Digital Printing Services Framework for National Audit Office

Digital Printing Services Framework for National Audit Office

The National Audit Office (NAO) is seeking to award a single supplier framework agreement for the provision of digital printing services.

United Kingdom-Victoria: Digital printing services

2014/S 044-073569

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
Contact point(s): Central Procurement Team
SW1W 9SP Victoria
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2077987372
E-mail: z3-procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.nao.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://nao.g2b.info/

Electronic access to information: www.delta-esourcing.com go to ‘your Response Manager’ and add the following Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.delta-esourcing.com go to ‘your Response Manager’ and add the following Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA
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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
Palace of Westminster
SW1A 0PW London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Digital Printing Services Framework Agreement.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
NUTS code UKI1

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: 250 000 GBP

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

Digital printing services. The National Audit Office (NAO) is seeking to award a single supplier framework agreement for the provision of digital printing services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79811000

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:

The National Audit Office (NAO) is seeking to award a single supplier framework agreement for the provision of digital printing services. The duration of the framework will not exceed four (4) years in total.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by the Contracting Authority if considered appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Not provided.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Any other condition as specified in the tender documentation.
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: Participants will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender. The Invitation to Tender Document is located at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Participants will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender. The Invitation to Tender Document is located at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Participants will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender. The Invitation to Tender Document is located at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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 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:

GEN_13_26
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

17.4.2014 – 10:00
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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17.4.2014 – 10:15
Place:

Via Delta e-sourcing portal.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Victoria:-Digital-printing-services./CG5SNYHCAA.

To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/CG5SNYHCAA.

GO Reference: GO-2014228-PRO-5495653.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W 9SP Victoria
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: z3-procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2077987372
Internet address: www.nao.org.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W 9SP Victoria
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: z3-procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2077987372
Internet address: www.nao.org.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Participants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the participant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5), as amended, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.2.2014