Storage Services London

Storage Services London

Pre-Qualification for the Consolidation and Distribution of School Text Books in South Sudan.

UK-London: storage and warehousing services

2012/S 48-079108

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Charles Kendall and Partners Limited
7 Albert Court, Prince Consort Road
Contact point(s): David Gulley
SW7 2BJ London

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

Other: Procurement Agent
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: yes

Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA Glasgow

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Pre-Qualification for the Consolidation and Distribution of School Text Books in South Sudan.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
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)

Storage and warehousing services. Pre-Qualification for the Consolidation and Distribution of School Text Books in South Sudan.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

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:

Pre-Qualification Notice.
Tender Number: QRL12008T.
Charles Kendall & Partners (CKP) acting as agents for and on behalf of the British Government Department for International Development (DfID) intends to procure the services for the consolidation into school packs, temporary storage of up to 200 x 20ft consignee owned sea containers, transportation and distribution throughout South Sudan of approx. 9 million primary school text books for the Ministry of Education primary schools in South Sudan.
It is expected that the selected company must have excellent storage facilities in the region, have the ability to take delivery of the books and plastic storage boxes and re-pack all the books into individual school packs, store the re-packed sea containers in the region and have the experience and infrastructure within South Sudan to manage the distribution of the books to all regions. The distribution will involve placing the 20ft containers onto concrete blocks at 80 county locations and providing a simple roof structure. In addition companies will also be requested to offer for the option of distributing the school packs to approx. 4 500 schools and other learning establishments.
Companies who wish to pre-qualify for the tender for the supply of this service must do so by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the correct format by email to the address shown at the end of this notice. The format for the EOI and the Guidelines for Pre-Qualification can be downloaded from

The main requirements to be met to pre-qualify for the tender are as follows:
(a) The Contractor must have been in operation at least three years prior to the date of bid submission with an important part of its business being in the East African region.
(b) The Contractor must have available the following facilities and the appropriate skilled staff to operate them:
— capacity to store 200 x 20ft containers,
— equipment for the handling of fully loaded 20ft containers,
— covered bonded secure warehouse facilities for the consolidation of the books,
— experience in this type of consolidation and distribution,
— specific and recent experience of distribution throughout south sudan.
(c) The Bidder must be able to complete the distribution within the 4 months non rainy season in South Sudan (December to April).
Applications for Pre-Qualification must be delivered to the address detailed below no later than 5.4.2012.
The contact details are as follows:
Charles Kendall & Partners Ltd.
7 Albert Court, Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BJ, United Kingdom.

II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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
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

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed in the Pre-Qualification documents available for downloading through the link stated elsewhere in this notice.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
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

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

5.4.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

GO Reference: GO-201236-PRO-3764735.
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:6.3.2012