United Kingdom-Liverpool: Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/crown-commercial-service
Address of the buyer profile: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object
Office Supplies Framework
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is seeking to establish a framework contract with suppliers for the provision of office stationery supplies and electronic office supplies.
The new framework contract will replace the existing RM3723 Crown Office supplies and RM3703 office supplies for the wider public sector.
The supplier shall be required to provide the deliverables (e.g.good and services) to all public sector organisations throughout the UK which includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
The framework agreement will consist of the following lots:
Lot 1: Office Stationery and Electronic Office Supplies – Direct Award Single Supplier;
Lot 2: Office and Electronic Office Supplies – Multi Supplier Lot;
Lot 3: Electronic Office Supplies – Direct Award Single Supplier.
The framework will be established for 24 months with the option to extend for up to 2 further periods of 12 months.
The full specification is set out in framework Schedule 1 (Specification), in the ITT.
CCS will award places on individual lots or a combination of lots 1 and 2 or 2 and 3. Bidders will not be awarded the framework contract on both Lots 1 and 3. If bidding for Lot 1 and 3, bidders have to inform CCS at selection of their preference should they be successful on both lots. Please refer to the invitation to tender documentation for further information on this.
Office Stationery and Electronic Office Supplies
Lot 1 is for the provision of office stationery and electronic office supplies.
Lot 1 will be awarded to a single supplier as a result of the eAuction as documented in the ITT. This lot is for direct award.
CCS will conduct an eAuction for Lot 1. CCS reserves the right to not perform an eAuction and to revert to a sealed bid price evaluation, where the lowest price will be awarded maximum price score.
Office and Electronic Office Supplies
Lot 2 is for the provision of office and electronic office supplies.
This lot will be enabled for buyers via both a further competition and a direct award process.
Lot 2 will be a multiple supplier lot and it is envisage that a framework contract will be awarded to 20 suppliers for this lot.
The maximum number of bidders for this lot may increase where 2 or more bidders have tied scores in last position. We also reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1 % of the last position for each lot. The last position for lot 2 is 20th position.
Electronic Office Supplies
Lot 3 is for the provision electronic office supplies
Lot 3 will be awarded to a single supplier as a result of the eAuction as documented in the ITT. This lot is for direct award.
CCS will conduct an eAuction for Lot 3. CCS reserves the right to not perform an eAuction and to revert to a sealed bid price evaluation, where the lowest price will be awarded maximum price score.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (ITT) registering for access.
Section IV: Procedure
An electronic auction will be used for Lot 1 and Lot 3 at the framework level.
An electronic auction will not be used for Lot 2 at framework level. However, buyers reserve the right to use an electronic auction at the call-off stage.
Section VI: Complementary information
The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework contract.
As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at:
1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;
2) Contract notice authorised customer list;
3) Rights reserved for CCS framework.
CCS considers the transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) Regulations 2006 will not apply at framework level. We encourage bidders to take their own advice on whether TUPE is likely to apply, in particular circumstances of the call-off contract, and carry out due diligence accordingly.
On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at:
Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.To participate in this procurement, bidders must be
Able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement registering for access:
This procurement will be managed electronically via the BravoSolution eSourcing tool. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with potential providers. If you have recently registered on the BravoSolution portal for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.
To register, you will need to:
1) Go to the URL: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk;
2) Select the link ‘I am a new supplier user’;
3) Read and agree to the portal user agreement;
4) Complete the registration form, providing information including:
— the full legal name of your organisation,
— your company registration number,
— tour DUNS number — a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun&Bradstreet,
— user and contact details.
Once you have registered on the BravoSolution eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
Note: If you require additional users from your organisation to see the invitation to tender ITT, do not repeat the above process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via ‘User Management’ >‘Manage Users’ > ‘Users’ > ‘Create’
Expressing an interest:
To express your interest in this procurement:
1) Login to the BravoSolution eSourcing Suite portal: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
2) On the dashboard select the link ITTs Open to All Suppliers.
3) On the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ webpage you will see one or more procurements listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;
4) Click on express Interest at the top of the next screen;
5) You can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution portal.
For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help-desk operated by BravoSolution by email at
email@example.com or call 0800 069 8630.
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