Fruit and Vegetables Tender Vale of Glamorgan

Fruit and Vegetables Tender Vale of Glamorgan

Supply of fresh and prepared fruit and vegetables.

UK-Barry: food, beverages, tobacco and related products

2012/S 37-059768

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Vale of Glamorgan Council
Civic Offices, Holton Road
Contact point(s): c/o The Consortium for Purchasing & Distribution Ltd.
For the attention of: Mark Herrington
CF63 4RU Barry
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225771208
E-mail: mark.herrington@theconsortium.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Acquire Services Ltd.
Alfa House, 7 Dolman Way
For the attention of: Amy Weeks
GU15 3DN Camberley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1276401000
E-mail: amyweeks@acquireservices.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Acquire Services Ltd.
Alfa House, 7 Dolman Way
For the attention of: Amy Weeks
GU15 3DN Camberley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1276401000
E-mail: amyweeks@acquireservices.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Acquire Services Ltd.
Alfa House, 7 Dorman Way
For the attention of: Tender Response T0916 – Amy Weeks
GU15 3DN Camnberley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1276401000
E-mail: amyweeks@acquireservices.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Supply of fresh & prepared fruit & vegetables.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKL22

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: 500 000 GBP

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

To supply fresh & prepared vegetables to the Vale of Glamorgan Council, for the provision of catering meals to students, residents and staff.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15000000, 15300000

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:

Period of 2 years with 2 options to extend for 12 months at a time.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

In the event of a group of suppliers winning a portion of the entire contract, the Consortium will require each supplier in the group to become jointly and severally responsible before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers who return tender documents will be required to provide evidence of their economic and financial standing.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Suppliers who return tender documents will be required to provide evidence of their ability and technical capacity to meet the requirements of the specification.
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

T0916
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 13.4.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.4.2012
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 16.4.2012
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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Consortium for Purchasing & Distribution Ltd.
Hammond Way
BA14 8RR Trowbridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1225771208
Internet address: www.theconsortium.co.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Consortium will apply a 10 day standstill period at the point of award when tenderers are notified of the customers decision.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.2.2012