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United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Parts, accessories and supplies for computers
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
The Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint a single supplier for a national collaborative framework agreement for IT Peripherals. The duration of the framework agreement will be 24 months with an option to extend for up to 2 further 12 month periods. The estimated value ranges from 20 000 000 GBP to 25 000 000 GBP over the 4 year period.
The framework agreement will consist of the following four product groups; General IT Peripherals; Audio-Visual
equipment; Desktop Printers and Scanners; and Networking.
The framework agreement will be available for use by the Scottish public sector and details are provided in section II.2.4 Description of the procurement.
Documents can be found at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for the following ITT:
IT Peripherals itt_20293.
Across the geography of Scotland.
Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint a single supplier for a national collaborative framework agreement for IT Peripherals.
The framework agreement will consist of the following four product groups; General IT Peripherals; Audio-Visual equipment; Desktop Printers and Scanners; and Networking.
All services associated with the deployment of the product groups detailed above are considered to be within scope of the framework.
The IT Peripherals requirement is for a single framework rather than individual lots.
The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross- border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Information about Scottish Public Bodies is available at:
Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:
The initial duration of the framework agreement will be 24 months with the option to extend for up to 2 further 12 month periods.
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This section refers to the questions ESPD.4B in Part IV Section E of the ESPD (Scotland).
4B.4 — Financial Ratio: Current Ratio.
4B.5.1 — 4B.5.3 — Insurance certificates.
4B.4 — Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio of greater than 0.8.
Current Ratio will be calculated as follows: net current assets divided by net current liabilities.
4B.5.1 — 4B.5.3 — It is a requirement of this framework agreement that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance, as a minimum, indicated below:
Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP
The Authority reserves the right to request copies of financial accounts and insurance certificates which are not held electronically.
This section refers to the question 4D.2 in Part 4 Section D of the ESPD (Scotland). Bidders will be required to confirm that they meet the required environmental management standards.
Part 4D: Question 4D.2 — Environmental Management Standards:
The Contractor will be expected to maintain a standard of environmental protection, including, where appropriate, accreditation to ISO 14001/EMAS or equivalent standards.
Section IV: Procedure
E Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD.
Bryan Dodds (0131 244 6290), Karen Pow (0131 244 8121).
Section VI: Complementary information
Within four years.
The Scottish Government is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the people of Scotland, in order to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 20293. 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:
An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.