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The Co-Innovate programme is a cross border research and innovation R and I initiative funded under the European Interreg VA Programme. The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in cross-border research and innovation in the ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
InterTradeIreland
Old Gasworks Business Park, Kilmorey Street
Newry
BT34 2DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: patrice.mcpolinfinance-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
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 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:

DfE Intertrade Ireland Co-Innovate To Procure Consultants to complete Innovation Audits.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79400000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Co-Innovate programme is a cross border research and innovation R and I initiative funded under the European Interreg VA Programme. The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in cross-border research and innovation in the Interreg eligible region of Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. InterTrade Ireland wishes to develop a framework that will be separated into 6 lots one for each of the business sectors. Lot 1-Renewable Energy Lot 2-Life and Health Sciences Lot 3-Food, beverage and agri-tech Lot 4-ICT Lot 5-Manufacturing Lot 6-Tradable Services. This competition is to deliver an element of Strand 2 by Conducting Innovation Audits, throughout the eligible regions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 6
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 - Renewable Energy

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79410000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Co-Innovate programme is a cross border research and innovation R and I initiative funded under the European Interreg VA Programme. The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in cross-border research and innovation in the Interreg eligible region of Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. InterTrade Ireland wishes to develop a framework that will be separated into 6 lots one for each of the business sectors. Lot 1-Renewable Energy Lot 2-Life and Health Sciences Lot 3-Food, beverage and agri-tech Lot 4-ICT Lot 5-Manufacturing Lot 6-Tradable Services. This competition is to deliver an element of Strand 2 by Conducting Innovation Audits, throughout the eligible regions.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework agreement will be for a duration of three years with the option to extend for a further 12 month period.

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: yes
Identification of the project: The project is supported by the European Union's Interreg VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
II.2.14)Additional information

Each Lot will be award to a service provider on the basis of Most Economically Advantageous Tender in. line with the criteria detailed in the Specification. There is no restriction on the number of lots that Tenderers may apply for. Each lot will. be evaluated independently, resulting in separate award of contract for the six lots.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 - Life and Health Sciences

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79410000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Co-Innovate programme is a cross border research and innovation R and I initiative funded under the European Interreg VA Programme. The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in cross-border research and innovation in the Interreg eligible region of Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. InterTrade Ireland wishes to develop a framework that will be separated into 6 lots one for each of the business sectors. Lot 1-Renewable Energy Lot 2-Life and Health Sciences Lot 3-Food, beverage and agri-tech Lot 4-ICT Lot 5-Manufacturing Lot 6-Tradable Services. This competition is to deliver an element of Strand 2 by Conducting Innovation Audits, throughout the eligible regions.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework agreement will be for a duration of three years with the option to extend for a further 12 month period.

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: yes
Identification of the project: The project is supported by the European Union's Interreg VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
II.2.14)Additional information

Each Lot will be award to a service provider on the basis of Most Economically Advantageous Tender in. line with the criteria detailed in the Specification. There is no restriction on the number of lots that Tenderers may apply for. Each lot will. be evaluated independently, resulting in separate award of contract for the six lots.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 3 - Food, Beverage and Agri-Tech

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79410000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Co-Innovate programme is a cross border research and innovation R and I initiative funded under the European Interreg VA Programme. The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in cross-border research and innovation in the Interreg eligible region of Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. InterTrade Ireland wishes to develop a framework that will be separated into 6 lots one for each of the business sectors. Lot 1-Renewable Energy Lot 2-Life and Health Sciences Lot 3-Food, beverage and agri-tech Lot 4-ICT Lot 5-Manufacturing Lot 6-Tradable Services. This competition is to deliver an element of Strand 2 by Conducting Innovation Audits, throughout the eligible regions.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework agreement will be for a duration of three years with the option to extend for a further 12 month period.

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: yes
Identification of the project: The project is supported by the European Union's Interreg VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
II.2.14)Additional information

Each Lot will be award to a service provider on the basis of Most Economically Advantageous Tender in. line with the criteria detailed in the Specification. There is no restriction on the number of lots that Tenderers may apply for. Each lot will. be evaluated independently, resulting in separate award of contract for the six lots.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 4 - ICT

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79410000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Co-Innovate programme is a cross border research and innovation R and I initiative funded under the European Interreg VA Programme. The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in cross-border research and innovation in the Interreg eligible region of Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. InterTrade Ireland wishes to develop a framework that will be separated into 6 lots one for each of the business sectors. Lot 1-Renewable Energy Lot 2-Life and Health Sciences Lot 3-Food, beverage and agri-tech Lot 4-ICT Lot 5-Manufacturing Lot 6-Tradable Services. This competition is to deliver an element of Strand 2 by Conducting Innovation Audits, throughout the eligible regions.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework agreement will be for a duration of three years with the option to extend for a further 12 month period.

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: yes
Identification of the project: The project is supported by the European Union's Interreg VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
II.2.14)Additional information

Each Lot will be award to a service provider on the basis of Most Economically Advantageous Tender in. line with the criteria detailed in the Specification. There is no restriction on the number of lots that Tenderers may apply for. Each lot will. be evaluated independently, resulting in separate award of contract for the six lots.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 5 - Manufacturing (other than in sectors 1-4 above)

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79410000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Co-Innovate programme is a cross border research and innovation R and I initiative funded under the European Interreg VA Programme. The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in cross-border research and innovation in the Interreg eligible region of Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. InterTrade Ireland wishes to develop a framework that will be separated into 6 lots one for each of the business sectors. Lot 1-Renewable Energy Lot 2-Life and Health Sciences Lot 3-Food, beverage and agri-tech Lot 4-ICT Lot 5-Manufacturing Lot 6-Tradable Services. This competition is to deliver an element of Strand 2 by Conducting Innovation Audits, throughout the eligible regions.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework agreement will be for a duration of three years with the option to extend for a further 12 month period.

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: yes
Identification of the project: The project is supported by the European Union's Interreg VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
II.2.14)Additional information

Each Lot will be award to a service provider on the basis of Most Economically Advantageous Tender in. line with the criteria detailed in the Specification. There is no restriction on the number of lots that Tenderers may apply for. Each lot will. be evaluated independently, resulting in separate award of contract for the six lots.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 6 - Tradable Services (other than in sectors 1-4 above)

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79410000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Co-Innovate programme is a cross border research and innovation R and I initiative funded under the European Interreg VA Programme. The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in cross-border research and innovation in the Interreg eligible region of Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. InterTrade Ireland wishes to develop a framework that will be separated into 6 lots one for each of the business sectors. Lot 1-Renewable Energy Lot 2-Life and Health Sciences Lot 3-Food, beverage and agri-tech Lot 4-ICT Lot 5-Manufacturing Lot 6-Tradable Services. This competition is to deliver an element of Strand 2 by Conducting Innovation Audits, throughout the eligible regions.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework agreement will be for a duration of three years with the option to extend for a further 12 month period.

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: yes
Identification of the project: The project is supported by the European Union's Interreg VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
II.2.14)Additional information

Each Lot will be award to a service provider on the basis of Most Economically Advantageous Tender in. line with the criteria detailed in the Specification. There is no restriction on the number of lots that Tenderers may apply for. Each lot will. be evaluated independently, resulting in separate award of contract for the six lots.

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
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
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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 99
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Na.
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: 24/07/2017
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: 22/10/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24/07/2017
Local time: 15:30

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 twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.

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:

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 contract is. communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the 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:
19/06/2017