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Ireland-Dublin: Parking enforcement services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of Vehicle Clamping Signage Inspection Services
The Authority wishes to appoint a suitably qualified Service Provider for the supply of inspection services to support its various activities, including assessing and inspecting clamping places within the State for the purpose of evaluating the compliance of signage in situ with the requirements prescribed in:
(i) Section 11 of the Vehicle Clamping Act 2015: and
(ii) Part 5 of the Vehicle Clamping & Signage Regulations 2017.
For precise details please see the tender documents.
The Authority wishes to appoint a suitably qualified Service Provider for the supply of inspection services to support its various activities, please see the RFT for further information. The scope of the services required by the successful Service Provider is set out below:
Onsite inspection of vehicle clamping signage located in statutory and non-statutory clamping places to the requirements of the NTA.
Provide populated template signage inspection reports, comprising a completed
questionnaire, photographs and diagrams as necessary.
Engage with the NTA on an ongoing basis to ensure consistency in the conduct of inspections across multiple statutory and non-statutory, independent and shared, public and private parking locations where a wide range of signage is located.
Undertake on occasion, additional vehicle clamping signage compliance activities as requested.
To facilitate the completion of these inspections, NTA will appoint the core Service Provider team to be authorised persons for the purposes of Part 4 of the Vehicle Clamping Act 2015. Each authorised person will receive a warrant of his/ her appointment and when exercising a power conferred under the Vehicle Clamping Act 2015, will be required to produce same for inspection by any person affected e.g. a parking controller or a clamping operator.
Where NTA elects to take legal enforcement action on foot of a parking controller’s failure to provide signage in accordance with the applicable legislation, the Service Provider may be required to attend court and give evidence in relation to the inspections undertaken by the Service Provider.
It is estimated that there may be 150-200 inspections (inclusive of some post
rectification inspections) per annum
The provision of services in Lot 2 will be awarded on a regional basis. The regions are:
o Ulster and Connacht
Tender submissions shall include which regions the tenderer wishes to provide the services.
The Contract will be for an initial period of two years. At the discretion of the Authority, the Contract may be renewed annually up to a maximum of two years after the end of the initial period. Factors to be taken into account in considering an extension of the Contract will include (but may not be limited to) service requirements and performance.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers relating to this contract award procedure irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is postponed or cancelled. All costs incurred by interested parties in participating in this competition must be borne by them. Any contract award will be subject to a number of preconditions, including production of a current tax clearance statement from the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. The contracting authority may terminate this competition (or any part thereof), change the basis of and the procedures for the bidding process, at any time, or procure the project by alternative means if it appears that the project can thereby be more advantageously procured. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted. Refer to procurement documents for further information.
As set out in S.I. No. 130/2010 European Communities (Public Authorities' Contracts) (Review Procedures) Regulations 2010 (in particular Regulation 7 thereof).