Supply of Periodicals to House of Commons and House of Lords

Supply of Periodicals to House of Commons and House of Lords

The House of Lords and the House of Commons (collectively The Houses) both have a requirement for the delivery of print and electronic periodicals, journals and magazines. Parliament currently subscribes to over 1 800 print and electronic journal titles for use by Members of both Houses, their staff and by the staff of both Houses.

UK-London: periodicals

2012/S 153-255695

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
14 Tothill Street
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home
For the attention of: Business Support Team
SW1H 9NB London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2072191600
E-mail: csd@parliament.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk/aspx/Home

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
Other: Parliament UK
I.3)Main activity
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:
GSV1145 – Supply of Periodicals.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
NUTS code UKI
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The House of Lords and the House of Commons (collectively The Houses) both have a requirement for the delivery of print and electronic periodicals, journals and magazines.
Parliament currently subscribes to over 1 800 print and electronic journal titles for use by Members of both Houses, their staff and by the staff of both Houses.
The House of Commons currently has a periodicals subscription management contract, which is due to expire on 30.4.2013.
Please see tender document set for further details. Please note your completed tenders to be returned via our In-Tend procurement portal to be received no later than 12:00 noon 18.9.2012.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22212000

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.5.2013.

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Copies of full audited accounts, or other equivalent documentation indepedently certified, for the previous two financial years. Details of annual turnover in respect of similar services. Details of parent company(s) and of other companies in the group.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The tender documents will be accessible at the following website http://in-tendhost.co.uk/parliamentuk. To be able to access these documents you will need to select the above quoted tender in the “current tenders” list, click on the “view tender details” and express interest by clicking on the button provided. Afterwards, you will need to register your company details, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. If you have already registered with In-Tend previously, please follow the link shown, this will redirect you to the home page where you can log on using your existing username and password to collect the tender documents. If you have registered and have forgotten your username and password, please click on the forgotten password link on the In-Tend homepage. Please keep this username and password secure, and do not pass it to any third parties. If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the In-Tend helpdesk via email: support@in-tend.com or call +44 1332869400 for further assistance. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invitation to tender. If you are uploading multiple documents you will have to individually load one document at a time or you can opt to zip all the documents in an application like WinZip or WinRar.
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:
GSV1145
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
18.9.2012
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 contract will be considered as a contract made in accordance with the law of England and Wales and subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. The House of Lords and the House of Commons are Public Authorities within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and all correspondence received will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. The Employer does not bind himself to accept the lowest, or any, tender submitted. Short-listed tenderers will be subject to further evaluation which may include tender presentation.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department of Finance
14 Tothill Street
SW1H 9NB London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: csd@parliament.uk

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:8.8.2012

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