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The Central Procurement Directorate is placing this transparency notice to alert economic operators of its plan to modify a contract in accordance with Regulation 72. 1. (b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The scope of this contract remains ...

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
C/O 303 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT3 9ED
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:

MOD 17/17-DAERA - Provision of ICT Services.

Reference number: MOD 17/17- Project 5865
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72222300
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Central Procurement Directorate is placing this transparency notice to alert economic operators of its plan to modify a contract in accordance with Regulation 72. 1. (b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The scope of this contract remains true to the original procurement and the services required are as specified. The contract is being modified up to the value of 2 400 000 GBP.

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: 24 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72212983
72227000
72254000
72260000
72240000
72254100
72263000
72262000
72228000
72265000
72243000
72224000
72224100
72266000
72241000
72223000
72224200
72220000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN0
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The next critical milestones involve the development of enhanced capability for the EU Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS), refinement of the key controls to the claims process, advance payments for October 2017, processing 95 % of Basic Payment Scheme payments to farmers by December 2017 and meeting an EU mandated 50 percent uptake target for DAERA's Geospatial Aid Application (GSAA). This is coupled with increasingly complicated requirements for new services, such as the integration of Northern Ireland Food and Animal Information System (NIFAIS) into DAERA enterprise environment and integration and upgrading of Environmental Marine Fisheries Group (EMFG) systems (70) into DAERA environment.

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
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:

The Central Procurement Directorate is placing this transparency notice to alert economic operators of its plan to modify a contract in accordance with Regulation 72. 1. (b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The scope of this contract remains true to the original procurement and the services required are as specified. The contract is being modified up to a maximum 2 400 000 GBP. The regulations allow for a contract to be modified without a new procurement procedure under the following circumstances which are relevant to the DAERA requirement; for additional works, services or supplies by the original contractor that have become necessary and were not included in the initial procurement, where a change of contractor- i. cannot be made for economic or technical reasons such as requirements of interchangeability or interoperability with existing equipment, services or installations procured under the initial procurement, and ii. would cause significant inconvenience or substantial duplication of costs for the contracting authority. provided that any increase in price does not exceed 50 per cent of the value of the original contract; Regulation 72. 2. states that where successive modifications are made, the 50 per cent limitation shall apply to the value of each modification. However consecutive modifications shall not be aimed at circumventing the regulations.

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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2011/S 200-326157

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: MOD 17/17-
Title:

MOD 17/17-DAERA - Provision of ICT Services-Project 5865

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
06/01/2012
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
Neueda Consulting Ltd
20c Weavers Court
Belfast
BT12 5GH
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKN0
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: 14 550 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This transparency notice to alert economic operators of its plan to modify a contract in accordance with Regulation 72 (1) (b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The scope of this contract remains true to the original procurement and the services required are as specified. The contract is being modified by 2 400 000 GBP.

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

The Public Contract Regulations 2015 provide for 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).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures.
NA
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/03/2017