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United Kingdom-Taunton: Printing services
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
Supply of Interim Call-Off Printing Services for the UKHO
These are interim call-off contracts arrangements for 6 months duration (with option to extend by up to a further 6 months), for printing and finishing services, for the UKHO. These contracts are being set up, as part of business critical strategies being put in place by the UKHO, following its previous key printing and supplier going into administration, in late 2019. These contracts are also being put in place to provide the UKHO with the period and opportunity to be able to re-compete the full publication printing, finishing and fulfilment services.
Supply of interim call-off printing services contracts to a small group of economic operators for 6 months with an option to extend by up to a further 6 months. This requirement is not divided into lots.
Option to extend the contracts by up to a further 6 months
Section IV: Procedure
In accordance with Article 32.2.(c), the contracting authority, is seeking to place interim, short term, call-off contracts for publication printing services with a small group of up to 3 economic operators, for a period of 6 months, with an option for up to a further 6 months. This extremely urgent action is required, due to unforeseen circumstances and where the previously appointed printing and fulfilment services supplier for the UKHO, Latimer Trend, went into administration, 3,5 years into its 5 year contract. Placing these call-off contracts now, will allow the contracting authority to be able to re-compete and replacing the full printing and fulfilment services again, under a new OJEU contract award notice. At the same time, the UKHO continues to meet its safety of life at sea responsibilities, by having its safety critical, sea navigational publications printed and delivered to end customers through its distribution chain.
Section V: Award of contract/concession
Section VI: Complementary information
To view this notice, please click here: https://ukho.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=471575093
Go reference: GO-2020210-PRO-15969174