Tender for Supply and Delivery of Newspapers and Magazines for Service Personnel

Tender for Supply and Delivery of Newspapers and Magazines for Service Personnel

Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines in UK print. Prospective suppliers will be expected to provide newspapers and magazines to Service Personnel on Operational Welfare Packages (OWP).

UK-Portsmouth: Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines

2013/S 022-034276

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Fleet Commercial, C&C
Room 303, 3rd Floor, Building 1/080, Jago Road, HM Naval Base Portsmouth, PP73A
Contact point(s): Fleet Commercial
For the attention of: Miss Kayleigh Barrie
PO1 3LU Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2392726810
E-mail: descomrclcc-navytec1c@mod.uk
Fax: +44 2392727776

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
Defence
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:
Provision and Delivery of Newspapers and Magazines for Service Personnel on Operational Welfare Packages (OWP).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKJ13
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)
Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines. Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines in UK print. Prospective suppliers will be expected to provide newspapers and magazines to Service Personnel on Operational Welfare Packages (OWP). Prospective suppliers will deliver newspapers and magazines to a UK location for onward dispatch to deployed platforms. Suppliers will be expected to provide newspapers and magazines along wholesale lines (including packaging, delivery and a list of titles available) with appropriate discounts available to The Authority. The Authority will consider the possible use of a Reverse Auction as part of the commercial procurement process. A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) may be used as part of this procurement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22200000

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: 675 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract duration will be for 3 years with two 1 year options to extend.
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:
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:
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
Restricted
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: Yes. A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
FLEET/00053
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.3.2013 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
8.4.2013
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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.Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk. The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-2013129-DCB-4550553

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Fleet Commercial, C&C

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:29.1.2013

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