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Notice Details

Title: Printing of West Lothian Council Bulletin
Reference No: MAR312753
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000531523
Published by: West Lothian Council
Publication Date: 08/03/2018
Deadline Date: 22/03/2018
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold or call offs of any value)
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Printing of West Lothian Council Bulletin
CPV: 79800000, 79800000.

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

West Lothian Council

West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road

Livingston

EH54 6FF

UK

Contact person: Anita Bainbridge

Telephone: +44 1506281800

E-mail: anita.bainbridge@westlothian.gov.uk

NUTS: UKM78

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00140

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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

II.1.1) Title

Printing of West Lothian Council Bulletin

Reference number: CC8761

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79800000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Printing of West Lothian Council Bulletin

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79800000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM78

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

West Lothian Council wish to procure the services of a suitably qualified supplier to provide high quality printing of the council's newspaper “Bulletin” which is issued four times per year.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Start: 01/05/2018

End: 30/04/2019

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Option to extend up to 12 months in total

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

With reference to ESPD question 4B.5.1; It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below.

With reference to ESPD 4B.6; West Lothian Council will use Dun and Bradstreet’s DBAi financial reporting system to assess the financial stability of tenderers. Tenderers with a Failure Score of 35 or above on the DBAi system will be deemed to have evidenced satisfactory financial stability. Please note that 35- (minus) will not be considered as having met this criteria. If a tenderer has a Failure Score of less than 35, the tenderer may be required to submit their last three years accounts.

In the event that the tenderer is not required to publish accounts and therefore does not have a Dun & Bradstreet or equivalent rating, tenderers should be able to provide financial accounts when requested. The council will then conduct an analysis of the accounts to ensure that there is no significant financial risk. Please note that if you intend on attaching 2 years accounts, these must include financial data over a 3 year period.

It is recommended that candidates review their own Dun & Bradstreet Score in advance of submitting their tender. If following this review tenderers consider that the Dun & Bradstreet Score does not reflect their current financial status, details of this should be provided, complete with evidence of a good high street credit rating (the equivalent of Dun & Bradstreet score 35) from a recognised credit referencing agency. The council will review any such information as part of the evaluation of Tenderer’s financial status.

In the event that a firm does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the firm may still be eligible for consideration where their Tender Submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee.

Should after review of the financial evaluation the tenderer fail, then the tender submission may be rejected.


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = GBP 10m

Product Liability Insurance = GBP 5m

Public Liability Insurance GBP 5m

Professional Indemnity Insurance = GBP 2m

Valid Motor Insurance certificate for business

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

With reference to ESPD 4C.10; Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 22/03/2018

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/03/2018

Local time: 12:00

Place:

West Lothian Civic Centre

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3) Additional information

Re: ESPD Q2B, complete information for all company directors, using home address.

TUPE – The incoming Contractor is responsible for obtaining legal and professional advice about relevant TUPE implications.

CONFIDENTIALITY - All information supplied by the Authority must be treated in confidence and not disclosed to third parties except

insofar as this is necessary to obtain sureties or quotations for the purpose of submitting the tender. All information supplied by you to the

Authority will similarly be treated in confidence except:

(i) for any information required to be disclosed or otherwise provided by the Authority to any person in order to comply with the Freedom of

Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and any codes of practice applicable from time to time relating to access to public authorities’ information.

The Tenderer shall co-operate, facilitate, support and assist the Authority in the provision of this information. In the event the Authority is required to provide information to any person as a result of a request made to it under such Act and/or codes, the Authority shall adhere to the requirements of such Act and/or codes in disclosing information relating to this Agreement, the Project documents and the Contractor.

(ii) that references may be sought from banks, existing or past clients, or other referees submitted by the tenderers;

(iii) for the disclosure of such information with regard to the outcome of the procurement process as may be required to be published in the

Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with EU directives or elsewhere in accordance with the requirements of UK government policy on the disclosure of information relating to government contracts.

The Community Benefits proposals provided by suppliers will not form part of the contract award criteria and will not be evaluated when determining the winning tender, but will require to be delivered as part of the contract.

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 8 and 9 of the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is Project_10268 ITT_22449. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:531523)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

West Lothian Council

West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road

Livingston

EH54 6FF

UK

Telephone: +44 1506281800

E-mail: anita.bainbridge@westlothian.gov.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

08/03/2018


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Main Contact: anita.bainbridge@westlothian.gov.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
191700PrintingFacilities and Management Services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
160Edinburgh & Lothians

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