Birmingham City Council Office Supplies Tender

Birmingham City Council Office Supplies Tender

Office Supplies (Stationery, Office Equipment, Paper and Computer Consumables). West Midlands framework agreement.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Office supplies

2014/S 198-349376

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Birmingham City Council, Corporate Procurement Services
P.O. Box 10680
For the attention of: Stephanie Prutton
B4 7WB Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214648000
E-mail: etendering@birmingham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1213037322

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.finditinbirmingham.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Please refer to V1.3 Additional Information

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

F0162R Office Supplies (Stationery, Office Equipment, Paper and Computer Consumables).

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKG

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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP

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

Birmingham City Council is seeking to establish a framework agreement for use by West Midlands boundary public sector bodies or organisations, principally the 33 West Midlands Local Authorities including Educational Establishments, the West Midlands based Fire and Rescue Services, Police Services, Voluntary and Third Sector based Social Enterprises and the West Midlands NHS Health Organisations and Hospitals. Birmingham City Council will be using its e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and providers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. The web address is https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc Registration and use of in-tend is free. All correspondence for this procurement process must be via the in-tend correspondence function. If you are unable to register with in-tend please either email us atcps@birmingham.gov.uk or call +44 1214648000. If you are interested in tendering please click on the following link to access Birmingham City Councils tender Portal: — https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/ and submit your details to register as a bidder. We will send you a log on and password so you can download the tender documentation. Requests to participate must be by way of completion and return of the pre-qualification questionnaire no later than 12:00 (GMT) on Monday 10.11.2014 using the Supplier Portal. For more information contact Stephanie Prutton, Assistant Procurement Manager, tel. +44 1213030026 or email stephanie.prutton@birmingham.gov.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30192000, 30197642, 30237300, 30192700

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 29.5.2015. Completion 28.6.2019

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and/or other forms of appropriate security.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

This will be in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several Liability.
No special legal form is required but in the case of group bidders the authority requires that a prime service provider assumes primary liability for the group and that each organisation in the group accepts joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: When executing the contract in the UK the successful tenderer will be required to comply with the recommendations of the code of practice for the elimination of Racial Discrimination and the promotion of Equality of Opportunity in Employment published by the Commission for Racial Equality. The successful tenderer will be required to participate actively in the service related economic, social and environmental regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly, tender evaluation and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
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: This will be in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This will be in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: This will be in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
This will be in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
This will be in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

F0162R

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.11.2014 – 12:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Birmingham City Council is acting as a Central Purchasing Body (CPB) on behalf of West Midlands boundary public sector bodies or organisations (and any of their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of reorganisation or organisational changes); principally the 33 West Midland Local Authorities including Educational Establishments, the West Midlands based Fire and Rescue Services, Police Services, Voluntary and Third Sector based social enterprises and the West Midlands NHS Health organisations and hospitals. The Contracting Authorities are committed to achieving sustainable development outcomes from all its activities. The successful contractor is required to take account of sustainable development e.g. environmental, social and economic impacts of delivery and to actively participate in the protection of the environment. Accordingly contract performance and conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations. This tender process will be conducted using Birmingham City Councils e-tendering system (in-tend). The portal for this system is https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc. Providers must register with the system in order to access documents. Registration and use is free.

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:

10.10.2014