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Services - 76070-2021

12/02/2021    S30

United Kingdom-Penicuik: Procurement consultancy services

2021/S 030-076070

Modification notice

Modification of a contract/concession during its term

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Agri-EPI Centre
Postal address: 1-4 Bush House Cottages, Edinburgh Technopole
Town: Penicuik
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: EH26 0BA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@agri-epicentre.com
Telephone: +44 1312397100
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.agri-epicentre.com/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA30410

Section II: Object

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

Neutral Vendor and/or Managed Service Provider for the Supply of Multi Specialism Services Frameworks

Reference number: 002/1019/OET
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79418000 Procurement consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
65000000 Public utilities
65200000 Gas distribution and related services
65300000 Electricity distribution and related services
65400000 Other sources of energy supplies and distribution
45000000 Construction work
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79993000 Building and facilities management services
79993100 Facilities management services
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
50000000 Repair and maintenance services
72700000 Computer network services
48000000 Software package and information systems
70000000 Real estate services
70200000 Renting or leasing services of own property
70100000 Real estate services with own property
70110000 Development services of real estate
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services
71200000 Architectural and related services
71300000 Engineering services
71400000 Urban planning and landscape architectural services
71500000 Construction-related services
71600000 Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
63121000 Storage and retrieval services
03000000 Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products
44211100 Modular and portable buildings
09000000 Petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy
15000000 Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
16000000 Agricultural machinery
22000000 Printed matter and related products
24000000 Chemical products
30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
31000000 Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
38000000 Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)
39000000 Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products
42000000 Industrial machinery
66000000 Financial and insurance services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services
85000000 Health and social work services
80000000 Education and training services
90000000 Sewage, refuse, cleaning and environmental services
98000000 Other community, social and personal services
79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement at the time of conclusion of the contract:

AEC seeks to establish a framework contract for an organisation capable of acting in the capacity of either a neutral vendor or managed service provider (either not actually providing the multi specialism requirements in their own right, or having the option of providing such services themselves on either a direct call off basis or further competition basis too,) to contracting authorities by means of managing the procurement and award selection process by their own methods themselves or in conjunction with the contracting authorities which would be fully compliant with the protocols, standing financial instructions, UK/EU legislation that the contracting authorities would either operate on or approve, if they were conducting the procurement exercise themselves, (and may choose to do so themselves,) and upon selection, manage the contractual arrangements between service provider and the contracting authority.

Whilst certain CPV codes have been listed in this notice, that due to the flexibility and nature of the framework and its need to permit economic operators to provide any goods, services and works under any CPV code as per the prime directive and in conjunction with earlier notices and awards, it is hereby restated that any and all CPV codes are entitled to be used in call-offs against this framework in the future by any contracting authority:

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 60
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

It is anticipated that this framework contract may be utilised by contracting authorities, as part of a call-off contract, for externally funded projects including European Funding bodies.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Contract award notice concerning this contract
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 250-621080

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 002-1019T
Title:

Neutral Vendor and/or Managed Service Provider for the Supply of Multi Specialism Services Frameworks

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
23/12/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract/concession has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: NE1 Procurement Services Ltd
Postal address: The Old Casino, 1-4 Forth Lane
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
NUTS code: UKC22 Tyneside
Postal code: NE1 5HX
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1724853380
Internet address: https://www.ne1procurementservices.com/
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (at the time of conclusion of the contract;excluding VAT)
Total value of the procurement: 6 000 000 000.00 GBP

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

AEC makes this framework agreement available for use by itself and any of its related sites and clientele, all contracting authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK, thus all contracting authorities as defined in Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Regulation 4 of both the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 and any subsequently updated and related legislation;

Including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase goods, services or works.

The above will also include the cross referenced entities which can be found within the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/local-councils-in-northern-ireland

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-in-england

https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-information-about-schools

https://education.gov.scot/parentzone

https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/ScotXed/SchoolEducation/SchoolEstablishments

