Advertising Services Wales

Advertising Services Wales

Supply of a Direct to Press Classified Advertising Service on behalf of the Welsh Purchasing Consortium.

UK-Newport: advertising services

2012/S 119-197548

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Joint Procurement Unit
Newport City Council, Room 315, Civic Centre
For the attention of: Joanne James
NP20 4UR Newport
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1633233493
E-mail: joanneclaire.james@newport.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Education
General public services
Social protection
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:

Supply of a Direct to Press Classified Advertising Service on behalf of the Welsh Purchasing Consortium.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 13: Advertising services
NUTS code UKL

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
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

The agreement is designed to allow Local Authorities to be able to purchase space directly with newspapers/publications as and when required to place camera ready notices/adverts for the following:
Legal Notices.
Public Notices.
Planning Notices.
Recruitment Advertising.
Press Notices.
General Notices.
Run of Paper.
On occasion, the Local Authorities may need the suppliers to provide an artwork/design service.
The agreement will be for a three year period with an option to extend for one year.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79341000

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
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.8.2012. Completion 31.7.2015

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;
As per Supplier Suitability Questionnaire as detailed in the tender document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per Supplier Suitability Questionnaire as detailed in the tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per Supplier Suitability Questionnaire as detailed in the tender document.
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

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. Price. Weighting 70 %

2. Quality РThe Newspaper/Publication has an acceptable circulation to meet the target audience for the notice/advert within the Local Authority’s geographical boundary and nationally when required. 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:

JPU/WPC/0023
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 46-075736 of 7.3.2012

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

20.7.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

21.6.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Buy4Wales Reference Number: 30746.
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:21.6.2012