The Information Office for Fruit and Vegetables (OFG) would like tenders for a framework agreement for fridges. The contract is for a framework agreement for the procurement of fridges for primary and secondary schools in Norway. Tenderers always have a store of fridges in a central place in South Eastern Norway.
All Norwegian primary and secondary schools currently have an offer to participate in the subscription scheme School Fruit. The aim of the subscription scheme School Fruit is to stimulate increased intake of fruit and vegetables amongst primary and secondary school pupils, in accordance with the Directorate of Health's dietary advice. Based on previous years, the need is approx. 80 fridges per annum, but it is the schools'need that will determine whether the number is higher or lower than this.
This contract is based on there being a subscription scheme for all or some of the primary and secondary schools in Norway. The scheme can either be paid for by parents or guardians, or by the municipalities/schools procuring fruit from their own budget. The government currently subsidises each piece of fruit with NOK 1.50.
If the government will give free fruit to some primary and secondary schools in the contract period (e.g. secondary schools), this contract will continue to apply, but OFG will then not be able to guarantee that the schools/municipalities choose to procure fridges for the schools with a free government fruit scheme based on this contract. The terms in this contract will then be OFG's offer to the municipalities/schools with a free government fruit scheme.
If the government will give free fruit to all primary and secondary schools in the contract period, and the current subscription scheme ceases to exist, this contract will lapse by the contracting authority giving 3 months notice.