Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Rotherham MBC is seeking expressions of interest in the form of a Pre Tender Questionnaire (PTQ) in respect of a sole provider for the supply and delivery of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, which all of the local authorities in the UK may call-off orders.

UK-Rotherham: fruit, vegetables and related products

2012/S 209-344061

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Riverside House, Wing C floor 2 Main Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Clair Brierley
S60 1AE Rotherham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1709334046
E-mail: clair.brierley@rotherham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1709334190

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0760

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

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: yes

‘This invitation is made on behalf of Rotherham Borough Council and all of the other local authorities in the United Kingdom (collectively described in this ITT where the context requires as “the Contracting Authorities”) who may wish to utilise the services of the successful Tenderer (s).’

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Rotherham, Yorkshire and Humberside & Other Contracting Authorities in the UK.
NUTS code UK

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)

RE: PTQ Documents – Supply and Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.
Rotherham MBC is seeking expressions of interest in the form of a Pre Tender Questionnaire (PTQ) in respect of a sole provider for the supply and delivery of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, which all of the local authorities in the UK may call-off orders.
Call-off contracts will be for the supply and delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables every week to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Councils Schools and Neighbourhood establishments as and when required. (usually twice/three times a week).
Pre Tender Questionnaire (PTQ) documents are available via the SCMS Alito e-tendering system: http://scms.alito.co.uk. All documentation must be returned through this system.

All interested parties must complete and electronically return the completed PTQ document via the SCMS Alito e-tendering system. Tender documents will not be accepted by any other means.
The closing date for the return of PTQ documents is 17:00hrs on 3.12.2012.
Shortlisted suppliers will be invited to tender.
This invitation is made on behalf of Rotherham Borough Council and all of the other local authorities in the United Kingdom (collectively described in this ITT where the context requires as “the Contracting Authorities”) who may wish to utilise the services of the successful Tenderer (s).
The agreement will be a framework agreement let by Rotherham Borough Council for the benefit of Rotherham Borough Council and other Contracting Authorities who may wish to call-off orders under the agreement. Rotherham Borough Council will be a central purchasing body for this purpose.
The Contracting Authorities who will be entitled to call-off orders under the agreement are one or more of the other 22 Local Authorities within the Yorkshire/Humber Region and all of the local authorities in the United Kingdom, details of which can be found in the Municipal Yearbook published by Hemming Information Services, a division of the Hemming Group Limited, whose e-mail address is: myb@hgluk.com.

The providers who are invited to the 2nd stage of tender bidding stage will be expected to provide sufficient information to satisfy Rotherham Council of its:
Ability to demonstrate experience and proven track record in operating similar services.
Knowledge and understanding of similar services in operation.
Experience of successful relationships and working with Local Authorities.
Experience of issues and problems encountered in delivering similar services and its experiences of overcoming them.
Experience of effective relationship management in terms of product availability/quality and timeliness of availability.
Understanding of how the scheme operates in relation to Food for Schools scheme and our directives.
Should you have any questions or queries please raise them via scms.alito.co.uk and we will answer as soon as possible.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=94449.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

RE: PTQ Documents – Supply & Delivery of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.
Rotherham MBC is seeking expressions of interest in the form of a Pre Tender Questionnaire (PTQ) in respect of a sole provider for the supply and delivery of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, which all of the local authorities in the UK may call-off orders.
Call-off contracts will be for the supply and delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables every week to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Councils Schools and Neighbourhood establishments as and when required. (usually twice/three times a week).
Pre Tender Questionnaire (PTQ) documents are available via the SCMS Alito e-tendering system: http://scms.alito.co.uk. All documentation must be returned through this system.

All interested parties must complete and electronically return the completed PTQ document via the SCMS Alito e-tendering system. Tender documents will not be accepted by any other means.
The closing date for the return of PTQ documents is 17:00hrs on 3.12.2012.
Shortlisted suppliers will be invited to tender.
This invitation is made on behalf of Rotherham Borough Council and all of the other local authorities in the United Kingdom (collectively described in this ITT where the context requires as “the Contracting Authorities”) who may wish to utilise the services of the successful Tenderer (s).
The agreement will be a framework agreement let by Rotherham Borough Council for the benefit of Rotherham Borough Council and other Contracting Authorities who may wish to call-off orders under the agreement. Rotherham Borough Council will be a central purchasing body for this purpose.
The Contracting Authorities who will be entitled to call-off orders under the agreement are one or more of the other 22 Local Authorities within the Yorkshire/Humber Region and all of the local authorities in the United Kingdom, details of which can be found in the Municipal Yearbook published by Hemming Information Services, a division of the Hemming Group Limited, whose e-mail address is: myb@hgluk.com.

The providers who are invited to the 2nd stage of tender bidding stage will be expected to provide sufficient information to satisfy Rotherham Council of its:
Ability to demonstrate experience and proven track record in operating similar services.
Knowledge and understanding of similar services in operation.
Experience of successful relationships and working with Local Authorities.
Experience of issues and problems encountered in delivering similar services and its experiences of overcoming them.
Experience of effective relationship management in terms of product availability/quality and timeliness of availability.
Understanding of how the scheme operates in relation to Food for Schools scheme and our directives.
Should you have any questions or queries please raise them via scms.alito.co.uk and we will answer as soon as possible.

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

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:

Information will be provided in 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 & Several Liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Information will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
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: Information will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 5
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:

12-075
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.12.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

7.1.2013
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:94449).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Simon Bradley
Riverside House Main Street
S60 1AE Rotherham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: simon.bradley@rotherham.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1709334046

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:25.10.2012