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United Kingdom-Bangor: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
DE Teachers’ Pension System
The Contracting Authority has a requirement to procure a Teachers’ Pension System which will build on the current solution though enhanced to fully exploit changing technology and new business opportunities in a digital first context. The Contracting Authority will require a strategic partner to:
— successfully introduce / deploy a modern, fit for purpose, fully functional Teachers’ Pension System, with no interruption to current ongoing services and seamlessly taking over from them, and
— complete the data migration from the current system, system design, development and user testing before deployment.
Please refer to the information set out in the Project Information. Memorandum and Selection Questionnaire.
After the initial contract period, there will be an option to extend for up to three (3) years.
A selection process will be used to identify economic operators, who having submitted a response to. the SQ, sufficiently demonstrate to the Authority’s satisfaction the appropriate technical and professional ability, economic, financial and. legal standing to meet the requirements of the DE Teachers' Pension System Contract.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Economic Operators will be assessed in accordance with Regulation 58 of the Public Contract. Regulations 2015 as set out in the Project Information Memorandum and Selection Questionnaire.
The appointment to the contract will be subject to the preferred supplier demonstrating. that the minimum requirements specified in the selection questionnaire continue to be met and that there being no material adverse. change to the standing of the supplier. The appointment will also be subject to all other necessary due diligence being carried out by the. Authority. Contract performance will be subject to the conditions specified in the contract, which may include social and environmental. clauses in order to promote equality of opportunity and sustainable development. Further details are set out at Section VI.3 below and. furthermore in the Project Information Memorandum.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The figure indicated in II.1.5 and II.2.6 represents the potential value of the contract over the maximum contract term which ranges from. 7 000 000 GBP to 10 000 000 GBP. This range reflects the potential scale of the contract and takes into account changes and potential. modifications to the contract that may be required due to legislative, operational and technological developments and/or additional. functions and services that DE may be required to provide during the contract term. The pricing strategy applied and the setting of cost/. profit margins are a commercial decision for economic operators when submitting a bid for this competition.. Further to section II.2.11, the Authority will determine precisely what optional services may be required during the term of the contact. In addition to the optional. services, the Authority reserves the right to modify and vary the contract to provide for additional services that are complementary. to the services to be provided under the DE Teachers’ Pension System Contract in order to address future Departmental functions and. requirements and / or additional ICT requirements, such as:
— services that allow for enhancements and developments to be created, implemented and maintained throughout the system,
— services that allow for new service modules to be added to the system,
— services that develop, assist, maintain and improve the functionality, operation, or performance of the system,
— services to facilitate,. assist and support the integration of the system with other systems used by DE and / or other systems used by the Northern Ireland Civil. Service
— services to support the inclusion and maintenance of additional users of the system,
— services providing for and enabling adjustments to the system to reflect legislative, operational and technological developments. In relation to the detailed services detailed above and following the award of the DE Teachers’ Pension System Contract, the Department reserves the right to resort to the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice pursuant to Regulation 32 (9) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Any date given in Section IV above is a best estimate at the time of dispatch of this notice. The contracting authority reserves the right to extend any such date. Social Benefit Objectives. Buy Social clauses may apply to this contract requiring the contractor to deliver measurable targets for the employment of 'new entrant trainees'. The term ‘new entrant trainee’ includes apprentices, professional trainees, student placements and trainees in support and administration roles. Further information on the inclusion of Buy Social clauses can be accessed at http://buysocialni.org/. Contract Monitoring. 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 Central Procurement Directorate 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 Written Warning and Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance and this Contract may be terminated. The issue of a. Notice of Written Warning and Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance may 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 up to three years from the date of issue of the Notice..
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 the contract. is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision.