Supplies - 99241-2016

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24/03/2016    S59

United Kingdom-London: Banknotes

2016/S 059-099241

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Bank of England
Postal address: Threadneedle Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC2R 8AH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Via the tendering portal at www.bankofenglandtenders.co.uk Once you have registered on the tendering portal, please login and register your interest in this.
E-mail: substrate.tender@bankofengland.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.bankofenglandtenders.co.uk

Electronic access to information: www.bankofenglandtenders.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.bankofenglandtenders.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: Bank of England
Postal address: Threadneedle Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC2R 8AH
Country: United Kingdom

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
Official name: Bank of England
Postal address: Threadneedle Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC2R 8AH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Via the tendering portal at www.bankofenglandtenders.co.uk
For the attention of: Once you have registered on the tendering portal, please login and register your interest in this
E-mail: substrate.tender@bankofengland.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
Official name: Bank of England
Postal address: Threadneedle Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC2R 8AH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Via the tendering portal at www.bankofenglandtenders.co.uk
For the attention of: Once you have registered on the tendering portal, please login and register your interest in this
E-mail: substrate.tender@bankofengland.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
20 GBP Polymer Substrate Supply Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 2

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 10
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The contracting authority is responsible for ensuring security and continuity of the supply of high quality banknotes. The authority wishes to establish a framework under which it can purchase Polymer Substrate for the next 20 GBP banknote. (Polymer Substrate means a substrate proven to be suitable for banknote printing consisting of 100 % biaxially orientated polypropylene film and printed opacification layers). The authority places significant importance on the supplier meeting its technical specifications for Polymer Substrate and implementing robust quality management, security and business continuity processes.
The Framework Agreement will provide for an initial period of development (including pre-production trials) and then continue for 120 months.

Electronic access to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is available at www.bankofenglandtenders.co.uk In order to protect essential security interests in respect of national currency (and in accordance with the ability for the authority to impose requirements aimed at protecting the confidential nature of the information in the procurement documents), access to procurement documents (other than the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire) is restricted to those suppliers who are invited to tender following evaluation of all responses to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. All suppliers invited to tender will be required to enter into a confidentiality agreement with the authority prior to such documents being provided.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22430000 Banknotes

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Future banknote volumes and contract values are difficult to forecast given that they are dependent on future public demand for banknotes. The authority estimates that Polymer Substrate may be required for up to 7 000 000 000 banknotes over the life of the Framework Agreement.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Parent company guarantees may be required depending on the financial standing of the bidding entity.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment will be based on the volumes of accepted Polymer Substrate.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The authority will require that a prime contract is entered into with a single supplier entity.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any economic operator may be disqualified who falls within the criteria for the rejection of economic operators as set out in Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
Bidders will be required to provide information about their identity, corporate structure and ownership as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must have provided Polymer Substrate: (i) For at least 4 different national currencies in circulation. (Please note different denominations for the same national currency are considered as the same national currency. A commemorative note is not considered a national currency); and (ii) For at least 1 national currency that is and has been in circulation on that Polymer Substrate for two (2) or more years. (Please note this can be the same as 1 of the national currencies referenced above).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
PB/423
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
22.4.2016 - 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: The Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been armed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21.3.2016