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United Kingdom-Newcastle: Milk
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
NEPO416 Framework for the Provision of Milk and Dairy Products.
The Association of North East Councils Trading as the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) is seeking tenders for the Framework for the Provision and Distribution of Milk and Dairy Products. The Framework will cover the supply and direct delivery of Milk and Dairy Products to Kitchens and School establishments in order to fulfil the requirements associated with Milk provision. It is envisaged that any resultant Framework will be a ranked Framework consisting of no more than 3 suppliers per Lot.
Lot 1 — Provision of Kitchen and Nursery Milk — Tyne and Wear
The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform. Tenders must be submitted using the link above. Tenders submitted via postal or email methods will not be accepted. If you require time-critical assistance on submitting your Tender please contact the System Support Team on 0330 0050352. For non-time critical issues, such as passwords, general account queries and location of information etc. please contact Proactis Supplier Support Helpdesk Ticketing System (http://proactis.kayako.com) and select ProContract V3 support. You will then need to log in or submit a ticket to register your issue. Alternatively you can email ProContractSuppliers@proactis.com this will automatically log a support ticket on the Proactis Supplier Support Helpdesk. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents. The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof.
Will be renewed 48 months after the award of this Framework Contract.
Lot 2 — Provision of Kitchen and Nursery Milk — Tees Valley
Lot 3 — Provision of Kitchen Milk and Dairy Products via a Nominated Third Party Distributor
Lot 4 — Provision of Organic Kitchen and Nursery Milk
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Details are contained within the Procurement Documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Legal representatives from Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council will be responsible for opening tender responses.
Section VI: Complementary information
NEPO is a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). This means that NEPO may provide central purchasing activity on behalf of Contracting Authorities.
The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members within the North East region. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org.
This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members throughout the North East region. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list.
NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout the North East region (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the above services.
Please see the following websites for further details:-
A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:
Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO Associate Member in the first instance.
Further information can be found at: www.nepo.org