Supply of First Aid Consumables
Framework Agreement for the purchase of First Aid Consumables.
United Kingdom-Hertford: First-aid boxes
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Hertfordshire County Council
Contact point(s): Hertfordshire Business Services
For the attention of: Anita Shipman
SG13 8DE Hertford
Telephone: +44 1707292601
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Hampshire County Council and ESPO
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKH23
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The authorities that are participating in this tender exercise and any subsequent Agreement are listed below:
Hampshire County Council
Hertfordshire County Council
The estimated annual value of the Framework Agreement is 641 000 GBP.
The Framework Agreement will be awarded for a core period of two (2) years, with the option to extend this up to two (2) further years. Please note that the requirements of the Framework Agreement will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.
In addition, there will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other Contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.
To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance.
This procurement is an Open (1 stage) process. Suppliers wishing to take part in this project are invited to express interest which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system.
To be considered as a bidder you must complete and submit a Bid by 12 noon on the Tender submission date. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late Bids will not be permitted by the system.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
33141623, 33141119, 33141110, 19000000, 33141117, 33141118, 33192160, 18440000, 33182100, 38412000, 33141113, 33141112, 33171210,33141621, 33141111, 18830000, 33141620
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The estimated annual spend by each participating Authority can be broken down as follows:
Hampshire 160 000 GBP
Hertfordshire 164 000 GBP
ESPO 317 000 GBP
The Contract will be awarded for a core period of 2 years, with the option to extend the Contract up to two further years. Please note that the Contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands.
As part of the Council’s commitment to partnership working the Council is acting as a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU) and this is a joint collaboration between the members of the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) (and Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO)).
The current participating members are Hertfordshire County Council, Hampshire County Council and ESPO. Details of the current participating member authorities’ requirements for delivery of supplies will be stated in the procurement documents.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right however to include any other Consortium member, affiliate or associate who may wish to join this arrangement at a future date.
The Participating Authorities as part of the collaborative procurement agenda, seek to establish framework agreements for use by local authorities being the Central Purchasing Bodies as defined by the EU Combined Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC, the Framework Agreement may also be open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Central Government Departments and their Agencies; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available on: http://www.espo.org/ojeu-framework-permissible-users
No fixed list of organisations is set out within the tender exercise and no guarantee can be given as to the exact amount of business which may result from this tender exercise. However, the contractor will be expected to supply the goods to any organisation identified above, including their customers and affiliates, which is authorised by the Council. Any organisation that utilises this Framework Agreement shall do so under the terms and conditions of this agreement.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: The Supply of First Aid Consumables
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
33141623, 33141119, 33141110, 33141117, 33192160, 33182100, 38412000, 33141113, 33141112, 33171210, 33141621, 33141111, 33141118,33141620
Lot No: 2 Lot title: The Supply of Personal Protective Equipment
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
18830000, 19000000, 18440000
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement portal called Supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an eTendering system which is run by In-Tend.
To access this [procurement opportunity/prior information] please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance.
The Tender Process.
This tender is a one stage process. If you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a Tender Bid by the Closing date and time. Tender Bids cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through Correspondence area in the eTendering system.
If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 1144070065 for any website / technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30 — 17:30.
The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: