- Framework (Supply)
- 4 year
- 01 Oct 2021
- To 21 Mar 2026 (est.)
- 08 Nov 2021 10:00
- NEUPC Leeds
- North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium Manchester
- Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium Reading
- London Universities Purchasing Consortium London
- Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales Cardiff
- Apuc Sterling
- Crescent Purchasing Consortium Salford
- University Caterers Organisation Manchester
NEUPC seeks to award a framework for Sustainable Furniture Solutions, and associated services, across a range of sustainable furniture solutions as described in the Lots section of this Notice. The framework agreement will be made available for use by the listed consortia and their respective memberships, regardless of whether or not those members are defined as contracting authorities for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Membership of the consortia may be subject to change due to strategic realignment or the inclusion of new members. Members' end user locations include but are not limited to: - On campus - Halls of residence - Remote working - Remote campus - Pop-up and subsidiary locations The main scope of the framework is defined by three lots: Lot 1 - Circular Economy Considerations Lot 2 - Supply and Installation Lot 3 - Specialist
|1|| Circular Economy Considerations - Refurbishment and Repair |
The primary objective of the sub-lot is refurbishment and repair of furniture. Scope: - Project management - Site clearance - Collection and delivery services - Store surplus items for an agreed period of time for that customer to either recall to site or donate items to agreed charity. - ‘Take back’ left-over or unwanted product. - Repair, refurbish, re-purpose, re-use that product. - Listing of surplus products on the framework’s or institution’s choice of re-use marketplace. - Recycling only where all re-use options are exhausted. - Reporting, volume of product from each supply source, volume recycled, carbon savings, monetary savings, donations made etc.
|2|| Circular Economy Considerations - Sustainable Furniture Design for Projects |
This sub-lot aims to provide the most sustainable furniture solutions for customers considering new build and refurbishment projects. Likely most common will be office style projects, however no ‘style’ will be excluded from consideration, and ‘supply only’ will also be facilitated. It is a mandatory requirement that all re-use options be exhausted before newly manufactured product is included for supply. It is also mandatory that all newly manufactured product introduced to the solution be demonstrably and specifically designed for re-use, refurbishment, and recycling. Scope: - Project Design Services - Project Management - Re-deploy, repair, refurbish, re-purpose, re-use - Supply newly manufactured product that has been demonstrably and specifically designed for re-use, refurbishment, and recycling. - Delivery and Installation services - ‘Take-back’ of surplus product, for repair, refurbish, re-purpose, re-use. - Listing of surplus products on the framework’s or institution’s choice of re-use marketplace. - Recycling only where all re-use options are exhausted. - Reporting, volume of product from each supply source, volume recycled, carbon savings, monetary savings.
|3|| Circular Economy Considerations - e-Marketplace |
An established provider of a furniture re-use e-marketplace will provide a physical and virtual warehouse for products, a sales platform, and transportation logistics to optimise the framework users’ uptake of pre-used product and minimise the volume of: - used product that is deemed surplus by the sector. - newly manufactured furniture introduced by the sector The model extends some institutions’ own established re-use programmes to enable pan institution visibility and access. Unlike some existing platforms, products must be appropriately refurbished and redistributed by the provider, not simply ‘take it as we find it’. Scope: - ‘Take back’ of surplus product from institutions either directly or via framework contractor. - Grading and pricing expertise - Repair and refurbishment service - On-line (non-auction) consumer style e-marketplace - Logistics service - Installation services
|4|| Circular Economy Considerations - Furniture as a Service (FaaS) |
For a contract sum, the awarded supplier will manage and maintain some or all of an institution’s furniture assets across campus for an agreed period of time. This lot is introduced on the evidence that some institutions are already considering a leasing strategy, and in anticipation of the long-term requirement to continually evolve estates in the wake of the pandemic. Scope: - Project Design Services - Project Management - Re-deploy, repair, refurbish, re-purpose, re-use - Supply newly manufactured product that has been demonstrably and specifically designed for re-use, refurbishment, and recycling. - Delivery and Installation services - ‘Takeback’ of surplus product, for repair, refurbish, re-purpose, re-use. - Listing of surplus products on the framework’s re-use marketplace. - Recycling only where all re-use options are exhausted. - Reporting, volume of product from each supply source, volume recycled, carbon savings, monetary savings.
|5|| Supply and Installation - Office and Catering |
Scope of services: - Design - Equality Act / Ergonomic workplace assessments - Supply - Installation - Re-use and recycling – prioritise use of framework marketplace
|6|| Supply and Installation - Residential |
Scope of services - Design - Equality Act / Ergonomic workplace assessments - Supply - Installation. - Re-use and recycling – prioritise use of framework marketplace
|7|| Supply and Installation - At-Home: Office at Home |
Scope of services: The objective of this lot is to improve the pricing of contract furniture in competition with on-line domestic furniture markets by - Logistics based operation - Operation of customer specific small core product list: fixed price – delivery included - On-line marketplace/catalogue enabled. including smaller products e.g.,1200 x 600 desks, steel pedestals, etc. Also incl. height adjustable desks, footrests, etc. - Workplace assessments - Installation service where required
|8|| Beds and Mattresses |
The supply and installation of beds and mattresses, including the removal of used and surplus items
|9|| Specialist - IT/AV Integrated and/or Security Furniture |
Supply and installation of furniture demonstrably designed to integrate AV and/or IT equipment types, and/or is especially designed for secure storage
|10|| Specialist - Laboratory (practical sciences) Furniture |
Furniture supply and installation suited to laboratory environments safe surface for chemicals, temperatures, solids, liquids, gases etc. and services (power, data, gas, water etc.
|11|| Specialist - Auditoria and Arena Seating Solutions |
Furniture design, supply and installation suited to Auditoria, Theatres, Arenas and Stadia
|12|| Specialist - Modular Bathroom Pods |
Supply and installation of modular bathroom pods
|13|| Specialist - Workplace Design Consultancy Services |
Workplace Design Consultancy Services
- 39100000 - Furniture
- 50850000 - Repair and maintenance services of furniture
- 39130000 - Office furniture
- 79934000 - Furniture design services
- 66151100 - Electronic marketplace retailing services
- 39134000 - Computer furniture
- 39153000 - Conference-room furniture
- 39155000 - Library furniture
- 39156000 - Lounge and reception-area furniture
- 39140000 - Domestic furniture
- 39141000 - Kitchen furniture and equipment
- 39143000 - Bedroom, dining room and living-room furniture
- 39143100 - Bedroom furniture
- 39143120 - Bedroom furniture, other than beds and beddings
- 39143200 - Dining-room furniture
- 39143300 - Living-room furniture
- 39144000 - Bathroom furniture
- 39143112 - Mattresses
- 39143111 - Mattress supports
- 39522510 - Pneumatic mattresses
- 79932000 - Interior design services
- 44421700 - Boxes and lockers
- 44421720 - Lockers
- 33192000 - Medical furniture
- 33192300 - Medical furniture except beds and tables
- 33192340 - Operating theatre furniture except tables
- 33930000 - Autopsy furniture
- 39180000 - Laboratory furniture
- 39111200 - Theatre seats
- 39151300 - Modular furniture
- Restrictions apply to the lot award allocation.
- Bids should cover exactly one lot.
- Bids should cover a maximum number of lots.
- This is a recurring contract.
- Renewals are not available.
- Award on basis of price and quality.
NEUPC is one of six UK Higher Education purchasing consortia. NEUPC reserves the right, subject to Regulations, to change without notice the basis of, or the procedures for, the competitive sourcing process or to terminate the process at any time. Under no circumstances shall NEUPC incur any liability in respect of this ITT or any supporting documentation. Tenderers may bid for one Lot only, but may bid for any or all of the Sub-lots within that one Lot. An additional sub-lot: “1e: One Stop Shop” will be created, for all economic operators successfully awarded to all of the sub lots 1a, 1b ,1c and 1d. An additional sub-lot: “2e: One Stop Shop” will be created, for all economic operators successfully awarded to all of the sub lots 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d. Because of the envisaged supplier numbers in sub-lots 1a) to 1d) inclusive, Lot 1e can have a maximum of 2 suppliers Because of the envisaged supplier numbers in sub-lots 2a) to 2d) inclusive, Lot 1e can have a maximum of 3 suppliers The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. Not all consortia have given full commitment to each and every lot: This is summarised within the tender documents. The participating consortia use their own websites, as specified in Annex A of this Notice, to publish details of their respective memberships (the framework agreement users). Call off methods are explained in the tender documents including: direct award (cascade method), award by competitive quotation, desktop exercise, mini tender and e-auction Access for the tender documents for Lot 1 can be found at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds:-Furniture./C42XWGQ4M2 Access for the tender documents for Lot 2 can be found at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds:-Furniture./6M7NF79A4G Access for the tender documents for Lot 3 can be found at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds:-Furniture./4J87KAG727 For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at: https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds:-Furniture./C42XWGQ4M2 To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/respond/C42XWGQ4M2 GO Reference: GO-2021927-PRO-18979185
- OJEU 498543-2021