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The Cirrus Consortium (The Consortium) is a procurement consortium that currently consists of in excess of 70 members including Registered Providers of Social Housing, Local Authorities, ALMOs and NHS Trusts. Members are based across England, Wales ...

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Cirrus Consortium c/o Halton Housing Trust
Daresbury Point, Greenwood Drive, Manor Park
Runcorn
WA7 1UG
United Kingdom
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.haltonhousing.org/

I.2)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: http://www.cirruspurchasing.co.uk/TDocs/CCKFiNv16rt/1l4hb97yz
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.cirruspurchasing.co.uk/TDocs/CCKFiNv16rt/1l4hb97yz
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: central purchasing body
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: central purchasing body

Section II: Object

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

Cirrus Consortium Kitchen Materials Supply Framework.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
39141000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The Cirrus Consortium (The Consortium) is a procurement consortium that currently consists of in excess of 70 members including Registered Providers of Social Housing, Local Authorities, ALMOs and NHS Trusts. Members are based across England, Wales and Scotland, with additional organisations joining on a regular basis.

The Consortium is seeking to establish a new framework of kitchen manufacturers and suppliers for the supply of kitchens. Purchases made under the framework will mainly be for kitchen materials and associated services to expand upon The Consortium's existing highly successful building materials framework.

The outcome of the tender process will be a four year framework agreement expected to commence during October 2017. It is envisaged that the final framework will be awarded to approximately 15 suppliers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Across the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The framework is to cover call-off contracts made within England, Scotland and Wales, but excludes Northern Ireland. The framework is available for use by all contracting authorities as defined by Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102, including but not limited to the definable groups referenced in Schedule 4 of the Framework Agreement.

The framework is also available for use by all current and future members of The Consortium.

The framework supports the full range of service delivery models that may be required by consortium members for the provision of their kitchen materials supply requirements, including but not limited to the following:

- Delivery of materials directly to site,

- Collections from manufacturer's branch network,

- Replenishment of client stores facilities,

- Kitchen design service.

Individual consortium members may use one or more of these services, or a variant service, for the performance of their kitchen materials supply contracts. Bespoke specifications detailing the specific service requirements of individual consortium members will be provided on a case by case basis during call-off contracts.

The framework is to cover the full range of kitchen and related materials required by consortium members including, but not limited to the following:

- Readymade (pre-assembled) kitchen units and accessories,

- Flat pack kitchen units and accessories,

- Kitchen unit doors and accessories,

- Worktops and accessories,

- Kitchen wall and floor tiles and associated products,

- Adapted kitchen items and accessories,

- Any other item that could reasonably be required by consortium members as part of a kitchen materials supply contract.

Consortium members may also access the framework to purchase kitchen materials not explicitly named above.

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: 30 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework will be re-tendered to ensure sufficient coverage for the Consortium members.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Any supplier may be disqualified who has been convicted of:

(a) conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977(a) or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(b) where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA on the fight against organised crime(c);

(b) corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889(d) or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906(e);

(c) the common law offence of bribery;

(d) bribery within the meaning of sections 1, 2 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010(f), or section 113 of the Representation of the People Act 1983(g);

(e) where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities' financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities(h):

(i) the common law offence of cheating the Revenue;

(ii) the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud;

(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968(i), the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(j), the Theft Act 1978(k) or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(l);

(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985(m), article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(n) or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006(o);

(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(p) or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994(q);

(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993(r);

(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968(s) or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(t);

(viii) fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006(u); or

(ix) the possession of articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 6 of the Fraud Act 2006, or the making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of that Act;

(f) any offence listed,

(i) in section 41 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008(a); or

(ii) in Schedule 2 to that Act where the court has determined that there is a terrorist connection;

(g) any offence under sections 44 to 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007(b) which relates to an offence covered by subparagraph (f);

(h) money laundering within the meaning of sections 340(11) and 415 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(c);

(i) an offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988(d) or article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(e);

(j) an offence under section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc. Act 2004(f);

(k) an offence under section 59A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(g);

(l) an offence under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009(h);

(m) an offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994(i); or

(n) any other offence within the meaning of Article 57(1) of the Public Contracts Directive;

(i) as defined by the law of any jurisdiction outside England and Wales and Northern Ireland; or

(ii) created, after the day on which these Regulations were made, in the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland.

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 15
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

An electronic auction will not be used as part of selection onto the framework agreement. However Consortium Members reserve the right to conduct mini-competitions through e-auctions.

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 04/09/2017
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: 04/09/2017
Local time: 12:01
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Cirrus Purchasing Ltd staff members only on behalf of the Cirrus Consortium.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2021.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Tender documents must be accessed through the Cirrus Purchasing eTender facility. The framework is to cover call-off contracts made within England, Scotland and Wales, but excludes Northern Ireland. The framework is available for use by all contracting authorities as defined by Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102, including but not limited to the definable groups referenced in Schedule 4 of the Framework Agreement. The framework is also available for use by all current and future members of The Consortium.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This tender process will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award is communicated to tenderers. Appeals can be directly raised via the contact points detailed in section VI.4.1 of this contract notice. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/08/2017