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/services/schools-plus

https://www.gov.uk/check-a-university-is-officially-recognised

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/universities-and-colleges-northern-ireland

https://www.police.uk/forces/

https://ukfirestations.co.uk/brigades

https://firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx

https://www.southwales-fire.gov.uk/

http://www.mawwfire.gov.uk/Pages/Welcome.aspx

https://www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk/contact-us/

https://www.nifrs.org/about-nifrs/areas-districts/

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency/about/access-and-opening

https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspx

https://www.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/

https://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure

http://online.hscni.net/hospitals/health-and-social-care-trusts/

http://www.scottishambulance.com/footer/contactus.aspx

http://www.was-tr.wales.nhs.uk/Default.aspx?pageId=62&lan=en

http://www.nias.hscni.net/contact-us-2/contact-details/

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

https://www.gov.scot/about/how-government-is-run/directorates/

https://gov.wales/about-us

https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/topics/your-executive/government-departments

http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/showcharity/registerofcharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx

https://www.oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/

https://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/charity-search/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-registered-providers-of-social-housing

https://directory.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/pages/default.aspx

https://gov.wales/housing

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations

https://catapult.org.uk/catapult-centres/

https://www.nationalgrid.com/

(SC Ref:643469)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Internet address: https://www.agri-epicentre.com/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/02/2021

Section VII: Modifications to the contract/concession

VII.1)Description of the procurement after the modifications
VII.1.1)Main CPV code
79418000 Procurement consultancy services
VII.1.2)Additional CPV code(s)
65000000 Public utilities
65200000 Gas distribution and related services
65300000 Electricity distribution and related services
65400000 Other sources of energy supplies and distribution
45000000 Construction work
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79993000 Building and facilities management services
79993100 Facilities management services
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
50000000 Repair and maintenance services
72700000 Computer network services
48000000 Software package and information systems
70000000 Real estate services
70200000 Renting or leasing services of own property
70100000 Real estate services with own property
70110000 Development services of real estate
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services
71200000 Architectural and related services
71300000 Engineering services
71400000 Urban planning and landscape architectural services
71500000 Construction-related services
71600000 Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
63121000 Storage and retrieval services
03000000 Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related products
44211100 Modular and portable buildings
09000000 Petroleum products, fuel, electricity and other sources of energy
15000000 Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
16000000 Agricultural machinery
22000000 Printed matter and related products
24000000 Chemical products
30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
31000000 Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
38000000 Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)
39000000 Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products
42000000 Industrial machinery
66000000 Financial and insurance services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services
85000000 Health and social work services
80000000 Education and training services
90000000 Sewage, refuse, cleaning and environmental services
98000000 Other community, social and personal services
79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
VII.1.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
VII.1.4)Description of the procurement:

AEC seeks to establish a framework contract for an organisation capable of acting in the capacity of either a neutral vendor or managed service provider (either not actually providing the multi specialism requirements in their own right, or having the option of providing such services themselves on either a direct call off basis or further competition basis too,) to contracting authorities by means of managing the procurement and award selection process by their own methods themselves or in conjunction with the contracting authorities which would be fully compliant with the protocols, standing financial instructions, UK/EU legislation that the contracting authorities would either operate on or approve, if they were conducting the procurement exercise themselves,(and may choose to do so themselves,) and upon selection, manage the contractual arrangements between service provider and the contracting authority

VII.1.5)Duration of the contract, framework agreement, dynamic purchasing system or concession
Duration in months: 60
VII.1.6)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 6 000 000 000.00 GBP
VII.1.7)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: NE1 Procurement Services Ltd/Constellia Public Ltd
Postal address: 4th Floor Berkeley Square
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: W1J 5FJ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1724853380
Internet address: www.ne1procurementservices.com
The contractor/concessionaire is an SME: no
VII.2)Information about modifications
VII.2.1)Description of the modifications
Nature and extent of the modifications (with indication of possible earlier changes to the contract):

Addition of permitting further contracting authorities and such entities as defined under Regulation 4 of both the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 to use the framework in addition to all other contracting authorities under Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, and all any subsequent amendments and legislation relating to all and any of the above acts of legislation and any such entities as referenced and/or listed in the original award notice, plus any additional entities added to such listing such as the National Grid and any other utilities companies whom may also come under any and all of the above legislation.

VII.2.2)Reasons for modification
Need for modification brought about by circumstances which a diligent contracting authority/entity could not foresee (Art. 43(1)(c) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Art. 72(1)(c) of Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 89(1)(c) of Directive 2014/25/EU)
Description of the circumstances which rendered the modification necessary and explanation of the unforeseen nature of these circumstances:

The inclusion of contracting authorities as defined under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 were inadvertently either not defined or clarified adequately under the original contract notice and award.

VII.2.3)Increase in price
Updated total contract value before the modifications (taking into account possible earlier contract modifications and price adaptions and, in the case of Directive 2014/23/EU, average inflation in the Member State concerned)
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000 000.00 GBP
Total contract value after the modifications
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000 000.00 GBP