Supply of Confectionery Snacks and Soft Drinks

Supply of Confectionery Snacks and Soft Drinks

Lot 1: Confectionery, Savoury Snacks, Nuts, Snacks to Go / Healthy / Breakfast.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Confectionery

2015/S 119-217060

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

TUCO Ltd
20 Dale Street
Contact point(s): Manchester
For the attention of: Hannah Myton-Wright
M1 1EZ Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1617133422
E-mail: hannah.myton@tuco.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tuco.org

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
Other

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

see additional information

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

CONF2015 — Supply and Distribution of Confectionery, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Cakes and Ancillary Products.

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

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code

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: 10

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 7 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP

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

Supply and Distribution of Confectionery, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Cakes and Ancillary Products.
A two stage procurement process will be carried out and suppliers successful at stage 1 (PQQ) will be taken through to tender stage. Please note that due to the recent changes to EU Regulations, both sets of documents are now available however Stage 2 documents are only for information and DO NOT need returning at this stage. You are advised, before starting to complete the PQQ, to familiarise yourself with the PQQ Information document provided.
It is the intention that the scope of commodities to be covered in the agreement will include the following items:
Lot 1:
Confectionery
Savoury Snacks
Nuts
Snacks to Go / Healthy / Breakfast
Grocery
Fruit Juice, Soft Drinks & Mineral Water
Medicines
Tissues & Toiletries
Alcohol
Household
Lot 2:
Cakes
Biscuits
Lot 3
Cigarettes & Tobacco Goods
and it is envisaged that suppliers will be able to cover the full scope of products for the Lots which they are bidding for.
During the tender process there will be a sampling session at the ITT stage of Lot 2 products only.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15842300, 15894400, 15810000, 15000000, 15812200, 15821200, 15312300, 15900000, 15842000, 15312310, 15982000, 15812000, 15840000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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 estimated value of the Framework Agreement is 20 000 000 GBP excluding VAT based on information provided by clients. During the life of the Framework Appointment TUCO Ltd may open up the contract to additional Local Authorities and Further Education establishments. Whilst we cannot give a totally accurate figure for take-up (and no level of usage is guaranteed), based on historical data we would estimate the maximum value of the contract as 35 000 000 GBP and indicate a likely minimum value of 7 000 000 GBP.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Confectionery, Snacks, Soft Drinks & Ancillary Products

1)Short description

A national framework agreement for the supply and distribution of Confectionery, Snacks, Soft Drinks and Ancillary Products. To include the following products (Savoury Snacks, Nuts, Snacks to Go / Healthy / Breakfast, Grocery, Fruit Juice, Soft Drinks & Mineral Water, Medicines, Tissues & Toiletries, Alcohol, Household).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15842300, 15894400, 15312400, 15842000, 15840000, 15982000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2

1)Short description

A national framework agreement for the supply and distribution of (ambient) Cakes.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15812200, 15812000, 15810000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3

1)Short description

A national framework agreement for the supply and distribution of Tobacco.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15991300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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: See tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender documents.
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 10
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:

CONF15

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

22.7.2015
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
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

Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The Framework Agreement is for use by but not limited to various institutions of Higher Educationhttp://www.hefce.ac.uk/unicoll/ (TUCO Ltd clients see http://www.tuco.org/buy/clients);SUPC members see http://supc.procureweb.ac.uk/aboutsupc-members; APUC members see http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/home.htm; NWUPC members see www.nwupc.ac.uk; NEUPC members see http://neupg.procureweb.ac.uk/; HEPCW members seehttp://hepcw.procureweb.ac.uk/; LUPC members see http://www.lupc.ac.uk/; Academies; Further Education FE colleges and FE colleges via Crescent Purchasing Consortium (currently 170 colleges throughout the UK) and any other member of CPC; Conwy CBC, Denbighshire CC, Flintshire CC, Wrexham CBC, Sefton Council, Halton BC, Cheshire West and Chester Council, South Ribble Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, Wirral BC, Rochdale MBC, Northumberland CC and any other Local Authoritieshttp://www.direct.gov.uk/en/D11/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG Education Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Collegeshttp://www.edubase.gov.uksearchxhtml;4767F89630A039E98FE593093D577013?page=members http://www.assemblywales.orghttp://new.wales.gov.uk/?lang=en https://www.sell2wales.co.uk and NHS Trusts http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx, and this may include additional Local Authorities, Research Councils www.rcuk.ac.uk, NHS Trusts and Police Authorities www.apa.police.uk Housing associations, registered social landlords(RSL’s), arm’s length management organisations. All 700 plus current members of Procurement for Housing (PfH) and any future members, details of current membership for PfH can be found here;http://www.procurementforhousing.co.uk/membership/membership_listPlease refer to the following websites for a full list of RSL’s http://www.tenantservicesauthority.org/ or http: NUSSLhttp://www.ukmsl.com/client/nusconnect/ The member organisations above are located throughout the UK, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Framework Agreement is also for use by but not limited to Crown Commercial Services.

This Framework may also be used by other public bodies as defined by the European Union. GOReference GO-2012314-PRO-3784493.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

TUCO Ltd
20 Dale Street
M1 1EZ Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: info@tuco.org
Telephone: +44 1617133422

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill at the point information on award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address of the contracting authority of this contract notice. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the public contract regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by breach of the rules to action in the high court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.6.2015

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