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This is a Direct Award Contract for Oracle IT Software. This contract will run for 2 years from the date it is awarded.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service
Laganside House, Oxford Street
Belfast
BT1 3LA
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:

CFT 791348 - DAC 211/16 - DOJ - Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service - Oracle IT Software.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
48000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This is a Direct Award Contract for Oracle IT Software. This contract will run for 2 years from the date it is awarded.

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: 160 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a Direct Award Contract for Oracle IT Software. This contract will run for 2 years from the date it is awarded.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
Explanation:

Oracle licences are not sold via 3rd party resellers and are only supplied by Oracle.

This contract is therefore being awarded through the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015. There are allowances under the regulations to award a contract to a single supplier in cases where competition is absent for technical reasons. regulation 32. 2. . b. ii.; or for reasons connected with the protection of exclusive rights, including intellectual. property rights. regulation 32. 2. b. iii.

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:
02/03/2017
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
Due to the sensitive nature of this contract the supplier name will be withheld from publication.
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 160 000.00 GBP
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:
03/03/2017