Services - 281128-2015

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08/08/2015    S152

United Kingdom-Belfast: Banking services

2015/S 152-281128

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland
Postal address: Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT3 9ED
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Rennix Gareth
Telephone: +44 2890816315

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Provision of Banking Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 6b:
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations throughout Northern Ireland.


II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) intends to establish a collaborative framework agreement for the provision of banking services within Northern Ireland on behalf of Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Departments, Agencies and Non-departmental public bodies and other participating bodies.

It is anticipated that the framework agreement shall be effective from 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2020. Any public body subject to the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPPP) listed in: may choose to participate in this framework agreement at any time. The list of public bodies covered by the NIPPP may change from time to time and any additional bodies may choose to receive the services.

II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66110000 Banking services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 0 GBP

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Price. Weighting 40
2. Quality. Weighting 60
3. Delivery performance
4. Risk
5. Overall cost-effectiveness
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 85-152783 of 2.5.2015

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 1
Number of offers received by electronic means: 1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: Northern Bank — T/A Danske Bank
Postal address: Donegall Square West
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT1 6JS
Country: United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority for this Framework is Central Procurement Directorate (CPD).
Lots: CPD has not used Lots for this tender due to the need to aggregate demand across the organisations covered by the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy. Aggregating demand should help realise greater financial savings during the life of the Framework.
EU Funds: Contracts established from the framework will not be financed by EU funds.
Invoicing: Electronic invoicing will be used.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full 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 The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Any such action must general be brought within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary reason to tenders or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into.
Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any documents and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may depending on the circumstance award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract to be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: