Supplies - 230676-2020

18/05/2020    S96    Supplies - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Occupational clothing, special workwear and accessories

2020/S 096-230676

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Postal address: 2 Adelaide Street
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: BT2 8BP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tricia Durnin

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

T1550 Framework for the Supply and Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment PPE

Reference number: T1550
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Housing Executive wishes to establish a framework for the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment PPE as described in the framework documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Housing Executive wishes to establish a framework for the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment PPE as described in the framework documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please refer to the framework documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
Accelerated procedure

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has a requirement to establish a Framework agreement (‘the Framework’) for the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE). The supplies are required to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and to ensure staff are able to provide essential public services. Due to the urgency, disruption and current shortages of PPE, adherence to the normal open procedure time limits could result in failure to obtain the required supplies.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 29/05/2020
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 26/09/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 29/05/2020
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Estimated quantities of the required PPE are included in section I) of the specification. However due to the uncertainty caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 the estimated annual quantities could significantly increase or decrease. Government guidelines and the potential development of a vaccine for Covid-19 could significantly affect the quantities required. In the event that larger quantities are required the Housing Executive reserves the right to use this framework to purchase any additional types or volumes of PPE required that will help to minimise the transmission of Covid-19. The Housing Executive may use the Framework to purchase PPE for distribution to other organisations it funds (see for further information). The estimated quantities provided in the specification (Schedule 1 of the Commercial Conditions of Contract) allow for this possibility. Those organisations will not have access to the Framework directly. The Housing Executive will manage any mini-competitions that may be required, raise any orders and make any subsequent payments.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court of Northern Ireland
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT1 3JF
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2890235111

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: