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Notice Details

Title: Bicycle Hire Provider
OCID: ocds-kuma6s-104122
Published by: City & County of Swansea
Authority ID: AA0254
Publication Date: 21/09/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 01 Prior Information Notice (PIN)
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No
Abstract: A bicycle hire provider for circa fifteen sites (with likely future expansion); covering Swansea City Centre and its popular foreshore route.
CPV: 34430000, 34432000, 34431000, 34432100, 34913510, 34422000, 34420000, 34421000.

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

James Beynon - City and County of Swansea

Civic Centre




Contact person: James Beynon

Telephone: +44 7966231329



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Bicycle Hire Provider

Reference number: CCS/20/170

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

A bicycle hire provider for circa fifteen sites (with likely future expansion); covering Swansea City Centre and its popular foreshore route.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)








II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The procurement will be conducted using the competitive procedure with negotiation pursuant to Regulation 29 of the PCR 2015.

Swansea Council will undertake a tender procedure to secure an agent for the provision and management of a bicycle hire scheme. Swansea Council will provide capital funding contribution and licensed areas of land to support the project. But the tenderer will be expected to assume the revenue and management liabilities for the project. The tenderer will be expected to assume all ongoing revenue costs.

Contract duration - 5 years (with an option to extend for a further 2 years).

Membership and single hire options required.

Must operate 365 days a year.

Must have a daily rebalancing of the bikes within the scheme.

Regular maintenance regime.

Must demonstrate how the bikes will be parked in an orderly fashion, and not cause nuisance or obstruction to the public realm.

Must support first and last mile mobility.

Provision of e-bike or future e-scooter options preferable.

To be integrated with the Swansea Bayways campaign to promote the greater use of active travel within the City & County area.

Are there any details that you would like us to consider as part of your response to this notice?

Could you please provide a summary of your Business and what Service you could provide to the Council.

If the Council considers you a potential supplier based solely on the strength of the answers provided, would you be prepared to engage in open and non-committal discussions (pre tender market engagement) before any tender for the service is issued by the Council.

Please provide an expression of interest with a response to the questions above to by Friday 16th October 2020.

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

(WA Ref:104122)

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact:
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
34913510Bicycle locksMiscellaneous spare parts
34430000BicyclesMotorcycles, bicycles and sidecars
34422000Cycles with auxiliary motorsMotor scooters and cycles with auxiliary motors
34421000Motor scootersMotor scooters and cycles with auxiliary motors
34420000Motor scooters and cycles with auxiliary motorsMotorcycles, bicycles and sidecars
34431000Non-motorised bicyclesBicycles
34432000Parts and accessories for bicyclesBicycles
34432100Tyres for bicyclesParts and accessories for bicycles

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