Services - 197968-2020

28/04/2020    S83

United Kingdom-Belfast: Business and management consultancy and related services

2020/S 083-197968

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Executive Office TEO
Postal address: Stormont Estate
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.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:

DAC 49/20 TEO — (C3)HUB — Training Support and Analytics

Reference number: 2868177
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Training support is required for the development of a fully functioning and resilient NICS operations room (or Hub) to deal with the pandemic, including collating, analysing and disseminating information, coordinating multi-departmental activities and planning, identifying impacts, escalating issues and providing quality and timely information on a daily basis for decisions by NI Ministers.

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: 253 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN NORTHERN IRELAND
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Training support is required for the development of a fully functioning and resilient NICS operations room (or Hub) to deal with the pandemic, including collating, analysing and disseminating information, coordinating multi-departmental activities and planning, identifying impacts, escalating issues and providing quality and timely information on a daily basis for decisions by NI Ministers.

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

Ernst and Young have been engaged to develop an updated SitRep report and a new SitRep Dashboard covering COVID-19 critical measures across all of the government departments.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive
Explanation:

The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious and immediate issue and its consequences pose a risk to life. Regulation 32(2)(c) of the PCRs is designed to deal with this situation and includes the following provision:

The negotiated procedure without prior publication may be used for public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts in any of the following cases:

(c) insofar as is strictly necessary where, for reasons of extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable by the contracting authority, the time limits for the open or restricted procedures or competitive procedures with negotiation cannot be complied with;

(4) ...the circumstances invoked to justify extreme urgency must not in any event be attributable to the contracting authority.

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.2.8)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:

DAC 49/20 TEO — (C3) HUB COVID-19 — Provision of Training Support and Analytics Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
22/04/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
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: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Ernst Young LLP
Postal address: 1 More Place
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SE1 7EU
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 253 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The pricing schedule applied and the setting of cost/profit margins is a commercial decision for economic operators when submitting a bid. 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.

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/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 Public Contracts Reg
Town: UK
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24/04/2020