HCC - 05/21 - The Provision of an Operator for a Demand Responsive Transport Scheme

A Tender Notice

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Contract (Services)
4 year
04 May 2021
To 12 May 2025 (est.)
02 Jun 2021 11:00




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Hertfordshire County Council is currently out to procurement for the Provision of an Operator for a Demand Responsive Transport Scheme.

Total Quantity or Scope

In order to meet its requirements arising from the Transport Act 1985, The Council is inviting tenders from suitably licensed operators to operate a Demand Response Transport scheme in North & East Herts.TUPE is not applicable to this Contract.The Contract Period is for an initial four (4) years with the option to extend for up to a further two (2) years

Renewal Options

The Council will review its options towards the end of the contract period

CPV Codes

  • 60000000 - Transport services (excl. Waste transport)


  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Options are available.
  • Renewals are available.

Other Information

Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found in II.2.4 and VI.3 below. Organisations wishing to take part in this project are invited to "express interest" which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system. Please see VI.3 below for further information. To be considered as a Bidder you must complete and submit a Bid by the deadline of 12:00 Noon on 02.06.2021. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system. The estimated total value of the Contract is stated in II.1.5 of this notice and is for initial term inclusive of the approximate value for extensions ** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Contract formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.Please note Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its districts and partners to create a joint procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an e-Tendering system which is run by In-Tend.To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. In accordance with Regulation 53 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Council's procurement documents are available within the e-Tendering system.This is a one stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the specified closing date and time. Tender submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline.Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through Correspondence area in the eTendering system.If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: support@in-tend.co.uk or Telephone: +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30-17:00.The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a Contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result.The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council's obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all organisations bidding for this opportunity at any time during the procurement process. This is to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to fulfil the requirements under the Contract.