Document number - E190567-2008
     Number of Official Journal 142/2008
     Document received - 20080723
     Document dispatched - 20080723
     Deletion date (Date of tender) - 20080826 12 00
     Heading - 2120
     Type of document - 3 - Contract notice
     Nature of contract - 2 - Supply contract
     Type of procedure - 2 - Restricted procedure
     Regulation of procurement - 4 - European Communities
     Type of awarding authority - 6 - Body governed by public law
     Type of bid required - 3 - Global or partial tender
     Awarding criteria - 2 - The most economic tender
     Product code(s) - 25253100
     Product name(s) - Agency fuel cards
     Original language(s) - EN
     Name of awarding authority - NORTH WALES BUSINESS SUPPORT PARTNERSHIP
     Town of awarding authority - ST ASAPH
     CONTRACT NOTICE
     Supplies
     SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY
     I.1) NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S): North Wales Business Support Partnership, Procure to Pay Department, North Wales Business Support Partnership, Alder House, Alder Court, St Asaph Business Park, Denbighshire, Attn: Ms Jackie Palmer, UK-St Asaph LL17 0JJ. Tel. 017 45 44 84 91. E-mail: jackie.palmer@nwbsp.wales.nhs.uk. Fax 017 45 58 41 26.
     Further information can be obtained at: As in above-mentioned contact point(s).
     Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at: As in above-mentioned contact point(s).
     Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As in above-mentioned contact point(s).
     I.2) TYPE OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND MAIN ACTIVITY OR ACTIVITIES: Body governed by public law.
     The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no.
     SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT
     II.1) DESCRIPTION
     II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Fuel Cards.
     II.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Supplies.
     Purchase.
     NUTS code: UKL.
     II.1.3) The notice involves: A public contract.
     II.1.4) Information on framework agreement: Duration of the framework agreement: Duration in year(s): 1
     Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement:
     Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 100 000 GBP.
     II.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase(s): Provision to provide Fuel cards to the Welsh Ambulance service Throughout all of Wales. The Trust is divided into 3 regions: North Wales, Central & West Wales & South East Wales. Suppliers who cannot offer National coverage may offer coverage for one or more region. You are invited to indicate the number of filling stations at which your card is accepted in the attached PQQ (see below for instructions on how to access). The duration of the contract will be for a 12 month period. Any contract resulting from this tender may be used by any North Wales NHS Trust.
     II.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV): 25253100.
     II.1.7) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): No.
     II.1.8) Division into lots: Yes.
     Tenders should be submitted for: one or more lots.
     II.1.9) Variants will be accepted: Yes.
     II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
     II.2.1) Total quantity or scope: Lot 1: Fuel card for North Wales Region.
     Lot 2: Fuel card for Central Wales & West Wales Region.
     Lot 3: Fuel card for South East Wales Region.
     Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 100 000 GBP.
     II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME-LIMIT FOR COMPLETION: Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract).
     SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
     III.2) CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
     III.2.1) Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
     (b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
     (c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
     (d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
     (e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
     (f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
     (g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;
     III.2.2) Economic and financial capacity: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: (a) bank statement and/or evidence of professional risk indemnity insurance;
     (b) balance sheets or extracts of balance sheets;
     (c) statement of turnover for a maximum of the last three years.
     III.2.3) Technical capacity: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: (a) a list of works carried out over the last 5 years with certificates of satisfaction;
     (b) a list of principal deliveries effected or services provided in the last 3 years and evidence of delivery;
     (c) an indication of technicians or technical bodies involved;
     (d) a description of technical facilities and measures used to ensure quality;
     (e) educational and professional qualifications of the supplier and staff responsible for performing the contract;
     (f) where appropriate, an indication of the environmental management measures that would be applied when performing the contract;
     (g) a statement of average annual manpower and number of staff in the last 3 years;
     (h) a statement of tools, plant and equipment available to the supplier;
     (i) details of any intended sub-contracting arrangements;
     (j) where appropriate, samples, descriptions and photographs of products and quality assurance certificates.
     III.2.4) Reserved contracts: No.
     III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
     III.3.1) Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: No.
     SECTION IV: PROCEDURE
     IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE
     IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Restricted.
     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) An electronic auction will be used: No.
     IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
     IV.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: T.0076.
     IV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No.
     IV.3.4) Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: 26.8.2008 - 12:00.
     IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English.
     IV.3.7) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender: Duration in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender).
     SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
     VI.1) THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT: No.
     VI.2) CONTRACT RELATED TO A PROJECT AND/OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS: No.
     VI.3) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender.
     1. Register your company on the xchangewales portal (this is only required once)
     - Browse to the eSourcing Portal: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.com.
     - Click the Click here to register link.
     - Accept the terms and conditions and click continue.
     - Enter your correct business and user details.
     - Note the username you chose and click Save when complete.
     - You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
     2. Express an Interest in the tender
     - Login to the portal with the username/password.
     - Click the Open Access PQQs link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires open to any registered supplier).
     - Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content.
     - Click the Express Interest button in the Actions box on the left-hand side of the page.
     - This will move the PQQ into your My PQQs page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
     - Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the Settings and Buyer Attachments in the Actions box.
     3. Responding to the tender
     - You can now choose to Reply or Reject (please give a reason if rejecting).
     - You can now use the Messages function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
     - Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ.
     - There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
     If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon Fri (8am 6pm) on:
     - E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk.
     - Phone: 0800 011 2470 / Fax: 020 7080 0480.
     Buy4Wales Reference Number: 13663.
     VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE: 23.7.2008.


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