United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
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 2497045 DfE — Provision of Expert Mining Engineering Advice
The Department for the Economy (DfE), the Department’s Agencies and dependent bodies require a contractor to provide advice and expertise in all aspects of mine engineering. The contractor will provide advice on the safety and remediation options for abandoned mines throughout Northern Ireland, thereby assisting the Department to carry out its functions under the Mineral Development Act (Northern Ireland) 1969. In addition, the contractor will be required to review operational and planned underground mining activities including the Kilroot Salt Mine, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim (owned and operated by the Irish Salt Mining and Exploration Co. Ltd (ISME).
The contract will run for an initial period of 3 years and will contain options to extend for a further period of up to and including 24 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The pricing schedule applied and the setting of cost/profit margins is a commercial decision for economic operators when submitting a bid. Neither CPD or the authority can provide any guarantee of the level of business under this contract. The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. 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 certificate of unsatisfactory performance and the contract may be terminated.
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.
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