Supply of Books

QUB/1228/12 Supply of Books (including reading list textbooks) under the Student Experience Bursary Scheme

Queen’s University Belfast.

UK-Belfast: printed books

2012/S 82-134575

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Queen’s University Belfast
Purchasing Office
For the attention of: Julie-Anne McGregor
BT7 1NN Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890973026
E-mail: j.mcgregor@qub.ac.uk
Fax: +44 2890971390

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.qub.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: www.qub.ac.uk/po

Electronic access to information: www.qub.ac.uk/po

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.qub.ac.uk/po

Further information can be obtained from: Queens Unviersity Belfast
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Queens Unviersity Belfast
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Queens Unviersity Belfast
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

QUB/1228/12 Supply of Books (including reading list textbooks) under the Student Experience Bursary Scheme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKN0

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 Books including Reading List Textbooks under the Student Experience Bursary Scheme.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22110000

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 Books including Reading List Textbooks under the Student Experience Bursary Scheme The University reserves the right to on agreement with the successful supplier to extend the duration by a further 4 x 12 month periods.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The University reserves the right to on agreement with the successful supplier to extend the duration by a further 4 x 12 month periods.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (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:

None.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payments will be in accrodance with the tender documents.
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

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: Please refer to the Letter of Invitation contained within the tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Letter of Invitation contained within the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Letter of Invitation contained within the tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the Letter of Invitation contained within the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Letter of Invitation contained within the tender documents.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

QUB/1228/12
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: 5.6.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.6.2012
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.
Other: 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 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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25.4.2012