Printing Tender Northumbrian Water

Printing Tender Northumbrian Water

NW1036 Bill Printing. UK-Durham: printing services

2012/S 34-055250

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Northumbrian Water Ltd
Abbey Road, Pity Me
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Laura McMain
DH1 5FJ Durham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1913016102
E-mail: laura.mcmain@nwl.co.uk
Fax: +44 1913016269

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.nwl.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)

I.2)Main activity

Water
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the contract

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

NW1036 Bill Printing.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

NWL are looking to identify a service provider for the provision of bill printing. The items to be provided include;
— laser printing,
— insertion and enclosing ready for collection by downstream access provider to meet mailsort requirements,
— procurement and production of base stationery including leaflets and envelopes.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79810000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about 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:

The initial contract will be for a period of 3 years with the option to extended for a further two twelve month periods.
The supplier must be able to manage the printing and fulfilment of 12 to 25 000 items on a daily basis. In addition to the daily files they should be able to manage the peak of annual billing. This will require a phased mailing over a 4 week period during February and March with between 40 to 95 000 items being mailed each day in addition to the daily files.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 500 000 and 750 000 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: 36 (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:
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The following requirements are mandatory for inclusion on the tender.
APACS Registration.
Already producing transactional mail.
Ability to work with a downstream access provider.
Ability to undertake Mailsort.
Disaster recover and peak capacity provision.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The supplier must be currently producing transactional mail on a daily basis.
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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
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 entity:

NW1036 Bill Printing
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

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

16.3.2012 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

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:

Potential suppliers are requested to register their interest in receiving the pre qualification documentation by emailing laura.mcmain@nwl.co.uk and providing details of the person responsible for receiving the pre qualification document, address and contact number and email.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.2.2012