Supply of Desktop and Mobile Computer Hardware

Supply of Desktop and Mobile Computer Hardware

Manchester City Council is looking for a new desktop device supplier from November 2014. Starting December 2014 the council will embark on an aggressive roll-out of new desktop devices across the entire estate.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Computer equipment and supplies

2014/S 194-342411

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Manchester City Council
Corporate Procurement Service, Room 407, Town Hall
For the attention of: Mr Chris Johnson
M60 2JR Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612343085
E-mail: c.johnson1@manchester.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1612740013

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.manchester.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: www.the-chest.org.uk
The Council is using the e-business portal known as The Chest. Once registered, instructions and details for accessing /returning documents can be found on this website www.the-chest.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: www.the-chest.org.uk
The Council is using the e-business portal known as The Chest. Once registered, instructions and details for accessing /returning documents can be found on this website www.the-chest.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: www.the-chest.org.uk
The Council is using the e-business portal known as The Chest. Once registered, instructions and details for accessing /returning documents can be found on this website www.the-chest.org.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: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Supply of Desktop and Mobile Computer Hardware and Associated Products.

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: Greater Manchester Area.

NUTS code UKD3

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 5

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

Manchester City Council is looking for a new desktop device supplier from November 2014. Starting December 2014 the council will embark on an aggressive roll-out of new desktop devices across the entire estate. There are currently circa 7500 ICT users at over 200 locations across the city.
The standard desktop device for the Council user is a thin client device. There are currently circa 4500 thin clients. Other devices today include desktop PC’s and Laptops with an approximate equal split If successful, the supplier will be required to supply circa 7 500 devices, of an agreed specification, in alignment with a programme of work between December 2014 and March 2015.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30200000, 30230000

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

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 5 (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:
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the pre qualification questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the pre qualification questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the pre qualification questionnaire.
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: The procurement will meet the fundamental aim of boosting the economy through rapid execution of the contract.
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:

TC786

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

no
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

17.10.2014 – 19:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17.10.2014 – 19:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Council is using the e-business portal known as The Chest www.the-chest.org.uk to conduct the procurement exercise. To gain access to the pre-qualification questionnaire, tenderers will need to register their company details at the above web site.

Once registered, tenderers will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the invitation to tender documents.
Tenderers will need to electronically submit their completed pre-qualification questionnaire and accompanying documentation via the CHEST on-line portal by 19:00 hours on the 17.10.2014, as referred to in IV.3.4. Any supplier questions queries will also need to be submitted via The Chest website.
The Council welcomes applications from small or medium enterprises.
Under the agreement the provider will be required to support the Council’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Therefore selection and award criteria, specification requirements and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
The contract will be for five months commencing November/December 2014.
The Council reserves the right not to award a contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and will not be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

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 Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successful resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.10.2014