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The European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) is a standard form for use by all EU member states, which replaces pre-qualification questionnaires, and should make the process of bidding for a public contract easier. Its purpose is to remove some of the barriers to participation in public procurement, especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's). Download the ESPD document for this procurement exercise below.

This download of the ESPD is provided for information only. Bidders should not use this document to create an ESPD response. In order to respond to the ESPD you must first express interest in this opportunity. Further information is available in the Supplier Guide.

Authority Details

Official Name: University of South Wales

Country: United Kingdom (GB)

Notice Details

Procurement Procedure

Title: Integrated Marketing Campaigns - Digital

Short Decription: The University of South Wales (USW) wishes to work in partnership with a digital marketing agency to: i. Develop a digital strategy and respond to tactical briefs for the recruitment of undergraduate and postgraduate students ii. In addition, to positively present the brand across all stakeholder groups ie, prospective students/ enquirers, current students, alumni, businesses, research community etc. iii. To work cooperatively with any other appointed non-digital agency supporting the USW across branding and campaign activity

File Reference Number: Tender No 1609

Criteria

Procedure - Information about Lots

[C63] Requirements on lots
Please provide further information about the lots on this contract.

Procedure - CPV Codes

[C64] Procurement Procedure CPV
Procurement Procedure CPV

Selected CPVs: - 79340000, 79342000, 79342100, 79413000

Bidder Information - Bidder Information

[2A1] SME

Are you a Small, Medium or Micro Enterprise (SME)?

[2A4] Subcontracting
Are you or, if applicable, the group of economic operators proposing to use sub-contractors?

[2A5] Enrolment in a relevant professional register
If applicable, is your organisation registered with the appropriate professional or trade register(s) in the member state where it is established?

Exclusion - Grounds for Mandatory Exclusion

[3A1a] The Common Law Offence of Conspiracy

Has the bidder been found to be guilty of a participation offence as defined by section 45 of the Serious Crime Act 2015
Conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977 or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983, where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA on the fight against organised crime?

 

[3A1b] Corruption

Has the bidder been found guilty of Corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906; The common law offence of bribery; Bribery within the meaning of sections 1, 2 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010, or section 113 of the Representation of the People Act 1983?

[3A1c] Fraud

Has the bidder been found guilty of any of the following offences, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities:

- the common law offence of cheating the Revenue;

- the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud; 

- fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968, the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, the Theft Act 1978 or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978;

- fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985, article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;

- fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994;

- an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993;

- destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968 or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969;

- fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006;

- the possession of articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 6 of the Fraud Act 2006, or the making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of that Act;

[3A1d] Terrorist offences or offences linked to terrorist activities

Has the bidder been found guilty of any offence:

- listed in section 41 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008;

- listed in schedule 2 to that Act where the court has determined that there is a terrorist connection;

- under sections 44 to 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 which relates to an offence covered by the previous two points?

[3A1e] Money laundering or terrorist financing

Has the bidder been found guilty of money laundering within the meaning of sections 340(11) and 415 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;

An offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 or article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

[3A1f] Child labour and other forms of trafficking in human beings

Has the bidder been found guilty of:

-     an offence under section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc.) Act 2004;

 -    an offence under section 59A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003

 -    an offence under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009;

 -    an offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994

-    an offence under section 2 or section 4 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

[3A2a] Payment of taxes
Regulation 57(3) - Has it been established, for your organisation by a judicial or administrative decision having final and binding effect in accordance with the legal provisions of any part of the United Kingdom or the legal provisions of the country in which the organisation is established (if outside the UK), that the organisation is in breach of obligations related to the payment of tax?

[3A2b] Payment of social security
Regulation 57(3) - Has it been established, for your organisation by a judicial or administrative decision having final and binding effect in accordance with the legal provisions of any part of the United Kingdom or the legal provisions of the country in which the organisation is established (if outside the UK), that the organisation is in breach of obligations related to the payment of social security contributions?

Exclusion - Grounds for Discretionary Exclusion

[3B1] Breaching of obligations in the fields of environmental law
Has the bidder, to its knowledge, breached its obligations in the fields of environmental law?

[3B2] Breaching of obligations in the fields of social law
Has the bidder, to its knowledge, breached its obligations in the fields of social law?

[3B3] Breaching of obligations in the fields of labour law
Has the bidder, to its knowledge, breached its obligations in the fields of labour law?

[3B4a] Bankruptcy
Is the bidder bankrupt?

[3B4b] Insolvency
Is the bidder the subject of insolvency or winding-up proceedings?

[3B4c] Assets being administered by liquidator
Is the bidder in a situation that its assets are being administered by a liquidator or by the court?

[3B4d] Arrangement with creditors
Is the bidder in an arrangement with creditors?

[3B4e] Business activities are suspended
Is the bidder in a situation that its business activities are suspended?

[3B4f] Analogous situation like bankruptcy under national law
Is the bidder in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations?

[3B5] Guilty of grave professional misconduct
Is the bidder guilty of grave professional misconduct?

[3B6] Agreements with other economic operators aimed at distorting competition
Has the bidder entered into agreements with other economic operators aimed at distorting competition?

[3B7] Conflict of interest due to its participation in the procurement procedure
Is the bidder aware of any conflict of interest within the meaning of regulation 24 due to the participation in the procurement procedure?

[3B8] Direct or indirect involvement in the preparation of this procurement procedure
Has the bidder or an undertaking related to it advised the organisation or contracting entity or otherwise been involved in the preparation of the procurement procedure?

[3B9] Early termination
Has the bidder shown significant or persistent deficiencies in the performance of a substantive requirement under a prior public contract, a prior contract with a contracting entity, or a prior concession contract, which led to early termination of that prior contract, damages or other comparable sanctions?

[3B10] Blacklisting
Have you, or has your organisation, been found to have employed the practice of 'blacklisting' in the last three years?

[3B11] Misrepresentation

Please answer the following statements:

1) The organisation is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required for the verification of the absence of grounds for exclusion or the fulfilment of the selection criteria.

2) The organisation has withheld such information.

3) The organisation is not able to submit supporting documents required under regulation 59 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

4) The organisation has influenced the decision-making process of the contracting authority to obtain confidential information that may confer upon the organisation undue advantages in the procurement procedure, or to negligently provided misleading information that may have a material influence on decisions concerning exclusion, selection or award.

Selection - Economic and Financial Standing

[4A1] Audited Accounts
Are you able to provide a copy of your audited accounts for the last two years, if requested?

[4A1] Audited Accounts
Are you able to provide a copy of your audited accounts for the last two years, if requested?

[4A2] Minimum level of economic and financial standing
Where we have specified a minimum level of economic and financial standing and/ or a minimum financial threshold within the evaluation criteria for this procurement, please self-certify by answering Yes or No that you meet the requirements set out.

[4A3] Parent Accounts
If you have indicated in the Selection Questionnaire question [2A3] that you are part of a wider group, please provide further details

Selection - Technical and Professional Ability

[4B1] Relevant Examples

Please provide details of up to three contracts, in any combination from either the public or private sector; voluntary, charity or social enterprise (VCSE) that are relevant to our requirement. VCSEs may include samples of grant-funded work. Contracts for supplies or services should have been performed during the past three years. Works contracts may be from the past five years.

The named contact provided should be able to provide written evidence to confirm the accuracy of the information provided below. Consortia bids should provide relevant examples of where the consortium has delivered similar requirements.

If this is not possible (e.g. the consortium is newly formed or a Special Purpose Vehicle is to be created for this contract) then three separate examples should be provided between the principal member(s) of the proposed consortium or Special Purpose Vehicle (three examples are not required from each member).

Where the Supplier is a Special Purpose Vehicle, or a managing agent not intending to be the main provider of the supplies or services, the information requested should be provided in respect of the main intended provider(s) or sub-contractor(s) who will deliver the contract.

If you cannot provide examples see question[4B3]

[4B2] Subcontracting proportion
Where you intend to sub-contract a proportion of the contract, please demonstrate how you have previously maintained healthy supply chains with your sub-contractor(s)
Evidence should include, but is not limited to, details of your supply chain management tracking systems to ensure performance of the contract and including prompt payment or membership of the UK Prompt Payment Code (or equivalent schemes in other countries)

[4B2] Subcontracting proportion
Where you intend to sub-contract a proportion of the contract, please demonstrate how you have previously maintained healthy supply chains with your sub-contractor(s)
Evidence should include, but is not limited to, details of your supply chain management tracking systems to ensure performance of the contract and including prompt payment or membership of the UK Prompt Payment Code (or equivalent schemes in other countries)

[4B3] Justification for no relevant examples
If you cannot provide at least one example for questions [4B1], in no more than 500 words please provide an explanation for this. e.g. Your organisation is a new Start-up or you have provided services in the past but not under a contract.

[4B3] Justification for no relevant examples
If you cannot provide at least one example for questions [4B1], in no more than 500 words please provide an explanation for this. e.g. Your organisation is a new Start-up or you have provided services in the past but not under a contract.

Selection - Modern Slavery Act 2015

[4C1] Modern Slavery Act
Are you a relevant commercial organisation as defined by section 54 ("Transparency in supply chains etc.") of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 ("the Act")?

Selection - Insurance

[4D2] Insurance - Public Liability
Please self-certify whether you already have, or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of Public Liability Insurance cover indicated below:

Minimum Amount (£)
2000000
2000000

[4D3] Insurance - Professional Indemnity
Please self-certify whether you already have, or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of Professional Indemnity Insurance cover indicated below:

Minimum Amount (£)
2000000

[4D3] Insurance - Professional Indemnity
Please self-certify whether you already have, or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of Professional Indemnity Insurance cover indicated below:

Minimum Amount (£)
2000000

Selection - Steel

[4F6] Supply Chain - Breaches of Health and Safety legislation
Please provide all the relevant details of previous breaches of health and safety legislation in the last 5 years, applicable to the country in which you operate, on comparable projects, for both: (i) Your company (ii) All your supply chain members involved in the production or supply of steel

[4F6] Supply Chain - Breaches of Health and Safety legislation
Please provide all the relevant details of previous breaches of health and safety legislation in the last 5 years, applicable to the country in which you operate, on comparable projects, for both: (i) Your company (ii) All your supply chain members involved in the production or supply of steel

Selection - Suppliers' Past Performance

[4G1] List of relevant principal contracts
Can you supply a list of your relevant principal contracts for goods and/or services provided in the last three years?

[4G1] List of relevant principal contracts
Can you supply a list of your relevant principal contracts for goods and/or services provided in the last three years?