Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables

Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables

Tenders are invited from firms wishing to be considered as sole provider to the University for the Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Fresh and Prepared Vegetables.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Fruit, vegetables and related products

2015/S 189-342284

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Queens University Belfast
University Road
For the attention of: Betty Robinson
BT7 1NN Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890973026
E-mail: betty.robinson@qub.ac.uk
Fax: +44 2890971390

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

Education

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:

QUB/1416/15 Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Fresh and Prepared Vegetables.

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKN01

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Tenders are invited from firms wishing to be considered as sole provider to the University for the Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Fresh and Prepared Vegetables to the below venues:
— The Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, Lanyon Building, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN.
— Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast. BT9 5EE.
It is the University’s preference to award this contract to a single supplier, capable of fulfilling all its requirements. This contract will also facilitate the purchase of ad-hoc produce which accommodation and hospitality may have at various locations across the University Campus.
The successful applicant will be required to deliver on a daily basis, Monday to Saturday. The contract will initially be for 12 months with the option to extend its duration by a further 4 x 12 month extension periods.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15300000

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: no

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:

The University reserves the right on agreement with the successful tenderer to extend the contract by a further 4 x 12 month extension period.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 250 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 4
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

None.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

None.

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

None.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Please refer to documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to documentation.
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

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:

QUB/1416/15

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

no

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: 27.10.2015 – 15:59
Payable documents: no

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

27.10.2015 – 16:00
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

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
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: This authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to Tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25.9.2015

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