United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/home.do
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/contact
Section II: Object
DoF — Government Office Estate Rationalisation Consultancy Team Framework.
The Economic Operator is to provide Integrated Consultancy Team (ICT) Services, including but not limited to project management, design, design development, cost management and contract administration for the Reform of Property Management of construction projects. The ICT Services will be required for both New Build and Refurbishment Office Accommodation Projects with values normally in excess of 15 000 000 GBP; albeit there will be no lower or upper limits on the value of Works projects for which Service may be required from this Framework Agreement. All projects envisaged to be delivered under this Framework will be subject to funding considerations and the Contracting Authority is not obliged to commit to any number of construction works projects. Under this procurement the Economic Operator will be required to support The Department of Finance's wider social and economic objectives. Please see the procurement documents available at eTendersNI.gov.uk for further information.
The 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 time as may be deemed necessary by the Authority.
As specified in the Pre Qualification Documentation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As stated in the Procurement Documents.
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
The Authority expressly reserves the rights:. . (I). not to award any Framework Agreement 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). not to award any contract under the Framework Agreement. . and in no circumstances will the 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 Economic Operator participating in this procurement process.. . This Framework Agreement is being let by Central Procurement Directorate on behalf of any public sector organisations requiring services in Northern Ireland including:- Government Departments; Agencies; Non-departmental Public Bodies; Local Authorities; or other Contracting Authority (including subsidised bodies or other grant recipients). A list of potential organisations is included in the ITT documents and can be found here: . . https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks . . This project 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).