United Kingdom-Bedfordshire: Construction materials and associated items
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://guhg.co.uk/
Section II: Object
Cirrus Consortium Materials Framework 2019
The Cirrus Consortium is a procurement consortium that currently consists of in excess of 100 members including Registered Providers of Social Housing, Local Authorities, ALMOs and NHS Trusts. The Consortium is seeking bids for the following lots:
— Lot 1: General building materials (including paint and tools),
— Lot 2: Plumbing and heating materials (including gas spares and renewables),
— Lot 3: Electrical materials,
— Lot 4: Highways and civil materials,
— Lot 5: Managed stores,
— Lot 6: Tool and plant hire.
The outcome of the tender process will be a 4 year Framework Agreement expected to commence during July 2019. It is envisaged that the final framework will be awarded to approximately 7 suppliers for Lot 5, and 12 suppliers per lot for all other lots.
General Building Materials (including Paint and Tools)
Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland.
General building materials including lightside and heavyside products, paint, tools and associated supply services.
The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the consortium members.
Plumbing and Heating Materials (including Gas Spares and Renewables)
Plumbing and Heating materials (including gas spares and renewables) and associated supply services.
Electrical materials supply including accessories, cabling and other electrical components and associated supply services.
Highways and Civil Materials
Highway/civil construction and maintenance materials.
A managed stores solution is where a single merchant delivers a managed service for the provision of building materials to a client. The relationship most commonly involves the merchant supplying all building materials that may be required by the client. The core service is usually delivered through one of the following methods:
— the merchants existing branch network, usually with a dedicated stock holding at one or more of the branches local to the client,
— from a dedicated standalone stores site operated solely for the client,
— a delivery service,
— using a combination of the options shown above.
Additional services the merchant may provide to a client through a managed stores solution may include, but may not be limited to:
— direct integration with client IT systems,
— dedicated stock holding,
— van stock management,
— provision of welfare facilities at existing branches/standalone stores for use by client staff,
— waste management facilities and other ancillary services,
— factoring items from third party suppliers.
Merchants providing a managed stores solution will be required to provide the full range of materials that may be required by the consortium members. Suppliers bidding on lot 5 must be able to comprehensively supply materials covering all categories named in Lots 1 to 3. Suppliers bidding on Lot 5 may choose whether or not they also bid on Lots 1 to 3 separately.
Tool and Plant Hire
Tool and plant hire.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Any supplier may be disqualified who has been convicted of:
(a) conspiracy within the meaning of Section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977(a) or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(b) where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA on the fight against organised crime(c);
(b) corruption within the meaning of Section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889(d) or Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906(e),
(c) the common law offence of bribery;
(d) bribery within the meaning of Sections 1, 2 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010(f), or Section 113 of the Representation of the People Act 1983(g);
(e) where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities' financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities(h):
(i) the common law offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968(i), the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(j), the Theft Act 1978(k) or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(l);
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of Section 458 of the Companies Act 1985(m), Article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(n) or Section 993 of the Companies Act 2006(o);
(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of Section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(p) or Section 72 of the Value-Added Tax Act 1994(q);
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of Section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993(r);
(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of Section 20 of the Theft Act 1968(s) or Section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(t);
(viii) fraud within the meaning of Section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006(u); or
(ix) the possession of articles for use in frauds within the meaning of Section 6 of the Fraud Act 2006, or the making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of Section 7 of that Act;
(f) any offence listed:
(i) in Section 41 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008(a); or
(ii) in Schedule 2 to that act where the court has determined that there is a terrorist connection;
(g) any offence under Sections 44 to 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007(b) which relates to an offence covered by subparagraph (f);
(h) money laundering within the meaning of Sections 340(11) and 415 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(c);
(i) an offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of Section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988(d) or Article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(e);
(j) an offence under Section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc. Act 2004(f));
(k) an offence under Section 59A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(g);
(l) an offence under Section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009(h);
(m) an offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of Section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994(i); or
(n) any other offence within the meaning of Article 57(1) of the Public Contracts Directive:
(i) as defined by the law of any jurisdiction outside England and Wales and Northern Ireland; or
(ii) created, after the day on which these regulations were made, in the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland.
Section IV: Procedure
An electronic auction will not be used as part of selection onto the Framework Agreement. However Consortium Members reserve the right to conduct mini-competitions through e-auctions.
Section VI: Complementary information
Tender documents must be accessed through the Cirrus Purchasing Intend eTender facility. The framework is to cover call-off contracts made within England, Scotland and Wales, but excludes Northern Ireland. The framework is available for use by all Contracting Authorities as defined by Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102, including but not limited to the definable groups referenced in Schedule 4 of the Framework Agreement. The framework is also available for use by all current and future members of The Consortium.
This tender process will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award is communicated to tenderers. Appeals can be directly raised via the contact points detailed in Section VI.4.1) of this Contract Notice. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).