Framework for the Supply of Fire Service Workwear, Uniform and Ancillary items
The supply of uniform, workwear and ancillary items to Fire and Rescue Services in the South East of England (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire together with the West Midlands).
UK-Eastleigh: fire-brigade uniforms
Section I: Contracting authority
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority
Headquarters, Leigh Road
For the attention of: Mr Paul Drake
SO50 9SJ Eastleigh
Telephone: +44 2380-644000
Fax: +44 2380-626765
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/
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
Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Serrvice
Headquarters, 103 Dee Road, Tilehurst
RG30 4FS Reading
Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service
Brigade Headquarters, Stocklake
HP20 1BD Aylesbury
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
20 Upperton Road
BN21 1EU Eastbourne
Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service
Headquarters, 58 St John’s Road
PO30 1LT Newport
Kent Fire & Rescue Service
Headquarters, The Godlands, Straw Mill Hill, Tovil
ME15 6XB Maidstone
Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service
Headquarters, Sterling Road
OX5 2DU Kidlington
Surrey Fire & Rescue Service
RH2 0EJ Reigate
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
PO19 1BD Chichester
West Midlands Fire Service
Headquarters, 99 Vauxhall Road
B7 4HW Birmingham
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South East England, United Kingdom (covering the counties of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire together with the West Midlands).
NUTS code UKJ
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 750 000,00 and 4 500 000,00 GBP
The framework will also, once established, be available to all Fire & Rescue authorities in the United Kingdom.
For further information relating to UK Fire & Rescue services please see: http://www.ukfiredirectory.com/fire_services.asp
35811100, 18100000, 18140000, 18130000, 18330000, 18800000, 18830000
Range: between 3 750 000,00 and 4 500 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As defined in the Tender Documentation.
Tenderers are advised it is a condition of this contract that all managers and operatives (Including sub-contractors) are suitably competent to execute all trades and operations encompassed by these Contracts in full compliance with UK legislation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Organisations are advised that the following minimum insurance levels are required:
Employer’s liability 10 000 000 GBP.
Public liability 5 000 000 GBP.
Product liability 1 000 000 GBP.
Turnover in excess of 1 000 000 GBP per annum.
To support the financial assessment HFRS will obtain a financial appraisal report from N2Check(via the services of Hampshire County Council).
The report provides HFRS with an overall risk score which will be used to assess the applicants financial standing. If this information is not available from N2Check, a risk score will be calculated as per the model detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
The risk score obtained for your organisation will be assessed against the criteria as detailed below:
Score of between 0 and 25 – fail.
Score of between 26 and 49 – pass – subject to provision of a suitable parent company guarantee or commitment to provide a performance bond if/when deemed appropriate. If either one of these is unable to be provided, this will result in a “Fail.” Please note: a financial appraisal (using the same financial appraisal and evaluation process) will be carried out on the parent company to assess their suitability to act as guarantor.
Score of 50 and over – pass.
Further details are contained in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
In accordance with Articles 43 to 51 of Directive 2004/18/EC as amended by S.I. 2007/2157, 2009/2992, 2011/1441; and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended by The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, and as set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Detailed in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Expressions of Interest is by way of registering and downloading the pre qualification documentation on intend fournd at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire. Consideration is given upon completion and return of a Pre-qualification Questionnaire via the Council’s etendering system In-tend, by the date and time specified in IV.3.4. Tenderers are required to register their company details on the In-tend, e-tendering system. No charge is made for registration or access to this system. Full details and user guides on how to register and operate the system are available via the link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire /.
Once in the web site, click on ‘current tenders’ and then on ‘new tender details’ for this framework for further information. If you wish to express interest please click on ‘express interest’ and if you have not previously done so, register your company. The e-mail address should be for the person who will deal with the tender, as login details, subsequent messages and tender documents will be automatically sent to this e-mail address, therefore please ensure the email account registered on this system is regularly monitored. You may register more than one user per organisation against your account.
Further information about Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service can be found at http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/.
The Framework Agreement will be open for use by the following named authorities including:
Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.
Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service.
Kent Fire & Rescue Service.
Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Surrey Fire & Rescue Service.
West Midlands Fire Service.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.
In addition the Framework will be available to all Fire & Rescue Authorities in the UK. For further information relating to UK Fire & Rescue services please see: http://www.ukfiredirectory.com/fire_services.asp.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.10.2012