Provision of Graphic Design Products and Services Framework Birmingham

Provision of Graphic Design Products and Services Framework Birmingham

Midland Heart requires several graphic designers/creative marketing agencies to be part of a Framework to deliver a range of graphic design services over 4 Lots.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Printed matter and related products

2015/S 013-018632

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Midland Heart Limited
20 Bath Row
For the attention of: Munslow Laura
B15 1LZ Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3456020540
E-mail: laura.munslow@midlandheart.org.uk

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.midlandheart.org.uk/supply-to-us/buyer-profile

Electronic access to information: http://www.midlandheart.org.uk/supply-to-us/buyer-profile

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Graphic Design Products and Services.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Midlands.

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
The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 10

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 311 975 GBP

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

Midland Heart requires several graphic designers/creative marketing agencies to be part of a Framework to deliver a range of graphic design services over 4 Lots.
Midland Heart is a not for profit housing and care organisation with 70 000 customers, 32 000 properties, 2 000 members of staff across 6 Offices and various care and support schemes. Our specialisms include; social housing, affordable renting, selling homes, providing Care and support services (this includes; domestic abuse support, human trafficking prevention, homeless services, in hospital care and at home care services). We also run social enterprise initiatives such as our Frost and Snow Bakery and Live and Work units in the jewellery quarter for creative trades. Midland Heart therefore offers an exciting prospect with lot of opportunity for Graphic Design due to the variety of work we carry out.
Our services span a huge range of customer profiles and business areas. A bird’s eye view of our organisation would show you our Birmingham based head office, our homeless team scouring the city in the early hours of the morning, our customer training classes and courses, the day to day management of our 32 000 homes and the older peoples’ schemes starting their day off with a quick keep fit class.
There is so much going on at Midland Heart, and in terms of the design projects you could be involved in; no two days are the same. From producing designs for marquees, exhibition and banner stands, to developing full sign-age and integrated external facing campaigns involving the full marketing mix. We have lots to keep you on your toes and we’re keen to hear from small scale designers and larger creative agencies
The Contract will be for a duration of 3 years with no opportunity to extend.
The Contract will cover the following Lots:
Lot 1 — General Graphic Design — This could include but not limited to; scheme leaflets, corporate stationery, brochures and leaflets. This would be suitable for an ‘every day’ designer. We expect value for money and quick turnarounds (1 or 2 days if urgent but a standard agreement of 4/5 day turnaround) for more complex design items. This would involve less creativity, and with emphasis on creating simple clean and consistent styles for our customers, staff and stakeholders, all whilst maintaining our brand.
Contract value of Lot 1 is approximately 140 000 GBP (46 666 GBP per annum). A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top 3 scoring suppliers will be awarded the Contract and will be on the Framework.
Lot 2 — Creative Communications Agency — This could include some items within Lot 1 as part of full scale campaigns (including concepts, printed artwork, promotional materials, copywriting support and full account management). Midland Heart value a supplier that can question and interpret a brief and turn it into an exciting campaign whilst regularly communicating with us on progress, timescales and any potential issues. We would also appreciate an agency that could offer behavioural insights e.g. provide recommendations based on typical behaviours of the target audience and take into account how they may absorb information differently. We would also like infographics where relevant incorporated as a key part of the service to us. Contract value of Lot 2 is approximately 140 000 GBP (46 666 GBP per annum). A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top 3 scoring suppliers will be awarded the Contract and will be on the Framework.
Lot 3 — Digital Communication Agency — This could include but not limited to; microsites, interactive pdfs, e-mail designs, editable word documents, buttons or other elements for webpages and ebooks. As Midland Heart’s communications begin to have a heavier online presence we will expect our new digital communications agency to be able to support and advise on our move to increase our online presence using digital elements. We would also appreciate an agency that could offer behavioural insights e.g. provide recommendations based on typical behaviours of the target audience and take into account how they may absorb information differently. We would also like infographics where relevant incorporated as a key part of their service to us.
The Contract value of Lot 3 is estimated between 10 000 GBP-30 000 GBP (3 000 GBP-10 000 GBP per annum), this high end estimate is based on anticipated future spend due to our revised use of channels and increased focus on digital communications. A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top 3 scoring suppliers will be awarded the Contract and will be on the Framework.
Lot 4 — Illustrator — This could include but is not limited to; Creation of icons, Sketches, Pre-set themes and styles all or some of which maybe adapted internally/externally to be developed in to animation to be used across our intranet and internet.
The Contract value of Lot 4 per annum is approximately 1 975 GBP (658.33 GBP per annum). A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top scoring supplier will be awarded the Contract.
Contract Value for Contract Duration.
The combined estimated Contract value for all 4 Lots is approximately 311 975 GBP over the contract duration.
Process to register for the PQQ.
The procurement for this contract will be processed online via the Bravo Solutions e-tendering platform where the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and the Invitation to tender (ITT) and supporting documents can be obtained:

https://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml?_ncp=1421058507294.214860-1

