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United Kingdom-Leicester: Hygiene services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
239_20 Washroom Services
In this instance, ESPO is undertaking a procurement process to identify and appoint a number of service providers to provide washroom services including the collection and disposal of sanitary waste, collection and disposal of nappy and incontinence waste, collection and disposal of medical and sharps waste, provision of roller towels, provision of hand dryers (for rental) matting solutions, the supply of associated washroom related equipment and washroom consumables.
(a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org;
(c) search for tender opportunity ‘239_20’;
d) express an interest;
(e) download the tender from the website.
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.
The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 12 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5) includes the option period.
An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the framework agreement.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
ESPO shall monitor the financial stability of the awarded 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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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,
— registered social 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
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.