Supplies - 450164-2018

16/10/2018    S199

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Occupational clothing, special workwear and accessories

2018/S 199-450164

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Forestry Commission
Postal address: Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Postal code: EH12 7AT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: jennifer.dillon@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000675000
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.forestry.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11322
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Forestry Commission
Postal address: Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Postal code: EH12 7AT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Procurement.Scotland@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000675000
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.forestry.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11322
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Workwear and PPE

II.1.2)Main CPV code
18100000 Occupational clothing, special workwear and accessories
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The Forestry Commission requires a contract or framework for the provision of work wear and personal protective clothing for its staff. By April 2019 forestry will be devolved in Scotland and 2 new executive agencies with new branding will be created. Forestry and Land Scotland (formally Forest Enterprise Scotland agency of Forestry Commission) and Scottish Forestry (formally Forestry Commission Scotland).

The next executive agencies required a contract or framework for the purpose of purchasing workwear and personal protective clothing to be worn by staff during working hours. This PIN notices is to engage the market and gather information to inform the procurement process and specification(s).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 550 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

PPE

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
18224000 Clothing made of coated or impregnated textile fabrics
18143000 Protective gear
18444000 Protective headgear
18830000 Protective footwear
33735100 Protective goggles
35113400 Protective and safety clothing
35113450 Protective coats or ponchos
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Selection of personal protective equipment for staff. Staff roles range from wildlife rangers to work with chainsaws and customer service. PPE must meet required industry standards, be fit for purpose, comfortable and of quality.

II.2.14)Additional information

We are currently investigating the branding potential of PPE and invite the market to provide feedback on this.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Workwear

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
18100000 Occupational clothing, special workwear and accessories
18130000 Special workwear
18110000 Occupational clothing
18220000 Weatherproof clothing
18221000 Waterproof clothing
18222000 Corporate clothing
18224000 Clothing made of coated or impregnated textile fabrics
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Work wear for staff with a range of duties. May include products such as branded polo shirts, fleeces, gilets and a range of weather/ waterproof clothing including jackets and trousers.

II.2.14)Additional information

We are currently looking into the option of specific dyed Pantone fabrics versus off the shelf products and are inviting the market to provide information on this.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
23/11/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

We are at the strategy stage of this procurement and are investigating different routes to market including supported businesses, open tenders and competitive procedure with negotiation.

We are also looking into our requirements to coincide with the new branding and would like to engage with the market to discuss and gain insight into areas including:

— the difference in price, lead times and any minimum order quantities when purchasing “off the shelf" products vs specific dyed pantone products,

— new technologies and fabrics available with regards to water and weather proof, breathability and comfort,

— sustainability practices including recycling and reuse of fabrics and the use of recycled fabrics,

— tick proof products,

— new advancements in PPE.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=560631.

(SC Ref:560631)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/10/2018