Please see the help desk contact details on the page above if you require help with accessing the Bravo Solutions system.
PQQ Pass/Fail Requirements.
Financial Standing is Pass/Fail Criteria based upon the following:
Stage 1 — Initial Assessment:
Suppliers’ turnover must be at least 2 times greater than the annual value of this contract or applicable lot(s) to be successful in this PQQ. To be eligible for all 4 Lots the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 207 983.32 GBP per annum. If bidding for more than 1 Lot the turnover must equal the combined values of those Lots as identified below.
— To be eligible for Lot 1 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 93 333.33 GBP;
— To be eligible for Lot 2 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 93,333.33 GBP,
— To be eligible for Lot 3 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 20 000 GBP,
— To be eligible for Lot 4 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 1 316.66 GBP.
Please note that Midland Heart may use Experian to download credit reports for all participating supplier/s. The Experian report will be used to score the financial standing as part of the PQQ.
Suppliers are required to submit your accounts for the last 2 years for evaluation at stage 1 and 2. The type of accounts you submit will depend on the size of your company, either audited or small/abbreviated accounts.
Stage 2 — Assessment will then be done by a financial analyst who will give a risk based score of 0-5 based on the following:
— Net current liabilities,
— Falls in turnover,
— Gross profit margin,
— Liquidated assets,
— Overdraft,
— Loan,
— Tax/VAT Liability,
— CCJ’s,
— Interest Cover,
— Operating Profit Margin.
Insurance is Pass/Fail Criteria and Midland Heart will require the following levels:
— Product Liability = 5 000 000 GBP,
— Public Liability = 5 000 000 GBP,
— Professional Indemnity = 1 000 000 GBP,
— Employers Liability = 5 000 000 GBP.
Employers Liability Insurance will only be pass/fail criteria if you hire 5 or more employees.
E&D contractors duty form must be signed and returned this is Pass/Fail Criteria.
H&S contractors code of conduct must be signed and returned this is Pass/Fail Criteria.
These assessments are carried out as pass/fail criteria as it is a requirement that Midland Heart is satisfied you do not pose a risk for us to enter into a contract with.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

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 all lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Midland Heart requires several graphic designers/creative marketing agencies to be part of a Framework to deliver a range of graphic design services over 4 Lots.
Midland Heart is a not for profit housing and care organisation with 70 000 customers, 32 000 properties, 2 000 members of staff across 6 Offices and various care and support schemes. Our specialisms include; social housing, affordable renting, selling homes, providing Care and support services (this includes; domestic abuse support, human trafficking prevention, homeless services, in hospital care and at home care services). We also run social enterprise initiatives such as our Frost and Snow Bakery and Live and Work units in the jewellery quarter for creative trades. Midland Heart therefore offers an exciting prospect with lot of opportunity for Graphic Design due to the variety of work we carry out.
Our services span a huge range of customer profiles and business areas. A bird’s eye view of our organisation would show you our Birmingham based head office, our homeless team scouring the city in the early hours of the morning, our customer training classes and courses, the day to day management of our 32 000 homes and the older peoples’ schemes starting their day off with a quick keep fit class.
There is so much going on at Midland Heart, and in terms of the design projects you could be involved in; no two days are the same. From producing designs for marquees, exhibition and banner stands, to developing full signage and integrated external facing campaigns involving the full marketing mix. We have lots to keep you on your toes and we’re keen to hear from small scale designers and larger creative agencies
The Contract will be for a duration of 3 years with no opportunity to extend.
The Contract will cover the following Lots:
Lot 1 — General Graphic Design — This could include but not limited to; scheme leaflets, corporate stationery, brochures and leaflets. This would be suitable for an ‘every day’ designer. We expect value for money and quick turnarounds (one or two days if urgent but a standard agreement of 4/5 day turnaround) for more complex design items. This would involve less creativity, and with emphasis on creating simple clean and consistent styles for our customers, staff and stakeholders, all whilst maintaining our brand.
Contract value of Lot 1 is approximately 140 000 GBP (46 666 GBP per annum). A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top 3 scoring suppliers will be awarded the Contract and will be on the Framework.
Lot 2 — Creative Communications Agency — This could include some items within Lot 1 as part of full scale campaigns (including concepts, printed artwork, promotional materials, copywriting support and full account management). Midland Heart value a supplier that can question and interpret a brief and turn it into an exciting campaign whilst regularly communicating with us on progress, timescales and any potential issues. We would also appreciate an agency that could offer behavioural insights e.g. provide recommendations based on typical behaviours of the target audience and take into account how they may absorb information differently. We would also like infographics where relevant incorporated as a key part of the service to us. Contract value of Lot 2 is approximately 140 000 GBP (46 666 GBP per annum). A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top 3 scoring suppliers will be awarded the Contract and will be on the Framework.
Lot 3 — Digital Communication Agency — This could include but not limited to; microsites, interactive pdfs, e-mail designs, editable word documents, buttons or other elements for webpages and ebooks. As Midland Heart’s communications begin to have a heavier online presence we will expect our new digital communications agency to be able to support and advise on our move to increase our online presence using digital elements. We would also appreciate an agency that could offer behavioural insights e.g. provide recommendations based on typical behaviours of the target audience and take into account how they may absorb information differently. We would also like infographics where relevant incorporated as a key part of their service to us.
The Contract value of Lot 3 is estimated between 10 000 GBP-30 000 GBP (3 000 GBP-10 000 GBP per annum), this high end estimate is based on anticipated future spend due to our revised use of channels and increased focus on digital communications. A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top 3 scoring suppliers will be awarded the Contract and will be on the Framework.
Lot 4 — Illustrator — This could include but is not limited to; Creation of icons, Sketches, Pre-set themes and styles all or some of which maybe adapted internally/externally to be developed in to animation to be used across our intranet and internet.
The Contract value of Lot 4 per annum is approximately 1 975 GBP (658.33 GBP per annum). A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top scoring supplier will be awarded the Contract.
Contract Value for Contract Duration
The combined estimated Contract value for all 4 Lots is approximately 311 975 GBP over the contract duration.
Process to register for the PQQ.
The procurement for this contract will be processed online via the Bravo Solutions e-tendering platform where the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and the Invitation to tender (ITT) and supporting documents can be obtained:

