Dienstleistungen - 146863-2020

26/03/2020    S61    Services - Contract award notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Education and training services

2020/S 061-146863

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract award notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Communities
Postal address: Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT2 7EG
Country: United Kingdom
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.2)Information about joint procurement
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

DfC — Young Leaders Training and Ambassadors Programme

Reference number: 2588922
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Communities welcomes tender submissions from a suitably experienced organisation, or consortium to deliver the together building a united community young leaders training and ambassadors programme.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 592 260.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80520000 Training facilities
80521000 Training programme services
80522000 Training seminars
80530000 Vocational training services
80500000 Training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department for Communities welcomes tender submissions from a suitably experienced organisation, or consortium to deliver the together building a united community young leaders training and ambassadors programme.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Form of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 248-616184
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1


A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 7
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 7
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 7
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Co-Operation Ireland
Postal address: Unit 5N, Weavers Court
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT12 5GH
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

The contractor is an SME
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 592 260.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

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)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The UK does not have any special review body with responsibility for appeal/mediationprocedures 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
Town: UK
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD complied with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and incorporated a standstill period of 10 calendar days at the point information on the award of contract was communicated to tenderers. That notification provided full information on the award decision. This provided time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract was entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: