Supply and Distribution of Soft Drinks

Supply and Distribution of Soft Drinks

The provision and distribution of Soft Drinks and Associated Products. The award will be split into 5 Lots, each will have multiple suppliers.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Soft drinks

2014/S 048-079821

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

TUCO Ltd
20 Dale Street
For the attention of: Mandy Parr
M1 1EZ Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1617133427
E-mail: mandy.parr@tuco.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.tuco.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/tpl

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Education
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:

The Supply and Distribution of Soft Drinks and Associated Products and Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 40 000 000 GBP

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

The provision and distribution of Soft Drinks and Associated Products. The award will be split into 5 Lots, each will have multiple suppliers. Tenderers will be required to submit samples during the tender process. During the life of the Framework, TUCO Ltd may open up the contract to additional Public Sector Bodies detailed in section V13, Local Authorities, Further Education.
The Lots are:
Lot 1 Carbonated soft drinks
Lot 2: Still soft drinks, including fruit juice, smoothies and flavoured milk.
Lot 3: Sports, health or energy drinks.
Lot 4: Bottled water including carbon and flavoured water.
Lot 5: Concentrated juice and dispensers
We are looking for local, regional and national suppliers, you do not have to be a national supplier to respond to this advertisement.
Please find below a website link to the TUCO members and client base within the TUCO Regions.
http://www.tuco.org/buy/clients.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15982000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

The provision and distribution of soft drinks and associated products. The award will be split into 5 Lots and will have multiple suppliers.
We are looking for local, regional and national suppliers, you do not have to be a national supplier to respond to this advertisement.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 40 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Carbonated soft drinks

1)Short description

Supply and distribution of Carbonated Soft Drinks and associated products and services to various institutions of Higher Education (TUCO members and associates); Further Education institutions via Crescent Purchasing Consortium; Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire Services, Prisons and Public Healthcare bodies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15982000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision and distribution of Soft Drinks and Associated Products. The award will be split into 5 Lots and will have multiple suppliers. Tenderers will be required to submit samples during the tender process. During the life of the Framework, TUCO Ltd may open up the contract to additional Public Sector Bodies detailed in section V13, Local Authorities, Further Education.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 17 600 000 and 18 800 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Still soft drinks, including fruit juice, smoothies and flavoured milk

1)Short description

Supply and distribution of still soft drinks, including fruit juice, smoothies and flavoured milk, and associated products and services to various institutions of Higher Education (TUCO members and associates);Further Education institutions via Crescent Purchasing Consortium; Local Authorities, Police Forces, FireServices, Prisons and Public Healthcare bodies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15982000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision and distribution of Soft Drinks and Associated Products. The award will be split into 5 Lots and will have multiple suppliers. Tenderers will be required to submit samples during the tender process. During the life of the Framework, TUCO Ltd may open up the contract to additional Public Sector Bodies detailed in section V13, Local Authorities, Further Education.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Sports, health and energy drinks

1)Short description

Supply and distribution of sports, health or energy drinks, and associated products and services to various institutions of Higher Education (TUCO members and associates); Further Education institutions via Crescent Purchasing Consortium; Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire Services, Prisons and Public Healthcare bodies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15982000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision and distribution of Soft Drinks and Associated Products. The award will be split into 5 Lots and will have multiple suppliers. Tenderers will be required to submit samples during the tender process. During the life of the Framework, TUCO Ltd may open up the contract to additional Public Sector Bodies detailed in section V13, Local Authorities, Further Education.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Bottled water including carbonated flavoured water

1)Short description

Supply and distribution of bottled water, including carbonated and flavoured water, and associated products and services to various institutions of Higher Education (TUCO members and associates); Further Education institutions via Crescent Purchasing Consortium; Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire Services,Prisons and Public Healthcare bodies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15982000, 41110000, 42968100

3)Quantity or scope

The provision and distribution of Soft Drinks and Associated Products. The award will be split into 5 Lots and will have multiple suppliers. Tenderers will be required to submit samples during the tender process. During the life of the Framework, TUCO Ltd may open up the contract to additional Public Sector Bodies detailed in section V13, Local Authorities, Further Education.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Concentrated juice and dispensers

1)Short description

Supply and distribution of fruit juices, and associated products and services to various institutions of Higher Education (TUCO members and associates); Further Education institutions via Crescent Purchasing Consortium; Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire Services, Prisons and Public Healthcare bodies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15321800

3)Quantity or scope

The provision and distribution of Soft Drinks and Associated Products. The award will be split into 5 Lots and will have multiple suppliers. Tenderers will be required to submit samples during the tender process. During the life of the Framework, TUCO Ltd may open up the contract to additional Public Sector Bodies detailed in section V13, Local Authorities, Further Education.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

An administration fee of 100 GBP plus VAT is required to process any ITT’s. Please note that ITT’s will not be evaluated unless an administration fee is received.
Parent Company and/or other guarantees may be required if TUCO Ltd deem necessary.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be agreed by individual institutions.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

A single member of any grouping/consortium of suppliers will be required to accept prime contractorship.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: See Tender Documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Tender Documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Tender Documents.
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 number of operators: 10
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:

SoftDrinks2014
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 4.4.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: yes
Price: 100 GBP
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.4.2014 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

22.4.2014
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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The Framework Agreement is for use by but not limited to various institutions of Higher Educationhttp://www.hefce.ac.uk/unicoll/ (TUCO Ltd see http://www.tuco.org/buy/clients);

SUPC members see http://supc.procureweb.ac.uk/aboutsupcmembers;

APUC members see http://www.apucscot.ac.uk/home.htm;

NWUPC members see www.nwupc.ac.uk;

NEUPC members see http://neupg.procureweb.ac.uk/;

HEPCW members see http://hepcw.procureweb.ac.uk/;

LUPC members see http://www.lupc.ac.uk/;

Academies;
Further Education FE colleges and FE colleges via Crescent Purchasing Consortium (currently 170 colleges throughout the UK) and any other member of CPC; Conwy CBC, Denbighshire CC, Flintshire CC, Wrexham CBC, Sefton Council, Halton BC, Cheshire West and Chester Council, South Ribble Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, Wirral BC, Rochdale MBC, Northumberland CC and any other Local Authorities.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/D11/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG

Education Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges
http://www.edubase.gov.uksearchxhtml;4767F89630A039E98FE593093D577013?page=members

http://www.assemblywales.org

http://new.wales.gov.uk/?lang=en

https://www.sell2wales.co.uk and NHS Trusts

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx,

and this may include additional Local Authorities, Research Councils www.rcuk.ac.uk, NHS Trusts and Police Authorities

www.apa.police.uk.Housing associations, registered social landlords (RSL’s), arm’s length management organisations. All 700 plus current members of Procurement for Housing (PfH) and any future members, details of current membership for PfH can be found here;

http://www.procurementforhousing.co.uk/membership/membership_list.

Please refer to the following websites for a full list of RSL’s http://www.tenantservicesauthority.org/ or http:NUSSL http://www.ukmsl.com/client/nusconnect/

The member organisations above are located throughout the UK, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This Framework may also be used by other public bodies as defined by the European Union. GOReference GO-2012314-PRO-3784493.

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: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority 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.
Such additional information should be requested from the address of the contracting authority of this contract notice. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the public contract regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to action in the high court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has 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:6.3.2014