Supply Of Fresh Cakes and Gateaux
LCC is inviting tenders on the terms set out in this ITT for the supply and distribution of fresh cakes and gateaux.
United Kingdom-Preston: Cakes
Section I: Contracting authority
Lancashire County Council
Contact point(s): www.lancashire.gov.uk/tendering
For the attention of: Chris Ridings
PR1 0LD Preston
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk
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)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
See section VI.3 (Additional Information)
Section II: Object of the contract
NUTS code UKD43
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 68 000 GBP
15812200, 15812000, 15810000, 15820000
The total value of GBP 68 000 represents the full scope of the agreement i.e. 4 years (the annual value of the goods to be procured through the framework is estimated to be GBP 17 000)
For product and service details and unit listings/delivery addresses – refer to the tender document.
Description of these options: See II 2.1) Option to extend for up to 2 years following initial period.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The economic operator must effect and maintain in force with a reputable insurance company a policy or policies of insurance covering all the matters which are contemplated by the Contract including but not limited to public liability employer’s liability and product liability insurance with minimum cover levels of:
— GBP 5 000 000 in respect of public liability; and
— GBP 10 000 000 in respect of employer’s liability;
For each and every claim the number of claims is unlimited; and
— GBP 2 000 000 in respect of product liability;
If the economic operator does not have the stated insurance levels as indicated above, they must confirm they are willing and able to raise their current insurance levels to meet those requirements ahead of the contract start date.
The economic operator shall produce copies of all policy documents, certificates and premium receipts to LCC/OCL if requested to do so.
The economic operator must have turned over at least GBP 57 000 for each of the last two financial years to demonstrate that the estimated annual value of the contract being tendered for does not exceed more than 30 % of recent annual turnover.
See below and tender documents
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The economic operator must have a written health and safety at work policy, and health and safety at work system.
The economic operator must have been in the business of co-ordinating and delivering a fully managed, time critical fresh cakes and gateaux distribution operation continually for a minimum of three (3) years to demonstrate the minimum experience the Purchaser requires.
The economic operator must have been in the business of supplying and delivering fresh cakes and gateaux products at a minimum rate of 18 deliveries per week for 1 year to demonstrate the bear minimum experience the Purchaser requires.
The economic operator must at the point in time of tendering, be able to deliver the products in a chilled / refrigerated vehicle.
If the economic operator is a distributor of product only (and not also a manufacturer of product to be supplied under the Contract), it is the responsibility of the distributor to ensure that any manufacturers that they engage for the provision of the contract, be accredited to SALSA or equivalent as a minimum standard.
Economic operators which are manufacturers themselves must have the SALSA accreditation or equivalent.
All economic operators which pass Stage 2 will move onto Stage 3; Award Criteria. Please refer to the tender documentation: The tender evaluation panel reserves the right not to progress all tenderers through to product testing and site visits.
Parent company guarantee may be requested where applicable.
See Terms and Conditions contained in ITT document.
Section IV: Procedure
Lancashire County Council, County Secretary and Solicitor (Tenders) – Central Mailroom, PO BOX 340, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8GR.
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Prior to expiry of provision
Where a successful tenderer’s capacity and capability permits, Lancashire County Council will expect the successful tenderer, if and when approached, to be willing to contract with other UK public sector bodies for the products/service tendered herein, at the prices/costs agreed as a result of this competition. ITT documents will provide further detail. This expectation will not be considered in the scoring of the ITT.
The list of possible Local authorities, police and emergency services & NHS bodies, that are eligible to join the contract are listed in the following websites:
Lancashire schools, colleges and academies:
Central Government Departments and their Agencies
UK Local Authorities, colleges, academies, higher education establishments (including universities) and schools;
Fire and rescue service;
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.1.2014