United Kingdom-Belfast: Refuse and waste related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Section II: Object
ID 2381726 — Removal of Protectively Marked Paper, Magnetic and Optical Waste
Department of finance are procuring a contract on behalf of its participating bodies for the removal of protectively marked paper, magnetic and optical waste which also includes textiles. The contract duration will be an initial 3 years with an optional extension of up to 24 months.
This contract may be subject to renewal once the contract period ends.
Contract has an optional extension up to 24 months.
The contract is due to be awarded for an initial 3 year period with the option of an extension up to 24 months. The potential value of the contract ranges from 0 GBP to 20 000 000 GBP.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As outlined in the commercial conditions of contract for services contracts schedule 3.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Department of finance require a contract for the removal of protectively marked paper and magnetic and optical waste including textiles. The participating bodies are Department of Finance The Executive Office, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Department of Health, Department of Justice, Public Prosecution Service for NI, Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation, Agri-Food and Biosciences, Forest Service, International Fund for Ireland, Legal Services Agency NI, North South Ministerial Council, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service, Northern Ireland Environmental Agency, Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission, Northern Ireland Office, Northern Ireland Police Fund, Northern Ireland Policing Board, Northern Ireland Prison Service, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, Police Ombudsman Northern Ireland, Police Retraining and Rehabilitation Trust, Probation Service Northern Ireland, Youth Justice Agency, Department of Education, Department for Economy, Department for Infrastructure, General Teaching Council Northern Ireland, NI Council for Integrated Education, Invest Northern Ireland, Tourism Northern Ireland, South Eastern Regional College, Driver and Vehicle Agency, Northern Ireland Audit Office, Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment, Education Authority, Northern Ireland Water, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Department for Communities, Armagh Observatory, Armagh Planetarium, National Museums Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Library Authority and Charities Commission NI. The Arms Length Bodies (ALBs) and Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) participation list is not exhaustive. The successful contractor's performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. 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 construction procurement delivery supplies and services division 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 certificate of unsatisfactory performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a certificate of unsatisfactory performance will 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 for a period of 12 months from the date of issue of the certificate.
CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.