Please read the attached customer guidance within the document section and review the call off terms and conditions for the framework.
Before selecting your supplier, you can undertake fair and transparent pre-market engagement activity with the framework suppliers through the CCS eSourcing suite:
Lot 1 Direct Award
You may place direct orders providing you establish a clear statement of requirement for the services required and apply the direct award criteria. Request a direct award pack by email from our information team.
Lots 1 & 2 Further competition
You will be required to manage the process in accordance with your own requirements and processes. Information about running a further competition through our eSourcing suite can be found in the customer guidance attached.
In summary, your further competition should:
- specify a fixed time limit for submission of proposals, taking into account factors such as the complexity of the services, the requirement and the time needed to compile and submit a proposal
- seek proposals for fulfilling the requirement, including agreement to any special terms proposed by you
- contain a copy of the order form, completed as if it were the actual order you would place
You should then evaluate the proposals received and notify all invited service providers of the outcome. Place the resulting order with the service provider who has submitted the most economically advantageous tender.
The high-level evaluation criteria must match those used when tendering for the framework and be grouped under the following headings:
- quality: 30% – 70%
- price: 30% – 70%
The total score must come to 100%. Sub-criteria can then be placed under these two headings, specific to your requirements.