United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=2601002
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
DfI:2601002 — Dalradian Waste Management Consultant Procurement (Re-Issue)
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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.
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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.
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