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Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Tender for the Delivery of 2 Denominations of Faroese Banknotes
Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of Denmark. Danmarks Nationalbank's purpose is to ensure stable prices, safe payments and a stable financial system.
Danmarks Nationalbank is the sole issuing authority of banknotes and coins in Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Danmarks Nationalbank (hereinafter the contracting authority) decided to discontinue internal printing/production of banknotes by the end of 2016. Like a number of other central banks, the contracting authority has outsourced this function to an external supplier.
The contracting authority will still be the issuing authority of banknotes in Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland and will retain its expertise within banknote design and quality.
The monetary unit in Faroe Islands is the Faroese krónur. The current denominations of Faroese banknotes are: 50 krónur, 100 krónur, 200 krónur, 500 krónur and 1 000 krónur.
With this procurement, the contracting authority expects to enter into a contract on the production and delivery of 100 and 500 krónur Faroese banknotes. Thus, the supplier shall be responsible for all productions steps in the production of banknotes, including printing, security feature integration, numbering, packaging, upgrade of banknotes and provision of the security paper.
The banknotes shall be produced at a security printing works with a printing machine equipped with a least 4 wet printing units for the front and 4 wet printing units for the revers (4 + 4 wet offset printing units). This is to guarantee that the very fine lines of the existing banknotes can be reproduced by the supplier in order to maintain the existing visual appearance of the banknotes. The used origination files will be delivered in Jura Layout/Corvina and shall be returned to the contracting authority as Jura Layout/Corvina software files.
The contracting authority will purchase 4 800 000 banknotes in total dispersed on the 2 denominations during the term of the contract.
The supplier shall have a security organisation capable of ensuring delivery of Faroese banknotes according to the requirements in the contract in a secure manner. The contract will include further security requirements, for instance regarding the supplier's information systems, physical and electronic security, the supplier's organisation, temporary storage facilities and production of Faroese banknotes as well as requirements regarding the transportation of Faroese banknotes.
The contracting authority wish to receive Faroese Banknotes which are treated to ensure better durability through anti soiling properties.
However, since the Faroese Banknotes must feature the Motion thread® technology, it is a requirement that these anti soiling properties are ensured through a pre-treatment of the paper substrate.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Tender on the Delivery of 2 Denominations of Faroese Banknotes
Section VI: Complementary information
Pursuant to the Danish Act on the Complaints Board for Public Procurement, etc. (lov om Klagenævnet for Udbud m.v.) [the Act is available (in Danish) at www.retsinformation.dk], the following deadlines apply to the lodging of complaints:
Complaints for not having been selected must be submitted to the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement before the expiry of 20 calendar days, see section 7(1) of the Act, from the day after submission of notification to the candidates concerned of the identity of the successful tenderer where the notification is accompanied by an explanation of the grounds for the decision in accordance with section 2(1)(i) of the Act and section 171(2) of the Danish Public Procurement Act.
In other situations, complaints of award procedures, see section 7(2) of the Act, must be lodged with the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement before the expiry of:
1) 45 calendar days after the contracting authority has published a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union that the contracting authority has entered into a contract. The deadline is calculated from the day after the day when the notice was published;
2) 30 calendar days calculated from the day after the day when the contracting authority has notified the candidates concerned that a contract based on a framework agreement with reopening of competition or a dynamic purchasing system has been entered into where the notification has included an explanation of the relevant grounds for the decision;
3) 6 months after the contracting authority entered into a framework agreement calculated from the day after the day when the contracting authority notified the candidates and tenderers concerned, see section 2(2) of the Act and section 171(4) of the Danish Public Procurement Act;
4) 20 calendar days calculated from the day after the contracting authority has submitted notification of its decision, see section 185(2) of the Danish Public Procurement Act.
Not later than at the time of lodging a complaint with the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement, the complainant must notify the contracting authority in writing that a complaint has been lodged with the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement and whether the appeal was lodged during the standstill period, see section 6(4) of the Act. In cases where the complaint was not lodged during the standstill period, the complainant must furthermore indicate whether a suspensory effect of the complaint has been requested, see clause 12(1) of the Act.
The e-mail address of the Complaints Board for Public Procurement is set out in section VI.4.1).
The Complaints Board’s own complaints procedure is available at www. erhvervsstyrelsen.dk