Advances Wales Publication – Contract Publishing

Advances Wales Publication – Contract Publishing

The department of Economy, Science and Transport in the Welsh Government seeks a publisher for the production of the Advances Wales scientific journal. The publisher must be able to demonstrate expertise in journal/magazine production and scientific writing.

UK-Pontypridd: Publishing services

2013/S 090-153256

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

WG BET&S – Mid Wales
Main Avenue, Treforest Industrial Estate
For the attention of: Alyson Pasch
CF37 5YR Pontypridd
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information 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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
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:

Advances Wales publication – Contract Publishing
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: QED, Treforest Industrial Estate.
NUTS code UKL22

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

Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: 4 issues per year for potentially four years. 16 editions in four years. Contract will be reviewed after two years.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP

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

The department of Economy, Science and Transport in the Welsh Government seeks a publisher for the production of the Advances Wales scientific journal. The publisher must be able to demonstrate expertise in journal/magazine production and scientific writing.
First launched in 1993, this highly respected quarterly journal showcases new developments in science, technology and engineering from Wales and promotes the country as a place of high quality research, development and innovation. It also facilitates the exchange of scientific knowledge, expertise and collaboration with an international audience of around ten thousand. Its readership consists of global players in industry, academia, R&D and investment.
The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:

Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: 0800 368 4850 / Fax: 020 7060 0480

Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79970000

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: 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:
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: 48 (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:

The awarding authority reserves the right to request parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment terms will be indicated in the contract documents. Tenders to be priced in Sterling. Payment to be made in Sterling only.
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 required but joint and several liability to be assumed by all group bidders before acceptance.
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: Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
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 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:

C218/2012/13
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

17.6.2013 – 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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

E-tender information:
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk,

— the first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation,
— registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration,
— the User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation,
— on registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password,
— the Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page,
— in order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password,
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”,
— registration should only be performed once for each Organisation,
— if you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again,
— please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform,
— contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation),
— note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform,
— tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm.
How to find the ITT:
— once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’
— the etender references for this contract are: Project_25572 and ITT_39033
— click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page.
— you will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 34899

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:7.5.2013