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Manufacturer Led AGP Framework - Soft Market Test

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Football Foundation
Whittington House, 19-30 Alfred Place
Contact point(s): Football Foundation
For the attention of: Dean Potter
WC1E 7EA London
Telephone: +44 8453454555

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: Cameron Consulting
2-4 High Street
For the attention of: Neil Thody
ME19 6QR West Malling
Telephone: +44 1732600500
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Recreation, culture and religion
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

National Sports Centres

Applicants for Awards to Sport England

Central Government

Charities (including Trusts & Foundations)

Sports Councils

National Governing Bodies (of Sport) and their Applicants

Local Authorities (United Kingdom)

Education Bodies in the UK (Including Maintained Schools, Academies, Free Schools, University Technical Colleges, Further & Higher Education Establishments)

The Football Association

English Sports Council

The Rugby Football Union

England Hockey

The Rugby Football League

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Manufacturer Led AGP Framework - Soft Market Test
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: United Kingdom.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
Football Foundation, Rugby Football Union, English Sports Council and England Hockey is looking to establish a manufacturer-led framework of organisations to supply and install artificial grass pitches (AGP). To help inform best practice in the market place, it is undertaking this Soft Market Test to gather information from potential suppliers. The feedback obtained will be used to help develop an appropriate procurement strategy which will ultimately determine the nature and scope of the project, upon which the procurement will be based. The framework will be for manufacturer led organisations to supply and then through their own supply chain, install AGP pitches and associated works.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39293300, 45112720, 45212200, 45212210, 45212220, 45212221, 45212223

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 10.2.2014
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

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:
The terms of payment will be set out in the tender documentation.
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:

To register your interest and to participate in the soft market test, please complete the survey by following this link: Please note that the deadline to complete the "Soft market test" is: 17:00, 7.2.2014. Applicants should note that whilst it is possible to undertake the survey in separate (internet) browser sessions, it is strongly recommended that this is completed in one session. In any event, Applicants should complete from the same computer with the same IP address. Applicants who register an interest in this project will be notified when the tender opportunity is advertised and the Award process commenced. If you have any problems in completing the questionnaire, then please email: . This notice relates to a proposed soft market testing exercise only and is not a call for competition. Any contracts for services, supplies or works relating to this exercise will be subject to separate procurement process(es) in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as may be required. All participants in this soft market testing exercise shall be responsible for their own costs (including third party costs) and the Contracting Authority shall have no liability to any participant.

(MT Ref:112062)
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: