Provision of Locally Prepared Frozen Meals

Provision of Locally Prepared Frozen Meals

The Comhairle are investigating the potential of providing older people with a range of nutritionally suitable frozen meals which have been prepared locally using suitable menus and locally produced produce.

UK-Stornoway: Meal-cooking services

2013/S 026-040268

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Council Offices, Sandwick Road
Contact point(s): F&CR
For the attention of: Ian Cockburn
HS1 2BW Stornoway
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456007090
E-mail: icockburn@cne-siar.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1851705349

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00262

Further information can be obtained from: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Council Offices, Sandwick Road
Contact point(s): F&CR
For the attention of: Ian Cockburn
HS1 2BW Stornoway
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456007090
E-mail: icockburn@cne-siar.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1851705349
Internet address: http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Locally Prepared Frozen Meals and Storage Facilities
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 25: Health and social services
Western Isles Area
NUTS code UKM64

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the local authority for the Outer Hebrides Area are looking for expressions of interest from Organisations to submit a business development case for the provision of locally prepared frozen meals and storage facilities.
The Comhairle are investigating the potential of providing older people with a range of nutritionally suitable frozen meals which have been prepared locally using suitable menus and locally produced produce. Prepared meals will be frozen locally and stored for distribution to clients on a fortnightly basis. Providers will prepare the meals and package them in suitable containers ready for distribution, clients will store the frozen meals in their own home in freezers ready for defrosting and heating in microwave ovens, both items will be provided by the authority. Distribution of meals may also be a requirement and organisations should indicate whether this is an option they would consider providing. Alternatively the authority may tender the distribution requirement separately or consider in-house provision. Your business case should encompass sourcing of local produce, on island meal preparation, packaging and labelling, freezing and storage including logistics and potential locations.
Please submit your business case proposals to the Procurement Manager at icockburn@cne-siar.gov.uk
(Business Case Proposal to be less than 2500 words) by 11th February 2013 at 12.00hrs
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=253611.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

55322000, 55321000, 55521100, 55521200

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

1.4.2013
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:

If you expressed an interest in the previous PIN for this requirement you are not required to do so again as your interest has been noted.
(SC Ref:253611).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.2.2013