Tender for Manufacture of Fencing Materials (Nationwide Framework)

Tender for Manufacture of Fencing Materials (Nationwide Framework)

Framework Agreement open to the public and private sector in the UK for the manufacture of fencing materials and ancillary products.

UK-Huyton: timber products

2012/S 211-347479

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Fusion21 Ltd
Link Road
For the attention of: David Johnson
L36 6AP Huyton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1514813000
E-mail: dave.johnson@fusion21.co.uk
Fax: +44 1514813001

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.fusion21.co.uk

Electronic access to information: www.cirrus-tenders.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.cirrus-tenders.co.uk

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Defence
Health
Housing and community amenities
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

http://www.fusion21.co.uk/membership/ojeu-framework-permissible-users/

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Framework Agreement open to the public and private sector in the UK for the manufacture of fencing materials and ancillary products.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 18 000 000 GBP

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

Fusion21 intends to award a Framework Agreement available for use by all UK (including both Mainland UK and Northern Ireland) contracting authorities including but not limited to the following: (i) Registered Providers of social housing, Local Authorities, LSVTs, ALMOs, Education Establishments, Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS Bodies who have a need to purchase fencing and ancillary products.
The following UK contracting authorities have already committed on a non-contractually binding basis to this procurement:
The Riverside Group, Helena Partnerships, Your Housing Group, South Liverpool Homes, The Regenda Group, The Plus Dane Group, First Ark, Golden Gates Housing Trust.
Additional contracting authorities who will be permitted to use the framework can be identified by using the following links:
http://www.fusion21.co.uk/membership/ojeu-framework-permissible-users/

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03419100, 44114200

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:

Fusion21 intends to award a Framework Agreement available for use by all UK (including both Mainland UK and Northern Ireland) contracting authorities including but not limited to the following: (i) Registered Providers of social housing, Local Authorities, LSVTs, ALMOs, Education Establishments, Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS Bodies who have a need to purchase ground maintenance services.
The following UK contracting authorities have already committed on a non-contractually binding basis to this procurement.
The Riverside Group, Helena Partnerships, Your Housing Group, South Liverpool Homes, The Regenda Group, The Plus Dane Group, First Ark, Golden Gates Housing Trust.
Additional contracting authorities who will be permitted to use the framework can be identified by using the following links:
http://www.fusion21.co.uk/membership/ojeu-framework-permissible-users/

The Coalition government want to change the way prisoners serve out their time in prison. Specifically, the government, through the Ministry of Justice, has produced its green paper Breaking the Cycle, which proposes radical and far reaching changes to the management of prison services and prisoners and wants to see prisons becoming places of hard work, with prisoners given the opportunity to work up to 40 hours a week in order to gain valuable work experience and establish the habits and routines necessary to increase their chances of employment when released back into the community.
As well as encouraging greater engagement of manufacturers the training and education services received by prisoners has also been amended to focus on training which is employment focused and concentrates on the appropriate skills and requirements of the labour market.
Critical to achieving this goal are the willingness of manufacturers and the availability of industries established in prison for offenders to attend. Prison industries will be supported with on the job training with the aim of boosting skills relevant to the labour market and potentially increasing their chances of employment following release, and significantly contributing to reducing their likelihood of re-offending.
Fusion21 is currently working with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majestys Prison Service, and prison training providers to embed a model which supports industries into prison, and provides appropriate training to improve the efficiency and skills of prisoners working within the prison industries, and continue to support them on release back in the community.
The Fusion21 Ltd framework is now seeking a manufacturing partner(s) to establish a fencing production process within the prison estate. The framework will be for the manufacture and supply of fencing and ancillary products, primarily but not limited to timber fencing, concrete posts and concrete gravel boards.
The installation of the products delivered through this framework is the subject of a separate selection process.
Due to the nature of this work we would like to encourage as many companies as possible to apply for this framework including social enterprises.
Fusion21 Ltd is a Social Enterprise which promotes collaboration to save money and create jobs. We improve lives and communities through our approach to procurement, training and employment. We work by collaborating with clients, residents, contractors and suppliers delivering a wide range of planned maintenance programmes,skills training courses and commissioned consultancy projects.
Since 2002 when Fusion21 Ltd began they have gained national recognition to their approach to collaborative procurement, training and employment.
1000s of Merseyside residents achieving NVQs in key construction skills.
969 permanent jobs created.
45 000 000 GBP delivered in efficiency savings.
22 000 000 GBP estimated financial benefit to Merseyside boroughs.
Housing Corporation Gold award for Innovation in Procurement 2006.
Women in construction award 2009 lifetime achievement award.
Investing in Skills, HCA Award 2010.
The PQQ can be found on the following link.
www.cirrus-tenders.co.uk

This framework will be a National framework. The initial set up for this production process will be within the prison estate within the North West servicing North West clients. The success of the initial set up will determine how this model will be rolled out nationally.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 18 000 000 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

N/a.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

N/a.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

N/a.
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: As detailed in the PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the PQQ.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 8
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 30.11.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.12.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.1.2013
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 tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Fusion21 Ltd
Link Road
L36 6AP Huyton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: dave.johnson@fusion21.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1514813000
Internet address: www.fusion21.co.uk
Fax: +44 1514813001

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Fusion21 will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.10.2012