Furniture Tender Inverness

Furniture Tender Inverness

Provision of furniture for homeless accommodation.

UK-Inverness: furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products

2012/S 99-164977

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Highland Council
C/O Town House, High Street
Contact point(s): Finance – Procurement Section
For the attention of: Facilities Management Team
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463703889
E-mail: procurement.unit3@highland.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045

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
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of furniture for homeless accommodation.
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: Highland Council Area.
NUTS code UKM6
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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 780 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Highland Council intends to put in place 3 framework arrangements with single suppliers for the provision of furniture for homeless accommodation. Lot 1 will be for “whole house furnishing”; lot 2 will be for provision of beds; and lot 3 will be for the provision of domestic white goods only.
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland web site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=225570.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a “Tender Submission Postbox” facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=225570.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39000000, 39100000, 39140000, 39143100, 39710000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Whole house furnishing

1)Short description
Provision of whole house furnishing including furniture, domestic goods, cutlery etc.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39000000, 39100000, 39140000

3)Quantity or scope
As stated in the tender documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Provisions of beds only
1)Short description
Provision of beds for homeless accommodation.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39143100

3)Quantity or scope
As detailed in the tender documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Provision of domestic white goods
1)Short description
Provision of domestic white goods for homeless accommodation.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39710000

3)Quantity or scope
As detailed in the tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Delivery payment.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Jointly and severally liable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: These items addressed in the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: These items are addressed in the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
These items addressed in the tender documentation.
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:
HC/HAPS/FURNISH/032012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 6.7.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
13.7.2012 – 12:00
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
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 13.7.2012 – 12:00
Place:

Procurement, Church Street, Inverness.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
This tendering exercise will be conducted using the Public Contracts Scotland Tender Postbox to facilitate electronic tendering. The system is a fully managed 24×7 free service developed by the Scottish Government for use across the public sector.
The invitation to tender will be available for download upon registering your interest in this notice and will contain a Supplier appraisal questionnaire. The Council will analyse the responses to the questionnaire in accordance with Regulations 23, 24, 25 and 26 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006, to identify those Applicants that have the economic and financial standing and technical or professional ability to deliver the contract. Rejection shall be automatic unless the potential bidder is able to demonstrate business, technical, and financial capacity and propriety in respect of all of these requirements in relation to the provision of the services forming the subject of the contract.
Any person wishing to access Tender Documents should register their interest through this web site notice, any queries please e-mail procurement.unit3@highland.gov.uk.

The completed tender documentation must be returned no later than 12 noon on Friday 13.7.2012.
(SC Ref:225570).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Finance – Procurement Section
C/O Town House, High Street
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement.unit3@highland.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.5.2012

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