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26/03/2014    S60    Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Vending machines

2014/S 060-100591

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: University of Sheffield
Postal address: Procurement Office, The Arts Tower, Western Bank
Town: Sheffield
Postal code: S10 2TN
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Jessica Osowski
Telephone: +44 1142224206

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
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:
111/JO2 Low Carbon Vending Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
The University of Sheffield

NUTS code UKE32

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The University will be retendering the contract for the delivery of a vending.
concessions service for students, staff and visitors in 2015. The University is using this opportunity to fundamentally re-think its vending requirements, stimulate eco-innovation and explore alternative methods of service delivery.
This Market Sounding exercise presents the Universitys requirements to the market and invite suppliers involved in all aspects of the automated vending supply chain to respond and inform the forthcoming procurement exercise.
Further information can be found at:


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42933000, 31500000, 15894500, 09300000, 42200000, 42943100, 42220000, 55520000, 42933300, 09320000, 39310000, 39711130, 72212430, 55510000, 71314300, 39222120, 71314200, 30123600, 30237475, 31527260

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:
The University has joined forces with Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells as part of a European Project INNOCAT, several other UK Universities and Colleges, Sheffield Students Union, signatories to the Down to Zero Towards Zero Carbon Catering Procurement Compact and INNOCAT partners and Associates to form a Buyers Group to present their requirement for Low Carbon Vending Services.
The University of Sheffield, as the lead procurer, will work with suppliers to set a new standard for Low Carbon Vending Services. The tender will be a public contract with the contracted solution being accessible to the organisations participating in the Buyers Group.
We are requesting feedback from all parts of the supply chain regarding, the requirement, the capability and the capacity of the market to offer a solution.
We are interested in information and innovation that could:
Contribute to achieving improvements in one or more aspects of the requirement.
Contribute to a total solution.
Provide a total solution.
Deliver incremental improvements or a step change in the short, medium and long term.

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: