Sealed Tenders are hereby invited from the manufacturers, suppliers or their accredited agents for the following:

“TENDER FOR SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF TWO COMPUTER TO PLATE MACHINES WITH ON-LINE PROCESSORS”

1. Tender documents comprising terms and conditions, specifications and Bid Forms are available for prospective Tenderers at the Office of the Manager / Imports at THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON LTD., Lake House, No.35, D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo 10.
2. Documents will be issued up to 11th August, 2005 during 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on weekdays and could be purchased on payment of non-refundable fee of Rs. 5000/=. It is also available at Website www.dailynews.lk  and www.sundayobserver.lk
3. A Bid Bond for Rs. 100,000/= valid for 2 months in the form of a Bank Guarantee issued by a reputed Bank in Sri Lanka should be submitted along with the Tender.
4. Successful Tenderers will be required to forward performance Bond equivalent to 5% of the total value of the supply / contract for the period of 4 months or until completion of the contract whichever occurred first.
  5. Separate documents should be used for each offer.
  6. Tenders will be closed at 2.30 p.m. on 12th August, 2005 and will be opened in the presence of Tenderers immediately on the same day.
  7. Sealed Tenders along with the Bid Bonds should be sent under Registered Cover addressed to the"MANAGER / IMPORTS, THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON LTD, LAKE HOUSE, NO.35, D.R. WIJEWARDENE MAWATHA, COLOMBO 10" to reach before the closing time marked "TENDER FOR SUPPLY OF COMPUTER TO PLATE MACHINES" on the top left corner of the envelope.
  8. Offers not in conformity with our requirements will be rejected.
  9. The ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON LTD. reserves the right to accept or reject any or all offers without assigning any reason whatsoever.
10. All technical clarifications, and any other details could be obtained on prior appointment with Head of Division / Pre Press on Telephone No. 0094-11-2429506 or Manager / Imports on Telephone No. 0094-11-2429451.

Manager / Imports,
THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON LTD.,
Lake House,
No. 35, D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha,
Colombo 10, SRI LANKA.

Email: [email protected]


ANNEXURE I

SUPPLY, INSTALLATION & COMMISSIONING OF TWO (02) COMPUTER TO PLATE MACHINES WITH ON-LINE PROCESSORS 

1.            Tenders are hereby invited from manufacturers, suppliers or their accredited agents for the supply of the following: 

§         Two (02) Nos. Computer-to-Plate equipment with automatic plate loader and required software.

§         On-line Plate Processors (Specify make and model if OEM supplied)

§         Recommended spare parts for a period of one year (for Plate Setters and Processors)

§         Supply of machinery, installation and commissioning. 

2.            Operating and Maintenance manuals complete with schematics and circuit diagrams should be furnished in English Language. Other necessary Technical details also should be provided with the offer. 

3.            Brand name, Model, Country of Origin etc. should be clearly indicated in the offer. Suppliers are not allowed to change or offer any substitute or different brand subsequently for whatever the circumstances. 

4.            Training: - Cost of training as indicated below should be shown separately in the Bid Form or it can be included under the Installation Cost.

Class Room training to be provided for the following:

§         Two on work-flow and software handling of the equipment.

§         Two on Hardware (Maintenance of the equipment)           (One pair to be trained before installation and the other pair after installation) 

5.            Warranty, terms and conditions of the equipment should be clearly specified. 

6.            Offers may be forwarded for both import and supply or locally ex-stock supply basis. Offers for imports to be forwarded with C&F basis by Ocean Freight indicating Cost, Freight and Training Charges separately. Ex-stock offers should be forwarded in the same manner. 

7.            Bid documents and details are available at the Office of the Manager/Imports at THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON  LTD. No.35, D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10 during 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on weekdays till 11th August, 2005 on payment of non-refundable fee of Rs. 5000/= in cash. 

8.            Documents are also available at Web-site www.dailynews.lk and www.sundayobserver.lk. Tenders can be forwarded on down loaded document along with the Demand Draft drawn in favour of THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON LTD. for Rs. 5000/= or US $ 55/-. 

9.            Tender will be closed at 2.30 p.m. on 12th August, 2005 and will be opened in the presence of Tenderers immediately on the same day. 

10.        Bid Bond for Rs. 100,000/= or US $ 1,200/- issued by a reputed Bank in Sri Lanka in the form of a Bank Guarantee valid for two months to be submitted with each offer. 

11.        Payment will be made by irrevocable Letter of Credit at sight subject to the following terms. 

(a) Advance of 10% of total contract value may be released on acceptable Bank Guarantee issued by the reputed Bank in Sri Lanka. 

(b) 80% of total contract value will be paid after receipt of the total goods to the site at ANCL. 

(c)     10% of the balance payment will be released after completion of the installation

and commissioning of the Machines to the satisfaction of officers concerned and  issue of certificate of acceptance jointly signed by authorised Officers from ANCL and supplier/Agent. 

12.        Prospective supplier will be required to submit performance Bond for the value equivalent to 5% of the total contract. 

13.        Total contract to be completed within the stipulated period and no extension will be granted for unless a very specific valid reason. 

14.        THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON LTD. is not responsible for any damage or loss occurred in transit or up to completion of supply and installation of the machinery at ANCL site. 

15.        However, THE ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF CEYLON LTD, has a right to accept or reject the total Tender or part there-off without assigning any reason what-so-ever.
 

ANNEXURE II

SUPPLY, INSTALLATION & COMMISSIONING OF TWO(02) COMPUTER TO PLATE MACHINES WITH ON-LINE PROCESSORS 

REQUIREMENT SPECIFICATIONS: 

1.      Sizes of plates used:

                                                   i.      589 x 915 x 0.30 mm

                                                 ii.      586 x 889 x 0.30 mm 

2.      Ability to handle two plate sizes simultaneously under software control. 

3.      Output speed required at peak times: 50 plates / hour (per machine) 

4.      Run length requirement of plates used: Up to 200,000 impressions/plate 

5.      Screen Ruling: 85 – 120 lpi 

6.      Screening technology: AM and FM Screening 

7.      Page pairing of double broadsheet pages. 

8.      Print control software to run on PC/Windows platform.. 

9.      Print console software should interface to the present workflow system given on this document. 

10.  RIP’s (HQ Script Works Version 4.5 Revision 1e) to be upgraded to support PDF, PDF/X and other industry standard formats.

The following information should also be provided with proposals: 

§         Type of Plates used on the CTP machine. 

§         Availability of different plate types and suppliers in the market who supplies plate for the proposed CTP machines. 

§         Back-up services available locally and internationally. 

§         Recommended compressed air supply and quality of air. 

§         Recommended working environment. 

§         Installation list of newspapers (preferably in the region) and their contact details. 

The present workflow for imaging of film includes the following: 

§         Colour Central OPI running on Windows NT platform

§         04 Nos. Harlequin GRAFIX RIPs (Version 4.51e) – HQ Script Works Version 4.5 Revision 1e

§         02 Nos. AII 3850 Image Setters.

§         QuarkXPress Page Make-up on Windows. 


OFFER SHEET

Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Two(02) Computer To Plate machines with On-Line Processors.

 1. Name of Supplier/ : .....................................................................  
    Manufacturer        ......................................................................

(a) Address :            .....................................................................
                              .....................................................................
                              .....................................................................
                              .....................................................................

(b) Telephone No :      .....................................................................

(c) Fax :                   .....................................................................

(d) E-mail / Web-site : .....................................................................

 2. Name of Agent in : .....................................................................
    Sri Lanka              .....................................................................

(a) Address :    ........................................................................
                      ........................................................................
                      ........................................................................
                      ........................................................................

(b) Telephone : ........................................................................

(c) Fax :          ........................................................................

(d) E-mail :       ........................................................................

 3. Brand & Model : .....................................................................
                          .....................................................................
                          .....................................................................
                          .....................................................................

 4.
Country of Origin : ..................................................................

 5.       i. Total cost in Foreign Currency : .........................................
            Freight : .......................................................................
            C&F : ...........................................................................

ii.  Total Cost in Rs.
    (For Ex-Stock)  ..............................................................   

iii. Total cost for Recommended
     Spares : ......................................................................
     Freight : ......................................................................
     C & F : ........................................................................

IV.  Total cost in
      (For Ex-Stock): .............................................................

 6. Cost for Training : ...................................................................
                             ...................................................................

 7. Installation Charges : ...............................................................
                                 ...............................................................

 8. Any other expenses : ...............................................................
                                 ...............................................................

 9. Bid Bond No. & Date:..............................................................
                                  ..............................................................

10. Remarks :  .............................................................................
                   .............................................................................
                   .............................................................................

We do hereby agree to accept all terms and conditions stipulated in the Annexure I and II and to undertake all matters what-so-ever arise on the subject Tender.

 


AUTHORISED SIGNATURE              
               
WITH RUBBER STAMP OF THE COMPANY



* (Annexure may be used if provided space are not sufficient).

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