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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Fuels
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
Section II: Object
National Fuels (2)
— Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the contracting authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of the supply of fuels to Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations across the UK, including Northern Ireland,
— this will be carried out by the open procedure and tenders will be accepted in English only,
— crown commercial service, as the authority intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of fuels and will include but may not be limited to heating oil, automotive fuel, marine fuel, aviation fuel, biomass fuels, solid fuel and liquefied petroleum gas.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the contracting authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of the supply of fuels to Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations across the UK, including Northern Ireland.
This will be carried out by the open procedure and tenders will be accepted in English only.
Crown Commercial Service, as the authority intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of fuels and will include but may not be limited to heating oil, automotive fuel, marine fuel, aviation fuel, biomass fuels, solid fuel and liquefied petroleum gas. CCS are also considering the inclusion of associated services such as tank cleaning and maintenance, fuel testing, lubes and greases, fuel additives, tank metering and telemetry and any other associated services.
The exact details of the requirement, contractual arrangements and whether these requirements will be split into further lots has yet to be decided.
The lot structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the engagement process and will be confirmed within the contract notice, as will the estimated value of the agreement.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the fuels and associated services market.
Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during February 2020 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract[s]. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing email@example.com no later than midday on 6.12.2019. Further details will be provided to you.
Your email must clearly state:
1) The name of your organisation;
2) Contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.
Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:
The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
To participate in the procurement for the National Fuels (2), bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials for the services under and in connection with the procurement.
The bidder may be awarded a framework contract but shall not enter into any call-off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the cyber essentials scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.
The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of Official. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the Security Policy Framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security