Pan-Government Journal Subscriptions Framework

Pan-Government Journal Subscriptions Framework

Crown Commercial Service as the Authority has put in place a pan government Framework Agreement for the provision of Journal Subscriptions (Print and Electronic) for use by UK public sector authorities.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines

2016/S 201-364234

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract

Journal Subscriptions (Print and Electronic).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority has put in place a pan government Framework Agreement for the provision of Journal Subscriptions (Print and Electronic) for use by UK public sector authorities identified at VI.3) (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies (ALBs), Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.
The above Public Sector Authorities have a need for Journal Subscriptions and delivery of purchased goods. The duration of this Framework Agreement is for a four (4) year period.
The appointed single supplier is to provide Journal Subscriptions for business related insight, research and personal development purposes in three different service offerings and two different formats, namely Print, Electronic or a combination of both (Print and Electronic). Contracting Authorities will be provided with access to an Online Portal to enable them to search, order, manage and monitor journals. The service is scalable to cope with future changes in journal requirements.
By aggregating the government’s journal requirement it is anticipated that there will be increased leverage available to influence discounts. The Framework will provide a single point of contact delivering a reduced administrative burden on Contracting Authorities.

II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22200000, 22120000, 22210000, 22211100, 22212000, 22212100, 22213000, 48161000, 72320000, 79970000, 79980000, 79995000, 92500000, 92510000,92511000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)

II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Lowest offer 11 000 000 and highest offer 18 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Quality. Weighting 50
2. Price. Weighting 50

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority


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


Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: RM3797 Lot No: 1 – Lot title: Journal Subscriptions (Print and Electronic)

V.1)Date of contract award decision:


V.2)Information about offers

Number of offers received: 2

V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

LMTietopalvelut Oy/LM Information Delivery
Teollisuuskatu 21, 00044 LM INFO

V.4)Information on value of contract

Total final value of the contract:
Lowest offer 11 000 000 and highest offer 18 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

V.5)Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

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

VI.2)Additional information:

The following information has been captured in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 50 of the Public Contracts Regulation 2015:
The Authority received a total of 2 tenders in response to this procurement which were received electronically via the Authority’s e-Sourcing Suite.
The Authority did receive 1 tender from an economic operator which is a small and medium enterprise (SMEs).
The Authority did receive tenders from non-EU States or other EU Member States.
The Framework Agreement commenced on 6.10.2016 for a term of 4 years. The Framework Agreement will conclude on 5.10.2020.
The NUTS code for LM Tietopalvelut OY/ LM Information Delivery is UK.
LM Tietopalvelut OY/ LM Information Delivery is a SME.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: There is no right of appeal in this procurement. If you have a complaint or seek to challenge the outcome, please follow the guidance on procedure contained in the previous section.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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