Food Distribution Invitation to Tender
Provide Food Distribution Network To Lancashire County Council.
United Kingdom-Preston: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
2nd Floor Christ Church Precinct, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire
Contact person: Chris Ridings
NUTS code: UKD4
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision Of A Food Distribution Network To Lancashire County Council
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
LCC (Lancashire County Council) is inviting tenders on the terms set out in this ITT to secure a single supplier framework for the distribution of food and drink products including the supply and delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables to over 500 LCC units.
The duration of the Framework Agreement will be for an initial period of 3 years. With the option to extend for any given period up to a further 12 months.
LCC wishes to establish this contract as accessible for use by other public sector bodies. (See II.2.4) For further details.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Purchaser (LCC) is inviting tenders on the terms set out in this ITT to secure a single supplier framework for the distribution of food and drink products including the supply and delivery of fresh fruit, vegetables and salad products to over 500 LCC units, including schools, care homes, day centres and civic units.
The contracted distributor will be responsible for the supply and delivery of fresh fruit, vegetable and salad products and will also be responsible for the distribution of subsequent food and drink supply contracts that will be created prior to and throughout the duration of the Framework Agreement.
The Duration of the Framework Agreement will be for an initial period of 3 years. With the option to extend for any given period up to a further 12 months.
LCC wishes to establish this framework (where the successful tenderer’s capacity and capability permits) as accessible for use by other public sector bodies including:
— Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council,
— Blackpool Borough Council,
— Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,
— Burnley Borough Council,
— Bury Metropolitan Borough Council,
— Chorley Borough Council,
— Fylde Borough Council,
— Hyndburn Borough Council,
— Lancaster City Council,
— Manchester City Council,
— Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council,
— Pendle Borough Council,
— Preston City Council,
— Ribble Valley Borough Council,
— Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council,
— Rossendale Borough Council,
— Salford City Council,
— South Ribble Borough Council,
— Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council,
— Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council,
— Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council,
— West Lancashire Borough Council,
— Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,
— Wyre Borough Council,
— Lancashire schools, colleges and academies:
The framework is estimated to be between 3 000 000 GBP and 5 000 000 GBP per annum based on LCC’s recent historical data, the value of participation by the wider public sector for the maximum 4 year is not guaranteed and an estimated figure is provided — the estimated range is between 0 GBP to 1 500 000 GBP per annum over the maximum 4 years of the agreement (6 000 000 GBP in total) therefore for the duration of the Framework Agreement (including the extension period) the anticipated total framework value is estimated to be between 12 000 000 GBP and 26 000 000 GBP tenderers should note the value of the whole framework may fluctuate and total value is not guaranteed.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The Framework Agreement is for an initial period of 3 years with an option to extend for any period up to a maximum of 12 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
The tender documents are available on Lancashire County Council’s electronic tendering site. http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41137&e=e.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: