Tender for Furniture Services

Tender for Furniture Services

The services required may include the manufacture, distribution, recycling and repair of household furniture and goods; and should be accessible to current and future members of the NHC.

United Kingdom-Sunderland: Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products

2013/S 165-286937

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Housing Consortium
Webster’s Ropery, Ropery Road, Deptford
For the attention of: Procurement Team
SR4 6DJ Sunderland
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1915661000
E-mail: shaun.mulligan@consortiumprocurement.org.uk
Fax: +44 1915661001

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.northern-consortium.org.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.delta-esourcing.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.delta-esourcing.com

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Central Purchasing Body
I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Current & future members of the Northern Housing
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Furniture Services (Art. 19 Reserved)
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Under Article 19 of the EU Procurement Directive, the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) wish to appoint a ‘supported business’; ‘supported employment programme’ and/or a ‘supported factory’ via a reserved contract; for the provision of furniture services to NHC members across the UK.
The services required may include the manufacture, distribution, recycling and repair of household furniture and goods; and should be accessible to current and future members of the NHC.
It is anticipated that this reserved contract will enable NHC members to increase the number of employment opportunities for disabled people within their communities; and support the Government’s disability employment agenda at a national level.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39000000 – CA52 – CA53 – DA02 – DA15 – DA16 – DA03 – DA04 – FG09 – PA01 – PA02, 50850000 – DA02 – DA03 – DA04 – DA12 – DA15 – DA16 – FG09 – UB01

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:

Under Article 19 of the EU Procurement Directive, the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) wish to appoint a ‘supported business’; ‘supported employment programme’ and/or a ‘supported factory’ via a reserved contract; for the provision of furniture services to NHC members across the UK.
The services required may include the manufacture, distribution, recycling and repair of household furniture and goods; and should be accessible to current and future members of the NHC.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to request guarantees from any supplier or their respective parent company to mitigate risk and ensure the continued stability of the framework
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

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: Any appointed supplier(s) under a subsequent framework agreement must be a ‘supported business’; ‘supported employment programme’ and/or a ‘supported factory’ providing ongoing and increasing employment opportunities for disabled people across the UK.
Appropriate accreditation and/or membership of UK professional trade body, or equivalent within the member state the economic operator is based.
Amongst others, such accreditation or membership may relate to the installation, maintenance and testing of electrical equipment; environmental accreditation and Health & Safety.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts

The contract is restricted to sheltered workshops
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Restricted
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

FSA19R082013
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.9.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

27.9.2013
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

This is a reserved contract under Article 19 of the EU Procurement Directive and open to ‘supported businesses’; ‘supported employment programmes’ and/or ‘supported factories’.
It is anticipated that this reserved contract will enable NHC members to increase the number of employment opportunities for disabled people within their communities; and support the Government’s disability employment agenda at a national level.
‘supported business’ – means a service where more than 50 % of the workers are disabled persons who by reason of the nature or severity of their disability are unable to take up work in the open labour market and ‘supported businesses’ shall be interpreted accordingly;
‘supported employment programme’ means a scheme under which work is provided for disabled persons and where more than 50 % of the workers so supported are disabled persons who by reason of the nature or severity of their disability are unable to take up work in the open labour market and ‘supported employment programmes’ shall be interpreted accordingly; and
‘supported factory’ means an establishment where more than 50 % of the workers are disabled persons who by reason of the nature or severity of their disability are unable to take up work in the open labour market and ‘supported factories’ shall be interpreted accordingly.
During the course of this framework agreement the Contracting Authority may request suppliers to participate in an e-marketplace as a method to delivering a more effective solution to its membership. This would result in the framework, including all Further Competitions run under the framework, being operated on a fully electronic basis. Full consultation with suppliers will take place in advance should the Contracting Authority introduce such a system.
Tenders and all supporting documents must be written in English and priced in GBP sterling (£).
The award of a contract by the Contracting Authority is not a guarantee of work. Any agreement entered into by the Contracting Authority will be covered by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
The Contracting Authority is not liable for any costs incurred by hose expressing an interest in tendering or tendering for this contract opportunity. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or any part of it) at any time, or to procure the contract by alternative means.
The most economically advantageous tender will not automatically be accepted. Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity. The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta.

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The Furniture Services Framework Agreement will provide a supply base to supply products and services to current and future NHC Members. This will enable them to meet the needs of their tenants and support employment opportunities for disabled people.
The minimum objectives of the Framework Agreement are to:
— Improve access to employment opportunities for disabled people
— Reduce programme cost and procurement cost/timescale,
— Provide a ‘right first time’ solution to NHC Members
— Demonstrate value for money and reduce the burden on restricted budgets.
It is anticipated that these objectives will be achieved by working together with suppliers and NHC Members throughout the life of the Framework Agreement from its commencement to completion, incorporating supply chain management and fast track methods of programme delivery.
The Consortium is looking for Supply Partners who have the resources and flexibility to cope with the variation in workload that affects local authority housing providers.
The quality of service will form a major part of the selection criteria, therefore Supply Partners must be able to demonstrate to the Consortium that product quality, customer care and disabled employment are at forefront of their policies.
All work is subject to approval of the Consortium Members annual budgets and no guarantee can or will be given by the Consortium with regard to the volume, trade requirement, value, duration, category or continuity of work to be undertaken, nor should any Supply Partner seek any implied value of the works or work scope in any of the information supplied by the Consortium.

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:23.8.2013