United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Section II: Object
DfE — Provision of the Renewable Heat Initiative Non-Domestic Inspections Programme – Phase 2
This framework agreement will be used to conduct a programme of onsite technical inspections over a 12 month period on up to 250 sites in the Scheme. The site inspections will assess and report on each installation’s compliance with the Regulations and Scheme Guidance since the commissioning date. The evidence gathered by the Contractor during the inspection, where applicable, will be used to support the Department in any future compliance activity.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
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.
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.