Framework for the Supply of Print and Mailing Services
Framework covers for sheet fed lit-ho printing, digital printing, warehousing, print finishing and direct mailing requirements when the Council does not have in-house capacity.
United Kingdom-Durham: Printed matter and related products
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
For the attention of: Ian Wilson
DH1 5UL Durham
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.durham.gov.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
NUTS code UKC14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
22000000, 22100000, 22140000, 22150000, 22160000, 22900000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: The Council has undertaken a commitment to ensure wider social and community benefits are achieved in the course of all it’s commissioning and procurement activities. In accordance with this, Bidders may be required to work with the Council towards achieving such aims.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 1. Public Liability 5 000 000 GBP; 2. Employers Liability 10 000 000 GBP; 3. Motor Vehicle 5 000 000 GBP.
Applicants must have a minimum annual turnover of 690 000 GBP. Applicants will undergo a further credit assessment (full details are included in the PQQ).
In accordance with articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available from the NEPO portal as detailed in section V1.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must successfully pass Parts A-E of the PQQ (in line with the evaluation criteria set out in the PQQ documents) to have their responses to the Technical Questions in Part F of the PQQ evaluated.
Parts A-E include financial assessment; grounds for exclusion; Insurance; health and safety and equality and diversity.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Please note this Tender is being advertised on Durham County Council’s E-tendering system. Organisations can register electronically for the documents via http://www.nepoportal.org/ Then access the supplier’s area, select Durham and input 9NCK-K93X0F. The Contract will be let to three contractors.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: