Tender opportunities

We are looking for one supplier to provide a concession arrangement for training of licensed driver applicants and another supplier to provide telecare monitoring service 24/7 for Council Sheltered Accommodation.

 

Concession arrangement for training of licensed driver applicants

 

Important update
The appointed Concessionaire may be asked to make this service available to both Braintree District Council & Chelmsford City Council who have expressed interest in collaborating with Uttlesford District Council. At this stage, there is no firm commitment which will be subject to their own due diligence and internal approval processes. The advertised contract value does not include these options.

To accommodate this request, the procurement process is to be extended by two weeks. Expressions of interest must be received by 23 September. Tenders will be due back no later than 16:00hrs on Monday 26 October 2020.

 

Following a review of licensing by Uttlesford District Council, it is proposed to introduce a mandatory requirement for all new and current drivers to pass an examination following their attendance at an approved training course.

All drivers currently holding licences for Private Hire Vehicles and Hackney Carriages will be required to attend an Initial face-to-face approved training course and complete an examination to demonstrate to the Licensing and Environmental Health Committee that they are considered competent and safe drivers and may retain their licence.

All new applicants for licences for Private Hire Vehicles and Hackney Carriages will also be required to attend the same Initial face to face course and complete the examination to demonstrate to the Licensing and Environmental Health Committee that they are considered to be competent and safe drivers before a licence is granted.

Drivers are required to renew their licence every three years. Before granting the renewal of any licence, Drivers will be required to undergo Refresher training and provide evidence to demonstrate they have passed an examination. Refresher training and the associated examination may take the form (or an option) of on-line continual professional development.

The Council is seeking to appoint one Concessionaire to provide this initial and ongoing training and examinations for a period of 6 years commencing February 2021, at no cost to the Council and at the Concessionaires own commercial risk
It is expected that the training shall include, but may not be limited to customer service, driver safety, relevant legislation, disability awareness, child sexual abuse and exploitation, safeguarding and other key information that the Council and/or the Training Provider considers to be required .

The Council have approximately 2,800 drivers currently holding an applicable licence. It is expected that all existing licence holders shall attend the initial face to face course within the first 18 months of the contract.

New applicants number approximately 700 per annum.

The average renewal rate is currently 60%

To apply, simply email procurement@uttlesford.gov.uk expressing your interest. 

The closing date for applications is 23 September 2020

The deadline for receipt of tenders is 16:00hrs on 26 October 2020

Contract location
CB11 4ER
Contract value £785,000 to £1,200,000
Publication date 21 August 2020
Closing date 23 September 2020
Contract start date 1 February 2021
Contract end date 31 January 2027

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Telecare Monitoring & Response Service

Uttlesford District Council is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil a currently active contract to provide a telecare monitoring service 24/7 for Council Sheltered Accommodation and for dispersed alarms in the community along with a mobile response service out of hours for these service users.

To express your interest in this opportunity, simply email your name and address to procurement@uttlesford.gov.uk before the deadline on 3 September 2020.

Completed tenders must be received no later than 11.00, on Wednesday 30 September 2020. It is envisaged that the contract shall be awarded by 1 December 2020, to go live on 1 April 2021, allowing a 3-month mobilisation period.

The Contract Notice has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union inviting expressions of interest for this opportunity. Full details of the OJEU Notice are available from:

https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:376090-2020:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0

 

The deadline for expressions of interest is 3 September 2020

The deadline for completed tenders is 30 September 2020


Contract location CB11 4ER
Contract value £720,000 to £1,200,000
Publication date 11 August 2020
Closing date 30 September 2020
Contract start date 1 April 2021
Contract end date 31 March 2029

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