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Ireland-Dunsany: Provision of Creche and Childcare Services to the European Commission at its Crèche in Dunsany, Co. Meath, Ireland
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of Creche and Childcare Services to the European Commission at its Crèche in Dunsany, Co. Meath, Ireland
The European Commission intends to conclude a framework contract relating to the provision of crèche and childcare services required for its crèche/childcare facility located at Grange, Dunsany, County Meath, Ireland.
The location is approximately 45 km to the north-west of Dublin City. It is on the main road from Dublin to the town of Trim (R154).
The facility accommodates the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety.
The contract is to provide crèche and childcare at the Grange site for a maximum of 32 children. Please see the documents on e-Tendering as mentioned in Section I.3).
One renewal of 12 months.
Questions may only be submitted to the address provided in Section I.3). The final date for the submission of questions is 7 calendar days prior to the closing date as stated in Section IV.2.2).
Applications must be submitted electronically to SANTE-IRL-CFT@ec.europa.eu
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
1) The attention of interested parties is drawn to the aim of this notice, i.e. to select candidates who will receive the specifications and be invited to tender. The procedure consists of 2 distinct phases. In the first phase, requests to participate sent in response to this notice will be appraised by a selection committee on the basis of the criteria indicated in the procurement documents. All applicants who meet the standards indicated will be short-listed and subsequently invited to submit a tender. Applicants who are not short-listed after phase 1 will be informed of the reasons for their elimination from the procedure;
2) NB: interested parties are requested to strictly observe the conditions stated in the procurement documents when submitting their request to participate. In addition, interested parties must:
— send their application before the deadline in point IV.2.2). Applications sent after the deadline in point IV.2.2) will be automatically rejected,
— enclose all the documents and information requested in the procurement documents.
Candidates must send their requests to participate to: SANTE-IRL-CFT@ec.europa.eu as stated in point I.1). All documents will be kept confidential and only the members of the selection committee will have access to these documents.
3) Interested parties are requested to refrain from seeking further information at this stage. The website in point I.3) will be updated regularly and it is therefore the applicant's responsibility to check for updates and modifications during the tendering period;
4) A visit to the Grange site will be arranged in order for short listed candidates to view the premises. However, no costs incurred by candidates in this regard can be reimbursed by the European Commission. A maximum of 3 representatives from any tenderer may participate in the site visit. Participation in a site visit is not obligatory;
5) TUPE or the Transfer of Undertakings Directive of 1977, which became part of Irish law by the European Communities (Safeguarding of Employees' Rights on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations, 1980, protects the rights of employees where the business in which they are employed is transferred to a new owner, and is applicable to this contract.
The key relevant legislation in Ireland includes:
— European Council Directive 2001/23/EC, introduced into Ireland as the European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations SI 131/2003 — Annex VI,
— employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act, 2006 — Annex VII.
6) In line with Article 104(f) of the Financial Regulation and with Articles 104(f) and 134.1(e) and 134.4 to the rules of application to the Financial Regulation, the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety reserves the right to negotiate with the eventual contractor(s) for new services or works consisting in the repetition of similar services or works entrusted to the economic operator to which the same contracting authority awarded an original contract. When the institutions award contracts on their own account, that procedure may only be used during the performance of the original contract and at the latest during the 3 years following its signature.