Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Dalkeith
Contact person: Martin Higgs
Telephone: +44 03452136760
NUTS code: UKM23
Main address: http://www.sqa.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00386
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
Examination Polythene Packaging.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Requirement for 3 different forms of polythene packaging for the SQA examination diet process.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Question Paper Packaging
1. Skirt weld polythene envelopes or an equivalent solution in which to package confidential examination papers. Proposed packaging must be at least 70Mu thick, tamper evident and also perforated for ease of opening. Packaging is required for A3, A4 and A5 examination papers of page extents between 2pp and 40pp, packed in 10s.
There may be a requirement for a unique bar-code to be printed on the front of each impression. Suppliers should indicate if they can provide this service.
2. Polythene film to use by 1 of our print suppliers in which to securely wrap confidential examination papers for onward despatch to schools and other examination centres in Scotland.
Examination Script Bags
3. We also require polythene bags to hold examination scripts. These polythene bags should be available in varying sizes from 18 x 28 to 24 x 36 inches with a removable self-sealing strip. They may also require to be marked with a coloured strip.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
There will an initial set up meeting following award of the contract. The supplier will then be required to attend regular review meetings. Meetings will be held at SQA premises.
The successful supplier shall be measured against agreed service levels. These will be agreed following award of the contract.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of 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)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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VI.4)Procedures for review
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Dalkeith
Telephone: +44 03452136720
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: