External Printing Services Tender for Higher Education Sector Scotland

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

2013/S 214-371988

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road
For the attention of: Antonia Hynd
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1314428930
Fax: +44 1314428931

Internet address(es):

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)

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: 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

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

External Printing and Associated Services to the Higher and Further Education Sector in Scotland.
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: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM

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 several operators
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

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

This is a Framework Agreement will be established for Scottish Universities and Colleges to access external print goods and services from the market place. Lot 1 will cover prestigious critical work, such as prospectus and Alumni magazine. Lot 2 will cover more general marketing requirements.
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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79810000, 79811000, 79820000, 79823000, 79824000, 22000000, 22100000, 22458000, 79800000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
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:

Spend is estimated to be between 2,000,000 GBP – 5,000,000 GBP per annum. This will be divided among all separate call off contracts placed against the Framework Agreement.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Framework will run initially for 2 years with an option for 2 further 12 month extension periods.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Prestigious and Flagship Publications

1)Short description

Prestigious flagship print work and other principal corporate publications that usually require one or more of high quality; high quantity; high pagination; special or unusual finishes; and various (including perfect) binding. Storage of print for institutional call off will be required by some organisations. Distribution by mail sort to varying locations will be required by some organisations. Jobs are likely to be Critical/Strategic work.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79800000

3)Quantity or scope

Typical Jobs may be but are not limited or restricted to: Undergraduate prospectus, postgraduate prospectus, alumni or other corporate magazine, fundraising literature, annual review/report.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Estimated Annual Spend between 1.5 million GBP and 3.75 million GBP
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Other Marketing Materials and General Printing Requirements

1)Short description

High-end print collateral, typically printed four colour process only but that may on occasion require special inks, such as metallic, special varnishes and applications which may require complex binding or finishing; and other jobbing print requirements. Distribution by mail sort to varying locations will be required by some organisations.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79810000

3)Quantity or scope

Typical Jobs may be but are not limited or restricted to:
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.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Estimated Annual Spend between 0.5 million GBP and 1.25 million GBP

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Details to be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details to be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where a consortium or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with APUC Ltd on all matters relating to the Framework Agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details to be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
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: Details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ Document for all Economic Standing and Financial requirements.
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.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
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.
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 24: and maximum number 36
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:

BA-PRI008
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 75-125380 of 17.4.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.12.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

20.1.2014
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

PQQs will be issued and should be returned via Public Contracts Scotland – Tender website.
(SC Ref:282893)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: APUC Ltd will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31.10.2013