United Kingdom - Midlothian: Packaging and related services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
Education
NUTS Code: 
Type: 
Contract notice
Type of contract: 
SUPPLIES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 055-101427

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Dalkeith
Midlothian
EH22 1FD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Martin Higgs
Telephone: +44 03452136760
E-mail: procurement@sqa.org.uk
NUTS code: UKM23

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.sqa.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00386

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.3)

Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)

Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office

I.5)

Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title:

Examination Polythene Packaging.

Reference number: SQA2027

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
79920000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Supplies

II.1.4)

Short description:

Requirement for 3 different forms of polythene packaging for the SQA examination diet process.

II.1.5)

Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 130 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
39162000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM

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.2.5)

Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Evidence of quality of products to include samples submitted and quality control processes / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Details of manufacturing processes, stock holding and delivery time-scales — to include relevant supply chain management / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Evidence of account management and MI reporting capability / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Evidence of corporate and social responsibility — to include continuous improvement and sustainability initiatives / Weighting: 5
Price - Weighting: 40

II.2.6)

Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 130 000.00 GBP

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.2.9)

Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 8

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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)

Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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)

Description

IV.1.1)

Type of procedure
Restricted 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: 17/04/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)

Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 01/05/2017

IV.2.4)

Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

IV.2.6)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)

Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=483249

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref: 483249).

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=483249

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Dalkeith
Midlothian
EH22 1FD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 03452136720

Internet address:http://www.sqa.org.uk

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:
17/03/2017