Support and Maintenance of Mailing Machinery

Support and Maintenance of Mailing Machinery

DVLA require hardware support and maintenance for its entire mailing fleet. 

United Kingdom-Swansea: Repair and maintenance services of machinery

2014/S 161-289197

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
DVLA, Commercial Services Group, Longview Road
SA6 7LJ Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: managedcontracts@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-licensing-agency

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: Public Procurement

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:

Support and Maintenance of Mailing Machinery.

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

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: DVLA, Longview Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7JL.

NUTS code UK

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)

DVLA require hardware support and maintenance for its entire mailing fleet. This compromises a mailing machine population of 12 in-line systems, 8 on the Ty-Felin site and 4 on the Morriston site. The 12 systems consist of 4 high speed mailers, 4 mid range mailers and 4 card mailing systems.
The current batch of high speed mailers are primarily for the processing of one-up, two-up continuous stationery (A4 & A3) which is cut, folded and then inserted into an envelope with up to 6 inserting modules. The systems are also fitted with the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), linear and 2-D barcode reader facilities to enable the grouping of prime documents, ink marking, displaced stacking and to selectively enclose inserts.
The mid range mailing systems process one-up and two-up continuous and cross fold stationery. These systems are also fitted with linear and 2-D barcode facilities.
The department produces a number of high volume outputs on a variety of different stationery types. The main transactions are:
Electronic Vehicle Licensing (EVL) — 20,206,434 tax discs per year scheduled to be abolished in October 2014.
Payable Orders (PO) — 2,468,512 (likely to double in the next year).
Photocard on Licence (POL) — 9,854,467.
Harmonised Registration Certificate (V5C) — 16,554,142.
The Plastic card mailers process the mailing of polycarbonate cards and the paper counterparts. These systems are also fitted with integrity units, verifying integrity of card and match pre and post card attachment.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

505300005031300050324200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

As in II.1.5.
This Procurement is being managed and facilitated by Government Procurement Service (referred to as the Agent). The Agent is acting on behalf of the Contracting Authority throughout the procurement process.
The RM3715 Contract will be between the successful Supplier and the Contracting Authority, not the Agent.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 500 000 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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Potential Providers will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by the Agent if considered appropriate.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment will be made in accordance with the terms of the contract. Further details will be available within the ITT pack.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required but if a Contract is awarded to a consortium, the [Contracting Authority/Agent] may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Contract.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (“ITT”).
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Agent’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a Contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailingexpressionofinterest@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. The Agent will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access its email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Agent’s Helpdesk: Freephone: +44 3450103503

email: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.
[Project Specific – please delete the following text if not using the eSourcing tool and replace with guidance on expressing an interest]
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailingexpressionofinterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email:eEnablement@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

The Agent may take into account any of the following information:
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the Contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Potential Providers will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.

The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1

The Agent may have regard to any of the following means in its assessment:

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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:

RM3715

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

of 3.6.2014

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

24.9.2014 – 14:00
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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24.9.2014 – 14:00

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

Please note this Procurement is being managed and facilitated by Crown Commercial Service (referred to as the Agent). The Agent is acting on behalf of the Contracting Authority throughout the procurement process.
The Support and Maintenance of Mailing Machinery Contract will be between the successful Supplier and the Contracting Authority, not the Agent.
Potential Providers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Agent intends to publish the Selection and Award Questionnaires, Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any Contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Agent. Further information on transparency can be found at:

http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/about-government-procurement-service/transparency-and-accountability/transparency-procurement

The Agent expressly reserves the right (i) not to award the Contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will either the Agent or the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to Contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Potential Providers.
The duration of the Contract is for 3 years.
The value provided in Section II.2.1 is only an estimate and is based on the 3 year duration.
NOTE: There is no appeal as such to a decision on whether or not to award the Contract but if you wish to make representations to the Agent about the conduct or outcome of the procurement you should email the Agent at the address stated in Section I.1.
A party who feels that there has been a breach of procurement law may apply to the High Court for one of the remedies available under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

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: There is no right of appeal in this procurement. If you have a complaint or seek to challenge the outcome, please follow the guidance on procedure contained in the previous section.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.8.2014

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