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UK-Victoria: Digital printing services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987372, Email: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk, URL: www.nao.org.uk, URL: http://nao.g2b.info/
Contact: Central Procurement Team
Electronic Access URL: www.delta-esourcing.com go to 'your Response Manager' and add the following Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA
Electronic Submission URL: www.delta-esourcing.com go to 'your Response Manager' and add the following Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA

Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above

I.2)Type of the contracting authority:
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3) Main activity:
Economic and Financial Affairs

I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: Yes

Section II: Object Of The Contract: SERVICES
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Digital Printing Services Framework Agreement
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SERVICES
Service Category: 15

Region Codes: UKI1 - Inner London
II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework or a dynamic purchasing system: The notice involves the setting up of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement:

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement:
Duration in year(s): 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 250,000
Currency: GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Digital printing services. The National Audit Office (NAO) is seeking to award a single supplier framework agreement for the provision of digital printing services.

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
79811000 - Digital printing services.


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:
The National Audit Office (NAO) is seeking to award a single supplier framework agreement for the provision of digital printing services. The duration of the framework will not exceed four (4) years in total.

II.2.2)Options: No
II.2.3)Information about renewals:
This contract is subject to renewal: Not Provided
II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information About Lots

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by the Contracting Authority if considered appropriate .

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
not provided

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions:Yes
If Yes, description of particular conditions:
Any other condition as specified in the tender documentation
III.2)Conditions For Participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:

Participants will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender. The Invitation to Tender Document is located at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required:

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Participants will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender. The Invitation to Tender Document is located at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Technical capacity - means of proof required

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Participants will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender. The Invitation to Tender Document is located at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: CG5SNYHCAA
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided
III.3)Conditions Specific To Service 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: Open

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: GEN_13_26
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:



Payable documents: No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 17/04/2014
Time: 10:00
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
Duration in days: 120

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 17/04/2014
Time: 10:15
Place:
via Delta e-sourcing portal
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: No


Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)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: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Victoria:-Digital-printing-services./CG5SNYHCAA

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/CG5SNYHCAA
GO-2014228-PRO-5495653 TKR-2014228-PRO-5495652

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987372, Email: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk, URL: www.nao.org.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures:
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 02077987372, Email: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk, URL: www.nao.org.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Participants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the participant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5), as amended, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 28/02/2014

ANNEX A

IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
1: Contracting Authority
The Corporate Officer of the House of Lords and the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0PW, United Kingdom


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