Provide Auction Services to Merseyside Police

Framework for an Asset Realisation Service.

Provide Auction Services to Merseyside Police

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Auction services

2016/S 051-085062

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Merseyside Police — Procurement Department
Police Headquarters, Canning Place
For the attention of: Andrew Street
L1 8JX Liverpool
Telephone: +44 1517771928

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Public order and safety

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Cumbria Constabulary

Lancashire Constabulary

Greater Manchester Police

Cheshire Constabulary

North Wales Police

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Framework for an Asset Realisation Service.

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

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Liverpool.


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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The purpose of this Invitation to Tender (ITT) is to provide tenderers with an opportunity to put forward a proposal for an Asset Realisation Service, in accordance with the conditions within this document. The proposed contract period is for 3 years with the option to extend by a further 12-month period if all parties are agreeable. At this stage it is envisaged that the Contract will commence during May 2016.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside (PCC) wishes to put in place an agreement for a Contractor to sell items that have formed part of a Confiscation Order of the Court under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), 2002 and Drug Trafficking Act 1994 and Criminal Justice Act 1988 (as amended). The Agreement will be open to the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU), known as ‘Titan’ and other Police and Crime Commissioner/Police Forces in the North West Region (listed below).
All items offered for sale under the agreement will be legitimate pre-purchased goods, only the method of the original purchase was corrupt. No stolen or found property will knowingly be offered for sale under this agreement. The proceeds from confiscation orders go back into the public purse to fund future prosecutions and benefit the community. The PCC is keen to ensure that the successful contractor maximises the return on the items sold.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342400, 79957000

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:

Property that will be offered for sale includes;
Jewellery, watches and personal property. Other miscellaneous property such as costume jewellery, clothing, designer clothing and accessories, electronic equipment, televisions, music systems, games, computers, sports equipment, antiques and fine art
Cars, motorcycles, personal registrations (vehicle number plates), miscellaneous vehicles, (including yellow plant and machinery, boats and yachts). Houses and other permanent structures including land and commercial property.
The successful contractor may also be asked to sell any other property that the Police have permission to sell.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial agreement will be for 3 years with the option to extend for a further year.

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: 048 (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 right is reserved to require a parent company guarantee and/or suitable performance bond or bank guarantees as felt appropriate.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Terms concerning financing and payment will be sent out with the invitation to tender.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.

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: See ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See ITT.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See ITT.
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

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:


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

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 037-063549 of 21.2.2015

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: 24.3.2016 – 00:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.4.2016 – 16:00
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

Duration in months: 006 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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

This tender process is being carried out using EU-Supply, a third party e-tendering system. In order to express an interest and potentially tender for this opportunity you must first register your company details on the following website:

There is no fee to register and no subscription charge. Tender documentation will only be made available via EU-Supply. You are not required to contact the Procurement Department at Merseyside Police directly to express interest in this tender opportunity.
Supplier contact with Merseyside Police about any matter relating to this procurement must be made via the message section within EU-Supply. No other methods of communication will receive a response. No requests should be directed to any other officer or employee of the Commissioner, or its advisors or any other statutory body without the Commissioners prior written agreement.
This applies during the whole period of the restricted tender process.

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 Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, that 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 provides 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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: