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United Kingdom-Brierley Hill: Construction materials
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.dudley.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk
Section II: Object
DUD — Managed Stores Solution and Supply of Building Materials.
Dudley MBC invites tenders for a Managed Stores Solution and Supply of Building Materials. The work will include the following: Source, supply and delivery of all specified Building Materials, van stocks and associated equipment either directly to operatives on site or through a collection service.
The appointment of a supplier will be for an initial period of 5 years, with the option to extend by a further 5 years period subject to performance and mutual agreement.
Dudley MBC is seeking to appoint a single supplier for this contract and will therefore not split this contract into Lots.
Within a 5 miles radius of Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY5 1UP.
The Contracting Authority is tendering for a single merchant to deliver a managed stores solution for the provision of building materials to the Council. It is the expectation of the Council that the core service will be delivered through a dedicated standalone Stores, operated solely for the Council with estimated capacity floor space of 14 000 square meters to include yards and trades parking.
Additional services the merchant may be required to provide through the managed stores solution may include:
— Direct integration with ICT systems;
— Dedicated stock holding;
— Van stock management;
— Provision of welfare facilities at existing branches/standalone stores for use by Trades staff;
— Waste Management facilities and other ancillary services;
— Factoring items from third party suppliers.
Merchants providing a managed stores solution will be required to provide the full range of materials that maybe required by the Council from time to time including non commonly stocked items.
As set out in the Procurement Documents.
After an initial fixed period, the contract may be terminated on notice under a no-fault break clause.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The suitability criteria are set out in a Selection Questionnaire (SQ) instructions and scoring document which can be obtained from the address in Section l.1.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Dudley MBC will be utilising its e-procurement portal In-Tend for this procurement exercise. The Selection Questionnaire (SQ) should be received no later than 15.8.2017 at 12.00 hours and will be available for download until 23:59 hours on 14.8.2017. URL: http://www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk
To access documents bidders are required to register with the website. This may be done in two ways; 1) use the Register/Sign In button located on the Home screen or 2) find the project under the All Opportunities link and use the Express Interest button. Companies who have previously registered with the website will be invited to input their login details.
New Users will be invited to go through the Registration wizard. New Users, upon registration will receive an automatic notification of their unique login details. Once an expression of interest has been accepted by the system, Users MUST log back into the system to access documents. Now they will appear under the My Tenders tab. Further assistance with the system may be obtained by contacting the System Administrator on 01384 814862 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidance documents are also published under the Help screen which can be found on the home screen at: www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk
Please note that the estimates given in the documents for the potential value of this contract cannot be guaranteed by the Council. They are based on the best available knowledge at the time of compiling this Notice.
The Council expressly reserves the right;
i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice
ii) to make whatever changes it sees fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition
iii) to award contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the requirement covered by this notice; and
iv) to award contract(s) in stages and in no circumstances will the Council be liable for any costs incurred by candidates
The Council is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. All information received will be dealt with in accordance with that Act and information to which the Environmental Information Regulations apply will be dealt with in accordance with those Regulations.
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI2015 No 102) (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be started within 30 days beginning with the date when the aggrieved party first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen. The Court may extend the time limit for starting proceedings to be started more than 3 months after that date. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Council to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages or where the contract award procedures have not been followed correctly, declare the contract to be ‘ineffective’.