Supply of Office Furniture to Hertfordshire County Council
Office furniture. Chairs. Desks and tables. Desks. Tables. Storage units. Tables, cupboards, desk and bookcases. Cupboards and bookcases. Bookcases. The supply of office furniture.
United Kingdom-Hertford: Office furniture
Section I: Contracting authority
Hertfordshire County Council
Strategic Procurement Group, County Hall, Pegs Lane
For the attention of: Anita Shipman
SG13 8DQ Hertford
Telephone: +44 1707292468
Fax: +44 1992588416
General address of the contracting authority: http://hertscc.g2b.info
Address of the buyer profile: http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/ following the instructions given in VI.3 (Additional Information)
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
West Sussex County Council
Communities Commissioning, The Grange,, County Hall,
PO19 1RG Chichester
Oxfordshire County Council
1st Floor Unipart House,, Garsington Road,
OX4 2GQ Oxford
Portsmouth City Council
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
Suffolk County Council
Saxon House,, 1, Whittle Road,, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate
IP2 0UH Ipswich
Section II: Object of the contract
NUTS code UKH23
39130000, 39112000, 39121000, 39121100, 39121200, 39173000, 39120000, 39122000, 39122200
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
This contract shall have a contract period of four (4) years. The estimated total value of the Contract stated below is for the whole Contract period. The estimated annual value of the contract is between GBP 1 832 000 and GBP 5 000 000 between all of the Participating Authorities. Further details of the requirement are available on the following link: http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/
As part of the Council’s commitment to partnership working the Council is acting as a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Combined Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC and this is a joint collaboration between the members of the Central Buying Consortium.
Details of the current participating member authorities’ requirements for delivery of supplies will be stated in the tender documents (to be provided to organisations that successfully pass through the pre-qualification stage).
During the framework agreement period there is a possibility that other public sector bodies may wish to participate. In addition to the organisations listed above, the framework agreement is open to all public sector bodies served by the Pro5 Group (comprising The Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation, Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, Central Buying Consortium, West Mercia Supplies and The North East Purchasing Organisation) and details of current members of each organisation can be found by following the various organisation website links on the Pro5 Group website http://www.pro5.org/
Also, the framework agreement is open to member authorities of the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (RIEP) for the East of England (including any successor body) and a current list of member authorities can be found on their website using the following link: http://www.improvementeast.gov.uk/
No fixed list of organisations is set out within the tender exercise and no guarantee can be given as to the exact amount of business which may result from this tender exercise. However, the contractor will be expected to supply the goods to any organisation identified above, including their customers and affiliates, which is authorised by the Council. Any organisation that utilises this framework agreement shall do so under the terms and conditions of this agreement.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 7 328 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: The supply of office furniture
39111000, 39110000, 39112000, 39113000, 39156000
39120000, 39121000, 39121100
39120000, 39121000, 39121200, 39143310
39173000, 39120000, 39122000, 39122100, 39122200
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority (Hertfordshire County Council), acting on behalf of the Participants, is leading on the procurement process to establish a Framework Agreement for the supply of Office Furniture (hereinafter referred to as “Goods”) and is seeking suitably qualified Contractor(s) to supply the Goods under any Agreement resulting from this tendering exercise. A list of the Goods required is given in the Specification (Schedule 1). You are invited to submit your tender for these Goods.
The requirement is divided into four Lots –
Lot 1 – Seating,
Lot 2 – Desking,
Lot 3 – Tables,
Lot 4 – Storage.
The requirement is for the direct delivery of Goods to various locations throughout each Participating Authority.
The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the tendering process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
Due to the current economic climate, Hertfordshire County Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract.
Please read this section carefully as it provides full instructions on how to apply for this requirement.
Hertfordshire County Council has moved to a new way of e-Tendering and worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement website called Supply Hertfordshire. This website is supported by BiP Solutions who provide a system called Delta which is the background platform to Supply Hertfordshire.
The Tender Process
This tender is a one stage process. If you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a Tender Bid by using the Tenderbox through BiP’s Delta by the due date of 12 noon on Wednesday 6th November 2013. Tender Bids cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Step 1: Registering with Supply Hertfordshire
To participate in this tender you will need to go into http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/ and register, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. (If you have already registered with Delta or Supply Hertfordshire, please follow the link above where you can log on using your existing username and password. If you have registered and have forgotten your username and password, please click on the forgotten password link below the log in box.) Please keep this username and password secure, and do not pass it to any third parties.
Step 2: Completing your Tender Documents
To obtain and complete the Tender Documents, you will need to go into the Response Manager area and enter the Access Code 6KEU5489J6. You will then need to download the relevant documents and complete. Any supporting documents should be cross-referenced to the relevant question. If the Council requires further information concerning your tender bid, your organisation will be contacted. However, please provide full details and answer all questions, as the Council reserves the right not to ask tenderers for any further information or clarification.
Step 3: Uploading Your Completed Tender Bid
Once you have completed your Tender Bid you must then “upload” your completed response into the Tenderbox (Access Code 6KEU5489J6) and ensure it has been submitted as a response.
Please make sure you have submitted your Tender Bid to the correct Access Code, the Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by a tenderer in submitting your Tender Bid.
If you are experiencing problems, then please contact the Delta helpdesk via email at email@example.com or call 0845 270 7050 Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm for further assistance.
For further information on How to do Business with Hertfordshire County Council including current and past tenders please visit http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/
Communication with the Council (or Buyer within Delta)
The Delta system enables questions and answers to be exchanged via the e-mail facility in the Tenderbox and communication with the buyer must happen via this method. However if questions are deemed to be of relevance to other tenderers the question and answer will be transmitted via the Delta e-mail system to all tenderers.
If you are experiencing problems with the system, then please contact the Delta helpdesk via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 0845 270 7050 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, for further assistance.
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GO Reference: GO-2013926-PRO-5153293
If a complaint between the Council and the tenderer regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, relevant provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) will apply. The aggrieved party is advised to seek independent legal advice in relation to remedies they can pursue under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.9.2013