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DfE Invest NI - Design, Management and Delivery of Invest NI's Pre Accelerator and Accelerator Programmes.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Invest NI
Bedford Square
Belfast
BT2 7ES
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.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
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

DfE Invest NI - Design, Management and Delivery of Invest NI's Pre Accelerator and Accelerator Programmes.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

DfE Invest NI - Design, Management and Delivery of Invest NI's Pre Accelerator and Accelerator Programmes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 700 000.00 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)
73210000
73220000
73300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

DfE Invest NI - Design, Management and Delivery of Invest NI's Pre Accelerator and Accelerator Programmes.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: AC1 Programme Director Experience / Weighting: 10.2
Quality criterion - Name: AC2 Recruitment for the Programme — Section 5.6 — Pre-Accelerator Programme / Weighting: 10.2
Quality criterion - Name: AC3 Recruitment for the Programme — Section 6.10 — Accelerator Programme / Weighting: 10.2
Quality criterion - Name: AC4 Design and Delivery of Support / Weighting: 10.2
Quality criterion - Name: AC5 Experience of Mentors / Weighting: 9
Quality criterion - Name: AC6 Mentor Allocation Process / Weighting: 6
Quality criterion - Name: AC7 Funding Investment Opportunities / Weighting: 4.2
Cost criterion - Name: Total Contract Price / Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 4 050 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend for 3 further 12-month periods.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend for 3 further 12-month periods.

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

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
List and brief description of conditions:

As per tender documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As per tender documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As per tender documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As per tender documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As per tender 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:

As per tender documents.

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
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: 04/09/2017
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: 03/12/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 04/09/2017
Local time: 15:30
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Only CPD staff with access to the project on eTendersNI.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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 12 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; (III) to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the [services] covered by this notice; and (IV) to award contract(s) in stages. 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.
Belfast
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 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:
18/07/2017