Tender for Secure Internal Courier Service

Tender for Secure Internal Courier Service

Daily (5 days per week) dedicated secure internal mail and small package collection.

United Kingdom-Carlisle: Post and courier services

2019/S 036-081161

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House, 107–117 Botchergate
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Hayley Samson
Telephone: +44 1228226424
E-mail: hayley.samson@cumbria.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD1
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria
Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner, Police HQ, Carleton Hall
CA10 2AU
United Kingdom
E-mail: hayley.samson@cumbria.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD1Internet address(es):Main address: www.cumbria.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Provision of a Secure Internal Courier Service

Reference number: DN393392

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of a daily (5 days per week) dedicated secure internal mail and small package collection and delivery service to approximately 48 sites throughout Cumbria, initially for Cumbria County Council and The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of a daily (5 days per week) dedicated secure internal mail and small package collection and delivery service to approximately 48 sites throughout Cumbria, initially for Cumbria County Council and The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents / Weighting: 100
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)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: 22/03/2019
Local time: 10:00
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:


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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/03/2019
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This contract is let on behalf of Cumbria County Council and is also open to, any may be used by, other local authorities and associated public sector bodies, located within Cumbria and the North West of England. These include, but are not restricted to, Carlisle City Council, South Lakeland District Council, Barrow in Furness District Council, Eden District Council, Copeland District Council, Allerdale District Council and the Lake District National Park Authority and Cumbria Police and Crown Prosecution Service. Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect, Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Council’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity. Suppliers wishing to express an interest and obtain access to the tender documents should go to the e-tendering portal The Chest (www.the-chest.org.uk) and click on the current opportunities from the navigation area on the left of the screen. On the next screen enter the contract reference DN393392 (in the box labelled “contains” then click search. Click on the blue link for the contract title to view the opportunity. NB to express an interest you will need to login. If you are not already registered on www.the-chest.org.uk then you will need to return to the home page and click on “Register”. Registration is free of charge and your user name and password will be emailed to you.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Her Majesty’s Court Service
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: