Postal Goods and Services Framework Agreement

Postal Goods and Services Framework Agreement

Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Postal services

2014/S 139-249892

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.ukeenablement@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: Public Procurement

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Postal Goods and Services Framework Agreement.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Primarily in the UK with some limited requirements overseas.

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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 99

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 11 500 000 000 GBP

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

Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.
The above Public Sector Bodies have a need for a Postal Goods and Services Framework Agreement.
Crown Commercial Services is working in collaboration with members of Pro5 Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) and Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) to set up a new contracting vehicle (Framework Agreement) to service Public Sector (including Central Government Departments and Wider Public Sector organisations) Postal Goods and Services requirements;
The proposed new agreement will replace the current Crown Commercial Services Postal Services Framework Agreement (RM782).
The convergence in the technologies of the mail market, aided by digital technology, provides new opportunities for process improvements and cost efficiencies in relation to postal goods and services. The Authority requires technically competent Suppliers to deliver the new Postal Goods and Services Framework Agreement to enable Contracting Bodies to have access to requirements for digital solutions, web-based solutions, electronic solutions as well as physical mail.
The Authority also wishes to enable new technologies in the market and support the drive to ‘Digital by Default’ which will significantly reduce the volume of paper received by Contracting Body organisations, although it is recognised that for many Contracting Bodies paper will never entirely disappear.
The Authority is seeking to award a multi-Lot Postal Goods and Services Framework Agreement, offering a wide ranging portfolio of goods and/or services across the required scope. Successful suppliers will also be expected to provide value and drive innovation and continuous improvement throughout the life of the Framework Agreement and any subsequent Call Off Agreements which may be awarded by the Contracting Bodies from time to time.
Crown Commercial Services reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement(s).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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: 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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 11 500 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Collection And Delivery

1)Short description

Collection and Delivery of physical mail within the UK.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

6411000064121100641130006016100064112000641150006410000064121200

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 11 500 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
The initial contract period will be 3 years with the option for the Contracting Authority to extend the contract period for up to a further 12 months. (A maximum of 4 years in total).
The number of framework agreements available in Lot 1 – Collection and Delivery shall be a minimum of 3 framework agreements, with no maximum. Potential Providers who achieve a total score following an assessment based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) which is above the minimum pass mark of 50 (50 % of the total marks available) will be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 1.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Potential Provider whose total score falls below the minimum pass mark of 50 will not be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 1.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Hybrid Mail On Site Solutions b

1)Short description

Hybrid Mail On Site Solutions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 11 500 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
The initial contract period will be 3 years with the option for the Contracting Authority to extend the contract period for up to a further 12 months. (A maximum of 4 years in total).
The number of framework agreements available in Lot 2 – Hybrid Mail Onsite Solutions shall be a minimum of 3 framework agreements, with no maximum. Potential Providers who achieve a total score following an assessment based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) which is above the minimum pass mark of 50 (50 % of the total marks available) will be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 2.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Potential Provider whose total score falls below the minimum pass mark of 50 will not be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 2.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Hybrid Mail Off Site Solutions

1)Short description

Hybrid Mail Off Site Solutions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

641100006016100064216120486130007957100064112000641220006400000064100000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 11 500 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
The initial contract period will be 3 years with the option for the Contracting Authority to extend the contract period for up to a further 12 months. (A maximum of 4 years in total).
The number of framework agreements available in Lot 3 – Hybrid Mail Off Site Solutions shall be a minimum of 3 framework agreements, with no maximum. Potential Providers who achieve a total score following an assessment based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) which is above the minimum pass mark of 50 (50 % of the total marks available) will be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 3.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Potential Provider whose total score falls below the minimum pass mark of 50 will not be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 3.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: International Mail Services

1)Short description

International Mail Services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

641100006410000064113000641120006016100064121200

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 11 500 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
The initial contract period will be 3 years with the option for the Contracting Authority to extend the contract period for up to a further 12 months. (A maximum of 4 years in total).
The number of framework agreements available in Lot 4 – International Mail Services shall be a minimum of 3 framework agreements, with no maximum. Potential Providers who achieve a total score following an assessment based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) which is above the minimum pass mark of 50 (50 % of the total marks available) will be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 4.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Potential Provider whose total score falls below the minimum pass mark of 50 will not be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 4.

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Franking Machines And Mailroom Equipment (Including Associated Services And Consumables)

1)Short description

Franking Machines And Mailroom Equipment (Including Associated Services And Consumables).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64110000641000003013130030132000301330003014410030131500301300003013160030132100301314003013180030131000,30131200641120003013310030131100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 11 500 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
The initial contract period will be 3 years with the option for the Contracting Authority to extend the contract period for up to a further 12 months. (A maximum of 4 years in total)
The number of framework agreements available in Lot 5 – Franking Machines and Mailroom Equipment shall be a minimum of 3 framework agreements, with no maximum. Potential Providers who achieve a total score following an assessment based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) which is above the minimum pass mark of 50 (50 % of the total marks available) will be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 5.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Potential Provider whose total score falls below the minimum pass mark of 50 will not be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 5.

Lot No: 6 Lot title: On Site Inbound Mail Solution (Including On Site Digital Enablement Software Solutions)

1)Short description

On Site Inbound Mail solution including but not limited to on site digital enablement solutions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

641100004831110079571000641120006400000064121200641000006016100048313000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 11 500 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
The initial contract period will be 3 years with the option for the Contracting Authority to extend the contract period for up to a further 12 months. (A maximum of 4 years in total).
The number of framework agreements available in Lot 6 – Onsite Inbound Mail Solution shall be a minimum of 3 framework agreements, with no maximum. Potential Providers who achieve a total score following an assessment based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) which is above the minimum pass mark of 50 (50 % of the total marks available) will be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 6.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Potential Provider whose total score falls below the minimum pass mark of 50 will not be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 6.

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Off Site Digital Inbound Mail Solution

1)Short description

Off Site Digital Mail Solution.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64110000641000004831110048313000642161207957100064112000483290004878100048328000641220006400000048613000,487200004878200048920000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 000 and 11 500 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
The initial contract period will be 3 years with the option for the Contracting Authority to extend the contract period for up to a further 12 months. (A maximum of 4 years in total).
The number of framework agreements available in Lot 7 – Off Site Inbound Mail Solution shall be a minimum of 3 framework agreements, with no maximum. Potential Providers who achieve a total score following an assessment based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) which is above the minimum pass mark of 50 (50 % of the total marks available) will be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 7.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Potential Provider whose total score falls below the minimum pass mark of 50 will not be awarded a framework agreement for Lot 7.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Potential Providers will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by Crown Commercial Services proposed by Potential Providers if considered appropriate.
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:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As required by the Postal Service Act 2000 (as amended in June 2011) Suppliers will be required to have a valid licence to carry out the required Goods and/or Services similar to those required under this Procurement.
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: Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (“ITT”).
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Services e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, Potential Providers must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailingexpressionofinterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Services will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Services Helpdesk email:eEnablement@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.
[Project Specific – please delete the following text if not using the eSourcing tool and replace with guidance on expressing an interest]
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailingexpressionofinterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email:eenablement@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

The Authority uses a credit reference agency (currently Experian) as the first step in determining financial risk. The Authority will request an Experian financial risk score based on the information provided in response to the Background Questions. The report provided by Experian will be used to determine the level of financial risk you represent. If the score provided by Experian is 51 or more (where a standard UK score is available), or the risk level is ‘average’ or better (where a standard International score is available) then you will be allocated a ‘pass’ and the Tender will proceed to Stage 3 of the Award Stage evaluation process.
The Contracting Authority may also take into account any of the following information:
(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.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

The Contracting Authority may have regard to any of the following means in its assessment:
(a) 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.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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: no

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:

RM 1063

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

Prior information notice

of 17.1.2014

Other previous publications

of 11.7.2013

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: 29.8.2014 – 09:00
Payable documents: no

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

2.9.2014 – 09:00
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

Date: 2.9.2014 – 09:00

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

Potential Providers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Crown Commercial Services intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of Crown Commercial Services. The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector Contracting Authority, awarding a contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. Further information on transparency can be found at:

http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/about-government-procurement-service/transparency-and-accountability/transparency-procurement

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Potential Providers. Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
Crown Commercial Services wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
A list of customers eligible to use the contract / framework should be listed in this section.
Web Links to UK Public Sector Listings.
(Updated 17/2/14)

Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide January 2014 http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-336664

Local Authorities

http://openlylocal.com/councils/all

www.ubico.co.uk Agent acting on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council.

NDPBs

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

National Parks Authorities

http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but not Independent Schools

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

Police Forces in the United Kingdom

http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites

http://apccs.police.uk/about-the-apcc/

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.nifrs.org/areas-districts/

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx

NHS Bodies England

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

Hospices in the UK

http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-care-services/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom

http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/

http://www.oscr.org.uk/search-charity-register/

https://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/ShowCharity/RegisterOfCharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

www.cas.org.uk

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

Scottish Public Bodies
The framework agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority; Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Scottish Government

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Parliament

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
Scottish Information Commissioner
Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland
Scottish Commission for Human Rights
Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland
Standards Commission for Scotland
Scottish Local Authorities

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils

http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS Bodies

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies

http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/index.php?page=members

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/aboutus/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundColleges.aspx

Scottish Police

http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/

Scottish Housing Associations

http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

The Scotland Office

http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/33.30.html

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) – Scotland

http://www.esystems.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/register/reg_pub_dsp.search

Scottish Schools:
Primary Schools

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Secondary Schools

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Special Schools

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Scottish Public Bodies:
— National Records of Scotland;
— Historic Scotland;
— Disclosure Scotland;
— Registers of Scotland;
— Scottish Qualification Authority;
— Scottish Courts Service;
— Scottish Prison Service;
— Transport Scotland;
— The Scottish Government Core Directorates;
— Highlands and Islands Enterprise;
— Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service;
— Scottish Police Authority;
— National Museums of Scotland;
— Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration;
— Scottish Enterprise;
— Scottish Environment Protection Agency;
— Scottish Legal Aid Board;
— Scottish Natural Heritage;
— Skills Development Scotland;
— Visit Scotland;
— Aberdeen City Council;
— Aberdeenshire Council;
— Angus Council;
— Argyll and Bute Council;
— City of Edinburgh Council;
— Clackmannanshire Council;
— Comhairle nan Eilean Siar;
— Dumfries and Galloway Council;
— Dundee City Council;
— East Ayrshire Council;
— East Dunbartonshire Council;
— East Lothian Council;
— East Renfrewshire Council;
— Falkirk Council;
— Fife Council;
— Glasgow City Council;
— Highland Council;
— Inverclyde Council;
— Midlothian Council;
— Moray Council, The;
— North Ayrshire Council;
— North Lanarkshire Council;
— Orkney Islands Council;
— Perth and Kinross Council;
— Renfrewshire Council;
— Scottish Borders Council;
— Shetland Islands Council;
— South Ayrshire Council;
— South Lanarkshire Council;
— Stirling Council;
— West Dunbartonshire Council;
— West Lothian Council;
— Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service;
— Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service;
— Fife Fire and Rescue Service;
— Grampian Fire and Rescue Service;
— Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service;
— Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service;
— Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service;
— Tayside Fire and Rescue Service;
— Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board);
— NHS 24;
— NHS Ayrshire and Arran;
— NHS Borders;
— NHS Dumfries and Galloway;
— NHS Education for Scotland;
— NHS Fife;
— NHS Forth Valley;
— NHS Grampian;
— NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde;
— NHS Health Scotland;
— NHS Highland;
— NHS Lanarkshire;
— NHS Lothian;
— NHS Orkney;
— Healthcare Improvement Scotland;
— NHS Shetland;
— NHS Tayside;
— NHS Western Isles;
— Scottish Ambulance Service;
— The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service;
— The State Hospital for Scotland;
— Aberdeen College;
— Adam Smith College;
— Angus College;
— Anniesland College;
— Ayr College;
— Banff and Buchan College;
— Barony College;
— Borders College;
— Cardonald College;
— Carnegie College;
— Central College of Commerce;
— Clydebank College;
— Coatbridge College;
— Cumbernauld College;
— Dumfries and Galloway College;
— Dundee College;
— Edinburghs Telford College;
— Elmwood College;
— Forth Valley College;
— Glasgow College of Nautical Studies;
— Glasgow Metropolitan College;
— Inverness College;
— James Watt College;
— Jewel and Esk College;
— John Wheatley College;
— Kilmarnock College;
— Langside College;
— Lews Castle College;
— Moray College;
— Motherwell College;
— Newbattle Abbey College;
— North Glasgow College;
— North Highland College;
— Oatridge College;
— Orkney College;
— Perth College;
— Reid Kerr College;
— Sabhal Mor Ostaig;
— Shetland College;
— South Lanarkshire College;
— Stevenson College;
— Stow College;
— West Lothian College;
— Edinburgh College of Art;
— Edinburgh Napier University;
— Glasgow Caledonian University;
— Glasgow School of Art;
— Heriot-Watt University;
— Queen Margaret University;
— Robert Gordon University;
— Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama;
— Scottish Agricultural College;
— UHI Millennium Institute;
— University of Aberdeen;
— University of Abertay Dundee;
— University of Dundee;
— University of Edinburgh;
— University of Glasgow;
— University of St Andrews;
— University of Stirling;
— University of Strathclyde;
— University of the West of Scotland;
— Cairngorms National Park Authority;
— Office of Scottish Charity Regulator;
— Forestry Commission Scotland;
— Audit Scotland.
Welsh Public Bodies
National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities, and all bodies covered by:

http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

NHS Wales

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

Housing Associations – Registered Social Landlords Wales
NI Public Bodies
Northern Ireland Government Departments

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

Schools in Northern Ireland

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/search.lsim?sr=0&nh=10&cs=iso-8859-1&sc=nidirect-cms&sm=0&mt=1&ha=nidirect-cms&cat=Banner&qt=SCHOOLS

Universities in Northern Ireland

http://www.deni.gov.uk/links.htm#colleges

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

Northern Ireland Housing Associations

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

Police Service of Northern Ireland

http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
(i) financed wholly or mainly by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice;
(ii) subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice; or
(iii) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice;
(iv) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authorities listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice

(http://rlbvs08/governance/OpsManual/Procurement%20Capability/Procurement%20v3/Sourcing/Level%203/Procurement%20Doc%20Templates/OJEU/OJEU%20Customer%20List.docx); however, this list must be tailored according to the needs of the particular contract / framework. If you have any queries regarding this process please contact the CCS Sourcing Policy Team.

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

The number of framework agreements available within each of the 7 Lots shall be a minimum of 3 framework agreements per lot, with no maximum. Potential Providers who achieve a total score following an assessment based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) which is above the minimum pass mark of 50 (50 % of the total marks available) will be awarded a framework agreement for the Lot(s) which they have tendered for.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Potential Provider whose total score falls below the minimum pass mark of 50 will not be awarded a framework agreement for the Lot(s) which they have tendered for.

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: There is no right of appeal in this procurement. If you have a complaint or seek to challenge the outcome, please follow the guidance on procedure contained in the previous section.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.7.2014

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