National Public Sector Workplace Supplies and Services Framework 2020

National Public Sector Workplace Supplies and Services Framework 2020

10 Lots. Lot 1: National Workplace Supplies and Services One-Stop-Shop, Lot 2: Office Supplies, Paper and Print Consumables.

United Kingdom-Dartford: Office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers, printers and furniture

2020/S 150-369078

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Dartford Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Centre, Home Gardens
Town: Dartford
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: DA1 1DR
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: DBC Procurement Team
E-mail: procurement@dartford.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1322343315
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.dartford.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National Public Sector Workplace Supplies and Services Framework

Reference number: DN489955

II.1.2)Main CPV code

30100000 Office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers, printers and furniture

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The contracting authority wishes to establish a framework agreement for the provision of workplace supplies and services. The framework will focus upon, but not be limited to, the supply of office stationery, paper, print consumables, cleaning and janitorial supplies including paper and hygiene products, personal protective equipment including first aid, IT and print consumables and peripherals, paper supplies, waste services, furniture, specialist print and related services and promotional products. The contracting authority wishes to establish a framework agreement to meet the workplace supplies and services needs of organisations across the entire public sector across a ten lots as detailed below; covering the broad range of workplace supplies and services detailed above and within the invitation to tender documentation. The framework is let on behalf of the Dartford Borough Council but will also be open for use by all other public sector contracting authorities (and any future successors to these organisations), (as defined in Part 1, General, 2 (1) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015) or their agents. These include but are not limited to central government departments and their agencies, non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), NHS bodies (including; acute trusts, ambulance trusts, primary care trusts, care trusts, NHS hospital trusts, strategic health authorities, mental health trusts, special health authorities), local authorities, police authorities, emergency services, educational establishments (including schools, universities, academies, academies trusts, free schools, colleges of further education), hospices, national parks and registered social landlords who have a need to purchase these services.

Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.npg-ltd.com/tenders/

Please refer to details further in this notice for Lot specific CPV codes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

The framework will consist of ten lots as detailed below:

Lot 1: National Workplace Supplies and Services One-Stop-Shop,

Lot 2: Office Supplies, Paper and Print Consumables,

Lot 3: Cleaning and Janitorial Supplies including Paper and Hygiene Products,

Lot 4: Personal Protective Equipment including First Aid,

Lot 5: IT and Print Consumables and Peripherals,

Lot 6: Paper Supplies,

Lot 7: Waste Services – Collection, Shredding and Processing,

Lot 8: Office, Residential and Domestic, Classroom and Educational Furniture,

Lot 9: Specialist Print and Related Services,

Lot 10: Promotional Products.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers to each of the framework lots.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: National Workplace Supplies and Services One-Stop-Shop

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
30100000 Office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers, printers and furniture

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of workplace services and supplies, with the intention of creating a one-stop-shop for such supplies and services. The supplies and services will include, but not be limited to:

(i) office stationery and supplies;

(ii) IT and print consumables and peripherals;

(iii) paper supplies;

(iv) cleaning and janitorial supplies including paper and hygiene products;

(v) personal protective equipment including first aid;

(vi) furniture;

(vii) catering supplies and equipment;

(viii) workwear and related clothing;

(ix) office waste services;

(x) office equipment and supplies;

(xi) promotional products;

(xii) personal care and medical consumables;

(xiii) domestic appliances;

(xiv) specialist print and related services.

Main CPV: 30100000, 30192700

Additional CPV: 03000000, 18100000, 18200000, 18300000, 18400000, 18800000, 22000000, 22100000, 22200000, 22400000, 22800000, 22900000, 24000000, 30000000, 30100000, 30190000, 30191000, 30191100, 30192000, 30192110, 30192112, 30192113, 30197000, 30197630, 30197640, 30197641, 30197642, 30197643, 30197644, 30197645, 30199000, 30200000, 30234000, 30237200, 30237300, 30237310, 33141620, 33141623, 33000000, 33199000, 33700000, 33760000, 33770000, 35110000, 35810000, 39000000, 39100000, 39130000, 39134000, 39140000, 39141000, 39150000, 39160000, 39220000, 39700000, 39800000, 39830000, 51000000, 55200000, 64000000, 64100000, 79400000, 79900000, 90500000, 90510000, 90511400, 90514000

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than twelve months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 10 000 000 and GBP 60 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Office Supplies, Paper and Print Consumables

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
30100000 Office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers, printers and furniture

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of office supplies, paper and print consumables.

