Promotional Services Tender Manchester

Promotional Services Tender Manchester

GiftShop and merchandise for the University of Manchester.

UK-Manchester: promotional services

2012/S 106-176682

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofmanchester
M13 9PL Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.manchester.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofmanchester

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofmanchester

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofmanchester

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

GiftShop and merchandise for the University of Manchester.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The University of Manchester.
NUTS code UKD3

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)

The University of Manchester wishes to appoint a supplier to source and supply a range of university-branded memorabilia, and in addition, to design, host and manage an on-line gift shop to retail this range worldwide, and to facilitate the supply of bulk orders direct to internal University departments. Full details can be obtained by downloading the relevant documents via the in-tend web site listed under Section I.1.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342200, 39294100, 55900000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The University of Manchester wishes to appoint a supplier to source and supply a range of university-branded memorabilia, and in addition, to design, host and manage an on-line gift shop to retail this range worldwide, and to facilitate the supply of bulk orders direct to internal University departments. Full details can be obtained by downloading the relevant documents via the in-tend web site listed under Section I.1.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

The Authority’s particular requirements will be set out in the invitation to tender documentation and may include, inter alia, performance bond(s) and/or parent-company guarantee(s) and/or other forms of security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be determined. Further details will be set out in the invitation to tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Authority’s particular requirements are to be determined but the Authority may require that any contract awarded shall be entered into by a single legal entity on the part of the successful candidate.
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

2012/672/GIFT/NG
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 29.6.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.7.2012 – 12:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 13.7.2012
Place:

The University of Manchester.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: University of Manchester staff only.

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

Section II.1.0: variant bids may be requested or permitted by the University within parameters to be set out in the invitation to tender documentation.
The Authority expressly reserves the rights:
(i) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(ii) To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(iii) To award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the supplies/services covered by this notice; and
(iv) To award contract(s) in stages. and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by
Candidates.
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: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) 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 (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must generally be brought within three months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the 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 authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.6.2012