Supply of Periodicals to APUC

Supply of Periodicals to APUC

Range: between 40 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP. UK-Edinburgh: periodicals

2012/S 50-081467

Prior information notice


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): Operational Procurement
For the attention of: Michael McLaughlin
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1314428930
Fax: +44 1314428931

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road
For the attention of: Michael McLaughlin
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1314428930
Fax: +44 1314428931
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

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

“Members of the following purchasing consortia may participate in the Framework Agreement Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges, London Universities Purchasing Consortium, North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium, North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium, Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales, and Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium, University of Ulster, Queens University Belfast, National Library of Scotland and the National Museums Scotland

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

Supply of Periodicals.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Various UK universities, colleges and public bodies.
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Periodicals, journals and associated products.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22212000, 22200000, 22211000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

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

(SC Ref:223189).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: