Supply Fitting and Delivery of Floor Coverings

Supply Fitting and Delivery of Floor Coverings

Lot 1 Product Supply and Delivery of: Carpet and Carpet Tiles. Lot 2 Product Supply and Delivery of: Resilient Flooring. Lot 3 (a-f) Provision of Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment services for Floor Coverings.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Floor laying and covering work

2014/S 017-025688

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road
Contact point(s): Estates Team
For the attention of: Jim Paterson
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1314428930
Fax: +44 1314428931

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/home.htm

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10402

Electronic access to information: http://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road
Contact point(s): Estates Team
For the attention of: Jim Paterson
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1314428948
E-mail: jpaterson@apuc-scot.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1314428931
Internet address: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/home.htm

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

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Edinburgh Napier University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow School of Art

Heriot-Watt University

Queen Margaret University

Robert Gordon University

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

SRUC: Scottish Rural College

University of the Highlands and Islands

University of Aberdeen

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art)

University of Glasgow

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Strathclyde

University of the West of Scotland

Dundee & Angus College

Fife College

West College Scotland

Glasgow Clyde College

Ayrshire College

Glasgow Kelvin College

Edinburgh College

City of Glasgow College

New College Lanarkshire

Borders College

Coatbridge College

Dumfries and Galloway College

Forth Valley College

Inverness College

Lews Castle College

Moray College

Newbattle Abbey College

North Highland College

Orkney College

Perth College

Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Shetland College

South Lanarkshire College

West Lothian College

West Highland College

Abertay University

North East Scotland College

Argyll College

NAFC Marine Centre

The Highland Theological College

Section II: Object of the contract

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

The Supply Fitting and Delivery of Floor Coverings.
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: UK-Scotland.
NUTS code UKM

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 70
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:
Range: between 1 and 6 800 000 GBP

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

The Framework Agreement will cover the Supply,Delivery,Fitting,Repair and Refurbishment of Floor Coverings.
The Framework Agreement will consist of 14 Lots.
The Lots are as follows:
Lot 1 Product Supply and Delivery of: Carpet and Carpet Tiles.
Lot 2 Product Supply and Delivery of: Resilient Flooring.
Lot 3 (a-f) Provision of Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment services for Floor Coverings :Each Lot covers a geographical area.
Lot 4 (a-f) One Stop Shop Service: The provision of both Product Supply and Delivery of :Carpet,Carpet Tiles & Resilient Flooring with Fitting,Repair and Refurbishment services :each Lot covers a geographical area.
Note: The authority is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.
To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code FFE1001-AP within the appropriate area.

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45432100, 45431100, 45432130, 44112200, 45432110

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 6 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There will be option to extend Framework Agreement by period of 2 x 12 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
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: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 The Supply and Delivery of Floor Coverings :Resilient Flooring

1)Short description

The Supply of Floor Coverings : Resilient Flooring
Geographical coverage : All of Scotland
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44112200

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of resilient flooring to all Universities and Colleges in Scotland on a supply only basis.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by a period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 The Supply and Delivery of Floor Coverings: Carpet and Carpet Tiles

1)Short description

The Supply and Delivery of Floor Coverings : Carpet and Carpet Tiles
Geographical coverage: All of Scotland
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44112200

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of carpet and carpet tiles to all Universities and Colleges in Scotland on a supply only basis.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by a period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Lot 4 b The Provision of a One Stop Shop Service: Floor Covering Products: Product Supply and Fitting,Repair and Refurbishment Service

1)Short description

The Provision of a One Stop Shop Service: Floor Covering Products: Product Supply and Fitting,Repair and Refurbishment Service
Geographical area covered by Lot : Aberdeen & Grampians
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45431100, 45432100, 45432110, 45432130, 44112200

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of Floor Covering Products and associated Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Aberdeen and Grampians geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Lot 4 d The Provision of a One Stop Service : Floor Coverings Products: Product Supply and Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Service

1)Short description

The Provision of a One Stop Service : Floor Covering Products: Product Supply and Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Service
Geographical area covered by Lot : Fife,Perthshire,Dundee and Tayside
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45431100, 45432100, 45432110, 45432130, 44112200

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of Floor Covering Products and associated Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Fife,Perthshire,Dundee and Tayside geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by period 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Lot 4 e The Provision of a One Stop Service : Floor Covering Products: Product Supply and Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Service

1)Short description

The Provision of a One Stop Service :Floor Covering Products: Product Supply and Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Service
Geographical area covered by Lot : Greater Glasgow, Ayrshire and South West of Scotland
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45432100, 45432110, 45432130, 44112200, 45431100

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of Floor Covering Products and associated Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Greater Glasgow,Ayrshire and South West of Scotland geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 14 Lot title: Lot 4 f The Provision of a One Stop Service : Floor Covering Products : Product Supply and Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Service

1)Short description

The Provision of a One Stop Service :Floor Covering Products : Product Supply and Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Service
Geographical area covered by Lot : Edinburgh ,Lothian and Borders
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45431100, 45432100, 45432110, 45432130, 44112200

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of Floor Covering Products and associated Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Edinburgh ,Lothian and Borders geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 a The Provision of Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Services

1)Short description

The Provision of Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Services
Geographical area covered by lot :Highland & Islands
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45432130, 45431100, 45432100, 45432110

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of Floor Covering : Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Highlands and Islands geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by a period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 3 b The Provision of Floor Covering : Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Services

1)Short description

The Provision of Floor Covering: Fitting,Repair and Refurbishment Services
Geographical area covered by Lot :Aberdeen and Grampians
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45431100, 45432100, 45432110, 45432130

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Aberdeen and Grampians geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by a period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Lot 3 d The Provision of Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Services

1)Short description

The Provision of a Floor Covering:Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Services
Geographical area covered by Lot : Fife,Perthshire,Dundee and Tayside
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45431100, 45432100, 45432110, 45432130

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of a Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Fife ,Perthshire,Dundee and Tayside geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by a period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Lot 3 e The Provision of Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Services

1)Short description

The Provision of Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Services
Geographical area covered by Lot : Greater Glasgow, Ayrshire and South West of Scotland
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45431100, 45432100, 45432110, 45432130

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of a Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Greater Glasgow,Ayrshire and South West of Scotland geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by a period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Lot 3 f The Provision of Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Services

1)Short description

The Provision of Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Services
Geographical area covered by Lot : Edinburgh,Lothian and Borders
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45431100, 45432100, 45432110, 45432130

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of a Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Edinburgh,Lothian and Borders geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by a period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Lot 4 a The Provision of a One Stop Shop Service: Floor Covering Products: Product Supply and Fitting,Repair and Refurbishment Service

1)Short description

The Provision of a One Stop Shop Service: Floor Covering Products :Product Supply and Fitting,Repair and Refurbishment Service
Geographical area covered by Lot : Highlands & Islands
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44112200, 45431100, 45432100, 45432110, 45432130

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of Floor Covering Products and associated Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Highlands and Islands geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Lot 4 c The Provision of a One Stop Service : Floor Covering Products: Product Supply and Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Service

1)Short description

The Provision of a One Stop Service : Floor Covering Products : Product Supply and Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment Service
Geographical area covered by Lot :Stirlingshire and Central Scotland
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45431100, 45432100, 45432110, 45432130, 44112200

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of Floor Covering Products and associated Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Stirlingshire and Central Scotland geographical area.
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There is the option to extend the Framework Agreement by period of 2 x 12 months
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 3 c The Provision of Floor Covering: Fitting,Repair and Refurbishment Services

1)Short description

Lot 3c The Provision of Floor Covering : Fitting,Repair and Refurbishment Services
Geographical area covered by Lot : Stirlingshire and Central Scotland
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45432130, 45432100, 45432110, 45431100

3)Quantity or scope

This lot covers the provision of a Floor Covering: Fitting, Repair and Refurbishment service for all Universities and Colleges in the Stirlingshire and Central Scotland Geographical area
Tenderer’s are referred to the Statement of Requirements within the ITT for additional information regarding this lot.
No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract. Indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

There will be the option to extend the Framework Agreement by a period of 2 x 12 months

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Details to be included in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details to 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:

Where a consortium or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with APUC Ltd on all matters relating to the Framework Agreement. All consortium members or grouping will be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect to the obligations and liabilities relating to the Framework Agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details to 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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers must be financially fluid and currently trading. They must not be recorded at Companies House as having any negative action / event (dissolved, removed, in liquidation etc.) that calls into question their financial / corporate standing, such action / event will be deemed to be a failure to meet minimum standards of economic and financial standing.
Where a business is established and is required to have its accounts audited, the last two years’ audited accounts must be provided. If a business is exempt from the audit requirement, the last two years annual accounts must be provided and certified by an independent Chartered Accountant or accompanied by a positive banker’s reference for the Tenderer.
Where a business is unable to provide the information requested above, then additional information and documentation must be provided that will give the Authority the assurance that the business is capable of carrying out any subsequent awarded contract. For example, a statement of the business’s organisation’s cash flow forecast for the current year and a letter from the business’s bank outlining the current cash and credit position or other alternative means of demonstrating financial standing.
Where information is available to APUC that points to concerns over financial viability, further information may be requested to evidence financial viability and non-availability of, or refusal to provide such evidence will be deemed to be a failure to meet minimum standards of economic and financial standing.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the ITT Document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Compliance with Statement of Requirements.
Ability to service all institutions within Lot(s) applied for.
With reference to Lots 3a and 4a, this shall be 60 % of Institutions within each of these particular lots.
Product & Public Liability Insurance for GBP 5 million.
Employers Liability Insurance for GBP 5 million.
If any policies are not currently held, tenders must confirm and provide evidence that these would be in place by contract commencement.
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

Open
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:

FFE1001-AP
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

4.3.2014 – 12:00
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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

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

The ITT and full details are available on Public Contracts Scotland Tender module https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

(SC Ref:290438)

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: APUC Ltd will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 12/88) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.1.2014