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Ireland-Dublin: Repair and maintenance services
Qualification system – utilities
This notice is a call for competition
Section I: Contracting entity
Section II: Object
Supply-Line Qualification System: Services — 2018
Supply-Line is a qualification system operated by Achilles Procurement Services Limited and used by ESB and its subsidiaries and joint venture partnerships as a source for tenderer selection for contracts or frameworks valued above the EU thresholds — EUR 443 000 for supplies and services; EUR 1 000 000 for social and other specific services; EUR 55 480 000 for works contracts and works and services concessions. From time to time it is also used as a source for tenderer selection for contracts valued below the EU thresholds. At their discretion, ESB may publish additional calls for competition for any or all of the procurement categories listed in the briefing document available from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT 129087. They may apply additional rules and criteria in relation to specific procurements, including site visits. They may opt, where deemed necessary, not to use Supply-Line and to publish a separate call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union, to publish a separate notice in the national press or on www.etenders.gov.ie
Please note that separate notices have been published relating to general supplies and works contracts.
The Supply-Line system is of indefinite duration. Membership of the system is confirmed and published annually on behalf of the contracting entities. Vendors may join at any time, are required to update their information regularly to ensure all company information is current. They must update their information and renew their registration at least once a year to maintain their qualified status.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Registration on Supply-Line constitutes the basis for tender list preparation in the service categories identified in the Supply-Line coding. Registration maybe achieved in the following way: Joining the system under the appropriate level and using the appropriate codes. Economic operators registering on Supply-Line will be subject to an annual contribution payable in advance. Completion of the Supply-Line qualification questionnaire online via www.achilles.com including a formal declaration of the applicants bona fides. Suppliers should note that consideration for tender lists may be subject to the subscribers issuing second-stage questions about specific contracts through the e-Qual tool within Supply-Line. To this end, suppliers are reminded to carefully monitor email alerts from both Supply-Line and/or the purchasing organisations.
ESB primarily uses Supply Level 3, therefore suppliers are required to register at this level in order to be considered for ESB’s above EU threshold contracts.
As detailed at tender stage.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Please note that contracts and/or frameworks awarded under this qualification system may be tendered using either the negotiated or competitive dialogue procedures. Supply-Line offers financial savings for both the Purchasing Organisations and suppliers whilst ensuring that applications for market entry continue to be dealt with fairly and objectively by the Purchasing Organisations, thus minimising the workload for both groups. Contact Achilles for information on the other subscribers using the Supply-Line platform.