Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Section II: Object
Provision of Landside Car Park and Airside Bussing at Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport ("STN") is seeking to appoint a single provider for the provision of Landside car park and airside bussing. Further information is contained within the Draft specification appended to the PQQ document and also briefly outlined within this Contract notice (See Section II 2.4)
The tender will follow the negotiated process, further detail will be contained within the tender documentation including information on the intended areas/topics for negotiation and the award criteria although a high level description of the service requirement is provided below;
Anticipated contract start date: May 2019
Contract duration: Initial term of 5 years with an option to extend for a further 3 years. Maximum contract duration of 8 years.
Months of operation;
Summer period (April – October)
— 7 days per week,
— 24-hour operation.
Winter period (November – March)
— 7 days per week,
— 24-hour operation.
The winning Bidder is expected to deliver service improvements to STN by decreasing passenger waiting times, operating a scheduling process based on demand rather than a stipulated set frequency. It is a fundamental requirement for STN to have the ability to increase or decrease the capacity of the bussing provision within a maximum four weeks’ notice period — further detail will be provided in the tender process.
The Landside car park bus service provision covers the collection of passengers from the car parking locations with just over 26 200 spaces on-site and the airside service provision covers 4 main requirements which supports the transfer of passengers from various airside locations to the terminal building.
There is an expectation that the winning Bidder will replace the entire fleet, estimated to be around 30 busses within the first 3 months of the Contract through any of the following options:
— hire purchase and/or a combination of those listed.
Stansted Airport reserve the right to down-select during the negotiation process and also reserve the right to award on the basis of initial tenders without negotiation.
In regards to the PQQ, there is a minimum % score threshold of 50 % to pass the PQQ, further detail is provided in the PQQ documents.
Potential options that may be considered during the negotiation/tender process are as follows:
— Bus replacement — Bidders may be required to provide/explore options of electric and/or autonomous vehicle options such as, but not limited to electric/hybrid including any associated infrastructure investments/requirements such as charging infrastructure/facilities as at present there is no supporting infrastructure available at Stansted Airport.
— Bus replacement — Purchase/lease/rental/hire purchase and/or a combination of those listed may be explored as options when renewing the fleet.
— Service provision — Stansted Airport may require Bidders to provide options of technological enhancements such as, but not limited to passenger Information displays/boards and new vehicle technology alongside any infrastructure requirements/investments during the negotiation/tender process.
— Service provision — Stansted Airport may require bidders to provide options of car park reconfiguration/improvements to improve passenger collection during the negotiation/tender process.
All of the options listed above are subject to approval from Stansted Airport, therefore Stansted Airport will confirm acceptance of the vehicle/asset type during the negotiation process and also reserve the right to add, amend or remove further options including those listed above.
Further information on the options above may be provided during the tender process.
Bidders who are wanting to participate in the procurement must follow the instruction below:
The procurement process will be managed through MAGSource. Register your interest by clicking on the following link: http://redirect.transaxions.com/events/2MFZS
Bidders will not have access to the PQQ documents until they have confirmed interest. The PQQ Closing date is 17.7.2018.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Manchester Airport PLC will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the Contract is entered into the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).