Southampton City Council (SCC) is inviting quotations for the Legible Bus Network (LBN) project that has been developed through the BBAF and LSTF funding streams. Its primary role is to ‘make legible’ all bus roadside information within the city of Southampton and join this information provision with the Legible Cities family of products.

This tender is to procure services to allow for the roll out of new roadside infrastructure which supports the printed LBN material (an element of work which will be separately procured).

The core requirements to be supplied are bus stop poles, timetable cases and bus stop flags. This will be for every frequently serviced bus stop location within the city of Southampton.

It is expected that this project will be delivered within this financial year (2013 – 2014).

The value of this contract is £30k – £99k subject to funding.

Whilst every effort has been made to consider the full scope of the requirement, the Contracting Authority does not guarantee the volume of goods/service/works required resulting from this quotation or that it will accept any quotation on completion of the quotation exercise.

Organisations wishing to submit a quotation should apply in writing by email to the Principal Public Transport Planner at richard.cooke@southampton.gov.uk by no later than 31st May 2013 which must be returned no later than 21st June 2013. Documents will be dispatched to all applicants within six working days of receipt of the request to participate.

The Contracting Authority undertake to use reasonable endeavours to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Contracting Authority’s obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant 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 Contracting Authority will then consider the sensitivity statement before replying to any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.