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United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed books, brochures and leaflets
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
NEPO418 Provision of Library Books and Ebooks.
NEPO intends to renew its existing Framework Contract for the Provision of Library Books. Lots will include 1) Adult Fiction and Non Fiction, 2) Children's Fiction and Non Fiction, 3) DVDs/Blu Rays and Lot 4) Ebooks. Contracting Authorities who enter into a call-off agreement will directly award to the first ranked supplier. If the supplier is unable to fulfill all requirements of the Contracting Authority, they reserve the right to engage with the second ranked supplier and so on, until all requirements are met in full. There will be a maximum of two suppliers awarded to Lots 1, 2 and 3 and a maximum of three suppliers awarded to Lot 4. Most Stock will be supplied serviced as detailed within the tender document and will often be ordered pre publication or pre release. Delivery will be to central locations, or to individual branch libraries, schools and other client establishments.
Lot 1) Adult Fiction & Non Fiction 2) Children's Fiction & Non Fiction 3) DVDs/Blu Rays and Lot 4) Ebooks. Lots will be awarded to one supplier for Lot 1 and one for Lot 2 or one supplier only, dependent on which of the options is the most economically advantageous to user Authorities. Lot 3, Lot 4 will remain outside of this arrangement and will be awarded to the supplier that offers best value.
Adult Fiction and Non Fiction
The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform . Tenders must be submitted using the link above. Tenders submitted via postal or email methods will not be accepted. If you require time-critical assistance on submitting your Tender please contact the System Support Team on 0330 0050352. For non-time critical issues, such as passwords, general account queries and location of information etc. please contact Proactis Supplier Support Helpdesk Ticketing System (http://proactis.kayako.com ) and select ProContract V3 support. You will then need to log in or submit a ticket to register your issue. Alternatively, you can email ProContractSuppliers@proactis.com this will automatically log a support ticket on the Proactis Supplier Support Helpdesk. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents. The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof.
Option to extend for a further 12 months.
Children's Fiction and Non Fiction
Option to extend for another 12 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
NEPO is a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). This means that NEPO may provide central purchasing activity on behalf of Contracting Authorities.
The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at www.nepo.org
This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list
EPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the above services.
Please see the following websites for further details:
A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:
Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO Associate Member in the first instance.
Further information can be found at www.nepo.org