Supply of Ballot Papers and Postal Voting Packs

Supply of Ballot Papers and Postal Voting Packs

Supply of Ballot Papers, Postal Voting Packs and Poll Cards for Elections.

United Kingdom-Chester: Printed matter and related products

2013/S 171-296338

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cheshire West and Chester
Procurement, HQ, 58 Nicholas Street
For the attention of: Tina Miller
CH1 2NP Chester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1244972369
E-mail: tina.miller@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.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 Ballot Papers, Postal Voting Packs and Poll Cards for Elections
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Cheshire West Area
NUTS code UKD2

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)

Supply of Ballot Papers, Postal Voting Packs and Poll Cards for Elections
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

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:

Supply of Ballot Papers, Postal Voting Packs and Poll Cards for Elections
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for 24 months
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Tender documentation
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Invitation to tender documentation
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Tender documentation
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Invitation to tender documentation
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NWCE-0B6JMV
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: 14.10.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.10.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.9.2013
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

in days: 90 (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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: every 3 years unless extension is taken then every 5 years.
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

This contract is being procured using an e-tendering system called ‘The Chest’. If you are not currently registered you must first register at www.the-chest.org.uk

You will then be able to search current opportunities via the ‘Organisation’ drop down menu for Cheshire West and Chester tenders. Select the particular opportunity from the list and register interest; you will then be able to find further information by accessing the tender documentation. The closing date for receipt of tenders via The Chest is 12 noon 14.10.2013. No manual submissions will be allowed.
Please do not call the Procurement Department to find out initial details of this opportunity-all instructions and details of this opportunity will be found in the ITT pack once you have accessed it. Any clarification questions must be raised via The Chest in the Questions and Answers section. Any notifications regarding this opportunity will be issued via The Chest. It is your responsibility to check The Chest to be aware of any updates.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information oh deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Publics Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended)(the regulations) the Council will operate a standstill period of not less than 10 days between notifying contractors of its intention to award the contract and the award on the contract.
Any appeal during this period shall be addressed to:
The Head of Legal and Democratic Services, Cheshire West and Chester Council, HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2NP, United Kingdom.
If a breach is not successfully resolved contractors may commence legal action for breach of duty in the High Court in accordance with Regulation 47, within 3 months of the date when grounds for starting proceedings first arose.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.9.2013