Scottish Government Tender for Publishing, Print and Design

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

2018/S 049-108457

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Atlantic Quay, Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Neil MacTavish
Telephone: +44 1412425589
E-mail: neil.mactavish@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: www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publictenderscotland.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:

Publishing, Print, Design and Associated Services (PPDAS) 2018

Reference number: SP-17-028

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79970000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 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)

79800000
79810000
22314000
30192700
30199700
30234000
30234400
30237380
31682230
34928470
39133000
39154100
39171000
39294100
71354100
79530000
79822500
79824000
79933000
79971000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland

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:

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about

Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies are listed at:

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

Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 70 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/10/2018
End: 30/09/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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

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:

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):

Current ratio.

1.0:1.0

The acceptable range for each financial ratio is:

1.0:1.0

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.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Potential for 7 year Framework duration justified on the basis of such a wide range of services and recognition of the requirement to continually develop technologically and the potential investment required to meet framework provision.
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: 2017/S 246-514850

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

Date: 16/04/2018
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

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/04/2018
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:

Within 5 years, or 7 years if the 2 year optional extension is picked up.

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:

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:

Community benefits

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:

Community benefits

(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

Existing workforce.

(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.

(SC Ref:530762).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312447556Internet 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 Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff 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:

09/03/2018

 

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