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18/03/2016    S55

United Kingdom-Leicester: Tools

2016/S 055-091498

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Mr Nasir Makda
Telephone: +44 1162944166

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Please see Section II.4)
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
Other: local authority services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
96_17 Hand and Power Tools.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance


II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
A Framework for the supply of Hand and Power Tools. Goods will be required for delivery into the ESPO distribution centre, and for the delivery directly to ESPO customers. The framework will also be open for other public sector authorities to access as a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Framework Agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies and Local Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire and Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; any Public Body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: In order to express an interest in tendering for this future opportunity at the relevant time and/or requesting any further information, please see details below and please ensure you refer to instructions and guidance available: (a) Go to (b) (If you are not already registered) Register your company by selecting the ‘Register’ box on the top of the home page, (c) Once registered visit the home page select ‘View Opportunities’ then ‘Search Latest Opportunities', from the ‘Organisation' drop-down box select ‘ESPO', click search (options) and select the appropriate opportunity 96_17 Hand and Power Tools, (d) Express an interest by selecting the ‘Register Interest’ box at the bottom of the screen. You should receive a notification email confirming your expression of interest, (e) Once fully registered, you should download (e) the tender when it becomes available and you are notified via email. Interested parties should also note that final submissions must be made only via ProContract, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path will result in the tender submission being disregarded. All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the ProContract portal at the relevant time. Please ensure you are able to download all files after accessing the ProContract portal. If you have any query regarding the content or require further information, please use the discussion tools provided within the website. If you experience any problems with registration or expression of interest, please refer any queries on Portal operation to or telephone +44 1670597136. Note: You will receive email notifications regarding your expression of interest or other important actions on the system. Email alerts may be blocked by your company’s Spam filter. Please contact your ICT department to ensure that emails from the domain ‘’ are excluded from the Spam filter ‘blocked addresses’. An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call-off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000,00 and 15 000 000,00 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44510000 Tools, 44511000 Hand tools, 43830000 Power tools, 44512800 Screwdrivers, 44512100 Chisels, 44512300 Hammers, 44512200 Pliers, 44512900 Drill bits, screwdriver bits and other accessories, 38330000 Hand-held instruments for measuring length, 44512700 Files or rasps, 44512000 Miscellaneous hand tools

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot title: 96_17 Hand and Power Tools
1)Short description:
Full details on Lots will be provided on the Invitation to Tender.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44510000 Tools

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 0,00 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: