United Kingdom-Manchester: Printing and related services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.thecpc.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/dukefield/aspx/home
Section II: Object
Multifunctional Devices and Associated Print Services and Supplies.
Early market engagement.
This PIN is not a call for competition but is an early market engagement exercise to enable Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) to engage with suppliers to better understand the market and explore the potential framework strategy, design and specification.
To this end, CPC would like to invite suppliers to engage in its' Open Day. It will be hosting two framework Open Day sessions on 17.2.2016; 1 in the morning and the other in the afternoon. A second day of Open Day sessions will be held on the 18 February should numbers wishing to attend on the 17th be too great for the available places. Sessions will be held at CPCs offices at Technology House, Lissadel Street, Manchester, M6 6AP. Each session will last approximately 1.5 hours.
Please register your attendance by contacting email@example.com
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Further details are contained within the Additional Information section.
This framework is for the use of the Public Sector throughout the UK, with the exception of Northern Ireland where the framework will only be open to members of Crescent Purchasing Consortium.
This lot involves the provision of recyled/refurbished technologies from entry level devices through to large volume reprographic devices. This may for example include reconditioned and remanufactured devices. The lot will also include the provision of associated print services including print audit, networking services, project management services, print management software, document engineering and process re-engineering services and IT Support Services.
Multifunctional/Reprographics Devices and Associated Print Services.
This lot will provide a wide range of multifunctional and reprographics devices and associated print services from entry level to large volume units from across suppliers' ranges. It also involves the provision of desk top printers to supplement print solutions. Also the provision of associated print services including print audit, networking services, project management services, print management software, document engineering and process re-engineering and IT support services. Where possible devices will be made available to users through electronic catalogues.
Managed Print and Document Services.
This Lot involves the provision of managed print and document services up to and inducing fully outsourced solutions. Additional value added services will also be available under this lot to include, but not be limited to, IT cloud services, scanning and archive services, document management services, IT print support, mail room and mail room production services, mailing services, e.g. hybrid mail. offset print and specialist printing, provision of consumables, office stationery, digital storage, work-flow, data and document management solutions, IT support services.
Specialist Printing Technologies.
This Lot will provide access to a range of specialist printing technologies and technological advancements. This will include but not be limited to wide format printing devices, banner printing devices, 3D printing devices and scanners. Also available will be specialist printing consumables associated with such devices and the professional services to support such services.
Printers, Monitors and Peripherals.
This Lot will provide access to a comprehensive range of desk-top and floor standing printers, monitors and other associated IT peripherals. Associated professional services will also be available, such as device maintenance, network services, project management, IT support services etc.
This Lot will provide access to expert consultancy services to provide advice and guidance upon any aspect of the provisions of the wider framework supplies and services.
Effective Management of Existing Print Solutions.
This Lot will provide users with professional management services to deliver increased value from a framework users existing print solution (s). Framework users would engage suppliers to manage their existing resources to deliver maximum efficiency and effectiveness. This lot doesn't include suppliers assuming responsibility for the leasing and other costs associated with the print solution they are managing.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers should note that should they wish to provide feedback upon any aspect of the framework strategy, the framework design and/or the specification, such feedback must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to be received by noon on 25.2.2016. For suppliers not attending the Open Day, presentation materials will be available by emailing a request to email@example.com
Suppliers should note that participation or non-participation in the Open Day will not preclude suppliers and/or disadvantage/advantage them in any way from engaging in any future procurement exercise in respect of the framework. Equally suppliers should note that nothing within this notice and or the Open Day shall be relied upon as constituting a contract, agreement or representation that any contract shall be offered in accordance with this PIN.
Please note the framework strategy, design and/or content may change following pre market engagement.