Supply of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Birmingham

Supply of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Birmingham

Delivery points throughout Birmingham comprising of Schools, Leisure Centres and Civic Centres under the control of Birmingham City Council.

UK-Birmingham: vegetables, fruits and nuts

2012/S 151-252824

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Birmingham City Council
PO Box 10680, Woodcock Street
For the attention of: Corporate Procurement Services
B4 7WB Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214648000
E-mail: etendering@birmingham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1213037322

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.finditbirmingham.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

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
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
F0153 – The Supply and Distribution of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables and Free Range Eggs.
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: Delivery points throughout Birmingham comprising of Schools, Leisure Centres and Civic Centres under the control of Birmingham City Council. The contract will be made available to those local authorities and public bodies based within the West Midlands boundaries.
NUTS code UKG
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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 400 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Birmingham City Council invites organisations to apply for inclusion on the tender list for the supply and distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables and free range eggs to approximately 500 delivery points throughout the city of Birmingham.
The framework will be awarded for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for 12 months to 1 supplier. The 12 month extension will be subject to satisfactory performance.
The framework will be made available to all the local authorities and public bodies based within the west Midlands boundaries.
Suppliers wishing to be included on the tender list should click on the following link:
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/

To register as a bidder, submit your details as instructed. You will be sent a log in and password. This will enable you to download the documentation.
If you encounter any problems on the in-tend website, click on the Help button for further information.
Closing date.
The latest date for requests for tender documents is 1 200 hours, Friday 7.9.2012.
Tenders must be returned by 1 200 hours, Friday 21.9.2012 as stated in the Tender documentation.
For more information contact Margaret Poulton, tel.+44 7901915875, fax +44 1213037322 or via email, Margaret@pelicanbuying.co.uk.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03220000, 03142500, 03212100

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:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 400 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
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 3.1.2013. Completion 2.1.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and/or other forms of.
Appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
This will be in the tender documentation.
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.
No special legal form is required but in the case of group bidders the authority requires that a prime service provider assumes primary liability for the group and that each organisation in the group accepts 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: When executing the contract in the UK the successful tenderer will be required to comply with the recommendations of the code of practice for the elimination of Racial Discrimination and the promotion of Equality of Opportunity in Employment published by the Commission for Racial Equality. The successful tenderer will be required to participate actively in the service related economic, social and environmental regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement.
Accordingly, tender evaluation and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
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 set out in the Tender Documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Tender Documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Tender Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Tender Documentation.
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:
F0153
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: 7.9.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
21.9.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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
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. Organisations wishing to apply for the tender documents must notify the City Council of their interest no later than 12:00 hours on Friday, 7th September 2012. In return organistions will be sent tender documentation which must be completed and returned no later than Friday, 21st September 2012. Tenderers will be required.
To supply to the authority evidence showing their economic and financial standing, technical ability including satisfactory policies and documentation for race relations, environment impact and health and safety. When executing the contract in the UK the successful tenderer will be required to comply with the recommendations.
Of the ‘Code of Practice for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Promotion of Equality of Opportunity in Employment’ published by the Commission for Racial Equality. Under this contract the contractor will be required to support the contracting authority’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Accordingly contract performance and conditions may relate in particular social and environmental considerations.
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:6.8.2012

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