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Services Restricted Procedure Notice

Is this contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? Yes

SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) OFFICIAL NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY Organisation: National Audit Office, Address: 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Town: London, Telephone: 020 7798 7724, Electronic Mail: Tom.hopkins@nao.gsi.gov.uk, For the attention of: Tom Hopkins, Postal Code: SW1W 9SP, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 020 7798 5400, Internet address (URL): www.nao.gov.uk
I.2) ADDRESS FROM WHICH FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED As in I.1.
I.3) ADDRESS FROM WHICH DOCUMENTATION MAY BE OBTAINED As in I.1.
I.4) ADDRESS TO WHICH TENDERS/REQUESTS TO PARTICIPATE MUST BE SENT As in I.1.
I.5) TYPE OF CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1) DESCRIPTION
II.1.3) Type of services contract (in case of service contract)(Service category) 17.
II.1.4) Is it a framework agreement? No
II.1.5) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority UK-London: Catering Services
II.1.6) Description / object of the contract Provision of a comprehensive catering service, including the operation of a self service restaurant, waitress area, private dining rooms, hospitality service and vending services at the National Audit Office's headquarters in London.Restaurant and food-serving services.Catering services.Restaurant and food-serving services.Beverage-serving services.Restricted-clientele restaurant waiter services.Bar management services.Restaurant waiter services.
II.1.7) Site or location of works, place of delivery or performance National Audit Office 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9SP
NUTS code UK550.
II.1.8) Nomenclature
II.1.8.1) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 55520000-1.
Additional Object: 55300000-3.
Additional Object: 55400000-4.
Additional Object: 55311000-3.
Additional Object: 55410000-7.
Additional Object: 55310000-6.
II.1.8.2) Other relevant nomenclature (CPA / NACE / CPC) CPC: 6321.
II.1.9) Division into lots No
Tenders may be submitted for
Lot No
II.1.10) Will variants be accepted No
II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1) Total quantity or scope (including all lots and options, if applicable)
II.2.2) Options (if applicable). Description and time when they may be exercised (if possible) The contract may be extended by a further period of up to 2 years. This option will be exercised in the third year of the contract and will be subject to the satisfactory performance of the contractor.
II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME LIMIT FOR COMPLETION
Either: Period in months
And / or days
Or: Starting 01/04/2005
And/or ending 31/03/2008

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required (if applicable)
III.1.2) Main terms of financing and payment and / or reference to the relevant provisions (if applicable) Payment terms will be 30 days from the date of the invoice.
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is awarded (if applicable)


III.2) CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
III.2.1) Information concerning the personal situation of the contractor, supplier or service provider and information and formalities necessary for the evaluation of the minimum economic, financial and technical capacity required
Any supplier may be disqualified who:

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;
The National Audit Office will award the contract to the service provider who demonstrates their ability to provide the most economically advantageous offer that represents best value for money in delivering the service requirements. Above all, service providers will need to demonstrate the required technical skills, have proven experience in delivering quality based services, and posses the ability to recruit and retain good quality catering staff.
III.2.1.1) Legal position - means of proof required

III.2.1.2) Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required
(b)the submission of the firm's balance sheets or extracts there from, where publication of a balance sheet is required under company law in the country in which the supplier is established;
(c)a statement of the firm's overall turnover and its turnover in respect of the goods to which the contract relates for the previous three financial years;
The audited financial accounts for the last two years will be required.
III.2.1.3) Technical capacity - means of proof required
Details of current clients or contracts held, together with details of contacts from which references can be obtained.
III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession? No
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision
III.3.2) Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for execution of the contract? Yes

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Restricted procedure.
IV.1.3) Previous publication concerning the same contract (if applicable)
IV.1.3.1) Prior information notice concerning the same contract (if applicable)
Notice number in OJ content list
Of
IV.1.3.2) Other previous publications
Notice number in OJ content list
Of
IV.1.4) Envisaged number of suppliers that will be invited to tender (when applicable)
Number 5
Or: Minimum
/ Maximum
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
B1) criteria as stated below:
1) Experience in the catering market
2) Evidence of providing quality based catering services
3) Evidence of a satisfied client base
4) Effective quality control / management systems
5) Financial stability
6) Effective cost control systems
7) Effective staff training & development
8) Professional approach to health and safety
9) Approach to healthy eating and fair trade products
In descending order of priority: Yes.

IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1) Reference number attributed to the file by the contracting authority B1 2 1
IV.3.2) Conditions for obtaining contract document and additional documents
Obtainable until 18/08/2004
Price (where applicable)
Currency
Terms and method of payment
IV.3.3) Requests to participate
Date 18/08/2004
Days from dispatch of notice
Time (when applicable)
IV.3.4) Dispatch of invitations to tender to selected candidates (In restricted and negotiated procedure)(Estimated Date) 06/09/2004
IV.3.5) Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up English
Other(s) - third country

SECTION VI: OTHER INFORMATION

VI.1) IS THIS NOTICE A NON-MANDATORY ONE? Yes
VI.2) IF APPLICABLE, INDICATE WHETHER THIS PROCUREMENT IS A RECURRENT ONE AND THE ESTIMATED TIMING FOR FURTHER NOTICES TO BE PUBLISHED Recurrent procurement – depending on the exercise of the extension clause, further notices will be published in either 2007 or 2009
VI.3) DOES THE CONTRACT RELATE TO A PROJECT / PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS? No
If yes, indicate the project / programme and any useful reference
VI.4) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) GO reference: GO 04071216/01
VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 12/07/2004


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