Services - 34094-2022

21/01/2022    S15

Ireland-Dublin: Archaeological services

2022/S 015-034094

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: National Museum of Ireland
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Collins Barracks
Town: Dublin 7
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Postal code: Benburb Street
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Marian Regan
E-mail: museum@greenville.ie
Telephone: +353 014020114
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.museum.ie/
Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/290
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=203552&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=203552&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Archaeological Processing Services for Accession and Storage in the National Museum of Ireland

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71351914 Archaeological services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NMI requires archaeological processing services to sort, pack, document and prepare assemblages from large excavated archaeological collections for accession and storage in the National Museum of Ireland.

The scope of services will also include the completion of risk assessments for the working environment and situation, to ensure the Framework Members personnel, NMI staff, collections and non-collection objects are safe at all times.

The overall project will be managed by staff of NMI’s Irish Antiquities Division and will be based NMI’s Collections Resource Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin. Supervision and guidance of framework personnel will be carried out by the supervisor appointed by the contractor who will liaise with the relevant NMI staff.

The successful tenderer will have professional membership of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland or equivalent.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71351914 Archaeological services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NMI requires archaeological processing services to sort, pack, document and prepare assemblages from large excavated archaeological collections for accession and storage in the National Museum of Ireland.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 EUR
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.2.13)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

Please consult the associated documentation, which contains full instructions regarding the submission of tenders and is available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 204191

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
List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in procurement documents available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 204191

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in procurement documents available to download from www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 204191

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/02/2022
Local time: 17:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/02/2022
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

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

1) Interested parties must register their interest on the eTenders web site (www.etenders.gov.ie) in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications. All information relating to attachments, including clarifications and changes, will be published on the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal (www.etenders.gov.ie) only. Registration is free of charge. The contracting authority will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties;

2) Suppliers must register their interest on the eTenders web site (www.etenders.gov.ie) in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications and to respond electronically to the competition. There is a maximum upload limit of 2GB per document on etenders. Documents larger than this should be divided into smaller files prior to upload or zipped.

3) Should you experience difficulty when uploading documents please contact the eTenders Support Desk for technical assistance. Email etenders@eu-supply.com or Telephone: 353 (0) 21 243 92 77 (09:00am – 17:30pm GMT)

4) All queries regarding this tender requirement or process must be submitted through the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal www.etenders.gov.ie (RFT ID:204191) as a specific question. Responses will be circulated to those tenderers that have registered an interest in this notice on www.etenders.gov.ie The details of the person making a query will not be disclosed when circulating the response

5) This is the sole call for competition for this contract/framework.

6) The contracting authority will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers.

7) Contract award will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities.

8) It will be a condition of award that the successful tenderer is and remains tax compliant.

9) At its absolute discretion, the contracting authority may elect to terminate this procurement process, the framework agreement or any contract awarded under the framework agreement at any time.

10) Please note in relation to all documents, that where reference is made to a particular standard, make, source, process, trademark, type or patent, that this is not to be regarded as a de facto requirement. In all such cases it should be understood that such indications are to be treated strictly and solely for reference purposes only, to which the words "or equivalent" will always be appended.

11) Without prejudice to the principle of equal treatment, the contracting authority is not obliged to engage in a clarification process in respect of the procurement documents with missing or incomplete information. Therefore, respondents are advised to ensure that they return completed documentation in order to avoid the risk of elimination from the competition.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Town: Dublin
Country: Ireland
E-mail: Highcourtcentraloffice@courts.ie
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The framework is covered by the application of the Remedies Directive and the relevant standstill period applied at time of notification.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/01/2022