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Educational equipment. Artists' paints. Exercise books. Refills for school notebooks. Writing instruments. Drawing instruments. The purpose of this tender is for the supply and delivery of school educational supplies including exercise books, ...

Contract award notice


Section I: Contracting authority

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

Dorset County Council
Ground Floor North East Wing, County Hall, Colliton Park
Contact point(s): Dorset Procurement
For the attention of: Dawn Adams
DT1 1XJ Dorchester
Telephone: +44 1305221271
Fax: +44 1305228567

Internet address(es)

General address of the contracting authority Dorset County Council

Address of the buyer profile

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
T:18812 - Supply and Delivery of School Curriculum Products.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKK22

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Educational equipment. Artists' paints. Exercise books. Refills for school notebooks. Writing instruments. Drawing instruments. The purpose of this tender is for the supply and delivery of school educational supplies including exercise books, textbooks, arts and craft materials, pencils and pens. Delivery locations will be at various locations within the South West regions and other regions. The authorities listed will be joining this contract: Borough of Poole Council; Bournemouth Borough Council; Bath & North East Somerset Council. Authority - Dorset County Council - 178 schools - estimated spend pa 1 000 000 GBP: Authority - Bournemouth Borough Council - 37 schools - estimated spend pa 140 000 GBP; Authority - Borough of Poole Council - 33 schools - estimated spend pa 240 000 GBP; Authority - Bath & North East Somerset Council - 78 schools - estimated spend pa 600 000 GBP. Total estimated spend for the inital 2 year period is in the region of 4 000 000 GBP. The spend figures are given for guidance only and the Council cannot guarantee that this value of business will be generated during the period of the Framework. As part of the "Dorset Councils Working Together” programme, there is now a joint procurement service operating across all the council in Dorset. As such, this contract will be made available to the following councils if so required. Tenderers should note that there is no guarantee that such access will be required by these councils: Christchurch Borough Council; East Dorset District Council; North Dorset District Council; Purbeck District Council; West Dorset District Council; Weymouth & Portland Borough Council In addition, the Council will grant access to the Framework, by prior agreement, to its public sector authorities which may comprise of other public organisations in the South West region. For such potential authorities please see Dorset County Council is a member of the Central Buying Consortium (CBC) which comprises of 17 local authority purchasing and supply organisations across central and southern England. Dorset County Council will allow access via prior agreement to the Framework by CBC members. Please see for further information regarding CBC member authorities. This Framework Agreement will commence on 1.9.2011. This Framework shall mean an agreement with Supplier(s), the purpose of which is to establish the terms governing contracts to be awarded during a given period. The Framework shall not be a guarantee of any award of a Call-Off Contract for goods or services. The Framework Agreement will be entered into by the Council and the Supplier(s) for a period of 2 years (24 months) from the official award of Framework with an option to extend for a further 1 year (12 months) further 1 year (12 months). This is subject to satisfactory performance as reviewed on a year by year basis. This is a potential Framework period of up to 4 years.

II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39162000, 44812000, 22830000, 22831000, 39292400, 39292300

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
Price. Weighting 55
Quality - contract management. Weighting 30
Quality - marketing. Weighting 15
Quality - company questionnaire. Weighting 5
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been 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

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 93-152365 of 14.5.2011

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

The Consortium
Hammond Way
BA14 8RR Trowbridge

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract
Value: 4 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 2
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
GO Reference: GO-2011106-PRO-2686733.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: