Supply of Copier Paper to ESPO

Supply of Copier Paper to ESPO

The supply of A4/A3 copier and printing papers, including ESPO’s own branded range (Shires) for delivery to the ESPO Distribution Centre, Leicester.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Photocopier paper

2015/S 168-306296

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

ESPO
Commercial Team, Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
For the attention of: Mr Kapil Rajput
LE19 1ES Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1162944105
E-mail: tenders@espo.org

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from: ESPO
In order to express an interest in tendering for this opportunity and obtaining tender documents and/or requesting any further information, please see details below and please ensure you refer to instructions and guidance available: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org (b) (If you are not already registered) Register your company by selecting the ‘Register’ box on the top of the home page, (c) Once registered visit the home page select View Opportunities’ then ‘Search Latest Opportunities’, from the ‘Organisation’ drop down box select ‘ESPO’, click search (options) and select the appropriate opportunity ‘129_15 Supply of Paper — Paper- Photocopier Printing’, (d) Express an interest by selecting the ‘Register Interest’ box at the bottom of the screen. You should receive a notification email confirming your expression of interest, (e) Once fully registered, you should download the tender from the website. Tenderers should also note that final submissions must be made only via ProContract, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path will result in the tender submission being disregarded. All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the ProContract portal from the outset. Please ensure you are able to download all files after accessing the ProContract portal. If you have any query regarding the content or require further information, please use the discussion tools provided within the website. If you experience any problems with registration or expression of interest, please refer any queries on Portal operation to support@due-north.com or telephone +44 1670597136

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: ESPO
Please see above section ‘Further information can be obtained at’

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: ESPO
Please see above section ‘Further information can be obtained at’

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Other: local authority services

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:

129_15 Supply of Paper — Paper- Photocopier Printing.

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

Supplies
Purchase

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 1

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 000 and 8 000 000 GBP

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

The supply of A4/A3 copier and printing papers, including ESPO’s own branded range (Shires) for delivery to the ESPO Distribution Centre, Leicester and for direct delivery to our customers on a National basis.

As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies and Local Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; Any Public Body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.
In order to express an interest in tendering for this opportunity and obtaining tender documents and/or requesting any further information, please see details below and please ensure you refer to instructions and guidance available:

(a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org

(b) (If you are not already registered) Register your company by selecting the ‘Register’ box on the top of the home page,
(c) Once registered visit the home page select View Opportunities’ then ‘Search Latest Opportunities’, from the ‘Organisation’ drop down box select ‘ESPO’, click search (options) and select the appropriate opportunity ‘129_15 Supply of Paper — Paper- Photocopier Printing’,
(d) Express an interest by selecting the ‘Register Interest’ box at the bottom of the screen. You should receive a notification email confirming your expression of interest,
(e) Once fully registered, you should download the tender from the website.
Tenderers should also note that final submissions must be made only via ProContract, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path will result in the tender submission being disregarded.
All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the ProContract portal from the outset. Please ensure you are able to download all files after accessing the ProContract portal.

If you have any query regarding the content or require further information, please use the discussion tools provided within the website. If you experience any problems with registration or expression of interest, please refer any queries on Portal operation to support@due-north.com or telephone +44 1670597136

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30197643, 30197630

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The value of 6 000 000 GBP is the estimated potential value based on known participating establishments. The value of participation by the wider public sector cannot be calculated accurately or guaranteed — but has nevertheless been incorporated within a range of 6 000 000 to 8 000 000 GBP for the duration (including the extension option referred to at Section II.2.2).

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 36 months. The total estimated values stated in Section II.1.4 include the option period.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.3.2016. Completion 28.2.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Supply of Paper — Paper- Photocopier Printing

1)Short description

Full details on lots will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30197643, 30197630

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

5)Additional information about lots

Full details on lots will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.

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:

Joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: 1. The Supplier agrees that there shall be no discrimination by it against any person with respect to opportunity for employment or conditions of employment, because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. The Supplier shall in all matters arising in the performance of the Agreement comply with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 and all other discrimination legislation.
2. This contract will operate on-going contract monitoring procedures following award, to ensure financial stability requirements are maintained.
Credit rating checks will be carried out on a regular basis, using the credit rating agency, Creditsafe Business Solutions Limited.
Any changes will be assessed (compared with a baseline credit rating score obtained at contract award stage) and significant changes or sustained degradation will be investigated.
3. All timber and wood-derived products for supply or use in performance of the contract must be independently verifiable and either:
From a legal and sustainable source:
or
From a FLEGT-licensed or equivalent source.
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 detailed in Invitation to Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in Invitation to Tender.
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:

129_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: 28.9.2015 – 12:00

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

28.9.2015 – 12:00
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: 90 (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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)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.
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: ESPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27.8.2015

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