Dorset County Council acting as agent invites tenders on behalf of Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset District Councils Partnership for the provision of cleaning and maintenance services for public conveniences. Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset District Councils Partnership is seeking to work collaboratively with suitable and competent contractors to undertake cleaning and maintenance in public conveniences. It is important that high standards are maintained in the facilities — this area attracts many tourists. The Contract will be let as 2 individual areas as follows; these consist of the approximate number of sites (see bills of quantities):
— Weymouth and Portland — 17 sites;
— West Dorset — 27 sites.
This Framework Agreement is split into the following Lots; however Dorset County Council reserves the right to award to Lot 4 only if it proves the most economically advantageous option:
Lot 1 — Cleaning and Janitorial Supplies and Equipment — This includes products such as multi-purpose, washroom and kitchen cleaners. Infection control and hand sanitisation. Mops, sponges, scourers and buckets. Laundry and dishwashing supplies. Hand towels, tissues and toilet rolls.
Lot 2 — Care products — This includes personal care supplies, such as gloves, aprons, patient wipes, incontinence products. Body washes, foams and creams;
Lot 3 — Education Supplies — This includes a vast range of products required within an educational setting, including but not exclusive to nursery and early years, subject specific equipment and supplies, exercise books, arts & crafts, educational toys and games, furniture, teaching equipment and supplies, stationery, special needs, first aid, dining and light catering equipment & utensils;
Lot 4 — One Stop Shop (Supply of all products in Lots 1, 2 and 3.
The framework will be accessible by Dorset County Council and any successor in title of the whole organisation or part.
This framework will be made available to the following councils if so required. Dorset County Council will allow access via prior agreement to this contract by other authorities in the South West region. Please see www.swcouncils.gov.uk for further information regarding those South West authorities. Access to the framework will also be granted to any maintained school or academy in the South West of England (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development).