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Supplies - 114140-2019

12/03/2019    S50

United Kingdom-London: School furniture

2019/S 050-114140

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Education
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Furniture — Fixtures and Fittings

II.1.2)Main CPV code
39160000 School furniture
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
39100000 Furniture
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

England only.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.14)Additional information

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

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.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional 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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: