United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Section II: Object
DoF — 2247711 Pan Government Small Works Framework Agreement 2019
The framework will provide for the delivery of small new and refurbishment construction works not normally exceeding 500 000 GBP (works will not normally be less than 30 000 GBP). This includes the provision of building, mechanical and electrical works and all associated specialist subcontracts: the work may involve:
— construction of new buildings and extensions,
— refurbishment or repair of existing buildings,
— installation of new or replacement building services installations.
The framework is being let by CPD on behalf of any public sector organisation requiring works in Northern Ireland including:
— Government Departments,
— non-departmental public bodies,
— Local Authorities, or
— other Contracting Authority (including subsidised bodies or other grant recipients). A list of organisations is included in the ITT documents and can be viewed at https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-framework-users-pan-government-maintenance-and-minor-works-framework-agreement
This framework will comprise of 4 lots. In order to provide resilience and ensure that a greater number of firms have an opportunity to bid, both at Tier 1 and as part of the supply chain, a single Economic Operator (EO) will only be awarded 1 of the 4 lots and 4 EOs will be appointed to the framework (subject to the relaxations as set out in the instructions to tenderers document).
Lot 1 (N1)
Lot 1: North 1 Area. The geographical area of Lot 1 comprises specified postcodes in the North 1 Area of Northern Ireland. Refer to the instructions to tenderers for list.
The Framework Agreement will be awarded for a period of 1 year with the option to extend for 3 further 1 year periods. The Contracting Authority may terminate a contractor’s participation in the Framework Agreement at any time. If deemed necessary, the Contracting Authority may extend the period of the Framework Agreement for more than 4 years.
Some works project to be delivered using this Framework Agreement may be funded in whole or in part by EU funds.
EOs may be awarded contracts under this Framework Agreement (FA) on a call-off basis or as a result of a secondary competition between lots. There is no guarantee that a FA will be put in place following this competition or any contracts will be awarded under this FA. No compensation will be paid in the event that a FA is not concluded/number of contracts awarded is not as anticipated.
Lot 2 (N2)
Lot 2: North 2 Area. The geographical area of Lot 2 comprises specified postcodes in the North 2 Area of Northern Ireland. Refer to the instructions to tenderers for list.
Lot 3 (S1)
Lot 3: South 1 Area. The geographical area of Lot 3 comprises specified postcodes in the South 1 Area of Northern Ireland. Refer to the Instructions to Tenderers for list.
— local authorities, or
The Framework Agreement will be awarded for a period of 1 year with the option to extend for 3 further 1 year periods. The Contracting Authority may terminate a Contractor’s participation in the Framework Agreement at any time. If deemed necessary, the Contracting Authority may extend the period of the Framework Agreement for more than 4 years.
Lot 4 (S2)
Lot 4: South 2 Area. The geographical area of Lot 4 comprises specified postcodes in the South 2 Area of Northern Ireland. Refer to the instructions to tenderers for list.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The standards required too participate in this competition are set out in the 'instructions to tenderers' document.
Economic Operators (EOs) will be subject to performance monitoring and may be temporarily suspended or terminated from participation in the Framework Agreement; step-in clauses may be used. The Contracting Authority (CA) will use the protocol for managing poor supplier performance contained in Procurement Guidance Note PGN 01/12 Contract Management Principles and Procedures: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/procurement-guidance-note-0112-contract-management-principles-and-procedures
If an EO has received more than 1 current notice of written warning or a notice of unsatisfactory performance, the CA, at its discretion, can consider an EO’s exclusion from future procurements being undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPPP) for a minimum period of 1 or 3 years respectively. Bodies subject to NIPPP: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-framework-users-pan-government-maintenance-and-minor-works-framework-agreement
Section IV: Procedure
Via CPD's e-procurement Tender system eTendersNI
Persons to be nominated by the Contracting Authority.
Section VI: Complementary information
CPD, in its capacity as a central purchasing body, is administering this procurement on behalf of the Contracting Authority. The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:
(i) to award 1, some, all or no lots;
(ii) not to award any contract/Framework Agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any stage; and
(iii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by Economic Operators. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly at the sole risk of the economic operator or candidate participating in this procurement process. This Framework Agreement will be used to progress the Government’s wider social, economic and environmental objectives. No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting Framework Agreement or contract indeed there is no guarantee that any Framework Agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation, etc. will be paid if a contract or Framework Agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Economic operators should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
Internet address: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/contact
This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and provides for Economic Operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering, loss, or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with Regulation 91 to start proceedings in the High Court. A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days, beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen (a court may extend the time limit to 3 months, where the court considers that there is a good reason for doing so).