National Framework Agreement for Supply and Delivery of Franking Machines
APUC Provision of National Franking Machines, Associated Services and Consumables.
United Kingdom-Stirling: Postage-franking machines
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Telephone: +44 1314428930
NUTS code: UK
Address of the buyer profile:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10402
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of National Franking Machines, Associated Services and Consumables.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Authority is seeking to appoint a Contractor(s) for the supply, delivery of Franking Machines, associated products and services including installation and configuration of equipment and provision of consumables to the further education / higher education (FE/HE) sector (UK wide) and the wider Public Sector (Scotland) as listed within Appendix E of the ITT.
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
Scotland and Northern Ireland.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Authority is seeking to appoint a Contractor(s) for the supply, delivery of Franking Machines and associated products and services including installation and configuration of equipment and provision of consumables to the further education / higher education (FE/HE) sector (UK wide) and the wider Public Sector (Scotland) as listed within Appendix E of the ITT.
Please note the Framework Value quoted includes ‘pass through’ costs including postage costs set by Royal Mail. The actual estimated spend for the total potential Framework Agreement period excluding these costs is 16 543 713 GBP.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further period up to 24 months subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.1 of the notice is not applicable to this procurement exercise.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Please refer to question within 4B.5 of the ESPD and Economic and financial standing section within PCS-T to confirm:
Bidders must confirm they can provide the following supporting evidence prior to award:
Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance* = 5 000 000 GBP.
Product Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
Please refer to question within 4B.6 of the ESPD and Economic and financial standing section within PCS-T to confirm:
Please include at a minimum 2 year’s financial accounts.
Alternatively, if you are unable to provide the required accounting information — e.g. a new business without the required accounts, please provide a banker’s letter demonstrating their willingness to support your organisation over the term of the agreement.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.3 of the notice is not applicable to this procurement exercise.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
Following commencement of the Framework Agreement, the Contractor will provide a performance report to the Authority on a quarterly basis to include spend by institution under the Framework Agreement for the reporting period.
Contractors must provide the information on a quarterly basis, within 10 working days following the start of each quarter by logging into the website. Data must be uploaded to the websitehttp://ucsp.ac.uk/ using the template provided (template shall be provided during the Lead-In period).
The supplied spreadsheet is the only format permissible and should contain Contractor name, tender reference, total net spend value, by Institution for each month.
Following the beginning of each new academic year the Authority will provide the Contractor with a new template along with the reporting schedule. If there has been no spend for the quarter, this will still require you to login and record a nil spend return.
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.2.2)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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Form of Tender.
Tenderer’s must sign the Form of Tender — Appendix A prior to award to confirm that their Tender Response is a complete, true and accurate submission. (At point of Award.)
Freedom of Information.
Please confirm that you will be in a position to complete (prior to award) ‘Appendix B — Freedom of Information’ (if applicable) in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.This information should only be submitted if applicable at point of award.
Supply Chain Code of Conduct.
In partnership with Institutions, the Authority has developed a Supply Chain Code of Conduct — Appendix D which sets out its expected standards for its supply chain in social, ethical and environmental compliance. Tenderer’s must complete the Supply Chain Code of Conduct to assist in achieving its objectives prior to award.
For the complete list of institutions and other participating bodies please refer to Appendix E.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 7305. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The Contractor will work with the Authority to deliver Community Benefits or social value where they are identifiable throughout the term of the Framework Agreement. Examples of Community Benefits or social value are providing training opportunities to staff and students, apprenticeships and investment in the local community.
APUC Ltd will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: