ESPO Office Furniture Framework 2022-2024
Lot 1 – National Direct Framework Lot 2 – Smart Buy Office Furniture Lot 3 – Office Furniture – Standard Ranges Lot 4 – Breakout Furniture Lot 5 – Steel storage.
The supply, delivery and installation of a comprehensive range of office furniture including desks, chairs, screens, storage, break-out and steel storage direct to individual customer establishments. Delivery is to be available nationally and customers will deal directly with the awarded suppliers. Lot 1 – National Direct Framework Lot 2 – Smart Buy Office Furniture Lot 3 – Office Furniture – Standard Ranges Lot 4 – Breakout Furniture Lot 5 – Steel storage ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Limited, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful Supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the Second Framework) with ESPO Trading Limited on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself. Any Second Framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt, not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Limited may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders’ information only. An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement. The minimum financial requirement for the purposes of the current tender exercise is stated in the procurement documents. This framework will operate on-going contract monitoring procedures following award, to ensure financial stability requirements are maintained. Credit rating checks will be carried out on a regular basis, using the credit rating agency, Creditsafe Business Solutions Limited. Any changes will be assessed (compared with a baseline credit rating score obtained at contract award stage) and significant changes or sustained degradation will be investigated. As a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined at https://www.espo.org/amfile/file/download/file/9608/) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authorities; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; The Corporate Office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at: https://www.espo.org/legal
Estimated contract dates
Expression of interest window
From 12/07/2021 12:00 to 16/08/2021 12:00