Supplies - 102183-2019

05/03/2019    S45    - - Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Croydon: Clothing, footwear, luggage articles and accessories

2019/S 045-102183

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Harris Federation
4th Floor Norfolk House, Wellesley Road
Croydon
CR0 1LH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2082537777
E-mail: procurement@harrisfederation.org.uk
Fax: +44 2082537778
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.harrisfederation.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA30809

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.mytenders.co.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Uniform Supplies for Harris Federation

II.1.2)Main CPV code
18000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Supply of uniform to Harris Academies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Uniform Supplies

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
18000000
18100000
18224000
18400000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

London area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Same as Lot 1 — the Contract Notice will identify all the lots.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Uniform Supply for each Academy Site

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
18000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

At academy locations as detailed on www.harrisfederation.org.uk

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Uniform supplies for most Harris Academy sites listed on our website.

II.2.14)Additional information

Supplier briefing event — planned for Monday 18th March from 9:30 a.m. at Harris Federation Head Office, Croydon. Open to one person from each potential uniform provider. Please raise a “question” via the mytenders portal providing your company name, the person attending and their email address.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/05/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Supplier briefing event — planned for Monday 18th March from 9:30 a.m. at Harris Federation Head Office, Croydon. Open to one person from each potential uniform provider. Please raise a “question” via the myTenders portal providing your company name, the person attending and their email address. Please ensure you submit this by Midday Friday 15.3.2019.

Potential contractors should bring standard branded uniform sample items for 3 Secondary (Blazer — Girl and Boy, Jumper, tie, bags and bespoke skirt where applicable) and 3 Primary (Jumper/Cardigan, book bag, tie where applicable) schools, i.e. 6 sets in total. Contractors should also bring PE items (top and shorts/skorts).

Our procurement strategy will be outlined at the briefing event and there'll be an opportunity to raise questions and seek clarifications — all of which will help inform a future Contract Notice and invitation to tender document. The aim of the procurement is to:

1) To competitively tender uniform provision across the Federation, capturing academies where contracts have expired or due to expire and then bringing on board other academies through the contract term;

2) Rationalise the supply base;

3) Achieve a reduction in costs for parents;

4) Achieve security and availability of supply ideally via shop and online presence;

5) Achieve consistency in quality (all uniform items must be hardwearing, durable, presentable and machine washable);

6) Seek a reduction in the number of branded items;

7) Confirmation that supply chain complies with good ethical practices such as no child labour and adherence to modern slavery requirements;

8) Compliance with UK Government Buying Standards for textiles/clothing;

9) Secure a contract for 5 years with a break provision after 2 years subject to formal performance review and with an option to extend by a further 2 years giving a total of 7 years if performance is satisfactory.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=215140

(MT Ref:215140)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/03/2019