United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction project management services
Section I: Contracting authority
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Address of the buyer profile: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
DFI 2251909 Dalradian Waste Management Consultant Procurement (Open)
A planning application for underground valuable minerals mining and exploration, surface level development, processing plant and associated development works was submitted to the DFI by Dalradian Gold Ltd. DFI require a multi-disciplinary consultancy team to critically review the content of the submitted Waste Management Plan and to provide professional advice to the Department on the nature, level and adequacy in all respects of the Plan arising from a consideration of The Planning (Management of Waste from Extractive Industries) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (the ‘WMR’). The WMP review has a contract period of 30 months which will include the provision of expert witness, as necessary, at a Public Inquiry (PI). Advice will be required throughout the processing of the planning application and will take account of the PI report in providing a final opinion to the Department on the acceptability of the WMP.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Economic operators are required to be registered on constructionline and should have the minimum category value (70 400 GBP) in at least 1 of the constructionline categories specified or have submitted a fully completed PQQ1A Constructionline Financial Addendums. In the case where an economic operator is a group of economic operators or relying on the capacity of other entities for economic and financial standing, the economic operator as ‘Leads Enterprise’ must have a category value no less than 40 % of the minimum category value (28 160 GBP) required by the Contracting Authority and the sum of the category values of the group of economic operators and the other entities that it is relying on for economic and financial standing, in a ‘Relevant Work Category’ must be greater than or equal to the minimum category value (70 400 GBP) required by the Contracting Authority. Project management APM RICS, Mining, 71541000-2. Ground Engineering ICE, material resource evaluation and mineral extraction, 71332000-4.
In order for an economic operator to be eligible to participate in this competition the economic operator team must hold valid insurance to all the applicable values.
1) Public liability insurance with a minimum limit of indemnity not less than 10 000 000 GBP per incident;
2) Employer’s liability insurance (economic operator only) with a minimum limit of indemnity not less than 10 000 000 GBP per incident compliant with applicable statutory requirements;
3) Professional indemnity insurance, Professional indemnity insurance for all activities of a professional nature including design liability with a limit of indemnity of not less than that specified below in GBP for each and every claim 5 000 000 GBP.
The contractor or the lead enterprise in the consortium must confirm that, if successful in being short-listed for invitation to tender and ultimately awarded the tender, there would be no conflict or perceived conflict of interest in relation to the contractor team completing the contract. The contractor or the lead enterprise in the consortium must complete the ‘Conflict of Interest Declaration’ in Section E of the online CfT questionnaire, on behalf of the Contractor team Dalradian Ltd are the applicant, the following firms are employed by the applicant: SRK Consulting or SRK sub-consultants used in the production of the WMP. Given their existing involvement in the project, none of the firm(s) listed above may act as a consultant for this procurement, or form part of any consortium or contractor's team. The contractor or the lead enterprise in the consortium must not contact any of the above firms with regard to this procurement.
The economic operators’ performance on this contract will be regularly monitored. As part of its contract management procedures, the Contracting Authority will use the protocol for managing poor supplier performance contained in Procurement Guidance Note PGN 01/12 — Contract management principles and procedures: https://www.financeni... gov.uk/publications/procurement-guidance-note-0112-contract-management-principles-and-procedures
If an economic operator has received more than one current notice of written warning or a notice of unsatisfactory performance, the Contracting Authority, at its discretion, can consider an economic operator’s exclusion from future procurements, being undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPP), for a minimum period of 12 months or 3 years respectively.
Section IV: Procedure
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 one, 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 Authority be liable for any costs incurred by economic operators or candidates. 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 project 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.
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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).