British Library Book Printing Framework 2020

British Library Book Printing Framework 2020

The British Library is seeking to establish a framework contract with a number of printing companies around the world who are capable of producing books to the highest quality.

United Kingdom-London: Printed books

2020/S 048-114795

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: British Library
Postal address: 96 Euston Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI
Postal code: NW1 2DB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Zoe Kearns
E-mail: zoe.kearns@bl.uk
Telephone: +44 19375463723
Internet address(es):Main address: www.bl.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Printed-books./Z9R3GT79Z2
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Book Printing Framework

Reference number: 001489

II.1.2)Main CPV code

22110000 – TA01

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The British Library is seeking to establish a framework contract with a number of printing companies around the world who are capable of producing books to the highest quality. The framework contract will be non-exclusive and successful companies will be given the opportunity to tender for suitable titles as they enter production.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1: Mono Books;

Lot 2: Four-Colour Books required on short schedules;

Lot 3: Four-Colour Books required on less urgent schedules.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Mono Books

Lot No: Lot 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22110000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

LONDON.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Mono Books.

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

Start: 01/05/2020
End: 30/04/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

There will be the optional extensions of 2 x 12-month periods available.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/Z9R3GT79Z2

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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: 09/04/2020
Local time: 12:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/04/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Printed-books./Z9R3GT79Z2

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/Z9R3GT79Z2

Go reference: GO-202034-PRO-16111580

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: British Library
Town: Wetherby
Postal code: LS23 7BQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1937546387

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: British Library
Town: Wetherby
Postal code: LS23 7BQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1937546387

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This authority incorporate a minimum 10 day calendar standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided in a maximum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period.

Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: British Library
Town: Wetherby
Postal code: LS23 7BQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1937546387

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/03/2020