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United Kingdom-Leicester: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
83_17 Food — Grocery, Frozen and Multi-temperature.
ESPO is seeking to establish a multi-supplier framework for the supply and distribution of a range of grocery, frozen and multi temperature food provisions.
An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.
ESPO will impose on economic operators requirements aimed at protecting the confidential nature of information made available throughout the procurement procedure (as permitted by Regulation 21(3)) and, before receiving that information, economic operators will be required to complete and return a Confidentiality Agreement, which will be available once economic operators have expressed an interest in the tender opportunity.
To express an interest: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity ‘83_17’, (d) Express an interest.
ESPO National — Grocery and Provisions
Supply and distribution of a number of grocery and provisions to include but not limited to chilled dairy products and cooked meats (to include but not limited to bacon and cooked meats), fats and oils, eggs, milk and dairy products, soft drinks and waters, hot and cold beverages, tea, coffee, flour and flour based mixes, pasta, rice, pulses, confectionery, biscuits, vinegar based products, canned fish, canned fruit, canned meat, canned vegetables, gravies and sauces, dried fruit and nuts, breakfast cereals, herbs and spices, condiments, chilled fillings etc.
The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5) includes the option period.
Lot 1 is for the direct supply of products to ESPO Customers within the administrative regions of the UK. It is anticipated that the successful Suppliers will maximise the sales potential with all participating establishments throughout the contract.
ESPO National — Frozen Foods
Supply and distribution of a number frozen food items to include but not limited to fish, meats, vegetables, chips and potato specialities, burgers and sausages, savoury and sweet buffet, desserts, puddings, ice cream, bread, cakes and patisserie.
Lot 2 is for the direct supply of products to ESPO Customers within the administrative regions of the UK. It is anticipated that the successful Suppliers will maximise the sales potential with all participating establishments throughout the contract.
ESPO National — Multi-temperature food
Supply and distribution of a number of grocery and frozen provisions commonly referred to as a ‘One Stop Shop’ solution with the addition of fresh produce, and non-food catering consumables.
Lot 3 is for the direct supply of products to ESPO Customers within the administrative regions of the UK. It is anticipated that the successful Suppliers will maximise the sales potential with all participating establishments throughout the contract.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust — Grocery and Frozen Food provisions.
Supply and distribution of a number of grocery and frozen food provisions to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
Lot 4 is for the direct supply of products to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As part of the ongoing contract management process, during the period of the Framework Agreement, ESPO shall monitor the financial stability of the awarded Suppliers during the period of the Framework Agreement by reference to credit ratings agency reports. ESPO shall obtain a credit score for the Supplier on or before the Framework start date as a base score and where a significant change in the credit score is identified over the life of the Framework Agreement, ESPO reserves the right to investigate the reasons for this significant change. Depending on the severity of the changes, it will be at the sole discretion of ESPO to suspend or even permanently remove the Supplier from the Framework Agreement.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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 Public Bodies (defined https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authorities; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire and Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal
ESPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.