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Supply and Delivery of Alcohol and Related Products.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Argyll and Bute Council
Argyll House, Alexandra Parade
For the attention of: Elaine Appleby
PA23 8AJ Dunoon
Telephone: +44 1369708594
Fax: +44 1369708554

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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 by the contracting authority:
Supply and Delivery of Alcohol and Related Products.
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: Argyll and Bute.

NUTS code UKM6

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Argyll and Bute Council requires to tender for the supply and delivery of alcohol and related products to various Council-run Leisure venues throughout Argyll and Bute on a sale or return basis; including beer, real ale, wine, spirits, mixers/soft drinks and other related products.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

15910000, 15980000, 15950000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
Estimated total spend of 45,000.00 GBP per annum.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 45 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.3.2014 - 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: Dependent on whether the one year extension option is used; this contract will be retendered either early 2017 or early 2018.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
Submission and Questions
Your completed response should be submitted by the due date and time required:
Date: 25.3.2014
Time: 12:00
Responses should be submitted in an electronic format via the ‘post-box' on the Public Contracts Scotland website. No other method will be accepted.
In order to overcome file size difficulties it is requested that submissions are completed in ‘MSWord' or similar. Attachments to the response, if any, should be saved as a zip file to reduce file size. Please include a list of supporting documents in the comments field.
There is a maximum size limit of 10Mb for any document to be sent via the Post-box. If suppliers attempt to upload a document larger than 10 Mb it will be rejected and will not be added to the submission. The size of Post-box responses must not exceed 30Mb in total.
Further information requests and clarification questions are to be posted on the Public Contracts Scotland Website under the ‘Question and Answer' Section. Answers to questions will be circulated to all bidders.
You must not contact anyone else at the Council in relation to this procurement. A breach of this rule may lead to your exclusion from the procurement process.
It is the sole responsibility of the submitting company to deliver their response as specified.
Late responses will not be accepted. If problems occurred during the submission stage, please contact Elaine Appleby (details below) in advance of the deadline.
Elaine Appleby, Purchasing Officer

Tel: 01369 708594;

(SC Ref:293216)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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: