Tender for Graduation Academic Dress and Photography Services

Tender for Graduation Academic Dress and Photography Services

The University of Sunderland is inviting tenders to supply gowning and photography services for its graduation ceremonies.

United Kingdom-Sunderland: Photographic and ancillary services

2020/S 180-435857

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: University of Sunderland
Postal address: 3rd Floor Edinburgh Building, Chester Road
Town: Sunderland
NUTS code: UKC23 Sunderland
Postal code: SR1 3SD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrea Brook
E-mail: tenders@sunderland.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1915152851
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.sunderland.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsunderland/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Graduation Academic Dress and Photography Services

 

Reference number: UoS/Gowns and Photography/0720

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79960000 Photographic and ancillary services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Sunderland is inviting tenders to supply gowning and photography services for its graduation ceremonies each year (in the UK), at both its Sunderland and London Campuses, commencing with our Spring/Summer 2021 ceremonies. The tender is for a period of 3 years’ with the option to extend for 2 years’ in annual increments, commencing with the Spring/Summer 2021 ceremonies. Overall contract value is estimated at GBP 1 375 000 over 5 years’ maximum contract length i.e. GBP 275 000 per annum (made up of GBP 200 000 Sunderland and GBP 75 000 London), although there are no guarantees on spend level). We also reserve the right to spend a further 50 % of the anticipated spend, subject to changes to requirements across the University for the duration of the award.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 375 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC23 Sunderland
Main site or place of performance:

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear and Canary Wharf, London.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

TThe University of Sunderland is inviting tenders to supply gowning and photography services for its graduation ceremonies each year (in the UK), at both its Sunderland and London Campuses, commencing with our Spring/Summer 2021 ceremonies. After initial tender evaluation, the top 3 scoring suppliers (unless unable to catch up) will be invited to demonstration/presentations. The summer ceremonies at Sunderland (usually held in July) take place over a week (2 events per day), whilst London (usually held in May, but may be brought forwarded to April 2021) are over 1/2 days (up to 2 events per day). The winter ceremonies at Sunderland (usually held in November) take place over 2/3 days (up to 2 events per day), whilst London (usually held in October) are over 1/2 days (up to 2 events per day). Each graduation ceremony is a special celebration for students, their guests, staff and VIP’s and we want to ensure everyone who attends has the best day possible. Therefore, the University of Sunderland requires high quality, academically specific gowns, hoods, and hat hire for its students, VIP’s, Executive and staff on the graduation event. Whilst also supplying a professional photography and framing service for graduates and honorary graduates and their guests. A fully secure online and offline ordering facility for graduands along with details of discount offers, clear information, e.g. sizing, booking process, payment options, cancellation policy, etc is essential to ensure an exceptional customer service experience. The tender is for a period of 3 years’ with the option to extend for 2 years’ in annual increments, commencing with the Spring/Summer 2021 ceremonies. Overall contract value is estimated at GBP 1 375 000 over 5 years’ maximum contract length i.e. GBP 275 000 per annum (made up of GBP 200 000 Sunderland and GBP 75 000 London), although there are no guarantees on spend level). We also reserve the right to spend a further 50 % of the anticipated spend, subject to changes to requirements across the University for the duration of the award.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 375 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

 

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Specified in the tender documents.

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/10/2020
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/10/2020
Local time: 17:00
Place:

 

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: University of Sunderland
Postal address: 3rd Floor, Edinburgh Building, Chester Road
Town: Sunderland
Postal code: SR1 3SD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@sunderland.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1915152851Internet address: https://www.sunderland.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: University of Sunderland
Postal address: 3rd Floor, Edinburgh Building, Chester Road
Town: Sunderland
Postal code: SR1 3SD
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@sunderland.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1915152851Internet address: https://www.sunderland.ac.uk

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/09/2020