50
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been 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

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 36-057397 of 20.2.2013

Section V: Award of contract

Lot title: T1210 - Tender for the provision of a shuttle bus service
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Dial A Bus
7 Russell Place
BT2 8PU Belfast

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 275 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 5
V.5)Information about subcontracting

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:
The contract shall be for the period from 1.12.2013 until 30.11.2014, with the option to renew on an annual basis for a further four years, subject to satisfactory performance of the contractor.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: