Plumbing Supplies Tender

Plumbing Supplies Tender

Plumbing, Sanitary and Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Water heaters and heating for buildings; plumbing equipment

2015/S 186-336842

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NWUPC Ltd
Albert House, 17 Bloom Street
For the attention of: Laura Brooks
M1 3HZ Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612348010
E-mail: laura.brooks@manchester.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nwupc.ac.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

Other

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Housing and community amenities

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Plumbing, Sanitary and Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services.

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UK

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 446 720,27 and 4 893 440,54 GBP

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

The NWUPC has a requirement to establish a Framework Agreement for the supply of Plumbing, Sanitary and Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services. NWUPC is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’) on behalf of Member Institutions of NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC.
The NWUPC is establishing the Framework Agreement as a central purchasing body for itself and Its Member Institutions (Other Contracting Bodies (OCB)). This means that Member Institutions referred to in the OJEU Notice may also participate in the Framework Agreement.
This Framework Agreement will commence on 1.1.2016 for an initial period of 24 months until 31.12.2017 with the option to extend the Framework Agreement for 12 months until 31.12.2018 and a further 12 months until 31.12.2019 subject to satisfactory Economic Operator performance.
The Framework Agreement will be split into 3 lots as follows:
Lot 1 — Supply of Plumbing and Sanitary Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services.
Lot 2 — Supply of Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services.
Lot 3 — One Stop Shop.
The Tenderer can apply for a single lot or for multiple lots. You only need to complete and return 1 ITT document no matter how many lots you are applying for. However you must indicate in section 4 Lot Application which of the lots You wish to apply for. You will also have to complete any lot specific pricing documents. A full list of the documents required for a complete tender submission is provided in section 19 Document Check-list. Each bid will be assessed on its own merits and each lot will be awarded separately. Successful award on a particular lot does not enable You to supply under any other lot.
Lot 1 Supply of Plumbing and Sanitary Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services includes, but is not limited to, the following scope:
Equipment and supplies:
— Fittings (compression/soldering)-copper and brass;
— Cast iron (rainwater);
— Internal and external plastic (tube and fittings) including waste, drainage and soil;
— Sanitary-ware, baths;
— Showers and shower accessories;
— Sinks and fittings (includes taps); and
— Plumbing sundries.
Associated Services:
— Managed services including but not limited to managed stores. Managed stores will be primarily for the product categories through this lot, however it is envisaged that a small percentage of spend (10 % or below) may be for product lines including but not limited to electrical, decorative and building equipment and supplies.
— It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to provide these associated services.
Lot 2 Supply of Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services includes, but is not limited to, the following scope:
Equipment and Supplies:
— Accessories;
— Boiler parts;
— Brass fittings;
— Copper fittings;
— Heaters;
— Iron fittings;
— Pumps;
— Radiators;
— Thermostats; and
— Valves.
Associated Services:
— Managed services including but not limited to managed stores. Managed stores will be primarily for the product categories through this lot, however it is envisaged that a small percentage of spend (10 % or below) may be for product lines including but not limited to electrical, decorative and building equipment and supplies.
— It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to provide these associated services.
Lot 3 1 stop shop includes, but is not limited to, the following scope:
Equipment and supplies:
— Fittings (compression/soldering)-copper and brass;
— Cast iron (rainwater);
— Internal and external plastic (tube and fittings) including waste, drainage and soil;
— Sanitary-ware, baths;
— Showers and shower accessories;
— Sinks and fittings (includes taps);
— Plumbing sundries;
— Heating accessories;
— Boiler parts;
— Brass fittings;
— Copper fittings;
— Heaters;
— Iron fittings;
— Pumps;
— Radiators;
— Thermostats; and
— Valves.
Associated Services:
— Managed services including but not limited to managed stores. Managed stores will be primarily for the product categories through this lot, however it is envisaged that a small percentage of spend (10% or below) may be for product lines including but not limited to electrical, decorative and building equipment and supplies.
— It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to provide these associated services.
Potential value of the Framework Agreement.
The following organisations have committed to this procurement and intend to utilise the Framework Agreement as soon as possible after award:

NWUPC http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

HEPCW http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

LUPC http://www.lupc.ac.uk/list-of-members.html

NEUPC http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

SUPC http://supc.ac.uk/engage/our-members/our-members

CPC http://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to service all participating Consortia and their Member Institutions. Please indicate in 15.9 the geographical locations you are able to service through the Framework Agreement.
Estimated annual value is based on the NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC Member Institutions’ spend on the current Plumbing, Ceramics, Heating and Ventilation Equipment and Supplies Framework Agreement during the dates specified. The current Framework Agreement is not broken into lots, therefore the estimated spend detailed below is for Lots 1, 2 and 3 (Lot 1 — Supply of plumbing and sanitary equipment, supplies and associated services, Lot 2 — Supply of heating equipment, supplies and associated services and Lot 3 — 1 stop shop).
NWUPC 458 436,92 GBP.
HEPCW 34 144,76 GBP.
LUPC 264 070,65 GBP.
NEUPC 352 637,10 GBP.
SUPC 903 302,08 GBP.
CPC 434 128,76 GBP.
Total Estimated Value 2 446 720,27 GBP.
There is however no guaranteed level of expenditure on this Agreement. NWUPC is looking for Tenderers who will actively promote and market the Agreement. The competitiveness, level of service offered, and marketing effort of the successful Economic Operators will be a large factor in determining how many Member Institutions support the Agreement. The expenditure achieved by each Economic Operator via the Framework Agreement will be reviewed on the anniversary of the Agreement each year. If an Economic Operator fails to achieve any expenditure during that period, consideration will be given to removing that Economic Operator from the Framework Agreement.

The Framework Agreement is open to the current Member Institutions and affiliated Public Sector Bodies including FE colleges and the Research Councils (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/) as defined by the above Consortia. Any other HE or FE Institution within the UK wishing to participate in this agreement is only able to do so via a subsequent application that is accepted by the NWUPC. The Membership of the Consortia may change in the future owing to strategic realignment or the inclusion of new full or associate Member Institutions, who could be outside the education/research sector, but within the public sector. Institutions that are not Member Institutions of the Consortia may be subject to the payment of additional access fees on an annual basis to the coordinating body in respect of their use of the Agreement. The agreements will also be made available, during their incubation period, to those participating Institutions’ spin-off companies where 50 % or more of their equity is owned by a participating Member Institution or group of participating Member Institutions.

At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current Member Institutions of the following Consortia may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. Therefore, it should also apply, with the express written permission of NWUPC, to any Member Institution of any other Higher or Further Education regional purchasing consortium or any other Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom as well as the Research Councils, providing that they formally commit to participate in and support this Agreement. NWUPC will only grant permission at the request of the consortium; or an Institution if it is not a Member of a Consortium. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Consortia may already have in place. A list of the current Member Institutions of those HE and FE regional purchasing consortia is as follows:

APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

This framework agreement will be open for NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC members for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39715000, 44115200, 44621221, 39715210, 44621111, 44411000, 44115210, 44621220, 42943700, 39715300, 42131110, 44621110, 44620000,44115220, 44163121, 42131400, 39715200, 44621112

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The NWUPC has a requirement to establish a Framework Agreement for the supply of Plumbing, Sanitary and Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services. NWUPC is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the ‘Regulations’) on behalf of Member Institutions of NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC.
The NWUPC is establishing the Framework Agreement as a central purchasing body for itself and Its Member Institutions (Other Contracting Bodies (OCB)). This means that Member Institutions referred to in the OJEU Notice may also participate in the Framework Agreement.
This Framework Agreement will commence on 1.1.2016 for an initial period of 24 months until 31.12.2017 with the option to extend the Framework Agreement for 12 months until 31.12.2018 and a further 12 months until 31.12.2019 subject to satisfactory Economic Operator performance.
The Framework Agreement will be split into three lots as follows:
Lot 1 — Supply of Plumbing and Sanitary Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services.
Lot 2 — Supply of Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services.
Lot 3 — One Stop Shop.
The Tenderer can apply for a single lot or for multiple lots. You only need to complete and return 1 ITT document no matter how many lots you are applying for. However you must indicate in section 4 Lot Application which of the lots You wish to apply for. You will also have to complete any lot specific pricing documents. A full list of the documents required for a complete tender submission is provided in section 19 Document Check-list. Each bid will be assessed on its own merits and each lot will be awarded separately. Successful award on a particular lot does not enable You to supply under any other lot.
Lot 1 Supply of plumbing and sanitary equipment, supplies and associated services includes, but is not limited to, the following scope:
Equipment and supplies:
— Fittings (compression/soldering)-copper brass;
— Cast iron (rainwater);
— Internal and external plastic (tube and fittings) including waste, drainage and soil;
— Sanitary-ware, baths;
— Showers and shower accessories;
— Sinks and fittings (includes taps); and
— Plumbing sundries.
Associated services:
— Managed services including but not limited to managed stores. Managed stores will be primarily for the product categories through this lot, however it is envisaged that a small percentage of spend (10 % or below) may be for product lines including but not limited to electrical, decorative and building equipment and supplies.
— It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to provide these associated services.
Lot 2 Supply of Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services includes, but is not limited to, the following scope:
Equipment and supplies:
— Accessories;
— Boiler parts;
— Brass fittings;
— Copper fittings;
— Heaters;
— Iron fittings;
— Pumps;
— Radiators;
— Thermostats; and
— Valves.
Associated Services:
— Managed services including but not limited to managed stores. Managed stores will be primarily for the product categories through this lot, however it is envisaged that a small percentage of spend (10 % or below) may be for product lines including but not limited to electrical, decorative and building equipment and supplies.
— It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to provide these associated services.
Lot 3 One Stop Shop includes, but is not limited to, the following scope:
Equipment and supplies:
— Fittings (compression/soldering)-copper and brass;
— Cast iron (rainwater);
— Internal and external plastic (tube and fittings) including waste, drainage and soil;
— Sanitary-ware, baths;
— Showers and shower accessories;
— Sinks and fittings (includes taps);
— Plumbing sundries;
— Heating accessories;
— Boiler parts;
— Brass fittings;
— Copper fittings;
— Heaters;
— Iron fittings;
— Pumps;
— Radiators;
— Thermostats; and
— Valves.
Associated Services:
— Managed services including but not limited to managed stores. Managed stores will be primarily for the product categories through this lot, however it is envisaged that a small percentage of spend (10 % or below) may be for product lines including but not limited to electrical, decorative and building equipment and supplies.
— It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to provide these associated services.
Potential value of the Framework Agreement.
The following organisations have committed to this procurement and intend to utilise the Framework Agreement as soon as possible after award:

NWUPC http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

HEPCW http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

LUPC http://www.lupc.ac.uk/list-of-members.html

NEUPC http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

SUPC http://supc.ac.uk/engage/our-members/our-members

CPC http://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to service all participating Consortia and their Member Institutions. Please indicate in 15.9 the geographical locations you are able to service through the Framework Agreement.
Estimated annual value is based on the NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC Member Institutions’ spend on the current Plumbing, Ceramics, Heating and Ventilation Equipment and Supplies Framework Agreement during the dates specified. The current Framework Agreement is not broken into lots, therefore the estimated spend detailed below is for Lots 1, 2 and 3 (Lot 1 — Supply of Plumbing and Sanitary Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services, Lot 2 — Supply of Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services and Lot 3 — One Stop Shop).
NWUPC 458 436,92 GBP.
HEPCW 34 144,76 GBP.
LUPC 264 070,65 GBP.
NEUPC 352 637,10 GBP.
SUPC 903 302,08 GBP.
CPC 434 128,76 GBP.
Total Estimated Value 2 446 720,27 GBP.
There is however no guaranteed level of expenditure on this Agreement. NWUPC is looking for Tenderers who will actively promote and market the Agreement. The competitiveness, level of service offered, and marketing effort of the successful Economic Operators will be a large factor in determining how many Member Institutions support the Agreement. The expenditure achieved by each Economic Operator via the Framework Agreement will be reviewed on the anniversary of the Agreement each year. If an Economic Operator fails to achieve any expenditure during that period, consideration will be given to removing that Economic Operator from the Framework Agreement.

The Framework Agreement is open to the current Member Institutions and affiliated Public Sector Bodies including FE colleges and the Research Councils (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/) as defined by the above Consortia. Any other HE or FE Institution within the UK wishing to participate in this agreement is only able to do so via a subsequent application that is accepted by the NWUPC. The Membership of the Consortia may change in the future owing to strategic realignment or the inclusion of new full or associate Member Institutions, who could be outside the education/research sector, but within the public sector. Institutions that are not Member Institutions of the Consortia may be subject to the payment of additional access fees on an annual basis to the coordinating body in respect of their use of the Agreement. The agreements will also be made available, during their incubation period, to those participating Institutions’ spin-off companies where 50 % or more of their equity is owned by a participating Member Institution or group of participating Member Institutions.

At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current Member Institutions of the following Consortia may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. Therefore, it should also apply, with the express written permission of NWUPC, to any Member Institution of any other Higher or Further Education regional purchasing consortium or any other Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom as well as the Research Councils, providing that they formally commit to participate in and support this Agreement. NWUPC will only grant permission at the request of the consortium; or an Institution if it is not a Member of a Consortium. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Consortia may already have in place. A list of the current Member Institutions of those HE and FE regional purchasing consortia is as follows:

APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

This framework agreement will be open for NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC members for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 446 720,27 and 4 893 440,54 GBP

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

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

Starting 1.1.2016. Completion 31.12.2019

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Supply of Plumbing and Sanitary Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services

1)Short description

Lot 1 Supply of Plumbing and Sanitary Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services includes, but is not limited to, the following scope:
Equipment and Supplies:
— Fittings (compression/soldering)-copper and brass;
— Cast iron (rainwater);
— Internal and external plastic (tube and fittings) including waste, drainage and soil;
— Sanitary-ware, baths;
— Showers and shower accessories;
— Sinks and fittings (includes taps); and
— Plumbing sundries.
Associated Services:
— Managed services including but not limited to managed stores. Managed stores will be primarily for the product categories through this lot, however it is envisaged that a small percentage of spend (10 % or below) may be for product lines including but not limited to electrical, decorative and building equipment and supplies.
— It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to provide these associated services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44115200, 39715000, 42131400, 44115210, 39715300, 44411000

3)Quantity or scope

The following organisations have committed to this procurement and intend to utilise the Framework Agreement as soon as possible after award:

NWUPC http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

HEPCW http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

LUPC http://www.lupc.ac.uk/list-of-members.html

NEUPC http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

SUPC http://supc.ac.uk/engage/our-members/our-members

CPC http://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to service all participating Consortia and their Member Institutions. Please indicate in 15.9 the geographical locations you are able to service through the Framework Agreement.
Estimated annual value is based on the NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC Member Institutions’ spend on the current Plumbing, Ceramics, Heating and Ventilation Equipment and Supplies Framework Agreement during the dates specified. The current Framework Agreement is not broken into lots, therefore the estimated spend detailed below is for Lots 1, 2 and 3 (Lot 1 — Supply of plumbing and sanitary equipment, supplies and associated services, Lot 2 — Supply of heating equipment, supplies and associated services and Lot 3 — 1 stop shop).
NWUPC 458 436,92 GBP.
HEPCW 34 144,76 GBP.
LUPC 264 070,65 GBP.
NEUPC 352 637,10 GBP.
SUPC 903 302,08 GBP.
CPC 434 128,76 GBP.
Total Estimated Value 2 446 720,27 GBP.
There is however no guaranteed level of expenditure on this Agreement. NWUPC is looking for Tenderers who will actively promote and market the Agreement. The competitiveness, level of service offered, and marketing effort of the successful Economic Operators will be a large factor in determining how many Member Institutions support the Agreement. The expenditure achieved by each Economic Operator via the Framework Agreement will be reviewed on the anniversary of the Agreement each year. If an Economic Operator fails to achieve any expenditure during that period, consideration will be given to removing that Economic Operator from the Framework Agreement.

The Framework Agreement is open to the current Member Institutions and affiliated Public Sector Bodies including FE colleges and the Research Councils (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/) as defined by the above Consortia. Any other HE or FE Institution within the UK wishing to participate in this agreement is only able to do so via a subsequent application that is accepted by the NWUPC. The Membership of the Consortia may change in the future owing to strategic realignment or the inclusion of new full or associate Member Institutions, who could be outside the education/research sector, but within the public sector. Institutions that are not Member Institutions of the Consortia may be subject to the payment of additional access fees on an annual basis to the coordinating body in respect of their use of the Agreement. The agreements will also be made available, during their incubation period, to those participating Institutions’ spin-off companies where 50 % or more of their equity is owned by a participating Member Institution or group of participating Member Institutions.

At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current Member Institutions of the following Consortia may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. Therefore, it should also apply, with the express written permission of NWUPC, to any Member Institution of any other Higher or Further Education regional purchasing consortium or any other Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom as well as the Research Councils, providing that they formally commit to participate in and support this Agreement. NWUPC will only grant permission at the request of the consortium; or an Institution if it is not a Member of a Consortium. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Consortia may already have in place. A list of the current Member Institutions of those HE and FE regional purchasing consortia is as follows:

APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

This framework agreement will be open for NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC members for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 449 720,27 and 4 893 440,54 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Supply of Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services

1)Short description

Lot 2 Supply of Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services includes, but is not limited to, the following scope:
Equipment and supplies:
— Accessories;
— Boiler parts;
— Brass fittings;
— Copper fittings;
— Heaters;
— Iron fittings;
— Pumps;
— Radiators;
— Thermostats; and
— Valves.
Associated Services:
— Managed services including but not limited to managed stores. Managed stores will be primarily for the product categories through this lot, however it is envisaged that a small percentage of spend (10 % or below) may be for product lines including but not limited to electrical, decorative and building equipment and supplies.
— It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to provide these associated services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39715200, 44621110, 44621221, 42131110, 39715210, 44163121, 44620000, 42943700, 44621112, 44621220, 44115200, 44115220

3)Quantity or scope

The following organisations have committed to this procurement and intend to utilise the Framework Agreement as soon as possible after award:

NWUPC http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

HEPCW http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

LUPC http://www.lupc.ac.uk/list-of-members.html

NEUPC http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

SUPC http://supc.ac.uk/engage/our-members/our-members

CPC http://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to service all participating Consortia and their Member Institutions. Please indicate in 15.9 the geographical locations you are able to service through the Framework Agreement.
Estimated annual value is based on the NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC Member Institutions’ spend on the current Plumbing, Ceramics, Heating and Ventilation Equipment and Supplies Framework Agreement during the dates specified. The current Framework Agreement is not broken into lots, therefore the estimated spend detailed below is for Lots 1, 2 and 3 (Lot 1 — Supply of Plumbing and Sanitary Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services, Lot 2 — Supply of Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services and Lot 3 — One Stop Shop).
NWUPC 458 436,92 GBP.
HEPCW 34 144,76 GBP.
LUPC 264 070,65 GBP.
NEUPC 352 637,10 GBP.
SUPC 903 302,08 GBP.
CPC 434 128,76 GBP.
Total Estimated Value 2 446 720,27 GBP.
There is however no guaranteed level of expenditure on this Agreement. NWUPC is looking for Tenderers who will actively promote and market the Agreement. The competitiveness, level of service offered, and marketing effort of the successful Economic Operators will be a large factor in determining how many Member Institutions support the Agreement. The expenditure achieved by each Economic Operator via the Framework Agreement will be reviewed on the anniversary of the Agreement each year. If an Economic Operator fails to achieve any expenditure during that period, consideration will be given to removing that Economic Operator from the Framework Agreement.

The Framework Agreement is open to the current Member Institutions and affiliated Public Sector Bodies including FE colleges and the Research Councils (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/) as defined by the above Consortia. Any other HE or FE Institution within the UK wishing to participate in this agreement is only able to do so via a subsequent application that is accepted by the NWUPC. The Membership of the Consortia may change in the future owing to strategic realignment or the inclusion of new full or associate Member Institutions, who could be outside the education/research sector, but within the public sector. Institutions that are not Member Institutions of the Consortia may be subject to the payment of additional access fees on an annual basis to the coordinating body in respect of their use of the Agreement. The agreements will also be made available, during their incubation period, to those participating Institutions’ spin-off companies where 50 % or more of their equity is owned by a participating Member Institution or group of participating Member Institutions.

At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current Member Institutions of the following Consortia may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. Therefore, it should also apply, with the express written permission of NWUPC, to any Member Institution of any other Higher or Further Education regional purchasing consortium or any other Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom as well as the Research Councils, providing that they formally commit to participate in and support this Agreement. NWUPC will only grant permission at the request of the consortium; or an Institution if it is not a Member of a Consortium. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Consortia may already have in place. A list of the current Member Institutions of those HE and FE regional purchasing consortia is as follows:

APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

This framework agreement will be open for NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC members for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 446 720,27 and 4 893 440,54 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: One Stop Shop

1)Short description

Lot 3 One Stop Shop includes, but is not limited to, the following scope:
Equipment and supplies:
— Fittings (compression/soldering)-copper and brass;
— Cast iron (rainwater);
— Internal and external plastic (tube and fittings) including waste, drainage and soil;
— Sanitary-ware, baths;
— Showers and shower accessories;
— Sinks and fittings (includes taps);
— Plumbing sundries;
— Heating accessories;
— Boiler parts;
— Brass fittings;
— Copper fittings;
— Heaters;
— Iron fittings;
— Pumps;
— Radiators;
— Thermostats; and
— Valves.
Associated services:
— Managed Services including but not limited to managed stores. Managed stores will be primarily for the product categories through this lot, however it is envisaged that a small percentage of spend (10 % or below) may be for product lines including but not limited to electrical, decorative and building equipment and supplies.
— It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to provide these associated services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44115200, 44621221, 42131400, 44621111, 44411000, 44115210, 44621220, 42943700, 39715300, 44621110, 44620000, 39715210, 44163121,39715200, 44115220, 44621112

3)Quantity or scope

The following organisations have committed to this procurement and intend to utilise the Framework Agreement as soon as possible after award:

NWUPC http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

HEPCW http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

LUPC http://www.lupc.ac.uk/list-of-members.html

NEUPC http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

SUPC http://supc.ac.uk/engage/our-members/our-members

CPC http://www.thecpc.ac.uk/members/regions.php

It is not a mandatory requirement that the Supplier is able to service all participating Consortia and their Member Institutions. Please indicate in 15.9 the geographical locations you are able to service through the Framework Agreement.
Estimated annual value is based on the NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC Member Institutions’ spend on the current Plumbing, Ceramics, Heating and Ventilation Equipment and Supplies Framework Agreement during the dates specified. The current Framework Agreement is not broken into lots, therefore the estimated spend detailed below is for Lots 1, 2 and 3 (Lot 1 — Supply of Plumbing and Sanitary Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services, Lot 2 — Supply of Heating Equipment, Supplies and Associated Services and Lot 3 — One Stop Shop).
NWUPC 458 436,92 GBP.
HEPCW 34 144,76 GBP.
LUPC 264 070,65 GBP.
NEUPC 352 637,10 GBP.
SUPC 903 302,08 GBP.
CPC 434 128,76 GBP.
Total Estimated Value 2 446 720,27 GBP.
There is however no guaranteed level of expenditure on this Agreement. NWUPC is looking for Tenderers who will actively promote and market the Agreement. The competitiveness, level of service offered, and marketing effort of the successful Economic Operators will be a large factor in determining how many Member Institutions support the Agreement. The expenditure achieved by each Economic Operator via the Framework Agreement will be reviewed on the anniversary of the Agreement each year. If an Economic Operator fails to achieve any expenditure during that period, consideration will be given to removing that Economic Operator from the Framework Agreement.

The Framework Agreement is open to the current Member Institutions & affiliated Public Sector Bodies including FE colleges and the Research Councils (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/) as defined by the above Consortia. Any other HE or FE Institution within the UK wishing to participate in this agreement is only able to do so via a subsequent application that is accepted by the NWUPC. The Membership of the Consortia may change in the future owing to strategic realignment or the inclusion of new full or associate Member Institutions, who could be outside the education/research sector, but within the public sector. Institutions that are not Member Institutions of the Consortia may be subject to the payment of additional access fees on an annual basis to the coordinating body in respect of their use of the Agreement. The agreements will also be made available, during their incubation period, to those participating Institutions’ spin-off companies where 50 % or more of their equity is owned by a participating Member Institution or group of participating Member Institutions.

At some point during the life of the Framework Agreement the current Member Institutions of the following Consortia may wish to utilise the Agreement and should have access at any point with the permission of NWUPC. Therefore, it should also apply, with the express written permission of NWUPC, to any Member Institution of any other Higher or Further Education regional purchasing consortium or any other Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom as well as the Research Councils, providing that they formally commit to participate in and support this Agreement. NWUPC will only grant permission at the request of the consortium; or an Institution if it is not a Member of a Consortium. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating Consortia may already have in place. A list of the current Member Institutions of those HE and FE regional purchasing consortia is as follows:

APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

This framework agreement will be open for NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC members for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 446 720,27 and 4 893 440,54 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
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:

See documents. The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the Intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See documents. The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the Intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See documents. The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the Intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See documents. The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the Intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

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: See documents. The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the Intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See documents. The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the Intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See documents. The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the Intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See documents. The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the Intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See documents. The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the Intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

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 below

1. Price. Weighting 60

2. Customer requirements. Weighting 40

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:

EFM 3071 NW

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

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: 23.10.2015
Payable documents: no

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

23.10.2015 – 13:00
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

in days: 120 (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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 1.8.2019.

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

This framework agreement will be open for NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW, SUPC, LUPC and CPC members for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects.
The tender documents can be downloaded via Intend following registration on the-intend website:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The NWUPC will carry out a 10 standstill period before the award of any resulting framework agreements.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.9.2015

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