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United Kingdom-Belfast: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
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 1599587 DoF-DSS-Digital Toolkit Support and Development
The Department Finance (DoF) is seeking to procure a Contractor to provide NICS and Digital Shared Services with the facility to develop and deliver digital solutions to meet strategic objectives in the most cost effective way through use of the Digital Toolkit. The services required include:
— application development,
— user experience,
— enterprise solutions,
— support and data analytics.
The external ICT support services will assist the Department in the delivery of a complex, interdependent and high profile portfolio of ICT enabled change programmes.
Renewal will be considered after 5 years.
The Client may at any time before the completion of the contract period invite the Contractor to agree to extend for any period up to and including 24 months commencing from the termination date of the original contract period.
Contract estimated spend is between the range of 5 500 000 GBP — 11 000 000 GBP. Actual spend will be dependent on customer uptake and volume of work.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As per tender documentation.
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.
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.