Design and Print Tender Hertfordshire
The Design and Print of Herts Horizons Magazine.
United Kingdom-Hertford: Design consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Hertfordshire County Council
Strategic Procurement Group, County Hall, Pegs Lane
For the attention of: Christine Notley
SG13 8DE Hertford
Telephone: +44 1707292464
Fax: +44 1992588497
General address of the contracting authority: http://hertscc.g2b.info
Address of the buyer profile: http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/ following the instructions given in VI.3 (Additional Information)
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
NUTS code UKH23
79415200, 79822500, 79800000, 79824000
This contract shall have a contract period of 2 years with the option to extend on an annual basis for up to a maximum of a further 2 years at the sole discretion of the Council. The estimated total value of the Contract stated in 11.1.4 is for the core contract period and does not include the value of any extension period. Further details of the requirement are available on the following link: http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/
Estimated value excluding VAT: 390 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Please read this section carefully as it provides full instructions on how to apply for this requirement.
Hertfordshire County Council has moved to a new way of e-Tendering and worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement website called Supply Hertfordshire. This website is supported by BiP Solutions who provide a system called Delta which is the background platform to Supply Hertfordshire.
The Tender Process:
This tender is a one stage process. If you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a Tender Bid by using the Tenderbox through BiP’s Delta by the due date of 12 noon Tuesday 6.5.2014. Tender Bids cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Step 1: Registering with Supply Hertfordshire.
To participate in this tender you will need to go into http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/ and register, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. (If you have already registered with Delta or Supply Hertfordshire, please follow the link above where you can log on using your existing username and password. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link below the log in box.) Please keep this username and password secure, and do not pass it to any third parties.
Step 2: Completing your Tender Documents.
To obtain and complete the Tender Documents, you will need to go into the Response Manager area and enter the Access Code 5GSVH427EZ.. You will then need to download the relevant documents and complete. Any supporting documents should be cross-referenced to the relevant question. If the Council requires further information concerning your tender bid, your organisation will be contacted. However, please provide full details and answer all questions, as the Council reserves the right not to ask tenderers for any further information or clarification.
Step 3: Uploading Your Completed Tender Bid.
Once you have completed your Tender Bid you must then “upload” your completed response into the Tenderbox Access Code 5GSVH427EZ and ensure it has been submitted as a response.
Please make sure you have submitted your Tender Bid to the correct Access Code, the Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by a tenderer in submitting your Tender Bid.
If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 8452707050 Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm for further assistance.
The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the tendering process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
Due to the current economic climate, Hertfordshire County Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract.
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GO Reference: GO-2014327-PRO-5562213
Body responsible for mediation procedures
If a complaint between the Council and the tenderer regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, relevant provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) will apply. The aggrieved party is advised to seek independent legal advice in relation to remedies they can pursue under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).