Supply Newspapers to the Scottish Parliament

Supply Newspapers to the Scottish Parliament

The supply and delivery of a wide range of daily and weekly newspapers to the Scottish Parliament.

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

2018/S 107-243536

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
The Scottish Parliament, Procurement Services
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lynda Collin
Telephone: +44 1313486620
E-mail: lynda.collin@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM75

I.2)Information about 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.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Scottish Parliament

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Newspapers to the Scottish Parliament

Reference number: NIC-G&S-96

II.1.2)Main CPV code

22200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The supply and delivery of a wide range of daily and weekly newspapers to the Scottish Parliament.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 227 000.00 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)

22210000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe) provides specialist library and information services to Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), their support staff and to staff of the SPCB.

Newspapers are an essential tool for the Scottish Parliament to keep abreast of national and international news and developments, while local papers enable the Scottish Parliament to keep informed on local issues.

The Scottish Parliament seeks to appoint a suitably qualified contractor to provide newspapers to the Parliament.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 25
Price – Weighting: 75

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 227 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 22/09/2018
End: 21/09/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

5 x 1 year extension periods

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:

There must be no qualifications or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidder’s economic and financial standing.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Statement for 4B.5.1:

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequent awarded.

Contract the type of insurance indicated below:

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

4B.5.2 Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

Statement for 4.B.6 The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) uses Creditsafe, an independent provider of online business credit reports, to assess the financial standing of tenderers. Tenderers are encouraged to review their financial performance on Creditsafe and read information about how that data is collected and used prior to submitting a tender. Information and the opportunity to run a free report can be found at http://www.creditsafe.com/products/business-credit-reports/

If a tenderer does not agree with the credit rating it has been given by Creditsafe it can provide supporting evidence to demonstrate its current position and this will be taken into account when the financial standing is being assessed. If a tenderer is not listed on Creditsafe, for whatever reason, then it may be asked to submit equivalent accounts to enable the required assessment of financial standing to be carried out.

Tenderers should have a Creditsafe credit rating of 30 or higher to demonstrate satisfactory financial standing. If a tenderer has a lower credit rating score and no evidence to support a stable or improved financial standing then the tender may be rejected.

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

4B.5.1 Employer’s (Compulsory)Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

4B.5.2 Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.

4B.6 Tenderers should have a Creditsafe credit rating of 30 or higher to demonstrate satisfactory financial standing.

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:
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
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

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

Date: 09/07/2018
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/07/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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:

Award Criteria questions can be found in the ITT together with the weightings.

Award scoring methodology will be the following:

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient / limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

Note: To register your interest in this Notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=5450520

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this Notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:545052).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
The Scottish Parliament, Procurement Services
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313486620Internet address: http://www.parliament.scot
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/06/2018

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