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This contract is for the provision of chainsaw training and assessment for both CAFRE and Transport NI. To provide the following: 1. LANTRA Awards -accredited training and City and Guilds approved assessment to DAERA Forest Service and Transport NI ...

Social and other specific services - public contracts

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
College of Agriculture and Rural Enterprise
CAFRE, Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road
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.1)Name and addresses
Department for Infrastructure Transport NI
Clarence Court, Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8GB
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
The contract involves joint procurement
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:

ID 843317 DAERA CAFRE Provision of Chainsaw Training for the staff of Forest Service and Transport NI.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This contract is for the provision of chainsaw training and assessment for both CAFRE and Transport NI. To provide the following: 1. LANTRA Awards -accredited training and City and Guilds approved assessment to DAERA Forest Service and Transport NI personnel; 2. LANTRA Awards - Accredited refresher training for DAERA Forest Service and Transport NI personnel (candidates are expected to hold the certificates for which they are being refreshed); 3. City and Guilds approved assessment to DAERA Forest Service, and Transport NI personnel and 4. LANTRA Awards - Integrated training and assessment, if and when required (ITA) for occasional users (e.g. farmers and growers, CAFRE and students).

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: 106 124.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80500000
80540000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is for the provision of chainsaw training and assessment for both CAFRE and Transport NI. To provide the following: 1. LANTRA Awards -accredited training and City and Guilds approved assessment to DAERA Forest Service and Transport NI personnel; 2. LANTRA Awards - accredited refresher training for DAERA Forest Service and Transport NI personnel (candidates are expected to hold the certificates for which they are being refreshed); 3. City and Guilds approved assessment to DAERA Forest Service, and Transport NI personnel and 4. LANTRA Awards - Integrated training and assessment, if and when required (ITA) for occasional users (e.g. farmers and growers, CAFRE and students).

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)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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 067-126878
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1
Title:

Contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
28/07/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 3
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 3
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Arbortec
64 A Whitepark Rd
Ballycastle
BT54 6LP
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK

Internet address:https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 145 500.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 106 124.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

CPD incorporated a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract was communicated to tenderers. That notification provided full information on the award decision. The standstill period was for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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). Any such action must generally be brought within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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:
01/08/2017