Tender for Exercise Books and Scholastic Papers
This Agreement is for the supply and delivery of Exercise Books and Scholastic Papers to the Contracting Authority’s Central Stores.
United Kingdom-West Malling: Exercise books
Section I: Contracting authority
Kent County Council
Procurement – Commercial Services, 1 Abbey Wood Road, Kings Hill
Contact point(s): Please see advertisement at www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk
For the attention of: Please see advertisement at www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk
ME19 4YT West Malling
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Those organisations who may wish to access this Agreement will be members, affiliates and associates of the CBC Group, Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEPs), the Pro5 Group, the Police Service, the Fire Service, the NHS & NHS Trusts, third sector organisations, academic centres (including Academies), publicly funded organisations and publicly owned private companies, operating within the geographic boundaries of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland.
Information on all such bodies can be found at the following websites
Current members of the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships:
East Midlands: http://www.eastmidlandsiep.gov.uk
North East: http://www.northeastiep.gov.uk
North West: http://www.nwce.gov.uk
South East: http://www.southeastiep.gov.uk
South West: http://www.swcouncils.gov.uk
Yorkshire and Humber http://www.lgyhgov.uk
Information on other public bodies, third sector organisations, academic centres (including university procurement organisations) and publicly funded organisations can be found at:
Tenderers are advised that the Contracting Authority, CBC, Pro5 members, its affiliates and/or authorised users, reserve the right to supply the tendered products, services and or commodities to companies or organisations directly that have a majority public sector ownership or acting in a contractual capacity (i.e. Outsourced) on behalf of the accessible organisations by any of the bodies referred to in the document during the Agreement period as stated in this document.
NUTS code UK
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 24 000 000 GBP
The requirement is divided into 3 supply groups:
1 – Exercise Books,
2 – Paper,
3 – Miscellaneous.
22830000, 22831000, 22817000, 22111000
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This opportunity will be completed electronically via ProContract, a site run by Due North. Interested organisations should go to www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk to register and express interest. Once you have successfully expressed interest via the portal you will be sent an email directing you to the ProContract site from which you will be able to access and download the invitation to tender documentation and any other relevant information. This email should be retained, as it will contain your direct link to the ProContract portal, for information purposes only the link is www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf
Do not use this link now.
Please follow the routine below to gain access:
Go to www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk
Select ‘Opportunities’ from menu
Select region to view ‘Kent’
Select council to view ‘Kent County Council’
Select ‘Exercise Books & Scholastic Papers – Y14031′
You will be asked to ‘register and express interest’ or ‘express interest’. The route taken will depend on whether you are already registered as a supplier on the portal.
Once done, you will receive an email that contains a link which will enable you to access and download the ITT which will contain all the available information.
Tenderers should also note that final submissions must be made via ProContract, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path will result in the tender submission being disregarded.
The closing date for submission of full and final tenders is 14:00 hours on 16th August 2013. Tenders submitted after this date will not be accepted.
Any questions or clarifications must be submitted through the ProContract portal no later than 9th August 2013. The Contracting Authority will endeavor to answer all questions and clarification requests prior to the submission date, however those received after the 9th August 2013 will not be answered.
All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the ProContract portal from the outset. Please ensure you are able to download all files immediately after accessing the ProContract portal.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.7.2013