https://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml?_ncp=1421058507294.214860-1

Please see the help desk contact details on the page above if you require help with accessing the Bravo Solutions system.
PQQ Pass/Fail Requirements.
Financial Standing is Pass/Fail Criteria based upon the following:
Stage 1 — Initial Assessment:
Suppliers’ turnover must be at least two times greater than the annual value of this contract or applicable lot(s) to be successful in this PQQ. To be eligible for all 4 Lots the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 207 983.32 GBP per annum. If bidding for more than 1 Lot the turnover must equal the combined values of those Lots as identified below.
— To be eligible for Lot 1 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 93 333.33 GBP;
— To be eligible for Lot 2 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 93 333.33 GBP;
— To be eligible for Lot 3 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 20 000 GBP;
— To be eligible for Lot 4 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 1 316.66 GBP.
Please note that Midland Heart may use Experian to download credit reports for all participating supplier/s. The Experian report will be used to score the financial standing as part of the PQQ.
Suppliers are required to submit your accounts for the last 2 years for evaluation at stage 1 and 2. The type of accounts you submit will depend on the size of your company, either audited or small/abbreviated accounts.
Stage 2 — Assessment will then be done by a financial analyst who will give a risk based score of 0-5 based on the following:
— Net current liabilities,
— Falls in turnover,
— Gross profit margin,
— Liquidated assets,
— Overdraft,
— Loan,
— Tax/VAT Liability,
— CCJ’s,
— Interest Cover,
— Operating Profit Margin.
Insurance is Pass/Fail Criteria and Midland Heart will require the following levels:
— Product Liability = 5 000 000 GBP,
— Public Liability = 5 000 000 GBP,
— Professional Indemnity = 1 000 000 GBP,
— Employers Liability = 5 000 000 GBP.
Employers Liability Insurance will only be pass/fail criteria if you hire 5 or more employees.
E&D contractors duty form must be signed and returned this is Pass/Fail Criteria.
H&S contractors code of conduct must be signed and returned this is Pass/Fail Criteria.
These assessments are carried out as pass/fail criteria as it is a requirement that Midland Heart is satisfied you do not pose a risk for us to enter into a contract with.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 311 975 GBP

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

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

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: General Graphic Design

1)Short description

This could include but not limited to; scheme leaflets, corporate stationery, brochures and leaflets. This would be suitable for an ‘every day’ designer. We expect value for money and quick turnarounds (1 or 2 days if urgent but a standard agreement of 4/5 day turnaround) for more complex design items. This would involve less creativity, and with emphasis on creating simple clean and consistent styles for our customers, staff and stakeholders, all whilst maintaining our brand.
Contract value of Lot 1 is approximately 140 000 GBP (46 666 GBP per annum). A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top 3 scoring suppliers will be awarded the Contract and will be on the Framework.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 14 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Creative Communications Agency

1)Short description

This could include some items within Lot 1 as part of full scale campaigns (including concepts, printed artwork, promotional materials, copywriting support and full account management). Midland Heart value a supplier that can question and interpret a brief and turn it into an exciting campaign whilst regularly communicating with us on progress, timescales and any potential issues. We would also appreciate an agency that could offer behavioural insights e.g. provide recommendations based on typical behaviours of the target audience and take into account how they may absorb information differently. We would also like infographics where relevant incorporated as a key part of the service to us. Contract value of Lot 2 is approximately 140 000 GBP (46 666 GBP per annum). A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top 3 scoring suppliers will be awarded the Contract and will be on the Framework.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 140 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Digital Communication Agency

1)Short description

This could include but not limited to; microsites, interactive pdfs, e-mail designs, editable word documents, buttons or other elements for webpages and ebooks. As Midland Heart’s communications begin to have a heavier online presence we will expect our new digital communications agency to be able to support and advise on our move to increase our online presence using digital elements. We would also appreciate an agency that could offer behavioural insights e.g. provide recommendations based on typical behaviours of the target audience and take into account how they may absorb information differently. We would also like infographics where relevant incorporated as a key part of their service to us.
The Contract value of Lot 3 is estimated between 10 000 GBP-30 000 GBP (3 000 GBP-10 000 GBP per annum), this high end estimate is based on anticipated future spend due to our revised use of channels and increased focus on digital communications. A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top 3 scoring suppliers will be awarded the Contract and will be on the Framework.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 30 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 4Lot title: Illustrator

1)Short description

This could include but is not limited to; Creation of icons, Sketches, Pre-set themes and styles all or some of which maybe adapted internally/externally to be developed in to animation to be used across our intranet and internet.
The Contract value of Lot 4 per annum is approximately 1 975 GBP (658.33 GBP per annum). A minimum of the top 5 scoring suppliers will be shortlisted to the ITT stage. The top scoring supplier will be awarded the Contract.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 975 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Where suppliers intend to form a group/consortium they may be required to form a single entity and will be required to have joint liability and evidence the required level of experience operating as that consortium.
Suppliers who satisfy any of the criteria for rejection set out in Regulation 23(1) Public Contract Regulations 2006 shall be treated as ineligible. Suppliers may be requested to provide such evidence as it is reasonably necessary to allow the Group to establish that the aforementioned criteria does not apply to them.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://iewm.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure);

2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page — This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box;
3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: PQQ Pass/Fail Requirements
Financial Standing is Pass/Fail Criteria based upon the following:
Stage 1 — Initial Assessment:
Suppliers’ turnover must be at least two times greater than the annual value of this contract or applicable lot(s) to be successful in this PQQ. To be eligible for all 4 Lots the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 623 950 GBP per annum. If bidding for more than one Lot the turnover must equal the combined values of those Lots as identified below.
— To be eligible for Lot 1 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 93 333.33 GBP;
— To be eligible for Lot 2 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 93 333.33 GBP;
— To be eligible for Lot 3 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 20 000 GBP;
— To be eligible for Lot 4 the Supplier (as stand alone business unit, not a Group) must be able to demonstrate a minimum annual turnover equivalent to 1 316.66 GBP.
Please note that Midland Heart may use Experian to download credit reports for all participating supplier/s. The Experian report will be used to score the financial standing as part of the PQQ.
Suppliers are required to submit your accounts for the last 2 years for evaluation at stage 1 and 2. The type of accounts you submit will depend on the size of your company, either audited or small/abbreviated accounts.
Stage 2 — Assessment will then be done by a financial analyst who will give a risk based score of 0-5 based on the following:
— Net current liabilities,
— Falls in turnover,
— Gross profit margin,
— Liquidated assets,
— Overdraft,
— Loan,
— Tax/VAT Liability,
— CCJ’s,
— Interest Cover,
— Operating Profit Margin.
Insurance is Pass/Fail Criteria and Midland Heart will require the following levels:
— Product Liability = 5 000 000 GBP,
— Public Liability = 5 000 000 GBP
— Professional Indemnity = 1 000 000 GBP,
— Employers Liability = 5 000 000 GBP.
Employers Liability Insurance will only be pass/fail criteria if you hire 5 or more employees.
E&D contractors duty form must be signed and returned this is Pass/Fail Criteria.
H&S contractors code of conduct must be signed and returned this is Pass/Fail Criteria.
These assessments are carried out as pass/fail criteria as it is a requirement that Midland Heart is satisfied you do not pose a risk for us to enter into a contract with.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
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:

MH310

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

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 251-410277 of 30.12.2011

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

17.2.2015 – 17:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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: In accordance with Regulation 32, 32A and Part 9 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.1.2015

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