Services - 382913-2019

13/08/2019    S155    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Project-supervision services other than for construction work

2019/S 155-382913

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department of Health
Castle Buildings, Stormont
Belfast
BT4 3SQ
United Kingdom
E-mail: SSDAdmin.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
General public services

Section II: Object

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

ID 1982739 DoH — Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT) Project Evaluation

Reference number: ID 1982739
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79421100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 100 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73210000
79412000
79411000
79410000
85100000
85000000
85120000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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: 1 100 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract period is for 2 years with the option to extend for 2 additional periods of up to 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract period is for 2 years with the option to extend for 2 additional periods of up to 12 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 031-069595
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 13/09/2019
Local time: 15:00
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
Tender must be valid until: 12/12/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/09/2019
Local time: 15:30
Place:

Only CPD Procurement Staff with access to the project on eTendersNI.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Contract monitoring:

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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The UK does not have any special review body with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures in public procurement competitions. Instead; any challenges are dealt with by the High Court, Commercial Division, to which proceedings may be issued regarding alleged breaches of the Public Contracts Re
UK
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/08/2019