Services - 93833-2021

23/02/2021    S37

United Kingdom-Belfast: Training services

2021/S 037-093833

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Invest NI
Postal address: Bedford Street
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: BT2 7ES
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: SSDAdmin.CPDfinance-ni.gov.uk
E-mail: SSDAdmin.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Invest NI — LED Business Growth Programme

Reference number: ID 3217925
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80500000 Training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Invest NI — LED business growth programme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 057.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80000000 Education and training services
80510000 Specialist training services
80521000 Training programme services
80530000 Vocational training services
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
79411100 Business development consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN NORTHERN IRELAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Invest NI 3 LED business growth programme.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Qualitative criteria / Weighting: 80
Cost criterion - Name: Quantitative criteria / Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 500 057.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 years with options to extend for 1 further period of 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend for 1 further period of 12 months.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

INVEST NI — Antrim and Newtownabbey Led business growth programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 23/03/2021
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Faroese
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 21/06/2021
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 23/03/2021
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Every 3 to 4 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The successful contractor’s performance on this contract will be managed as per the specification and regularly monitored (see Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 — Contract Management — procedures and principles). 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 notice of unsatisfactory performance and this contract may be terminated. A central register of such notices for supplies and services contracts will be maintained and published on the CPD website. Any contractor in receipt of a notice of unsatisfactory performance will be required to declare this in future tender submissions for a period of 3 years from the date of issue of the notice. It may also 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 VI.4).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
Town: Belfast
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: The UK does not have any special review body with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures in public procurement competitions. Instead; any challenges are dealt with by the High Court, Commercial Division, to which proceedings may be issued regarding alleged breaches of the PCR 2015 amended
Town: Belfast
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/02/2021