Batteries and Electrical Components Tender

Batteries and Electrical Components Tender

NUWPEC – electrical components and service aids, tools and fixings, test and measurement equipment, and batteries.

UK-Manchester: accumulators, primary cells and primary batteries

2012/S 93-153805

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

NWUPC Ltd
Albert House, 17 Bloom Street
For the attention of: Jane Hargreaves
M1 3HZ Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612348005
Fax: +44 1612340989

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.nwupc.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Higher Education Consortia
I.3)Main activity
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NUWPEC – electrical components and service aids, tools and fixings, test and measurement equipment, and batteries.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Consortia members throughout the UK including Northern Ireland.
A list of members for each participating consortia can be located at:
Nwupc http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/members/index.php.

Neupc http://neupc.procureweb.ac.uk/members.php.

SUPC http://supc.ac.uk/aboutsupc/supc-members.

APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/usefullinks.htm.

LUPC http://www.lupc.ac.uk/about/members-list.aspx.

HEPCW http://hepcw.procureweb.ac.uk/forsuppliers.

Research Councils http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ (Part of the LUPC Membership).

CPC http://www.cpc.salford.ac.uk/members/regions.php.

Further to the above the Defence science and technology laboratory will have access to any resulting framework agreements. The Defence science and technology laboratory are not currently part of any consortia.
Further information on the Defence science and technology laboratory can be found at:
https://www.dstl.gov.uk/

NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 36 000 000 and 144 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium Limited is inviting tenders to establish a framework agreement for the supply and delivery of electronic components & service aids, tools & fixings, test and measurement equipment, and batteries on behalf the National Universities Working Party on Electronic Components (NUWPEC). The framework agreement will be open to the following consortia and their members.
NWUPC http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/members/index.php.

NEUPC http://neupc.procureweb.ac.uk/members.php.

SUPC http://supc.ac.uk/aboutsupc/supc-members.

APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/usefullinks.htm.

LUPC http://www.lupc.ac.uk/about/members-list.aspx.

HEPCW http://hepcw.procureweb.ac.uk/forsuppliers.

Research Councils http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ (Part of the LUPC Membership).

CPC http://www.cpc.salford.ac.uk/members/regions.php.

Further to the above the Defence science and technology laboratory will have access to any resulting framework agreements.
Further information on the Defence science and technology laboratory can be found at:
https://www.dstl.gov.uk/.

The resulting framework agreement will be open to the current and future member Institutions & affiliated Public Sector bodies including FE colleges and the Research Councils (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/) as defined by the above Consortia. Any other HE or FE Institution within the UK wishing to participate in this agreement is only able to do so via a subsequent application that is accepted by the Nwupc. The membership of the Consortia may change in the future owing to strategic realignment or the inclusion of new full or associate members, who could be outside the education/research sector, but within the public sector. Institutions that are not members of the Consortia may be subject to the payment of additional access fees on an annual basis to the co-ordinating body in respect of their use of the agreement. These fees are individually agreed up front with each institution and may be waived at the discretion of the NWUPC. The agreements will also be made available, during their incubation period, to those participating institutions spin-off companies where 50 % or more of their equity is owned by a participating institution or group of participating institutions.

The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of electronic components & service aids, tools & fixings, test and measurement equipment, and batteries.
The framework agreement will be split into 4 lots:
Lot 1: electronic components and service aids.
Lot 2: tools and fixings.
Lot 3: test and measurement equipment.
Lot 4: batteries.
Tenderers may apply for one or more lots.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31400000, 31711100, 38540000, 44511000, 31411000, 44500000, 44531100, 44510000, 44531300, 43800000, 43830000, 31420000, 44531510, 31440000, 44192200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of electronic components & service aids, tools & fixings, test and measurement equipment, and batteries.
The framework agreement will be split into 4 lots with annual spend estimated at:
Lot 1: electronic components and service aids – 4 861 000 GBP.
Lot 2: tools and fixings – 2 025 000 GBP.
Lot 3: test and measurement equipment – 2 921 000 GBP.
Lot 4: batteries – 150 200 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 36 000 000 and 144 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 8.10.2012. Completion 7.10.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Electronic components and service aids

1)Short description
A range of electronic components and service aids. Please see documents and specification for further details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31711100

3)Quantity or scope
The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of electronic components & service aids, tools & fixings, test and measurement equipment, and batteries.
The framework agreement will be split into 4 lots with annual spend estimated at:
Lot 1: electronic components and service aids – 4 861 000 GBP.
Lot 2: tools and fixings – 2 025 000 GBP.
Lot 3: test and measurement equipment – 2 921 000 GBP.
Lot 4: batteries 150 200 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 19 000 000 and 78 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Tools and fixings
1)Short description
A range of tools and fixings. Please see documents and specification for further detail.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

43800000, 44512000, 43830000, 42660000, 44511000, 44500000, 44510000

3)Quantity or scope
The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of electronic components & service aids, tools & fixings, test and measurement equipment, and batteries.
The framework agreement will be split into 4 lots with annual spend estimated at:
Lot 1: electronic components and service aids – 4 861 000 GBP.
Lot 2: tools and fixings – 2 025 000 GBP.
Lot 3: test and measurement equipment – 2 921 000 GBP.
Lot 4: batteries 150 200 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 100 000 and 32 400 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Test and measurement equipment
1)Short description
A range of test and measurement equipment. Please see documents and specification for further details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38540000

3)Quantity or scope
The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of electronic components & service aids, tools & fixings, test and measurement equipment, and batteries.
The framework agreement will be split into 4 lots with annual spend estimated at:
Lot 1: electronic components and service aids – 4 861 000 GBP.
Lot 2: tools and fixings – 2 025 000 GBP.
Lot 3: test and measurement equipment – 2 921 000 GBP.
Lot 4: batteries 150 200 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 11 600 000 and 46 700 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Batteries
1)Short description
A range of batteries. See documents and specification for details.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31400000, 31411000, 31420000, 31440000

3)Quantity or scope
The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of electronic components & service aids, tools & fixings, test and measurement equipment, and batteries.
The framework agreement will be split into 4 lots with annual spend estimated at:
Lot 1: electronic components and service aids – 4 861 000 GBP.
Lot 2: tools and fixings – 2 025 000 GBP.
Lot 3: test and measurement equipment – 2 921 000 GBP.
Lot 4: batteries 150 200 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 800 and 24 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
See documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
See documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price. Weighting 45

2. Adherence to specification. Weighting 30

3. Customer requirements. Weighting 25

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
NUWPEC/01/2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: yes
Price: 200 GBP
Terms and method of payment: A non-refundable Cheque, Postal Order or Money Order for 200 GBP Sterling made payable to North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium must be received prior to the closing date for the return of this tender, 1300 hours on 25.6.2012, alternatively payment can be made by credit or debit card by telephoning Sue Wilson on 0161 234 8002 prior to this date. This is to help ameliorate the working groups tender related costs in undertaking this Procurement. A VAT Invoice will be sent to the address provided.
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.6.2012 – 13:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 26.6.2012
Place:

NWUPC offices.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Contracting staff at the NWUPC.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.5.2012

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