Supply of Electronic and Printed Periodicals 2014

Supply of Electronic and Printed Periodicals 2014

Members purchase a wide range of electronic and print periodicals from publishers worldwide, including databases, and discovery tools for electronic resources. They may also require consolidation services.

United Kingdom-Reading: Journals

2014/S 244-429400

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium
Science and Technology Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road
Contact point(s): Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium
For the attention of: Carli Thorpe — Contracts Manager
RG6 6BZ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189357081
E-mail: c.thorpe@reading.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.supc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc/aspx/Home

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:

Supply of Electronic and Printed Periodicals 2014.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various UK Higher and Further education institutions and other organisations that are members of university regional purchasing consortia.

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 160 000 000 and 400 000 000 GBP

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

This framework agreement is for the appointment of Agent(s) to supply electronic and print periodicals and associated services to members of Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium, North East Universities Purchasing Consortium, Higher Education Purchasing Consortium for Wales, and the academic Library Consortia MUAL and NEYAL. Other higher education regional purchasing consortia may join this framework agreement in future years.
Members purchase a wide range of electronic and print periodicals from publishers worldwide, including databases, and discovery tools for electronic resources. They may also require consolidation services.
The framework agreement will be let for an initial period of two years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years. Estimated values shown in this Notice are for the full 4 year period. Estimated annual expenditure is anticipated to be between GBP 40 000 000 and GBP 100 000 000.
Suppliers that would like to take part in this tender process are invited to Express Interest upon which they will be given access to the full tender documentation through this e-tendering system. Documents can be accessed from the My Tenders area of this website and selecting the View Details button of this project.
Expressions of interest can only be accepted until Thursday 22nd January at 17:00 and the deadline for submission of completed Tenders is Monday 2nd February at 11:00.Please allow sufficient time for the upload of your tender return as late returns are not permitted.
Any questions relating to this tender must be made via correspondence on the website and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22211000, 22212000

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:

As per the information included in this Notice, and the Tender Documents associated with this Framework Agreement.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.8.2015. Completion 31.7.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per the information set out in the Invitation to Tender, Supplier Questionnaire, Price Schedule and any other documents provided in association with this Framework Agreement.

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

As per the information set out in the Invitation to Tender, Supplier Questionnaire, Price Schedule and any other documents provided in association with this Framework Agreement.

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

As per the information set out in the Invitation to Tender, Supplier Questionnaire, Price Schedule and any other documents provided in association with this Framework Agreement.

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: As per the information set out in the Invitation to Tender, Supplier Questionnaire, Price Schedule and any other documents provided in association with this Framework Agreement.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the information set out in the Invitation to Tender, Supplier Questionnaire, Price Schedule and any other documents provided in association with this Framework Agreement.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the information set out in the Invitation to Tender, Supplier Questionnaire, Price Schedule and any other documents provided in association with this Framework Agreement.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the information set out in the Invitation to Tender, Supplier Questionnaire, Price Schedule and any other documents provided in association with this Framework Agreement.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the information set out in the Invitation to Tender, Supplier Questionnaire, Price Schedule and any other documents provided in association with this Framework Agreement.
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction:
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

2014/06

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: 14.1.2015 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

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

2.2.2015 – 11:00
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

until: 31.7.2015

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.12.2014

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