Operational Workwear Framework
Operational workwear and personal protective equipment (non specialist) framework. Carmarthenshire County Council
UK-Carmarthen: clothing, footwear, luggage articles and accessories
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Carmarthenshire County Council
Corporate Procurement Unit, Building 8, St. David’s Park, Jobswell Road
SA31 3HB Carmarthen
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Carmarthenshire County Council will be conducting this procurement exercise through the Value Wales e-Tendering portal. This can be found at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk, all information may be downloaded and returned though this channel.
Internet address: http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Operational workwear and personal protective equipment (non specialist) framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout the County of Carmarthenshire.
NUTS code UKL14
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: 3
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3 plus 1 year
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 240 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
A Framework to include a maximum of 3 suppliers and each supplier must be able to provide the full range of operational work-wear and personal protective equipment (non specialist) requirements as detailed in the category list of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Community benefits do not apply to this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
18000000, 35113400, 35815000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
To provide the full range of categories listed in the PQQ.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
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 the contract, the Council will require each supplier in the group to become joint or severally responsible before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 6
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
27.7.2012 – 14:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
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
Instructions to suppliers.
To assist you in locating these opportunities on the BRAVO E Procurement System the project code is: project_23151.
As this is a Restricted procedure, applicants must ensure that all Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) questions are fully responded to. The following PQQ Project codes may further assist you in locating the opportunities:
PQQ Code: pqq_30414.
Please also ensure you check the “Attachments” area for any documents/ information which may assist you with your submission or you are required to upload as part of your submission as per information contained within the pack.
Suppliers Instructions How to express interest in this Tender.
1. Register your company on the etenderwales portal (this is only required once)
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
— Click the “Suppliers register here” link,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete,
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure),
— Agree to the terms and conditions and click “continue”.
2. Express an Interest in the Project.
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the “PQQs Open to All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Documents open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content,
— Click the “Express Interest” button at the top of the screen,
— This will move the PQQ into your “My PQQs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Buyer Attachments” on the left hand side of the screen.
3. Responding to the tender.
— At the top of the screen you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function on to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ,
— There may be a mixture of online offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon – Fri (8am – 6pm) on:
— email: email@example.com,
— phone: +44 8003684850/ Fax: +44 2070800480.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 30706.
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: This authority will incorporate a standstill period where information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.6.2012