Newspaper Production and Distribution Framework

Newspaper Production and Distribution Framework

Tenders are invited for the Framework Agreement for the production and distribution of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s publication ‘City News’.

United Kingdom-Stoke-on-Trent: Printing and distribution services

2016/S 061-104616

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Corporate Procurement, Civic Centre, Glebe Street
For the attention of: Darren Pearce
ST4 1HH Stoke-on-Trent
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1782232841
E-mail: darren.pearce@stoke.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.stoke.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk/sotandstaffordshireauthorities

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk/sotandstaffordshireauthorities

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:

Framework Agreement for the Production and Distribution of the Publication ‘City News’.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis

NUTS code UKG23

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 a single operator

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: 400 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Printing and distribution services. Tenders are invited for the Framework Agreement for the production and distribution of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s publication ‘City News’ in accordance with the specification. The framework agreement will run for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79824000

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: no

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

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:
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
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See invitation to tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct.
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: — where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, — where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work.
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities.
(e) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate.
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work
(g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract.
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years.
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See invitation to tender 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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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:

CE/2016/11

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: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.4.2016 – 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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

This tender is being conducted electronically (free of charge) on the BravoSolution e-tendering system and you will have to register with Bravo to access the information. You will find the tender under the heading: ITT Title: Framework Agreement for the Production and Distribution of the Publication ‘City News’, Bravo Project Code: project_18977, Bravo ITT Code: itt_30167. The web address for Bravo Solution ishttps://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk/sotandstaffordshireauthorities and you will have to register and follow the instructions below:

1. Browse to the IEWM eSourcing Portal: https://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk/sotandstaffordshireauthorities

2. Click the ‘Click here to register’ link.
3. Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.
4. Enter your correct business and user details.
5. Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.
6. You will receive an email with your unique password (keep this secure).
7. Login to the portal with the username/password.
8. Click the ‘Open Access Tender’ link. (These are Tenders open to any registered supplier).
9. Click on the relevant Tender to access the content.
10. Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page. This will move the Tender over to the ‘My
Tenders’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
11. Click on the Tender code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box
on the left-hand side of the page.
12. You can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’.
13. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Tender.

If you require any further assistance then please contact the BravoSolution help desk on 0800 368 4850 or email help@bravosolution.co.uk. The help desk is available Monday to Friday from 8 am — 6 pm.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=196072641

GO Reference: GO-2016322-PRO-7957731.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Corporate Procurement, Civic Centre, Glebe Street
ST4 1HH Stoke-on-Trent
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

as above

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Corporate Procurement, Civic Centre, Glebe Street
ST4 1HH Stoke-on-Trent
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1782232841

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.3.2016

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