Supplies - 161546-2021

31/03/2021    S63

United Kingdom-Belfast: Curtains, drapes, valances and textile blinds

2021/S 063-161546

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department of Finance
Postal address: 303 Airport Road West
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT3 9ED
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: collaboration.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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs NI
Postal address: Dundonald House
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT4 3SB
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department of Finance
Postal address: Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT3 9ED
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Communities NI
Postal address: Lighthouse Building, 1 Cromac Place
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT7 2JB
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Infrastructure NI
Postal address: Clarence Court Adelaide Street
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT2 8GB
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for the Economy NI
Postal address: Netherleigh, Massey Avenue
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT4 2JP
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department of Education NI
Postal address: Rathgael House
Town: Bangor
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT19 7PR
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department of Health NI
Postal address: Castle Buildings
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT4 3SQ
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Northern Ireland Office
Postal address: Stormont House
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT4 3SH
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Executive Office
Postal address: Stormont Castle
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT4 3TT
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Postal address: 2 Adelaide Street
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT2 8BP
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ulster University
Postal address: Cromore Road
Town: Coleraine
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT52 1SA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: ssdadmin.cpd@finance-ni.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2870123456
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Utility Regulator Northern Ireland
Postal address: Queens House 14 Queen Street
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT1 6ED
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.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NI Council For Integrated Education
Postal address: 25 College Gardens
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT9 6BS
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
The contract involves 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
II.1.1)Title:

DoF — Supply Fitting and Cleaning of Curtains and Blinds to the NICS

II.1.2)Main CPV code
39515000 Curtains, drapes, valances and textile blinds
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The framework is for the supply and fitting of window blinds and curtains for office accommodation and the cleaning of existing blinds for use across the Northern Ireland Civil Service and the wider public sector. It is anticipated that the framework agreement will commence 1 May 2021 for 4 years until 30 April 2025. Following award of the framework agreement, a direct award will be made to the Most Economically Advantageous Tender in relation to PSD.

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: 597 136.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
39515400 Blinds
39515410 Interior blinds
39515430 Venetian blinds
39515440 Vertical blinds
45421143 Installation work of blinds
45421145 Installation work of roller blinds
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN Northern Ireland
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The framework is for the supply and fitting of window blinds and curtains for office accommodation and the cleaning of existing blinds for use across the Northern Ireland Civil Service and the wider public sector. It is anticipated that the framework agreement will commence 1 May 2021 for 4 years until 30 April 2025. Following award of the framework agreement, a Direct Award will be made to the Most Economically Advantageous Tender in relation to PSD.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

There is no guarantee of volumes and those given are estimates only.

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 235-581458
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
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
Title:

Contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
24/03/2021
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 1
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 3
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: APEX Blinds Ltd
Postal address: 16 Kitchen Hill
Town: Lurgan
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Postal code: BT66 6AZ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: apexblindsni@gmail.com
Internet address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 985 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 597 136.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The contractor’s performance on this contract will be managed as per specification and regularly monitored see Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 contract. 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 Construction Procurement Delivery (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 the contract may be terminated. The issue of a notice 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 reserved 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 and in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates;

(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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: This is not applicable in the UK
Town: This is not applicable in the UK
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD complied with. the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and applied a standstill period (minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract was communicated to tenderers. The 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26/03/2021