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United Kingdom-Belfast: Non-hazardous refuse and waste treatment and disposal services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
CFT 438385 — Framework for Disposal Services for IT Equipment, Electronic and Electrical Equipment.
The Department of Finance wishes to establish a framework for Disposal Services for IT equipment, electronic and electrical equipment for use by the Northern Ireland Public Sector. Unauthorised disclosure of information / sensitive data is a major risk mainly due to the increasing dependence on electronic storage systems and the use of disposable media. NICS Departments and Bodies have therefore developed asset disposal strategies that can require data to be deleted from media and equipment sometimes prior to its permanent removal from site for disposal and/or recycling or for assured data destruction take place. The framework therefore seeks to appoint contractors to — securely and irreversibly delete data from a range of media either on the customer's premises / or off-site; and — securely and legally dispose of redundant information and communications technology equipment and media.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Department of Finance Clare House, 303 Airport Road West, Belfast, BT3 9ED.
Only CPD Procurement Staff with access to the project on eTendersNI.
Section VI: Complementary information
The successful contractor's performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of 12 months from the date of issue of the certificate. The Authority expressly reserves the rights: (I) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; (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 Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates. The Department of Finance wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for Disposal Services for IT equipment, electronic and electrical equipment for use by the Northern Ireland Public Sector including Northern Ireland Civil Service Departments, Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies. A full list of the participating bodies is held within the tender documents.
CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.