External Printing Services Tender for Higher Education Sector Scotland
Lot 1 will cover prestigious critical work, such as prospectus and Alumni magazine. Lot 2 will cover more general marketing requirements.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Printing services
Section I: Contracting authority
14 New Mart Road
For the attention of: Antonia Hynd
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1314428930
Fax: +44 1314428931
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/home.htm
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10402
Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot Watt University, Queen Margaret University,Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, SRUC, The Robert Gordon University, University of the Highlands and Islands, University of Aberdeen, University of Abertay Dundee, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art), University of the West of Scotland, University of St Andrews, University of Stirling, University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow
Aberdeen College, Angus College, Ayrshire College, Banff & Buchan College, Borders College, City of Glasgow College, Coatbridge College, Cumbernauld College, Dumfries & Galloway College, Dundee College, Edinburgh College, Fife College, Forth Valley College, Glasgow Clyde College, Inverness College, John Wheatley College, Lews Castle College, Moray College, Motherwell College, Newbattle Abbey College, North Glasgow College, Orkney College, Perth College, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Shetland College, South Lanarkshire College, Stow College, The North Highland College, West College Scotland, West Highland College, West Lothian College
Argyll College, Highland Theological College, Colleges Scotland, North Atlantic Fisheries College, The Scottish Funding Council, Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd
Any merged or successor Institutions which are members of APUC or other sector bodies
Design Agencies working on behalf of their Scottish Higher or Further Education Clients
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 18
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:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
Fully Managed Print Services are not in scope of this Framework Agreement.
Note: The authority is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.
To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 1300 within the appropriate area.
If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.
79810000, 79811000, 79820000, 79823000, 79824000, 22000000, 22100000, 22458000, 79800000
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Description of these options: The Framework will run initially for 2 years with an option for 2 further 12 month extension periods.
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Prestigious and Flagship Publications
Student welcome packs, student diaries, campus maps, course booklets, graduations brochures, accounts and financial reports or faculty leaflets, short run magazines/newsletter/brochures, envelopes.
Some jobs will be more unusual such as folders, or die cutting, or using metallic inks. Some jobs will require collation or multiple documents, cover sheet and polylope/mail sort for distribution.
Jobs may also include: Bulletins, Flyers, Programmes, Year Planners, Leaflets, Business Cards, Book marks, Postcards, menus, Letter heads, Notepads, Posters, Score cards, Z-card, Handbooks, Forms, envelopes.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Details to be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
It is worth noting that all candidates wishing to bid for Lot 1 must be FSC Accredited and be able to submit documentary evidence.
If a candidate is bidding for Lot 1 with major sub-contractors or as lead member of a consortium. All proposed major sub-contractors and consortium members must also be FSC Accredited and be able to submit documentary evidence.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Lot 1: 4 million GBP minimum annual turnover threshold.
Lot 2: 750,000 GBP minimum annual turnover threshold.
See PQQ Document for full details.
See PQQ Document for Technical Capacity information requirements.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Candidates wishing to bid for any lot must have the ability to delivery the entire scope of requirement of the lot.
Candidates must be able to service all potential users of the Framework Agreement.
Candidate must be able to provide secure storage facilities for Framework Users who may require storage services before delivery of print.
Candidates must be able to deliver with tailgate trucks were deliveries are pallatised.
Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 75-125380 of 17.4.2013
Section VI: Complementary information