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Central Procurement Directorate. CPD. as a Central Purchasing Body. CPB., as defined by the Public Contract Regulations 2015, intends to establish a collaborative Framework Agreement for the provision of CHECK Services. This Framework will be ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department of Finance
303 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT3 9ED
United Kingdom
Contact person: collaboration.CPDfinance-ni.gov.uk
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.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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
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:

DoF - Collaborative - Provision of CHECK Services.

Reference number: ID439591
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72700000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Central Procurement Directorate. CPD. as a Central Purchasing Body. CPB., as defined by the Public Contract Regulations 2015, intends to establish a collaborative Framework Agreement for the provision of CHECK Services. This Framework will be established on behalf of Northern Ireland Civil Service. NICS. Departments, Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies and other Participating Bodies or other nominated individuals working on behalf of the Client. Any public body subject to the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy. NIPPP. listed in https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks may choose to participate in this Framework at any time as a ‘Client’. In addition to this the Northern Ireland Office. NIO. , Public Prosecution Service. PPS. , Northern Ireland Audit Office. NIAO. and NI Assembly. NIA. and the other bodies can avail of this Framework Agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP
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)
73431000
72222300
73430000
72800000
72820000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN0
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Central Procurement Directorate. CPD. as a Central Purchasing Body. CPB., as defined by the Public Contract Regulations 2015, intends to establish a collaborative Framework Agreement for the provision of CHECK Services. This Framework will be established on behalf of Northern Ireland Civil Service. NICS. Departments, Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies and other Participating Bodies or other nominated individuals working on behalf of the Client. Any public body subject to the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy. NIPPP. listed in https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks may choose to participate in this Framework at any time as a ‘Client’. In addition to this the Northern Ireland Office. NIO. , Public Prosecution Service. PPS. , Northern Ireland Audit Office. NIAO. and NI Assembly. NIA. and the other bodies can avail of this Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

Estimated Value:. The figure indicated in II.1.5 represents the upper limit of an estimated framework.. value which ranges from 1 000 000 GBP to 2 000 000 GBP. This range reflects the potential scale of the framework and takes into account. such changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

The Contractor must ensure that it has achieved and maintains CHECK ‘Green Light’ status throughout the life of the contract. The Contractor must inform CPD immediately if it's status changes. The Contractor can only provide services while CHECK ‘Green Light’ status is held. Further information can be found at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/ and https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/articles/check-fundamental-principles

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

The Contractor must ensure that it has achieved and maintains CHECK ‘Green Light’ status throughout the life of the contract. The Contractor must inform CPD immediately if it's status changes. The Contractor can only provide services while CHECK ‘Green Light’ status is held. Further information can be found at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/ and https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/articles/check-fundamental-principles.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The 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 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 CoPE 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”.

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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 191-343329
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/03/2017
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: 14/06/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/03/2017
Local time: 15:30
Place:

CPD, Clare House.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

CPD Authorised Represenatives.

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:

The Framework Agreement for the provision of CHECK Services will commence on 3.4.2017 and will run for 2 years. Any public body subject to the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPPP). listed in https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks may choose to participate in this Framework at any time as a ‘Client’. The list of public bodies. covered by the NIPPP may change from time to time and any additional bodies may choose to receive the services as a Client. In addition to this the Northern Ireland Office (NIO), Public Prosecution Service (PPS), Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) and NI Assembly (NIA) and the other bodies listed in Annex A can avail of this Framework Agreement. An estimate of the number of days required under this Agreement per Client is set out. . The Contracting Authority through CPD may modify this Agreement where the specific services fall under the scope of CHECK Services and the modification would not alter the overall nature of the Agreement. Any modification would be subject to a value for money consideration and the Public Contract Regulations 2015. and would be in line with the rates quoted by the Contractors in the pricing schedule at the time of tendering. NI Public Bodies have a range of existing arrangements in place for the delivery of CHECK services as set out in the Specification of services. It is the intention of these bodies to utilise this Framework once the existing arrangements end. However public bodies may avail of other arrangements if these are proved to offer better value for money.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Department of Finance
303 Airport Road
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/02/2017