Main CPV: 30100000, 30192700

Additional CPV: 22000000, 22100000, 22200000, 22400000, 22800000, 22900000, 30000000, 30100000, 30190000, 30191100, 30192000, 30192110, 30192112, 30192113, 30197630, 30197640, 30197641, 30197642, 30197643, 30197644, 30197645, 30199000, 30237310, 79400000, 79900000.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than twelve months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 2 500 000 and GBP 30 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3: Cleaning and Janitorial Supplies including Paper and Hygiene Products

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

39830000 Cleaning products

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of cleaning and janitorial supplies including paper and hygiene products.

Main CPV: 39830000

Additional CPV: 24000000, 33760000, 33770000, 39000000, 39800000, 79400000

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than twelve months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 1 000 000 and GBP 10 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4: Personal Protective Equipment including First Aid

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

18100000 Occupational clothing, special workwear and accessories

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of personal protective equipment including first aid.

Main CPV: 18100000

Additional CPV: 18200000, 18300000, 18400000, 18800000, 30190000, 33141620, 33141623, 33000000, 33199000, 35110000, 35810000, 79400000

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than twelve months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 1 000 000 and GBP 10 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5: IT and Print Consumables and Peripherals

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30200000 Computer equipment and supplies

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of IT and print consumables and peripherals.

Main CPV: 30200000

Additional CPV: 30000000, 30100000, 30192000, 30192110, 30192112, 30192113, 30234000, 30237200, 30237300, 30237310, 79400000,

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than 12 months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 1 000 000 and GBP 10 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 6: Paper Supplies

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30197642 Photocopier paper and xerographic paper

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of paper supplies.

Main CPV: 30197642

Additional CPV: 22800000, 30000000, 3019200, 30196730, 30196740, 30196741, 30197643, 30197644, 30197645, 30199000, 79400000

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than twelve months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 1 000 000 and GBP 10 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 7: Waste Services – Collection, Shredding and Processing

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

90500000 Refuse and waste related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of office waste services. Office Waste Services will include, but not be limited to:

(i) non confidential office waste collection and recycle/disposal;

(ii) confidential office waste collection, shredding and recycling/disposal.

Main CPV: 90500000

Additional CPV: 90511400, 90510000, 90514000, 79400000

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than twelve months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 1 000 000 and GBP 10 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 8: Office, Residential and Domestic, Classroom and Educational Furniture

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

39000000 Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of furniture products, including planning supply and installation of the same. The range will include, as a minimum, office, residential and domestic furniture, library furniture and classroom and educational furniture and associated services.

Main CPV: 39000000

Additional CPV: 30190000, 30191100, 39100000, 39130000, 39134000, 39140000, 39141000, 39150000, 39160000, 79400000, 79900000

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than 12 months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 1 000 000 and GBP 10 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 9: Specialist Print and Related Services

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

22000000 Printed matter and related products

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of specialist print and related services, complemented by fulfilment, hybrid and related mailing services.

Main CPV: 22000000

Additional CPV: 22100000, 22200000, 22400000, 22800000. 22900000, 51000000, 64000000, 64100000, 79400000, 79900000

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than twelve months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 1 000 000 and GBP 10 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 10: Promotional Products

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30100000 Office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers, printers and furniture

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contracting authority wishes to make available to participating public sector bodies a comprehensive range of promotional products.

