United Kingdom-Paisley: Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus)
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10383
Section II: Object
Supply and Delivery of Trade Materials.
This framework is for the supply and delivery of trade materials to schools, depots and other facilities, as well as for collection from supplier trade counters.
General and Ground CareTools
Various locations throughout the geographical boundaries of the participating Councils and associate members within Scotland.
This lot is for the supply and delivery of general and ground care tools.
Option to extend for up to 12 months subject to performance.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.
General Ironmongery, Fixings, Adhesives, Sealants and Silicons
This lot is for the supply and delivery of general ironmongery, fixings, adhesives, sealants and silicons.
Option to extend for up to 12 months following initial period of 36 months, subject to performance.
Paint and Paint Sundries
This lot is for the supply and delivery of paint and paint sundries.
This lot is for the supply and delivery of power tools.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
These economic and financial standing criteria apply to each individual lot.
Other economic or financial requirements.
Employers Liability — no less than 10 000 000 GBP indemnity limit each and every claim.
Public/ Products Liability — no less than 5 000 000 GBP any one occurrence (in the aggregate for Products Liability).
Motor Insurance — statutory third party motor vehicle liability insurance to a minimum indemnity limit of 5 000 000 GBP for property damage and unlimited for Third Party Injury.
Other economic or financial requirements:
In addition to the insurance limits above, a search of the Tenderer against Equifax's Protect should not return a ‘Warning’ or ‘Caution’ returnable code or any neutral code. If such a code is returned, the Tenderer may be required to provide any other document which Scotland Excel considers appropriate to prove the Tenderer does and would not present an unmanageable risk should it be appointed on to the proposed Framework Agreement.
These technical and professional ability selection criteria apply to each lot.
Samples, descriptions, photographs and certifications of authenticity
Quality Assurance Schemes
Quality Management Procedures
Health and Safety Procedures
Health and Safety Breach
Environmental Management Standards.
Further to the description of the selection criteria outlined above, full guidance and the minimum levels of standards required are outlined in the ‘07-17 Trade Materials Information and Instructions for Tenderers’ attachment, which can be found in the ‘Information and Instructions’ folder of the Buyer Attachments area, within ITT 20234 of project 8783, the tender for Trade Materials.
Section IV: Procedure
Electronic auctions may be used if Councils opt to do so as part of a mini-competition call-off.
Scotland Excel, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1AR, via PCS-Tender.
Scotland Excel Officers and Members.
Section VI: Complementary information
I.2 — Joint Procurement.
Scotland Excel, as a central purchasing body, is procuring this framework for the use and benefit of its members namely 32 local authorities in Scotland, associate members, together with any Integration Authority, or other body, established pursuant to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014.
Scottish Prison Service — All establishments owned and managed by the Scottish Ministers through the Scottish Prison Service
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC Ltd) and their member organisations across the higher and further education sector in Scotland and their associated and affiliated bodies.
NHS Scotland entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS Organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978), any integrated Joint Boards established pursuant to the new Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014.
The above is subject to each contracting authority entering into and maintaining a relevant membership agreement or other access agreement with Scotland Excel.
IV.1.3 — Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system.
Tenderers are advised that the envisaged maximum number of participants that might be appointed to the proposed framework agreement set out in section IV.1.3 of this contract notice is purely indicative. Scotland Excel reserves the right to appoint more or less bidders than the envisaged maximum number to the proposed framework agreement.
VI.2 — Information about electronic workflows.
Tenderers are advised that whether electronic ordering, invoicing and payment will be used or accepted is at the discretion of each Scotland Excel Council or Associate Member which will be settled by them during the procedure for the call-off of a contract under this proposed framework agreement.
Subcontractors on whose capacity the Tenderer does not rely: Scotland Excel will request the following information in the European Single Procurement Document (Scotland):
— whether the Tenderer intends to subcontract any share of the contract to a third party;
— list of the proposed subcontracts as far as it is known at that stage; and
— what proportion/percentage of the contract does the Tenderer intend to subcontract.
Please note that these subcontractors on whose capacity the bidder does not rely will be subject to the rules regarding Exclusion as set at in II.2.14.
Contract Management and Community Benefit Requirements
As per the Special Conditions, Suppliers will be required to provide Management Information (MI) on a quarterly basis and report on Community Benefits provided bi-annually.
MI requires an itemised statement to/for goods and services provided for each contracting authority who will be permitted to purchase under this proposed framework agreement down to a defined categorisation structure set out in the MI/Council Reporting template.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 8783. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Tenderers will be required to confirm acceptance of the Community Benefits approach which are detailed in the Community Benefits attachment in the Buyer's Area.
Suppliers will be required to deliver a specified level of community benefit ‘points’ within each council area which are proportionate to the level of spend received through the framework from that area.
An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/446) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.