Digital Printing Services Birmingham

Digital Printing Services Birmingham

Birmingham City University is looking to establish a framework agreement for the printing, storage and delivery of publications, including prospectuses, which must be of high quality to reflect the reputation and image of the University.

UK-Birmingham: digital printing services

2012/S 41-066636

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Birmingham City University
Franchise Street, Perry Barr
For the attention of: Steve Beesley
B42 2SU Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1213317677
E-mail: procurement@bcu.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.bcu.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bcu/

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

Prospectus Printing 2012.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Birmingham UK.
NUTS code
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: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP

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

Birmingham City University is looking to establish a framework agreement for the printing, storage and delivery of publications, including prospectuses, which must be of high quality to reflect the reputation and image of the University.
The agreement is to be for one year with a possible extension of one year at our option.
The largest element of the requirement will be the production of prospectuses. It is anticipated that his will involve 4-colour printing of A5 documents in more than one print run. An initial bulk delivery will be followed by further deliveries to various locations on an ad hoc basis.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79811000, 79820000, 79823000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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

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: Applicants are required to register on the University`s e tendering website at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bcu/ a pre-qualification Questionnaire will then be issued via the e-tendering website for the applicant to complete and return via the e-tendering website no later than 4.4.2012. Questionaires will be evaluated by use of a weighting, rating and scoring system to determine those applicants who will be chosen to be included on a Select List of Tenders. It is important that applicants respond to the information requested in an appropriate, clear and concise manner. The Questionnaire document stipulates the economic, financial and technical data required to enable an evaluation of suppliers wishing to participate in this procurement and will seek information including but not limited to the detail at 11.2.1, 11.2.2 & 11.2.3.

Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, 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 court or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings 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.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from bankers;
(b) the submission of the firm`s balance sheets or extracts there from, where publication of a balance sheet is required under company law in the country in which the supplier is established;
(c) a statement of the firm`s overall turnover and its turnover in respect of the goods to which the contract relates for the previous 3 financial years.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Means of proof required.
(a) a list of the principal deliveries effected in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, public or private, involved: in the case of public contracting authorities, evidence to be in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority; in the case of private purchasers, delivery to be certified by the purchaser or, failing this, simply declared by the supplier to have been effected;
(b) a description of the firm`s technical facilities, its measures for ensuring quality and its study and research facilities;
(c) indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the supplier`s firm, especially those responsible for quality control;
(d) samples, description and/or photographs of the products to be supplied, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests;
(e) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognized competence attesting conformity to certain specifications or standards of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
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

competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

SB2012/05
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 4.4.2012
Payable documents: yes
Price: 150 GBP
Terms and method of payment: Cheque made payable to Birmingham City University for 150,00 GBP plus VAT Total 180,00 GBP. Cheques to be sent to the address in 1.1 FAO Steve Beesley. Payment is Not required at the Pre Qualification Stage but will be requested in the Tender documents issued to companies who are subsequently shortlisted to tender. Payment will need to be received prior to deadline for receipt of Tenders.
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.4.2012
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 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
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:27.2.2012