Vehicle Lease and Fleet Management Services for Crown Commercial Service

Vehicle Lease and Fleet Management Services for Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Financial leasing services

2014/S 241-424445

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
RM3710
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk eenablement@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Vehicle Lease and Fleet Management Services.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 23

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 000 and 1 000 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.
The above Public Sector Bodies have a need for Vehicle Lease and Fleet Management. Crown Commercial Service reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement(s).
The Contracting Authority considers that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) may apply at Call-Off Agreement level under Lot 3 of this Framework Agreement. The Contracting Authority considers TUPE not to be an issue in respect to Lot 1 and 2 on the basis that there is no organised grouping of employees dedicated to providing these services under the current arrangements. It is the responsibility of Potential Providers to take their own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances at individual Call Off agreement stage under this Framework Agreement and to act accordingly.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66114000, 34100000, 34110000, 34111000, 34111100, 34111200, 34113000, 34113100, 34113200, 34113300, 34114000, 34114100, 34114110,34114120, 34114121, 34114122, 34114200, 34114210, 34114400, 34115000, 34115200, 34115300, 34120000, 34121000, 34121100, 34121200,34121300, 34121400, 34121500, 34130000, 34131000, 34133000, 34133100, 34134000, 34134200, 34138000, 34140000, 34144100, 34144420,34144440, 34144500, 34144520, 34144700, 34144710, 34144730, 34144740, 34144750, 34144900, 34144910, 34200000, 34210000, 34223300,34400000, 34410000, 34420000, 34421000, 50111000, 50111100, 50111110, 50117100, 50118100, 50118200, 50118300, 50118400, 50118500

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Crown Commercial Service is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for the supply of Vehicle Lease and Fleet Management Services. The Framework Agreement will be made up of 3 lots:
— Lot 1: Lease of passenger motor vehicles and light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes;
— Lot 2: Lease of commercial vehicles 3.5 tonnes and above, including buses, coaches, trailers and municipal vehicles;
— Lot 3: Provision for Fleet Management services, including the management, sourcing and supply of passenger cars, motorcycles, light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes and commercial vehicles 3.5 tonnes and above.
Current government policy mandates that all UK Central Government Departments, their Agencies and Arms Length Bodies, purchase vehicle through this Framework Agreement. In the event that current government policy changes in the future, the Authority will be transparent about any proposed changes and when any such changes are likely to take effect.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 000 and 1 000 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Contract will be awarded for an initial term of 3 36-months with an option to extend for a further period of 12 months. The extension will be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Lease of passenger motor vehicles and light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes

1)Short description

The Suppliers of Lot 1 shall provide the lease of the following passenger motor vehicles and light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes including:
— Passenger cars;
— Vans up to 3.5 tonnes;
— 4 x 4 variant vehicles;
— Alternatively fuelled vehicles e.g. hybrid, electric;
— Converted vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes only.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66114000, 50117100, 34328200, 34114400, 34115300, 34114122, 34114000, 34111100, 34110000, 50118000, 34400000, 34114121, 34410000,34140000, 50118200, 34115200, 34139000, 34114300, 34420000, 34114120, 34113100, 34421000, 34111200, 50117000, 34114110, 34111000,34144900, 34114210, 34130000, 34115000, 34114100, 34113200, 50118400, 34114200, 50118500, 34121000, 34100000, 34113300, 34113000,34120000, 50118100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Lease of commercial vehicles 3.5 tonnes and above, including buses, coaches, trailers and municipal

1)Short description

The Suppliers of Lot 2 shall provide the lease of commercial vehicles 3.5 tonnes and above including:
— HGV’s;
— Buses;
— Coaches;
— Trailers;
— Municipal Vehicles.
With the option to convert the vehicle where required.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66114000, 34114121, 34134000, 34144410, 34114200, 34137000, 34133100, 34114210, 34144000, 34114122, 35412400, 34100000, 42415310,34133000, 34114100, 34134200, 50118200, 34144700, 34121300, 34114120, 34115200, 34114300, 34144520, 34130000, 34134100, 50118400,34115300, 34138000, 34113300, 34328200, 34210000, 34120000, 34121400, 34121000, 34131000, 34144730, 34114000, 34121200, 34113000,34144900, 34139000, 50118300, 34114110, 34144710, 34144400, 34113200, 34144500, 34144450, 34144210, 34200000, 34144750, 34144200,34143000, 34121100, 34140000, 34223300, 34144740, 34211300, 50118000, 34144910, 50117100, 34114400, 34121500

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Provision for fleet management services, including the management, sourcing and supply of passenger cars, motorcycles, light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes and commercial vehicles 3.5 tonnes and above.

1)Short description

All of the Suppliers under Lot 3 shall be able to provide:
— Account Management;
— Fleet Management System;
— Accident and Claims Management;
— Vehicle Sourcing;
— Management of Existing Owned and Leased Vehicles;
— Vehicle Utilisation/Optimisation;
— Vehicle Distribution and Movements;
— Vehicle Maintenance (SMR);
— Vehicle Disposal;
— Vehicle Conversion and Modification;
— Vehicle Decommissioning;
— Driver Support Services;
— Breakdown and Recovery;
— Vehicle Downtime Management;
— MOT Management;
— Mileage Management;
— Fuel Card Management;
— Fines and Charges;
— P46(Car)/P11D;
— Implementation and Transition Management;
— Vehicle Insurance/Motor Insurance Database.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66114000, 34114121, 34421000, 34121200, 34133000, 34113000, 34144710, 50111000, 34111200, 34121000, 34144740, 34115300, 34113100,34110000, 34120000, 34115000, 34144900, 34114300, 34121500, 34130000, 34111100, 34111000, 34144450, 34114122, 34144750, 50118400,50118200, 50117100, 34114110, 34133100, 50111100, 50118100, 34144420, 34140000, 34210000, 34113200, 34114100, 34144700, 34121300,34144910, 34100000, 34114120, 34144520, 34134200, 34223300, 34144440, 34144730, 34420000, 34114200, 34114000, 34114210, 34114400,50118500, 34115200, 50111110, 34131000, 34223100, 50118000, 34134000, 34121400, 34113300, 50118300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
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:

Participants 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 Crown Commercial Service if considered appropriate.
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:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.

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: Candidates 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

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 athttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

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.
For the Authority to conclude a framework agreement with the Potential Provider, it will be essential for the Potential Provider to meet the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme, introduced in June 2014. This scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, provides organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat that come from the internet.
Potential Providers can view the details of the Cyber Essentials Scheme at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview

From 1 October 2014, suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve the handling of sensitive and personal information and the provision of certain technical products and services. The easiest way to demonstrate that the Cyber Essentials requirements are met is to gain the Cyber Essentials certificate and this is also likely to be the cheapest way to demonstrate compliance.
The Cyber Essentials Assurance Framework, leading to the award of Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certificates for organisations, has been designed in consultation with SMEs, including the Federation for Small Business, to be ‘lighttouch’ and achievable at low cost. The two options give organisations a choice over the level of assurance they wish to gain and the cost of doing so. This scheme offers the right balance between providing additional assurance of an organisation’s commitment to implementing cyber security to third parties, while retaining a simple and low cost mechanism for doing so. The need to meet the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme will extend to Sub-Contractors of the Supplier where such Sub-Contractors are involved, on behalf of the Supplier, in the handling of sensitive and personal information and the provision of certain technical products and services. The Supplier and any Sub-Contractors will need to renew their evidence of Cyber Essentials compliance at least annually.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates 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 Contracting Authority may take into account any of the following information:
A copy of your audited accounts for the most recent two years and one or more of the following in respect of your organisation or guarantor (as the case may be).
(a) the profit and loss account and a statement of your turnover and cash flow for the 12 months immediately preceding the date of the request;
(b) a statement of your cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position; and/or
(c) an alternative means of demonstrating financial status if trading for less than a year.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates 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.

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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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 below

1. Quality. Weighting 70

2. Price. Weighting 30

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:

RM3710

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 177-312966 of 16.9.2014

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

19.1.2015 – 15:00
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: 19.1.2015 – 15:01
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Crown Commercial Service intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of Crown Commercial Service. The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redaction’s at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at:

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

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any 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 the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement 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 suppliers. Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
In reference to Section II.1.4, Maximum number of participants allowed. Framework Agreements will be concluded with the maximum number of Suppliers for each Lot. This may increase only where two or more Potential Providers have tied scores and are placed in the last position in respect of each Lot. The Authority will award a Framework Agreement to additional Potential Providers where their Final Score is within 1 % of the original awarded last place position only. For the avoidance of doubt, last position is 8th for Lot 1, 5th for Lot 2 and 10th for Lot 3.
Crown Commercial Service wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):

Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide:http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/na-classification/national-accounts-sector-classification/index.html

Local Authorities:

http://openlylocal.com/councils/all

www.ubico.co.uk

NDPBs:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

National Parks Authorities:

http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but not Independent Schools:

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

Police Forces in the United Kingdom:

http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites

http://apccs.police.uk/about-the-apcc/

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom:

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.nifrs.org/areas-districts/

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx

NHS Bodies England:

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

Hospices in the UK:

http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-careservices/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations);
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom:

http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/

http://www.oscr.org.uk/search-charity-register/

https://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/ShowCharity/RegisterOfCharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom:

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

www.cas.org.uk

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

Scottish Public Bodies:
The framework agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority; Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Scottish Government:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Parliament:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman;
Scottish Information Commissioner;
Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland;
Scottish Commission for Human Rights;
Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland;
Standards Commission for Scotland;
Scottish Local Authorities:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils

http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS Bodies:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies:

http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/index.php?page=members

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/aboutus/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundColleges.aspx

Scottish Police:

http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/

Scottish Housing Associations:

http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

The Scotland Office:

http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/33.30.html

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) — Scotland:

http://www.esystems.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/register/reg_pub_dsp.search

Scottish Schools;
Primary Schools:

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Secondary Schools:

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Special Schools:

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Scottish Public Bodies;
National Records of Scotland;
Historic Scotland;
Disclosure Scotland;
Registers of Scotland;
Scottish Qualification Authority;
Scottish Courts Service;
Scottish Prison Service;
Transport Scotland;
The Scottish Government Core Directorates;
Highlands and Islands Enterprise;
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service;
Scottish Police Authority;
National Museums of Scotland;
Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration;
Scottish Enterprise;
Scottish Environment Protection Agency;
Scottish Legal Aid Board;
Scottish Natural Heritage;
Skills Development Scotland;
Visit Scotland;
Aberdeen City Council;
Aberdeenshire Council;
Angus Council;
Argyll and Bute Council;
City of Edinburgh Council;
Clackmannanshire Council;
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar;
Dumfries and Galloway Council;
Dundee City Council;
East Ayrshire Council;
East Dunbartonshire Council;
East Lothian Council;
East Renfrewshire Council;
Falkirk Council;
Fife Council;
Glasgow City Council;
Highland Council;
Inverclyde Council;
Midlothian Council;
Moray Council, The;
North Ayrshire Council;
North Lanarkshire Council;
Orkney Islands Council;
Perth and Kinross Council;
Renfrewshire Council;
Scottish Borders Council;
Shetland Islands Council;
South Ayrshire Council;
South Lanarkshire Council;
Stirling Council;
West Dunbartonshire Council;
West Lothian Council;
Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service;
Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service;
Fife Fire and Rescue Service;
Grampian Fire and Rescue Service;
Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service;
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service;
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service;
Tayside Fire and Rescue Service;
Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board);
NHS 24;
NHS Ayrshire and Arran;
NHS Borders;
NHS Dumfries and Galloway;
NHS Education for Scotland;
NHS Fife;
NHS Forth Valley;
NHS Grampian;
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde;
NHS Health Scotland;
NHS Highland;
NHS Lanarkshire;
NHS Lothian;
NHS Orkney;
Healthcare Improvement Scotland;
NHS Shetland;
NHS Tayside;
NHS Western Isles;
Scottish Ambulance Service;
The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service;
The State Hospital for Scotland;
Aberdeen College;
Adam Smith College;
Angus College;
Anniesland College;
Ayr College;
Banff and Buchan College;
Barony College;
Borders College;
Cardonald College;
Carnegie College;
Central College of Commerce;
Clydebank College;
Coatbridge College;
Cumbernauld College;
Dumfries and Galloway College;
Dundee College;
Edinburghs Telford College;
Elmwood College;
Forth Valley College;
Glasgow College of Nautical Studies;
Glasgow Metropolitan College;
Inverness College;
James Watt College;
Jewel and Esk College;
John Wheatley College;
Kilmarnock College;
Langside College;
Lews Castle College;
Moray College;
Motherwell College;
Newbattle Abbey College;
North Glasgow College;
North Highland College;
Oatridge College;
Orkney College;
Perth College;
Reid Kerr College;
Sabhal Mor Ostaig;
Shetland College;
South Lanarkshire College;
Stevenson College;
Stow College;
West Lothian College;
Edinburgh College of Art;
Edinburgh Napier University;
Glasgow Caledonian University;
Glasgow School of Art;
Heriot-Watt University;
Queen Margaret University;
Robert Gordon University;
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama;
Scottish Agricultural College;
UHI Millennium Institute;
University of Aberdeen;
University of Abertay Dundee;
University of Dundee;
University of Edinburgh;
University of Glasgow;
University of St Andrews;
University of Stirling;
University of Strathclyde;
University of the West of Scotland;
Cairngorms National Park Authority;
Office of Scottish Charity Regulator;
Forestry Commission Scotland;
Audit Scotland;
Welsh Public Bodies;
National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities, and all bodies covered by:

http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

NHS Wales:

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

Housing Associations — Registered Social Landlords Wales;
NI Public Bodies;
Northern Ireland Government Departments:

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities:

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

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Schools in Northern Ireland

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/search.lsim?sr=0&nh=10&cs=iso-8859-1&sc=nidirectcms&sm=0&mt=1&ha=nidirect-cms&cat=Banner&qt=SCHOOLS

Universities in Northern Ireland

http://www.deni.gov.uk/links.htm#colleges

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

Northern Ireland Housing Associations

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

Police Service of Northern Ireland

http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
(i) financed wholly or mainly by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice;
(ii) subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice; or
(iii) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice;
(iv) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authorities listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice.
From 2.4.2014 the Government introduced its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme which replaced the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Please refer to the CCS website:

http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/supplier-guidance-supporting-information/complaintsduring-procurement-process

for information about how complaints are handled during the procurement process.

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

9.12.2014

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