Hard Copy News Items Tender
The intention is to run a competitive tender resulting in a framework that other government departments can call from for provision of hard copy news items.(Daily Newspapers – Not Press Cuttings or electronic versions).
Section I: Contracting authority
Procurement Centre of Excellence, Room 2Y92 Concept House, Cardiff Road
For the attention of: Steph Molina
NP10 8QQ Newport
Telephone: +44 1633811600
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Mainly Central London but may be across UK.
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000,00 GBP
Delivery is mainly central government offices, but may include some home deliveries.
Currently three central government departments have committed to utilise this framework, but will be available wider:
A relevant Contracting Authority under this framework is deemed to be:
— core and/or non core government departments,
— Government executive agencies,
— Government Trading Fund Departments,
— Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs),
— Local Authorities.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Key performance indicators are decribed in the ITT documents.
(a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security obligations in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contacting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
(b) The submission of the firm’s balance sheets or extracts there from, where publication of a balance sheet is required under company law in the country in which the supplier is established;
(c) A statement of the firm’s overall turnover and its turnover in respect of the goods and services to which the contract relates for the previous three financial years. The last three years audited accounts will be made available to the Authority if required.
Section IV: Procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Proposed Methodology. Weighting 30
2. Proposed Account Management. Weighting 30
3. Value for Money. Weighting 30
4. Similar Previous Experience. Weighting 10
Additional information about electronic auction: Ranking at the start of the e-Auction is based upon the Technical/Quality score worth 70 % determined by the criteria above.
The Electronic Auction will be on Average Daily Cost worth 30 % of the total evaluation score.
The ‘average daily cost’ will include the cost of the Hard copy News Items, as listed in the ITT documents, in addition to delivery costs, and any management/administrative charges.
The e-Auction process, rules and scoring mechanisms are detailed within the ITT documents.
Prior information notice
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority uses an e-Sourcing toolkit to enable its sourcing activities to be conducted over the Internet. Any organisation intending to submit a tender must be registered as a supplier with the Home Office e-Sourcing Portal. To register, visit the Portal’s Login page at https://sourcing.homeoffice.gov.uk and complete the online registration formby clicking on the ‘Register Supplier Organistation’ link in the top right-hand corner of the page. The entire process should take no more than 10 minutes and need only to be completed once. Passwords are issued via email normally within 2 working days. Please contact the PCoE helpdesk for support in completing the online process: call +44 163311600 or email the contact at A.1.
Please note that the deadline for receipt of tenders is 12:00 Tuesday 22.1.2013.
Once registered, potential providers intending to submit a tender must send an email to PCoEHRServices@gps.gsi.gov.uk.
The email should be entitled ‘HR-024 Hard Copy News Items tender’.
And should contain your organisations name as registered on the e-Sourcing Portal, you contacts email address and telephone number.
Access will then be provided to the ITT documents via the E-Sourcing Portal.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.11.2012