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Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
DAC 49/20 TEO — (C3)HUB — Training Support and Analytics
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.
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
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.
Section V: Award of contract
DAC 49/20 TEO — (C3) HUB COVID-19 — Provision of Training Support and Analytics Services
Section VI: Complementary 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.