The British Council Courier Services Tender

The British Council Courier Services Tender

Provide national and international courier services to The British Council.

United Kingdom-London: Post and courier services

2018/S 116-264077

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

SSA_Courier Services To The British Council International and In country
10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BN, United Kingdom
London
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Juma/ Idowu Akintade
E-mail: Andrew.Juma@britishcouncil.or.ke
NUTS code: 00
Internet address(es):Main address: www.britishcouncil.org
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Registered charity

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Registered charity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

SSA_Courier services to British Council — International and In-country

Reference number: BC/00504

II.1.2)Main CPV code

64100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This invitation to tender ITT seeks to obtain the most effective and efficient business courier services provider for the British Council Sub-Saharan Africa (British Council, SSA). This will comprise both international (within SSA and overseas) and local (in-country) courier service for our business courier needs as indicated in the Lots for this tender. The British Council is looking for a supplier with demonstrable expertise in delivering these services to a high standard, while offering excellent value for money effectively, efficiently, timely and safely. During our last financial year (2017/18), approximately 500 000 GBP was spent on courier services across 20 countries of operation, this excludes postage, visa, diplomatic luggage etc in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sudan, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Malawi, Senegal, Mauritius, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Namibia and Cameroon.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

64100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: 00
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This invitation to tender ITT seeks to obtain the most effective and efficient business courier services provider for the British Council Sub-Saharan Africa (British Council, SSA). This will comprise both international (within SSA and overseas) and local (in-country) courier service for our business courier needs as indicated in the Lots for this tender. The British Council is looking for a supplier with demonstrable expertise in delivering these services to a high standard, while offering excellent value for money effectively, efficiently, timely and safely. During our last financial year (2017/18), approximately 500 000 GBP was spent on courier services across 20 countries of operation, this excludes postage, visa, diplomatic luggage etc in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sudan, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Malawi, Senegal, Mauritius, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Namibia and Cameroon.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 year extension subject to performance of the initial contract

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Suppliers who wish to express an interest and take part in the tender process will be required to register on our e-Tendering portal In-Tend hosted at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil Once registered, bidders must log-in to the website where they can view the project and access the bidders pack and submit their return. All conditions are outlined in the ITT.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 23/07/2018
Local time: 23:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/07/2018
Local time: 08:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

If you would like to register interest in this project, please register on our e-terndering portal (https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The British Council
London
United Kingdom
E-mail: Andrew.Juma@britishcouncil.or.keInternet address: www.britishcouncil.org

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

The British Council
10 Spring Gardens, London, United Kingdom
London
SW1A 2BN
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19/06/2018

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