Public Sector Network Tender Alert


381858-2012: UK-Edinburgh: office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers, printers and furniture

The Scottish Ministers, acting through Scottish Procurement, seek to let a replacement framework agreement for the provision of Office Equipment, for each Lot detailed. There will be a maximum of 7 suppliers invited to participate in Lot 1 and a maximum of 6 invited to participate in Lot 2.
The duration of the framework agreement will be 24 months with an option to extend for up to 2 further 12 month periods. The estimated value ranges quoted throughout this notice are for the 48 month duration.
The framework agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority; Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Lot 2 of the framework agreement will also be available for use by any Scottish Third Sector Body: Charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Information about agencies of the Scottish Ministers and offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices is available at Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies are listed at
Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland, Scottish Procurement and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at.
Documents can be found at:
Please navigate to "ITTs Open to All Suppliers" and search for the following documents:
Lot 1 - Full Catalogue Office Equipment & Services: itt_1111.
Lot 2 - Print Estate Audit Services: itt_1110.
If you require any additional support in locating the documents, please contact the BravoSolution Helpdesk on Freephone +44 8003684850.
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Ref: SP-12-008,


The Scottish Ministers acting through Scottish Procurement
F Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive
For the attention of: Lee Rutherford
EH11 3XD Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1312440165
Fax: +44 1312444529
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Address of the buyer profile:
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)

Contract value: The National Framework for Office Equipment is for the provision of a range of office equipment products and services through Lot 1 and the provision of independent print estate audit and advisory services through Lot 2.Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 70 000 000 and 120 000 000 GBP

Published: 1 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 14 Feb 2013