United Kingdom-Belfast: Landscape architectural services
Section I: Contracting authority
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Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/contact
Section II: Object
DfC — Department for Communities Public Realm/Environmental Improvement Schemes ICT Framework Agreement 2017-2021.
The Framework is for the provision of construction related Professional Services by Integrated Consultant Teams associated with Urban Public Realm/Environmental Improvement Schemes. Time Charge and Package Orders will be allocated by call-off and secondary competition and the Employer will appoint the Lead Consultants ICT and CTM's using an NEC3 PSC. The ICT's will be required to fully design the schemes and take them through the various stages of consultation with Statutory Bodies and local communities, obtain planning approval and procure and manage Works Contracts. The schemes shall generally comprise a combination of landscape and civil engineering elements which may include road and footpath re-surfacing, tree and shrub planting, drainage, walls and railings, lighting, and the incorporation of street furniture. Further locations may be identified for development, however it is anticipated that the majority of schemes will mainly be implemented in the Greater Belfast area.
This Framework Agreement will be awarded for a period of 4 years with the option to terminate at the end of Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 or at any other time as may be deemed necessary by the Contracting Authority.
As specified in the pre-qualification documentation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
List and brief description of conditions: As specified in the MOI Part B of the pre-qualification documents.
The economic operators' performance on this framework agreement will be regularly monitored. If an economic operator fails to reach satisfactory levels of performance the economic operator may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance.. . The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the economic operator being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Contracting Authorities on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate. A list of these bodies can be viewed at: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
CPD is assisting the CA Department for Communities in conducting the procurement process for this framework requirement, but for the avoidance of doubt, all contracts will be entered into by the Department for Communities and the successful tenderers. CPD is acting as a central purchasing body. The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the rights: i. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any stage;. ii. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;. iii. to award a contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the services covered by this notice; and. iv. to award contract(s) in stages and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly at risk of the company participating in this procurement process. This framework will be used to progress the Government's wider social, economic and environmental objectives.
This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering, loss, or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with Regulation 91 to start proceedings in the High Court. A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days, beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen. (A court may extend the time limit to 3 months, where the court considers that there is a good reason for doing so.)