Supply and Delivery of Journals Through Subscriptions

Supply and Delivery of Journals Through Subscriptions

Supply and delivery of journals through subscriptions with the provision for associated services.

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

2016/S 121-214650

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

APUC Limited
Unit 5, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lorona Watts
Telephone: +44 1314428950
E-mail: lwatts@apuc-scot.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK

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/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
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/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Supply and delivery of journals through subscriptions with the provision for associated services.

Reference number: LIB003 AP

II.1.2)Main CPV code

22200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority is seeking a Contractor for the supply and delivery of journals through subscriptions with the provision for associated services to cover the HE/FE Institutions in Scotland, HE Institutions of Northern Ireland, the members of SHEDL — Scottish Higher Education Digital Library, the Scottish Government Executive Agencies and Corporate Directorate. Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed in Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 65 000 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland and Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A Contractor for the supply and delivery of journals through subscriptions with the provision for associated services to cover the HE/FE Institutions in Scotland, HE Institutions of Northern Ireland, the members of SHEDL — Scotland Higher Education Digital Library, the Scottish Government Executive Agencies and Corporate Directorate. Parties eligible to use the Framework Agreement are as listed in Appendix E — List of Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion – Name: Commercial / Weighting: 40
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 65 000 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/01/2017
End: 31/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on the 1.1.2017 for an initial period of 2 years and will expire on the 31.12.2018.

The Authority reserves the right to extend the Framework Agreement for a further 2 x 12 month periods subject to satisfactory performance and continued Institutions requirements.

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

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:

Please refer to the ‘Qualification Envelope’ of the ITT within PCS-T to answer the selection criteria.

Bidders must confirm they can provide the following supporting evidence prior to award:

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

Product Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP;

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.5 of the ESPD.

The successful bidder will be required to provide 2 years audited accounts, or equivalent prior to awarded to the Framework Agreement.

Please refer to Part IV Selection Criteria: Questions within 4B.6 of the ESPD.

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:

Submission of Management Information:

Prior to the commencement of the Framework Agreement, the Contractor will provide the Authority with contact details of the Management Information contact who will be provided with a template spreadsheet/reporting schedule along with a username and password for the management information website:http://www.ucsp.ac.uk/

Contractors must provide the information on a quarterly basis, within 10 working days following the start of each quarter by logging into the website and uploading the template document. If there has been no spend for the quarter then this will still require you to log in and record a nil spend return.

Following the beginning of each new academic year the Authority will provide the Contractor with a new template along with the reporting schedule.

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: 2016/S 036-057614

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

Date: 22/07/2016
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: 22/07/2016
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:

March 2020.

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:

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.

Form of Tender:

Please confirm that you will be in a position to submit prior to award ‘Appendix A — Form of Tender’ in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

Freedom of Information:

Please confirm that you will be in a position submit prior to award ‘Appendix B — Freedom of Information’ (if applicable) in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should be submitted prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

Supply Chain Code of Conduct:

Please confirm that you will be submit prior to award ‘Appendix D — Supply Chain Code of Conduct’ in the Technical Questionnaire in PCS-Tender.

This information should be submitted prior to award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

List of institutions:

The complete list of Institutions please refer to Appendix E-List of Institutions.

Public Contracts Scotland Tender(PCS-T).

Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for ITT Code: 13323 or Title: The Supply of Periodicals_APUC under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide within the ‘Attachments’ area of this ITT on PCS-T.

Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 6246 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

(SC Ref:446190).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

APUC Limited
Unit 5, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314428950
E-mail: lwatts@apuc-scot.ac.ukInternet address:http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

APUC Ltd will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. 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 the 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:

22/06/2016

 

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