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The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute AFBI was created on 1.4.2006 as an amalgamation of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development DARD. Science Service and the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland ARINI. AFBI is a DARD ...

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
AFBI
Large Park
Hillsborough
BT26 6DR
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Clements
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.afbibi.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov/topics/procurement

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

DAERA-AFBI Supply, Delivery and Installation of Mobile in Field Cattle Concentrate/Water intake feeding stations.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
16000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute AFBI was created on 1.4.2006 as an amalgamation of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development DARD. Science Service and the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland ARINI. AFBI is a DARD Non-Departmental Public Body NDPB. AFBI carries out high technology research and development, statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for DARD and other Government departments, public bodies and commercial companies. AFBI are currently seeking to purchase mobile in field concentrate feed intake and behaviour monitoring equipment to be located at AFBI Hillsborough. The feed station must be suitable for a range of livestock weights from 75-800 kg and allow the assessment of individual concentrate intakes. The contract is for the purchase, delivery and installation of Mobile in-field Concentrate Feed stations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
16600000
16630000
03000000
03100000
03300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute AFBI was created on 1.4.2006 as an amalgamation of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development DARD. Science Service and the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland ARINI. AFBI is a DARD Non-Departmental Public Body NDPB. AFBI carries out high technology research and development, statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for DARD and other Government departments, public bodies and commercial companies. AFBI are currently seeking to purchase mobile in field concentrate feed intake and behaviour monitoring equipment to be located at AFBI Hillsborough. The feed station must be suitable for a range of livestock weights from 75-800 kg and allow the assessment of individual concentrate intakes. The contract is for the purchase, delivery and installation of Mobile in-field Concentrate Feed stations.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Cost criterion - Name: Total Cost / Weighting: 100
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Years 2 -10 for maintenance only.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

After the initial 1-year period, there are 9 options to extend for maintenance only.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As per Tender Documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As per Tender Documentation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/02/2017
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 28/05/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 27/02/2017
Local time: 15:30
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Only CPD Procurement Staff with access to the project on eTendersNI.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Contract Monitoring: 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. 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. The Authority expressly reserves the rights: (I) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; (II) 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 candidates..

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

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 the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25/01/2017