Provision of Textile Recycling Banks and Associated Services

Provision of Textile Recycling Banks and Associated Services

Red Cross wishes to establish a contract for the provision of forty five (45) textile recycling banks and associated services with a suitably qualified and experienced supplier. 

Reference number:RC/026/2014

Deadline date:10/09/2014

This deadline is for…Notice deadline.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out:United KingdomUnited Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:British Red Cross

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Description of the contract

The British Red Cross Society “Red Cross” is a humanitarian organisation that refuses to ignore people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities and when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.

Red Cross wishes to establish a contract for the provision of forty five (45) textile recycling banks and associated services with a suitably qualified and experienced supplier. These services include, but are not limited to:

> Supply, delivery, installation, and servicing of textile banks and site area;

> Regular collection and delivery to Red Cross sorting locations;

> All associated cleaning and maintenance throughout the Contract Term; and

> Pro-active management information and reporting, including data on the quantity of materials collected (tonnage data).

The provision of these textile banks and associated services are required by the Red Cross to fulfil an on-going Corporate Partnership with Tesco PLC. All textile banks will be located at various Tesco retail outlets in the South West, England, throughout the Contract Term.

These textile banks will be used to source stock for Red Cross’ Retail department. As well as providing; sourcing; and maintaining these textile banks, the successful supplier will be responsible for the collection of these donated items and delivery to two regional Red Cross locations where sorting and grading will be undertaken by the Red Cross.

For the avoidance of doubt, donated textiles shall include not only clothing and shoes, but also bedding and curtains. However, carpets, mattresses and any other textiles shall be excluded from the scope of this project.

The successful supplier will be responsible for providing a robust, reliable and innovative solution that enables on-going public donations and facilitates income generation and Return on Investment for the Red Cross.

This is a collaborative procurement exercise between Red Cross’ Retail department and the Corporate Purchasing Team following consultation with all key internal stakeholders.

The Retail department (Retail) is responsible for the strategic management and delivery of the Society’ Retail function and exists to generate income and raise the profile of the Red Cross. Retail is responsible for our chain of 330 retail outlets which reach millions of people throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The Corporate Purchasing Team is responsible for the procurement of national goods and services for the Red Cross and the development of procurement processes, procedures, strategies and policies in line with recognised best practice. Thus, this collaborative procurement exercise which shall seek to deliver a service that generates revenue and valuable stock whilst ensuring on-going service delivery in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

The successful supplier shall be required to evidence best value in their proposal and clearly illustrate added value. Suppliers will also be required to provide two Cost Offers – “Option 1 – Outright Purchase of the Textile Banks” and “Option 2 – Hire Agreement for Textile Banks”.

The Contract term will be for a period of 24 months with the option to extend thereafter on a rolling monthly basis on the agreed Contract charges.

This Contract will be awarded on the basis of the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT), and Tenderers who meet the minimum Selection Criteria will then be evaluated on a Price / Quality ratio of 70:30.

Tenderers are advised to refer to the Invitation to Tender document which contains the full specification and all other relevant documentation including the Terms and Conditions of Contract that shall oversee this contract.

Please note that the Invitation to Tender can be found as an additional document that accompanies this Contract Notice and is downloadable from the site.

(MT Ref:139258)

Classification of the contract

42914000Recycling equipment

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:01/01/2015 – 31/12/2016

Who to contact

Contact nameBrian Jardine

Organisation nameBritish Red Cross

Address1 Smithhills Street, Corporate Purchasing Team, Paisley, GB, PA1 1EA

Telephone+44 8450547311

Extension number:

Fax+44 8450547312

How to apply

For further information please review the full notice details at