Services - 554452-2019

22/11/2019    S226    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

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

2019/S 226-554452

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Infrastructure DfI
Postal address: c/o 303 Airport Road West
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: BT3 9ED
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Operations Branch
E-mail: Construct.Info@finance-ni.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2890816555

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=2601002

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=2601002
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=2601002
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=2601002
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

DfI:2601002 — Dalradian Waste Management Consultant Procurement (Re-Issue)

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

A planning application for underground valuable minerals mining and exploration, surface level development, processing plant and associated development works was submitted to DFI by Dalradian Gold Ltd. DFI requires a multi-disciplinary consultancy team to review the content of the submitted Waste Management Plan (WMP) and provide wide ranging professional advice on the nature, level and adequacy in all respects of the WMP arising from a consideration of The Planning (Management of Waste from Extractive Industries) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (the ‘WMR’). The contract period is 20 months, it includes the provision of expert witness, as necessary, at any Public Inquiry (PI). Advice will be required throughout the processing of the planning application and will take account of the PI report in providing a final opinion to DfI on the WMP acceptability. The contract includes for the provision of any additional services required to support the WMP review for DfI.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 175 000.00 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)
71541000
90713000
71310000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN0
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A planning application for underground valuable minerals mining and exploration, surface level development, processing plant and associated development works was submitted to DFI by Dalradian Gold Ltd. DFI requires a multi-disciplinary consultancy team to review the content of the submitted Waste Management Plan (WMP) and provide wide ranging professional advice on the nature, level and adequacy in all respects of the WMP arising from a consideration of The Planning (Management of Waste from Extractive Industries) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (the ‘WMR’). The contract period is 20 months, it includes the provision of expert witness, as necessary, at any Public Inquiry (PI). Advice will be required throughout the processing of the planning application and will take account of the PI report in providing a final opinion to DfI on the WMP acceptability. The contract includes for the provision of any additional services required to support the WMP review for DfI.

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: 175 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 20
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:

The economic operators’ performance on this contract will be regularly monitored. As part of its contract management procedures, the contracting authority will use the protocol for managing poor supplier performance contained in Procurement Guidance Note PGN 01/12 — Contract management principles and procedures: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/procurement-guidance-note-0112-contract-management-principles-and-procedures

If an economic operator has. received more than one current Notice of Written Warning or a Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance, the contracting authority, at its discretion can consider an economic operator’s exclusion from future procurements, being undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPP), for a minimum period of 12 months or 3 years respectively.

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: 03/01/2020
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: 02/04/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 03/01/2020
Local time: 15:30

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:

CPD, in its capacity as a central purchasing body, is administering this procurement on behalf of the contracting authority. The contracting authority expressly reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any. stage and to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by economic operators or candidates. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken. prior to contract award is accordingly at the sole risk of the economic operator or candidate participating in this procurement process. This project will be used to progress the Government’s wider social, economic and environmental objectives. No business. whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting contract indeed there is no guarantee that any contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation, etc. will be paid if a contract is withdrawn for any reason. Economic operators should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Department of Finance, Construction and Procurement Delivery CPD
Postal address: Procurement Operations Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT3 9ED
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: construct.info@finance-ni.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2890816555

Internet address: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/contact

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering, loss, or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with Regulation 91 to start proceedings in the High Court. A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge. the award decision before the contract is entered into. Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days, beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/11/2019