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The Occupational Health Service (OHS) is part of the Corporate Services Directorate of the NICS Human Resources within the Department of Finance. It provides occupational health and medical advisory services to Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) ...

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department of Finance
2-4 Bruce Street
Belfast
BT2 7JD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Clements
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.dof.enquiries@finance-ni.gov.uk

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

DoF - Occupational Health Service - Independent Specialist Assessment Service.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Occupational Health Service (OHS) is part of the Corporate Services Directorate of the NICS Human Resources within the Department of Finance. It provides occupational health and medical advisory services to Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Departments and Agencies. It is a multi-disciplinary organisation comprising medical, nursing, occupational therapy and administrative staff. To assist with providing advice to NICS Departments and Agencies, OHS requires input from a range of medical specialists. The OHS commissions medical assessments on behalf of:The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS); The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA); The Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme; Teachers pensions; and HSC pensions. The current contract ends on 30.9.2017 and OHS are seeking to secure a new contract for the provision of an independent specialist medical assessment service from 1.10.2017.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 725 000.00 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)
85100000
85120000
85121200
85110000
85111000
85111200
85112000
85112200
85140000
85141000
85147000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

N.Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Occupational Health Service (OHS) is part of the Corporate Services Directorate of the NICS Human Resources within the Department of Finance. It provides occupational health and medical advisory services to Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Departments and Agencies. It is a multi-disciplinary organisation comprising medical, nursing, occupational therapy and administrative staff. To assist with providing advice to NICS Departments and Agencies, OHS requires input from a range of medical specialists. The OHS commissions medical assessments on behalf of:The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS); The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA); The Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme; Teachers pensions; and HSC pensions. The current contract ends on 30.9.2017 and OHS are seeking to secure a new contract for the provision of an independent specialist medical assessment service from 1.10.2017.

II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Duration in months: 24
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 contract value which ranges from 1 150 000 GBP to 1 725 000 GBP. This range reflects the potential scale of the contract 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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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)Form of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 16/08/2017
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
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.” 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 have 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:
11/07/2017