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United Kingdom-Belfast: Mechanical and electrical engineering services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
DfI Roads and Rivers — Strangford Lough Ferry Service — Provision of Marine Maintenance Services (Five Lots)
DfI Roads and Rivers is seeking experienced contractors to carry out a range of marine maintenance services on both 300+ gross tonne ro-ro vessels operated by the Strangford Lough Ferry Service. The requirement is divided into the following five lots:
Lot 1: Provision of Marine Structural Maintenance Services;
Lot 2: Provision of Marine Electrical Services;
Lot 3: Provision of Marine Painting Services;
Lot 4: Provision of Marine Hydraulics Maintenance Services; and
Lot 5: Load Testing and Replacement Items.
Each lot will be awarded to a single contractor. There is no limit on the number of lots a contractor may be awarded.
Lot 1: Provision of Marine Structural Maintenance Services
There are options to extend the contract for two further periods of up to 1 year each.
Lot 2: Provision of Marine Electrical Services
Lot 3: Provision of Marine Painting Services
Lot 4: Provision of Marine Hydraulic Maintenance Services
Lot 5: Load Testing and Replacement Items
There are options to extend the contract for 2 further periods of up to 1 year each.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The Department's particular requirements will be set out in the contract documents.
Section IV: Procedure
DfI, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8GB.
Only DfI staff with access to the project on eTendersNI.
Section VI: Complementary information
DfI is utilising an electronic tendering system to manage this procurement and communicate with Tenderers. Accordingly, it is intended that all communications with DfI including the accessing and submission of tender responses will be conducted via https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/home.do The successful contractor's performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. 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 the Department for Infrastructure 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. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will 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 for a period of 12 months from the date of issue of the certificate.
DfI will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award. of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full 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. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (Northern Ireland).