Supplies - 459075-2019

01/10/2019    S189

United Kingdom-Leicester: Library software package

2019/S 189-459075

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: ESPO
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Town: Leicester
NUTS code: UKF21 Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Food, Communities and Technology Team
E-mail: tenders@espo.org
Telephone: +44 1162944163
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.espo.org/
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.eastmidstenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.eastmidstenders.org
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Local Authority Services

Section II: Object

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

350_19 Library Solutions and Systems

Reference number: 350_19
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48160000 Library software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

ESPO wish to establish a framework agreement with multiple suppliers for library RFID equipment, self-service technology (including installation, support and maintenance and associated services) and library management systems and associated support services. A PIN 2019/s 115-281582 was published on 18.6.2019. Tenders were invited for 350_19 library solutions and systems on the eastmidstenders.org e-procurement portal reference DN415386 (sub by 20.9.2019). Due to technical issues, a contract notice was not placed. To ensure compliance with PCR 2015 27 (4), the invitation to tender is being re-issued, and the clarification log created re-opened. Tenderers that submitted bids on 20.9.2019 may resubmit their bids, re-dated with any updates they wish, taking account of all clarifications published. New tenderers welcome.

To tender:

(a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org;

(b) register;

(c) search for tender opportunity 350_19;

(d) express an interest;

(e) download the tender from the website.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Library RFID’s

Lot No: 1A
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30238000 Library automation equipment
48160000 Library software package
48161000 Library management system
79995000 Library management services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot requires suppliers to provide library RFID equipment, software, installation, support and maintenance and training. Including any additional services to help deliver an efficient library solution.

Applicable to all lots:

ESPO has established a commercial trading company, ESPO Trading Ltd, whose target clients are third sector organisations such as national and local charities, public sector mutual organisations and other organisations involved in the delivery of services to or for the public sector. The successful supplier may be asked to enter into an additional separate framework agreement (the second framework) with ESPO Trading Ltd on materially similar terms to that found in the tender pack to be entered into by ESPO itself.

Any second framework agreement will be a purely commercial agreement and will, for the avoidance of doubt,not be governed by the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. ESPO Trading Ltd may enter into the second framework agreement with the successful supplier and make it available to third sector clients who themselves are not required to follow the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 or other public procurement legislation. Accordingly, this is provided for bidders' information only.

An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call-off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the framework agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 12/11/2019
End: 31/10/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

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.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Self Service Technology

Lot No: 1B
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30238000 Library automation equipment
48160000 Library software package
48161000 Library management system
79995000 Library management services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot requires suppliers to provide self-service technology and hardware to enable the general public to access libraries during non-core hours. Including any additional services to help deliver an efficient library solution.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 12/11/2019
End: 31/10/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

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.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Library Management Systems and Associated Support Services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30238000 Library automation equipment
48160000 Library software package
48161000 Library management system
79995000 Library management services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot requires suppliers to provide both a cloud hosted library management system that will enable that will keep a record of all activity and transactions which occur within the library. Suppliers should also be able to provide any associated hardware, installation, support and maintenance and training. Including any associated services to help deliver an efficient library solution.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 12/11/2019
End: 31/10/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

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.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

ESPO shall monitor the financial stability of the suppliers during the period of the framework agreement by reference to credit ratings agency reports. ESPO shall obtain a credit score for the supplier on or before the framework start date as a base score and where a significant change in the credit score is identified over the life of the framework agreement, ESPO reserves the right to investigate the reasons for this significant change. Depending on the severity of the changes, it will be at the sole discretion of ESPO to suspend or terminate the framework with the supplier.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 115-281582
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/10/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/10/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional 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 at 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,

— RegisteredSocial Landlords,

— The Corporate Office of the House of Lords, The Corporate Officer of the House of Commons, 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 are available at: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Court of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

ESPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day 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.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/09/2019