Supply of Social Fund Household Goods

Supply of Social Fund Household Goods

The supply, delivery and installation of basic, practical, durable beds and bedding, furniture (including assembly ), soft furnishings, flooring, tableware and kitchenware to residents’ premises (Lot 1)and the supply, delivery and installation of low-cost, reliable, basic-specification domestic appliances to residents’ premises (Lot 2).

UK-Darlington: Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products

2012/S 247-407299

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement
For the attention of: Ian Hewitson
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1325380651
E-mail: ian.hewitson@darlington.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1325382032

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.qtegov.com

Further information can be obtained from: Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement
For the attention of: Ian Hewitson
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1325380651
E-mail: ian.hewitson@darlington.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1325382032
Internet address: www.qtegov.com

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement
For the attention of: Ian Hewitson
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1325380651
Fax: +44 1325382032
Internet address: www.qtegov.com

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Darlington Borough Council
Town Hall, Feethams
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement
For the attention of: Ian Hewitson
DL1 5QT Darlington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1325380651
Fax: +44 1325382032
Internet address: www.qtegov.com

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

Hartlepool Borough Council

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Middlesbrough Borough Council

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Social Fund Household Goods
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: Multiple sites across the participating organisations’ geographical areas
NUTS code UKC1
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 participating Authorities are responsible for the delivery of a new Social Fund service commencing in April 2013. The Community Support element of the new Social Fund service aims to support individuals with a low income via the provision of essential goods and services which will support them moving into or remaining in independent living arrangements.
The contract will consist of the following:
The supply, delivery and installation of basic, practical, durable beds and bedding, furniture (including assembly ), soft furnishings, flooring, tableware and kitchenware to residents’ premises (Lot 1)and the supply, delivery and installation of low-cost, reliable, basic-specification domestic appliances to residents’ premises (Lot 2).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39000000, 39531000, 39143110, 39143120, 39515100, 39221110, 39240000, 39700000

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 participating Authorities are responsible for the delivery of a new Social Fund service commencing in April 2013. The Community Support element of the service aims to support individuals with a low income via the provision of essential goods and services which will support them moving into or remaining in independent living arrangements.
The contract will consist of the following:
The supply, delivery and installation of basic, practical, durable beds and bedding, furniture (including assembly ), soft furnishings, flooring, tableware and kitchenware to residents’ premises (Lot 1)and the supply, delivery and installation of low-cost, reliable, basic-specification domestic appliances to residents’ premises (Lot 2).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract may be extended by two x twelve month periods to a mximum period of four years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.3.2013. Completion 28.2.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Domestic Appliances

1)Short description
The supply, delivery and installation of low-cost, reliable, basic-specification domestic appliances to resident’s dwellings
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39700000

3)Quantity or scope
The supply, delivery and installation of low-cost, reliable, basic-specification domestic appliances to resident’s dwellings
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Beds, bedding, Furniture, soft furnishings, flooring, kitchenware and diningware
1)Short description
The supply, assembly and installation (where applicable) of beds, bedding, furniture and soft furnishings (including curtains and curtain track), flooring (including carpet and vinyl flooring), kitchenware and diningware.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39000000

3)Quantity or scope
The supply, assembly and installation (where applicable) of beds, bedding, furniture and soft furnishings (including curtains and curtain track), flooring (including carpet and vinyl flooring), kitchenware and diningware.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
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:
Delivery Payment
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(2) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
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:
T2012/56/PE
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 1.2.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
4.2.2013 – 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
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 1.2.2013 – 12:00
Place:

Room 314, Town Hall, Darlington DL1 5QT

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The tender will be issued via the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) tendering portal. Organisations wishing to express an interest in, and to obtain the tender documentation must be registered on the portal. All questions and requests for additional information concerning the tender, together with the actual tender submissions, must be made via the portal. Tender submissions will not be accepted by any other means.
(MT Ref:95403)
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: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Following the evaluation of tenders, Darlington Borough Council will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period: this period will commence from the point that the information on the award of the contract is communicated to all tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 1 month). Where a contract has not 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:19.12.2012

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