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United Kingdom-London: School furniture
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Furniture — Fixtures and Fittings
The Department for Education (DfE) is looking to procure a Framework Agreement for the supply, installation and delivery of furniture, and fittings. It is envisaged that the Framework Agreement will have 3 to 5 suppliers of all items listed below. The framework will be available to all educational establishments from Primary through to Further Education, and Special Educational Needs provision. The Framework Agreement will primarily be used for all centrally funded Free Schools and Priority School Building Programme capital projects but all schools will be encouraged to call-off from this agreement.
The framework will be for a total of 48 months.
Estimated value: 40 — 60 000 000 GBP over 48 months.
The DfE is looking for 3 to 5 suppliers who can supply, install and deliver furniture for schools including but not limited to:
— a range of tables including those suitable for a range of practical activities,
— a range of seating including stools for practical environments and chairs which are suitable for teaching, office and social environments, and
— a range of loose and fitted storage with shelves or trays.
Laboratory serviced pedestals containing a range of services (services supplied by others).
Fitted benching in both laminated core material and solid laminate with a supporting structure of varying heights.
A range of shelving suitable for both classroom and storeroom use.
The Department for Education will be hosting a market engagement event for all potential suppliers.
Details Tuesday 2nd April in Derby. If interested in attending please contact Ruth Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
DfE will utilise market engagement to help inform the tender.
It is envisaged that the OJEU advert will be placed in May 2019 under a restricted procedure.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
In issuing this prior information notice and seeking to engage with the market, the DfE makes no commitment to undertake this procurement. Non-participation by economic operators in any market engagement will not be taken into account in any future procurement activities and will not preclude and/or prejudice any economic operator from bidding.