United Kingdom-Belfast: Project-supervision services other than for construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
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Section II: Object
ID 1982739 DoH — Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT) Project Evaluation
The Department of Health wishes to procure the services of a suitably qualified organisation or consortium to undertake a robust evaluation of the primary care multidisciplinary teams being rolled out in Down, Derry/Londonderry, West Belfast, Causeway and Newry and Mourne. The contract period is for 2 years with the option to extend for 2 additional periods of up to 12 months. The initial contract period of 2 years will cover the current requirement detailed in this specification. However there is a potential requirement for this evaluation to be extended within the same geographical areas. DoH may take up the extension to cover any further evaluations.
The contract period is for 2 years with the option to extend for 2 additional periods of up to 12 months.
The figure in II.2.6) represents the maximum estimated budget for the whole period of contract including extensions. The initial period is estimated to be 550 000 GBP as per the specification.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Only CPD Procurement Staff with access to the project on eTendersNI.
Section VI: Complementary information
The successful contractor’s performance on this contract will be managed as per the specification and regularly monitored (see Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 — Contract Management — Procedures and Principles). Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action.
If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a notice of unsatisfactory performance and this contract may be terminated. A central register of such notices for supplies and services contracts will be maintained and published on the CPD website. Any contractor in receipt of a notice of unsatisfactory performance will be required to declare this in future tender submissions for a period of 3 years from the date of issue of the notice. It may also result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by centres of procurement expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy. The authority expressly reserves the rights:
(I) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(II) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(III) to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the [services] covered by this notice; and
(IV) to award contract(s) in stages and in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.