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This is a draft document. It will be subject to revision following the 2004 consultation and further consideration by Scottish Ministers.
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Covering Letter Schedule 1 - General 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Definitions, Interpretations and Abbreviations 1.3 Background 1.4 Objectives Schedule 2 - Notices and Instructions 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Purpose of Tender Exercise 2.3 Scope 2.4 The Tender Process 2.5 Key Terms and Conditions 2.6 Constraints, Risks and other Key Points to note 2.7 New Vessel and Infrastructure Proposals Schedule 3 - Service Specification 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Minimum Service Level 3.3 The Route Network 3.4 Vessels 3.5 Shore Infrastructure 3.6 Provisions for Carriage 3.7 Timetables 3.8 Fares Structure 3.9 Brand and Marketing 3.10 Ticketing, Information and Integrated Transport 3.11 Disabled People 3.12 Network-wide Products 3.13 Language 3.14 Consultation with Users 3.15 Performance Regime and Users' Charter 3.16 Monitoring of Operations 3.17 Information Required from the Successful Tenderer over the Course of the 6 Year Contract 3.18 Safety 3.19 Environmental Protection 3.20 Contract Handover/Implementation Plan Schedule 4 - Content of Technical Submission 4.1 General 4.2 Completion of Schedules 4.3 Contract Terms and Conditions 4.4 Contracts with VesCo 4.5 Pensions 4.6 TUPE/Transfer of Staff 4.7 Confidential Information 4.8 Financial Structure 4.9 Changes in Circumstances 4.10 Branding 4.11 Mission Statement/Goals and Objectives 4.12 SWOT Analysis 4.13 Risk Assessment 4.14 Business Plan/Business Strategy 4.15 Implementation Plan 4.16 Marketing Plan 4.17 Operational Plan Schedule 5 - Form of Tender to the Scottish Executive Schedule 6 - Declaration that Tender is a Bona Fide Competitive Tender Schedule 7 - Statement of Understanding of Key Requirements of the Service Specification AnnexesAnnex 1 - List of Routes to be ServedAnnex 2 - Brief Description of Routes, including Carrying StatisticsAnnex 3 - Description of VesCo Fleet (Name, Age, Class and Capacity) and On-Board Facilities, and Fleet Deployment 2004Annex 4 - Dangerous Goods to be ConveyedAnnex 5 - Arrangements for Carrying LivestockAnnex 6 - Summer TimetableAnnex 7 - Winter TimetableAnnex 8 - Non-Timetabled Requirements for Special EventsAnnex 9 - Rates, Fares and ChargesAnnex 10 - Concessionary Fares and other Special Charging ArrangementsAnnex 11 - Representations by RespondentsAnnex 12 - Emergency Call-Out ArrangementsAnnex 13 - Prescribed Network-Wide Support ServicesAnnex 14 - Ownership, Facilities and Arrangements at Ports and Harbours on the CHFS NetworkAnnex 15 - Statutory Obligations of a Port OperatorAnnex 16 - Harbour Functions Performed at each PortAnnex 17 - Terminal Facilities on the CHFS NetworkAnnex 18 - Contact Details for Non-VesCo Network Harbour AuthoritiesAnnex 19 - Routes on which Bi-Lingual Taped Welcome Announcements are RequiredAnnex 20 - Summary of Performance Standards RequiredAnnex 21 - Relief EventsAnnex 22 - Material Change EventsAnnex 23 - Information which the Operator will be Required to ProvideAnnex 24 - Indicative Analysis of the allocation of Key Risks
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