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United Kingdom-Hengoed: Sanitary towels or tampons
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Framework Agreement for the Procurement of Sanitary/Feminine Care Products
Welsh Government (WG) has recently awarded funding for the Council to purchase sanitary/feminine care products for young women of school age. The products will be purchased by the Council and issued free of charge to young women of school age in line with the Welsh Government initiative to combat period poverty.
The Council has committed to purchasing environmentally/eco-friendly products including all packaging for sanitary/feminine care products which are both non-reusable and reusable.
Non-Reusable Sanitary/Feminine Care Products
Within the boundaries of Caerphilly CBC.
To provide all the core list of products detailed in the ITT for sanitary pads, tampons and panty liners. Bidders are requested also requested to provide a cost for a catalogue of items that they are able to offer under this lot.
Award criteria — 2 stage process.
Stage 1 — selection stage — pass/fail criteria — bidders must pass all pass/fail questions to progress to stage 2 — award stage.
Stage 2 — award stage — all organisations that successfully pass all elements of the selection stage will progress on to the award stage. This stage will be evaluated using the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT) criterion, structured as follows:
Quality 80 %/cost 20 %.
Providers shall be ranked to the framework based on the award criteria.
Full details can be found in the ITT.
With the option of a 12 month extension.
Depending on funding terms and conditions, products of the same nature can be added to this requirement.
There can be no guarantee to the number of products or spend under this arrangement.
Reusable Sanitary/Feminine Products
To provide the core list of products detailed in the ITT for re usable products such as menstrual cups, period pants, sanitary pads. Bidders are requested to cost for the core list of items and also provide a cost of a catalogue of items that they are able to offer under this lot.
Option to extend for a further period of 12 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Currently it is unknown if there will be further funding provided to the Council following April 2020. During the period of the framework, the funding terms maybe updated by Welsh Government, to suit the needs of the young women within the Council such as but not limited to distribution to other establishments such as libraries, community offices, youth centres, and some GP surgeries, who may purchase and request delivery to their establishments to ensure products are available in the most practical and dignified way as possible.
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales website at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=96890
The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.