United Kingdom-Glasgow: Sanitary towels or tampons
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.strath.ac.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00113
Section II: Object
Purchase of Sanitary Products for Scottish Government Initiative
This procurement is to appoint a supplier of sanitary products as per the Scottish Government initiative to end period poverty.
This procurement is to appoint a supplier to provide the below mentioned products to the University:
— Sanitary Pads Regular/Day,
— Sanitary Pads Super/Night,
— Non-applicator Tampons Regular,
— Non-applicator Tampons Super.
The products are required to be delivered to different areas within the John Anderson campus. Delivery areas are advised within the tender documentation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to these statements when completing section 4B of the ESPD (Scotland).
4B.2.2 — Bidders will be required to have an average yearly turnover of 200 000 GBP for the last three years.
4B.5.1 — 4B.5.3
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded
Contract, the types of insurance indicated below.
Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 million GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 2 million GBP
The Contracting authority also reserves the right to undertake a credit risk rating check on Bidders. Should such checks be deemed appropriate to this procurement, the Contracting Authority shall utilise Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) credit check facility. Bidders must therefore evidence a good credit rating. In this instance, a good rating is defined as a D&B Failure Score of 20 or above.
The Contracting Authority recommends that Bidders review their own D&B failure Score in advance of submitting their response. If, following this review Bidders consider that the D&B Failure Score does not reflect their current financial status the Bidder should give an explanation within the submission, together with any relevant supporting independent evidence. The Contracting Authority will review any such information as part of the evaluation of Bidder’s financial status. Where the Bidder is under no obligation to publish accounts and therefore does not have a D&B Failure Score, they must provide their audited financial accounts for the previous 2 years as part of their submission in order that the Contracting Authority may assess these to determine the suitability of the Bidder to undertake a contract of this size. Where a consortium response is received, the D&B Failure Score of each consortium member shall be assessed. Where the Bidder
Intends to sub-contract more than 25 % of any Contract value of a single sub-contractor, the Contracting Authority reserves the right to assess each sub contractor.
Should the Contracting Authority utilise the right to consider the D&B Failure score, Bidders who fail to achieve a minimum D&B failure score of 20 and above or fail to provide sufficient financial information (as above) to enable the Contracting Authority to undertake a financial assessment of their company may be excluded from this procurement exercise.
Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.
Bidders will be required to supply samples, descriptions or photographs of the products to be supplied, which do not need to be accompanied by certifications of authenticity.
Please refer to the tender documentation for full details.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
ITT Award Criteria
The Price/Technical split for the ITT will be 40 % Technical/ 60 % Commercial. The following scoring mechanism will be applied to the Quality Evaluation.
The award criteria questions and weightings will be published in the ITT.
The scoring convention for Award Criteria will be as follows:
0 Unacceptable: Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
1 Poor: Response is partially relevant and poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.
2 Acceptable: Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
3 Good: Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.
4 Excellent: Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.
Technical Questionnaire: Section overall weight = 40 % of tender
Q1: 40 % — Stock Holding Methodology
Q2: 20 % — Response Time
Q3: 20 % — Complaint Handling
Q4: 20 % — Business Continuity
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this tendering exercise. The Project code is 11949. For more information, see:
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see:
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:
The Contracting Authority recognises that community benefits are a key component in maximising social, economic and environmental benefits. The achievements and delivery of community benefits can contribute to the University of Strathclyde’s Strategic Plan.
The Contracting Authority proposes to use a Voluntary Approach to Community Benefits for this requirement; this approach is to encourage the Tenderer to offer Community Benefits post tender. These will not form part of the contractual obligation and will not form part of the considerations at Tender evaluation stage.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to request additional deliveries by the Successful Tenderer either intended as partial replacement of supplies or installations or as the extension of existing supplies or installations. The Contracting Authority may at its sole discretion exercise this option.
The terms and conditions governing this contract will be the University of Strathclyde's Standard Conditions of Purchase for Goods and Services, and the additional terms of contract at Part 2 of the Invitation to Tender.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 11996. For more information see:
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 11996. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
Internet address: http://www.strath.ac.uk/
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