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United Kingdom-Leicester: Security services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
347_18 Security Services
A national framework arrangement, via which eligible public sector organisations across the UK can obtain the services of security personnel for a given period, to undertake duties including key holding, unlocking, static and mobile guarding of sites and premises, escorting of vulnerable persons, front line entrance supervision and general security / stewarding tasks.
An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call-off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.
a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org
c) search for tender opportunity “347_18”;
d) express an interest;
e) download the tender from the website.
A national framework arrangement, via which eligible public sector organisations across the UK can employ the services of security personnel to undertake a variety of services duties for given periods of time.
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.
East of England
Yorkshire & the Humber
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This contract will operate on-going contract monitoring procedures following award, to ensure financial stability requirements are maintained.
Credit rating checks will be carried out on a regular basis, using the credit rating agency, Creditsafe Business Solutions Limited.
Any changes will be assessed (compared with a baseline credit rating score obtained at contract award stage) and significant changes or sustained degradation will be investigated.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, 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 days 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.