West Malling: photocopier paper
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Kent County Council
Procurement, Commercial Services, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill
For the attention of: Visit opportunity advert at www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk
ME19 4QG West Malling
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: In accordance with best procurement practice, EU & UK procurement directives & regulations and Kent County Council’s standing orders, Kent County Council (the Contracting Authority) on behalf of the Central Buying Consortium, wishes to create an accessible framework agreement (the agreement) for the supply and delivery of cut paper and card A4 and A3.
The Central Buying Consortium (CBC) is a group of County, Borough and City Councils. The purpose of which is to improve the effectiveness, by co-ordination, of local authority purchasing with the object of effecting savings in public expenditure for the benefit of its members. CBC procures approximately £750m goods and services per annum.
Details on CBC and its membership can be found at www.cbconline.org.uk.Those authorities who will be using the agreement from the outset are:
Hampshire County Council.
Hertfordshire County Council.
Kent County Council.
Nottinghamshire County Council.
The agreement will be accessible to all members, affiliates and associates of the Central Buying Consortium, Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEP), the Police service, the Fire service, the NHS & NHS Trusts, third sector organisations, academic centres, publicly funded organisations and publicly owned private companies, operating within the geographic boundaries of the Central Buying Consortium and the RIEPs. Access to this agreement shall be subject to the agreement of the Contracting Authority.
Current members of the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships:
East Midlands: http://www.eastmidlandsiep.gov.uk.
North East: http://www.northeastiep.gov.uk.
North West: http://www.nwce.gov.uk.
Information on other public bodies, third sector organisations, academic centres and publicly funded organisations can be found at:
www.southeastiep.gov.uk / www.direct.gov.uk / www.edubase.gov.uk / www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk / www.police-information.co.uk / www.nhs.uk / www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk / www.charitycommission.gov.uk / www.idea.gov.uk / www.fireservice.co.uk / www.opsi.gov.uk / www.espo.org/ojeu-framework-permissible-users
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in months: 48
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The agreement covers the supply of a customer own branded lines together with mill/merchant branded paper. The type of papers included in this agreement shall be suitable for use in photocopying/printing and multifunctional devices, in white, tinted and copier card qualities in varying weights.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The closing date for submission of full and final tenders is 12:00 noon on Friday 9.12.2011. Tenders submitted after this date will not be accepted.
Any questions or clarifications must be submitted through the procontract portal no later than Friday 2.12.2011. The Contracting Authority will endeavour to answer all questions and clarification requests prior to the submission date, however those received after the 2.12.2011 may not be answered.
This opportunity will be completed electronically via procontract, a site run by Due North. Interested organisations should go to www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk to register and express interest. Once you have successfully expressed interest via the portal you will be sent an email directing you to the procontract site from which you will be able to access and download the invitation to tender documentation and any other relevant information. This email should be retained, as it will contain your direct link to the procontract portal, for information purposes only the link is www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsfdo not use this link now.Tenderers should also note that final submissions must be made via procontract, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path may result in the tender submission being disregarded.
All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the procontract portal from the outset. Please ensure you are able to download all files immediately after accessing the procontract portal.
It is not envisaged that the tender process leading to the creation of the agreement will involve an electronic auction process. However, participating authorities may elect to execute an electronic auction as part of any future mini competitions under this agreement.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.11.2011