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HL Gift Shop Supplies Framework.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Corporate Officers of the House of Lords
Finance Department, Westminster
Contact point(s): HOL Procurement
For the attention of: Lesley Shaw
SW1A 0PW London

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
HL Gift Shop Supplies Framework.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The House of Lords is seeking to establish a framework of Suppliers for the House of Lords Gift Shop.
A framework agreement is an ‘umbrella agreement’ that sets out the terms (particularly relating to price, quality and quantity) under which individual contracts (call-offs) can be made throughout the period of the agreement (normally a maximum of 4 years). The House of Lords intends to use a framework agreement to obtain the products that will be offered for sale in the House of Lords Gift shop.
This framework, with multiple lots, will provide the products required by the House of Lords Gift Shop for the next 4 years, including the continuation of current product ranges and future product development. The total number of product lines stocked is currently 150. This could potentially increase to up to 500 lines during the lifetime of this Framework.
The House of Lords considers that this framework may be suitable for all companies, large and small providing single product lines and/or ranges of products.
The gift shop is located within the Palace of Westminster in an area which is not accessible to the general public. Customers using the Gift Shop are in the main Peers, staff of the House and guests attending events.
The products offered for sale are high quality, House of Lords branded and exclusive to the House of Lords Gift Shop. Some products are also supplied in limited numbers to the House of Commons Gift Shop and the Parliamentary Book Shop. Product design is inspired by a combination of elements - the features around the Parliamentary Estate, the Portcullis logo, elements of Augustus Pugin’s interior designs and other Parliamentary artwork. Products and ranges stocked are generally in line with those items that are found in heritage and museum gift shops.
The House of Lords is considering the options available in order to increase its retailing activities including potentially expanding the retail space and examining possible e-commerce activity in the future.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

55000000, 15332230, 15332290, 15821200, 15831600, 15842000, 15861000, 15863000, 15871250, 15871279, 15911100, 15930000, 18331000, 18333000, 18411000, 18317000, 18421000, 18422000, 18423000, 18441000, 18923000, 18929000, 18931000, 18932000, 18936000, 18939000, 18513000, 18520000, 18530000, 39561130, 39295200, 39295400, 22110000, 22300000, 22815000, 22816000, 22817000, 22819000, 22850000, 30141100, 30192100, 30192121, 30192122, 30192127, 30192130, 30192134, 30197000, 30199792, 33711520, 33711620, 33711640, 33711900, 33722100, 33741200, 37416000, 37471200, 37471400, 37471500, 37510000, 37520000, 37523000, 37524000, 37531000, 15332200

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
GO Reference: GO-201239-PRO-3774055.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: