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United Kingdom-Leicester: Printed matter and related products
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
376F_18 Library Stock
ESPO is undertaking a procurement process to identify and appoint a number of suppliers to supply library stock.
The framework will include four lots as follows:
– Lot 1 - Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Reference Materials,
– Lot 2 - Children’s Fiction and Non-Fiction,
– Lot 3 - Audio-Visual, and,
– Lot 4 - Foreign Language.
The stock will generally be required to be supplied ‘serviced’, i.e. complete with stock labels, date stamps, RFID tags, etc.
Customers will primarily be local authorities, but could also include; any eligible body responsible for ordering public library stock, education establishments, such as universities, among others.
It is anticipated that between 3 and 5 Suppliers shall be awarded a place on the Framework for each lot.
1) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org;
3) Search for the tender opportunity ‘376F_18’;
4) Express an interest;
5) Download the tender from the website.
Adult stock and Reference standing orders
This lot will include the following stock categories:
– Adult Fiction,
– Adult Non-Fiction,
Suppliers will be expected to be able to provide stock from within all of the above categories.
The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 12 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.
– Children’s Fiction.
– Children’s Non-Fiction.
Suppliers will be expected to be able to provide stock from within both of the above categories.
Audio Visual Stock
Foreign Language Stock
– Children’s Fiction,
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This contract will operate on-going contract monitoring procedures following award, to ensure financial stability requirements are maintained.
Credit rating checks will be carried out on a regular basis, using the credit rating agency, Creditsafe Business Solutions Limited.
Any changes will be assessed (compared with a baseline credit rating score obtained at contract award stage) and significant changes or sustained degradation will be investigated.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by Public Bodies, defined:
This also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK:
– Local Authorities,
– Educational Establishments (including Academies),
– Central Government Departments and Agencies,
– Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services,
– NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services,
– Registered Charities,
– Registered Social Landlords, or,
– any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament.
Details of the classification of the end-user establishments and geographical areas are available in:
– http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281 %29/FAQs/Legal
ESPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful.
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by the breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and / or order the duration of the contract be shortened.
The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.