Main CPV: 30100000

Additional CPV: 18100000, 18400000, 22000000, 22800000, 30000000, 30190000, 30191000, 30192000, 30197000, 30199000, 35810000, 39150000, 79400000

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
End: 31/10/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by a period, or periods, totalling no more than twelve months, at its absolute discretion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The quantity and value of the framework will be determined by the up-take from end users of the framework. Initial estimates consider a value range for this lot of between GBP 1 000 000 and GBP 10 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

The contracting authority is looking to appoint up to three suppliers for this lot.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 30
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/09/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/09/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Initial estimates consider a total value range across all lots of between GBP 20 500 000 and GBP 170 000 000 over the full 4-year framework term.

It is anticipated that, as a minimum, the contracting authority will utilise this framework for its workplace solutions and supplies requirements. However, it cannot guarantee that any purchases will be made through the framework during the course of the agreement. The contract authority’s current workplace solutions framework is utilised by a number of public sector organisations but, again, no guarantee of future purchases under the framework can be given. The volume of the requirement under this framework is therefore dependent upon the take up of the agreement by potential end users. The total value of the framework is anticipated not to exceed GBP 170 000 000 over the 4-year term of the framework.

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) for entire framework:

03000000, 18100000, 18200000, 18300000, 18400000, 18800000, 22000000, 22100000, 22200000, 22400000, 22800000, 22900000, 24000000, 30000000, 30100000, 30190000, 30191000, 30191100, 30192000, 30192110, 30192112, 30192113, 30197000, 30197630, 30197640, 30197641, 30197642, 30197643, 30197644, 30197645, 30199000, 30200000, 30234000, 30237200, 30237300, 30237310, 33141620, 33141623, 33000000, 33199000, 33700000, 33760000, 33770000, 35110000, 35810000, 39000000, 39100000, 39130000, 39134000, 39140000, 39141000, 39150000, 39160000, 39220000, 39700000, 39800000, 39830000, 51000000, 55200000, 64000000, 64100000, 79400000, 79900000, 90500000, 90510000, 90511400, 90514000

The contracting authority reserves the right to extend the framework by twelve months at its absolute discretion.

The following information will be detailed within the tender documentation:

Award criteria

Legal, economic, financial and technical information any deposits and guarantees required main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded Dukefield Ltd are acting as agents of Dartford Borough Council in the development and ongoing contract management of this framework. The contracting authority will be using an e-tendering system to conduct the procurement exercise. This opportunity will be completed electronically via ProContract.

Dartford Borough Council wishes to award a framework agreement for the provision of a suite of workplace supplies and services to include, but not be limited to, the supply of office stationery, paper, print consumables, cleaning and janitorial supplies including paper and hygiene products, personal protective equipment including first aid, IT and print consumables and peripherals, paper supplies, waste services, furniture, specialist print and related services and promotional products. and associated consultancy services to fulfil the requirements of the wider public sector as a whole in this respect.

Full details of the project can be obtained by registering a formal expression of interest for this opportunity on the Kent Business Portal: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

The contracting authority shall not be under any obligation to accept the lowest tender or indeed any tender. The contracting authority further reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process and reserves the right to cancel the entire process or parts of the tender process commenced by the publication of this notice and in no circumstances will it be liable for any costs incurred by tenderers. The value of the framework provided in this notice is only an estimate and the contracting authority cannot guarantee any business through this framework agreement. The contracting authority wishes to establish a framework agreement open for use by all public sector bodies as detailed in this notice.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Dartford Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Centre, Home Gardens
Town: Dartford
Postal code: DA1 1DR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@dartford.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1322343315

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Dartford Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Centre, Home Gardens
Town: Dartford
Postal code: DA1 1DR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@dartford.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1322343315

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Lodging of Appeals: Dartford Borough Council shall in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period commencing at the point that information on the intention to award the contract is sent to tenderers. The Council shall, as soon as possible after the decision has been made, inform the tenderers and candidates of its decision, and shall do so by notice in writing by the most rapid means of communication practicable. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved then the Public Contract Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such actions must be brought within 30 days where the contracting authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court, may depending upon the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Dartford Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Centre, Home Gardens
Town: Dartford
Postal code: DA1 1DR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@dartford.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1322343315

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31/07/2020