The Publications Office of the EU is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in the light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

Services - 39587-2020

27/01/2020    S18    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2020/S 018-039587

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Northern Ireland environment Agency Drinking Water Inspectorate
Postal address: Klondyke Building, Cromac Avenue, Gasworks Business Park, Lower Ormeau Road
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: BT7 2JA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: SSDAdmin.CPDfinance-ni.gov.uk
E-mail: SSDAdmin.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/topics/procurement

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
Environment

Section II: Object

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

ID 2556445 DAERA Drinking Water Inspectorate Private Water Supplies: Delivery of Annual Monitoring Programme to include scheduling, provision of sample bottles, collection of water samples from Local Councils and transportation to laboratory, analysis and reporting of test results to the department.

Reference number: ID 2556445
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The contractor shall undertake the collection, analysis and reporting of analytical results for samples of drinking water taken by local council officers from private water supplies under The Private Water Supplies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. It shall be noted that this contract does not require the contractor to undertake sampling at private water supplies; this shall be carried out by environmental health staff at local councils across Northern Ireland. The contractor shall collect these samples from the individual council offices and arrange for the sample transportation, analysis and subsequent reporting of analytical results.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 787 990.00 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)
71620000
71621000
71900000
85000000
85100000
85111820
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN0
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contractor shall undertake the collection, analysis and reporting of analytical results for samples of drinking water taken by local council officers from private water supplies under The Private Water Supplies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. It shall be noted that this contract does not require the contractor to undertake sampling at private water supplies; this shall be carried out by environmental health staff at local councils across Northern Ireland. The contractor shall collect these samples from the individual council offices and arrange for the sample transportation, analysis and subsequent reporting of analytical results.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Service delivery / Weighting: 42
Quality criterion - Name: Contract management / Weighting: 28
Cost criterion - Name: Total contract price / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 787 990.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

After the initial contract period, there are 2 options to extend for 1 year each.

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

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
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:

The client will monitor the contractor’s performance against the agreed private supplies water monitoring programme and as detailed in the commercial conditions of contract schedule 3 contract management/monitoring schedule.

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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 26/02/2020
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: 26/05/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 26/02/2020
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

January 2025.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: 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
Town: As above
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
23/01/2020