Scottish Government Framework for Supply and Delivery of Newspapers

Scottish Government Framework for Supply and Delivery of Newspapers

The Framework Agreement is for the provision of the supply and delivery of a wide range of daily, weekly, Saturday and Sunday newspapers, and weekly magazines.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines

2017/S 211-437686

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Fraser Williamson
Telephone: +44 1412420206
E-mail: Fraser.Williamson2@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Framework Agreement for the Supply and Delivery of Newspapers.

Reference number: SP-17-029

II.1.2)Main CPV code

22200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The Framework Agreement is for the provision of the supply and delivery of a wide range of daily, weekly, Saturday and Sunday newspapers, and weekly magazines, to the offices of Framework Public Body(s) located in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Framework Agreement will be awarded to a single Contractor.

The Contractor will meet the requirements established within this specification and ensure the delivery of a high quality service to the Framework Public Bodies using this framework. The Contractor will be expected to demonstrate that value received by the Framework Public Body(s) is significantly and demonstrably greater than could be achieved by going elsewhere.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22210000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Various locations within Edinburgh and Glasgow.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Framework Agreement is for the provision of the supply and delivery of a wide range of daily, weekly, Saturday and Sunday newspapers, and weekly magazines, to the offices of Framework Public Body(s) located in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Framework Agreement will be awarded to a single Contractor.

The Contractor will meet the requirements established within this specification and ensure the delivery of a high quality service to the Framework Public Bodies using this framework. The Contractor will be expected to demonstrate that value received by the Framework Public Body(s) is significantly and demonstrably greater than could be achieved by going elsewhere.

Framework is available to the following organisations:

National Records of Scotland;

Historic Environment Scotland;

Education Scotland;

Registers of Scotland;

Scottish Qualification Authority;

Scottish Courts Service;

Scottish Prison Service;

Transport Scotland;

The Scottish Government Core Directorates;

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service;

National Museums of Scotland;

Scottish Enterprise;

Scottish Legal Aid Board;

Skills Development Scotland;

Visit Scotland.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 90

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial 3 year period with the option to extend for a further 1 12-month period.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

This section refers to Section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) and covers question 4B.5.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

4B.5.1 to 4B.5.3 It is a requirement of this framework/contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded framework/contract the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

Public Liability Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP per incident.

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP per incident.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2013/S 203-351197

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 05/12/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/12/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

4 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is project_9228. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The Authority requires the Contractor to work pro-actively to support the Scottish Government’s sustainability objectives. Tenderers must confirm that, where appropriate, they will support the Scottish Ministers policies on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in delivering the service required.

(SC Ref: 516056).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United KingdomInternet address:http://www.scotland.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31/10/2017

 

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