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This is a Direct Award Contract for provision of hosting, customisation and Support and Maintenance for an established EU Grants Monitoring System. The contract term is for 2 years from date of service commencement date.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Department of Finance
7th Floor, 2 Clarence Street West
Belfast
BT2 7GP
United Kingdom
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

CFT547893 EU Grants Monitoring System -DAC160/16.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This is a Direct Award Contract for provision of hosting, customisation and Support and Maintenance for an established EU Grants Monitoring System. The contract term is for 2 years from date of service commencement date.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 220 000.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a Direct Award Contract for the provision of hosting, customisation and support and maintenance to an already established EU Grants Monitoring System. The contract term is for 2 years from date of service commencement date.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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: Technical Assistance from ETC programme.
II.2.14)Additional information

This contract is being awarded to a single economic operator. They are SME (range for number of employees 51 to 250).

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive
Explanation:

Award of this contract without prior publication is justified under regulation 32. 2. c. due to the SEUPB requirement to have a functioning database by the end of 2016 in place to ensure continued EU funding to Northern Ireland. This falls under cases of extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseen or attributable to the contracting authority, where the time limits for open, restricted or competitive procedures with negotiation cannot be complied with.. .

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
21/11/2016
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
CPB Software Austria GmbH
Campus Viertel Zwei/Objekt Biz Zwei Vorg
Wien
1020
Austria
E-mail:
NUTS code: AT
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 220 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 220 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Public Contract Regulations 2015 provide 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 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). The authority has incorporated a standstill period before this contract is awarded..

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/11/2016