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Public Conveniences in South Ayrshire.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

South Ayrshire Council
Newton House, 30 Green Street Lane
Contact point(s): Resource, Governance and Organisation, Corporate Procurement
KA8 8BH Ayr
Telephone: +44 3001230900

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Public Conveniences in South Ayrshire.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
South Ayrshire.

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
South Ayrshire Council is considering how it may approach the future management and provision of its public convenience facilities and is seeking information through issue of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) as a market testing exercise.
The Council is looking to engage the market in order to better understand the options available, to establish the likely level of interest and to identify innovative opportunities in providing this service. The Council would welcome the opportunity to discuss this service with providers and potential contractors. All interested parties are invited to register their interest in this notice by Friday 28.2.2014 with a view to potential supplier engagement early March 2014.
Any information provided will be used to help inform the Councils approach to any future procurement process. Please note that no timescales have yet been established for any procurement, nor has it been determined that a procurement will result from this research and engagement phase.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90900000, 90910000, 90911100, 90000000, 90713000, 90700000, 90710000, 45262640, 79993000, 79993100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
Any questions relating to this notice should be addressed though the Public Contracts Scotland Questions and Answer facility. This facility allows companies to submit queries online giving full transparency and a robust audit trail. It also removes the risk of a question being overlooked and allows the Council to circulate questions and answers more efficiently.
To submit a query online, open the notice that you're interested in and click on the Q&A; tab where you can view all previously submitted questions and select "Ask a Question”. Any queries will be submitted automatically to the awarding authority for a response.
Please ensure there is no reference to your company name or confidential information in the question as it will be published on the website exactly as it has been asked.
You will be automatically notified by email when the contracting authority has posted an answer to the question along with a link to the response. The question will not be visible online until a response has been posted.
If you consider the question to be 'commercial in confidence' ie specific to your tender response only and not a clarification, please state this in your question and the response will not be made available to the other interested parties.
(SC Ref:292340)
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: