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Supply of Audio Visual and Presentation Equipment.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Tameside Procurement, Council Offices, Wellington Road
For the attention of: Sharon Powell
OL6 6DL Ashton under Lyne
Telephone: +44 1613422851

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Supply of Audio Visual and Presentation Equipment.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Greater Manchester.


II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000,00 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is inviting tenders for the supply, delivery and installation of Audio, Visual and Presentation equipment for the Councils in Greater Manchester, and affiliated authorities. The authorities listed below have confirmed their commitment to use the contract:
- Bury Metropolitan Borough Council,
- Greater Manchester Police,
- Greater Manchester Fire and Civil Rescue Authority,
- Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council,
- City of Salford,
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council,
- Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council,
- Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council,
- Cheshire East Council,
- Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,
- Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

Please note that not all eligible Greater Manchester authorities are listed above. Please refer to for a comprehensive list of eligible authorities.

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is looking to award a framework agreement to a minimum of 3 suppliers who can best meet the requirements of the Association of the Greater Manchester Authorities. The successful suppliers will be able to supply products from each of the categories detailed below, to include:
- TV and DVD
- Camcorders and Digital Cameras
- Lighting, Lenses and Accessories
- Projectors
- Projection Screens, Whiteboards and Displays.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32320000, 32351300, 32321200, 38651000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The supply, delivery and installation of audio, visual and presentation equipment.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.7.2013. Completion 30.6.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment and Payment terms and conditions will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
20.5.2013 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Tameside MBC will be utilising The Chest to undertake an e-tender process and as such all submissions must be made via The Chest -

The Chest reference number is NWCE-95ZSGY.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Council Offices Wellington Road
OL6 6DL Ashton-under-Lyne
Telephone: +44 1613428355
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: