Scottish Government Tender for Publishing, Print and Design
The Scottish Ministers wish to award a Framework Agreement for the Provision of Publishing, Print, Design and Associated Services to the whole of the Scottish Public Sector.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Publishing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Atlantic Quay, Broomielaw
Contact person: Neil MacTavish
Telephone: +44 1412425589
NUTS code: UKM
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Publishing, Print, Design and Associated Services (PPDAS) 2018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Scottish Ministers wish to award a Framework Agreement for the Provision of Publishing, Print, Design & Associated Services (PPDAS) to the whole of the Scottish Public Sector. the Framework Agreement will be a Single Supplier Provision for a fully managed and accessible publishing, print and design service to be delivered on a 24/7 basis. The target audience for published content is extremely wide-ranging and shall be very much dependent on the specific project. To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access Tender documentation please visit http//www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk search for Project Code 10264 under ITTs open to all suppliers.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
3) The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), 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, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, 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. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Information about Scottish Public Bodies is available at:
Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies are listed at:
Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
This procurement will be for an initial 5 year period and a 24 month optional extension may be added subject to the Authority’s discretion following a formal Framework Review process. This could take the total duration of the Framework Agreement to 7 years ending 30.9.2025.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Bidders will be required to have a minimum “general” yearly turnover of 7.5M GBP for the last 3 years.
Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio(s):
The acceptable range for each financial ratio is:
The ratio will be calculated as follows:
Net current assets divided by net current liabilities.
There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.
In the event that the bidder does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the tenderer may still be eligible for consideration where their Tender Submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee. Where the bidder does not have a Parent Company some other form of assurance such as a performance bond may be acceptable.
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 million GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 1 million GBP per incident
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 million GBP per incident.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Within 5 years, or 7 years if the 2 year optional extension is picked up.
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
1) 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 (Sco) Regs 2015.
2) ESPD — Section 2: Sub-Contractors who are not being relied upon to meet Selection Criteria – A separate ESPD will not be required at this Stage.
3) ESPD — Section 3: Legal, Economic, Financial & Technical Information
In respect of ESPD (Sco) Question 4.B.4: it is a requirement of the Framework Agreement that all Bidder Current Ratio is 1.0 to 1.0. Bidders who do not achieve a Current Ratio of 1.0 to 1.0 may be excluded from the Procurement Process.
Current Ratio will be calculated as follows: net current assets divided by net current liabilities. There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.
In the event that the bidder does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a Parent Company (PC) that does, the tenderer may still be eligible for consideration where their Tender Submission is supported by a PC Guarantee. Where the bidder does not have a PC some other form of assurance such as a performance bond may be acceptable.
4) In respect of ESPD (Sco) Question 4B5.1 to 4B 5.3, it is a requirement of the Framework Agreement that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded framework the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 1000 000 GBP per incident
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP per incident
Bidders who do not currently have or cannot commit to obtaining the levels of Insurance requested may be excluded from the procurement process.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 10264. 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:
It has long been recognised that public sector clients have an opportunity to leverage a significant amount of training, employment and contracting opportunities in the delivery of frameworks and contracts and also the services required to maintain and service them. The Contractor shall be required to contribute to transforming the community in a real and sustainable manner, by securing the creation of a defined and measurable number of employment opportunities in connection with the delivery of the service at Framework Level as follows:
(i) Work experience 16+ years — 2 on PPDAS for 4 person weeks
(ii) Apprentices — can be existing — 1 on PPDAS for 26 weeks
(iii) Apprentices — new — 1
(iv) Progression into employment — 1
(v) Continued Professional Development/Training eg First Aid, Health and Safety/Vocational Qualifications Minimum 25 % of workforce
Supply Chain Opportunities.
(vi) Place orders with Supported Business 2 orders
(vii) SMEs in the Supply Chain At least 50 %
54)The Contractor shall monitor the delivery of such Community Benefits in accordance with a Method Statement and Employment and Skills Plan in order to contribute to achieving economic development, and report results in Framework Quarterly Management Information.
55) Any Resources eg Training Rooms etc required for implementing the Employment and Skills Plan shall be the responsibility of the Contractor.
56) To the extent it has not already done so the Contractor shall support and shall ensure that it’s supply chain also support the Scottish Government’s Community Benefits Initiative.
Victoria Quay, Leith
Telephone: +44 1312447556Internet address:http://www.scotland.gov.uk
An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court of Session.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: