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The Executive Information Service's Government Advertising Unit (GAU) and the Department of Finance's (DoF) NICSHR wish to appoint a Service Provider to provide design, placement and management of its classified and recruitment advertising for the ...

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: Louise Thompson
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.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:

RID 1031985 - DoF Classified and Recruitment Advertising Placement Service for the Northern Ireland Public Sector.

Reference number: 1031985
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79341000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Executive Information Service's Government Advertising Unit (GAU) and the Department of Finance's (DoF) NICSHR wish to appoint a Service Provider to provide design, placement and management of its classified and recruitment advertising for the Northern Ireland Public Sector. All Contracting Authorities listed within https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks are covered under this contract. This will consist of placing public notices in classified sections of weekly and daily newspapers and providing advertising and related services to support its external recruitment competitions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 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)
79341200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Executive Information Service's Government Advertising Unit (GAU) and the Department of Finance's (DoF) NICSHR wish to appoint a Service Provider to provide design, placement and management of its classified and recruitment advertising for the Northern Ireland Public Sector. All Contracting Authorities listed within https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks are covered under this contract. This will consist of placing public notices in classified sections of weekly and daily newspapers and providing advertising and related services to support its external recruitment competitions.

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: 6 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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: yes
Description of options:

An initial 1 year period with the option to extend by 3 further periods of 1 year each.

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

The figure indicated in II.2.6 represents the upper limit of an estimated contract value which ranges from 4 000 000 GBP to 6 000 000 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.1.1)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 a single operator
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: 14/08/2017
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: 12/11/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14/08/2017
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:

The successful Contractor's performance on this Contract will be managed as per specification and 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 this 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
UK
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:
11/07/2017