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70029 - Gases and Accessories for Technology and Design Suites, Education Authority (223922).

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Education Authority NI
1 Hospital Road
For the attention of: O'Donnell Hazel, The Principal Procurement Officer
BT79 0AW Omagh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2882411418
E-mail: hazel.o'donnell@eani.org.uk

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic access to information: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

NI Local Government Officers' Superannuation Committee
Templeton House, 411 Holywood Road
BT4 2LP Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Libraries NI
Lisburn City Library 23 Linenhall Street
BT28 1FJ Lisburn
UNITED KINGDOM

Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment
29 Clarendon Rd, Clarendon Dock
BT1 3BG Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Armagh Observatory
College Hill
BT61 9DG Armagh
UNITED KINGDOM

Armagh Planetarium
Castle Hill
BT61 9DB Armagh
UNITED KINGDOM

Middletown Centre for Autism
35 Rathtrillick Park
BT60 4HZ Middletown
UNITED KINGDOM

FE Southern Regional College
Patrick Street
BT35 8DN Newry
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
70029 - Gases and Accessories for Technology and Design Suites, Education Authority (223922).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies

NUTS code UK,UKN

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 250 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
70029 Gases and Accessories to individual educational establishments within the Education Authority Regions for the period 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2019 (with the option to extend for 1 further 12-month period) on a ‘call-off’ as required basis.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24111000, 24100000, 38420000, 42514000, 42662100, 42662000, 42660000, 44315100, 44315200, 42662200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Option to extend for 1 further 12 month period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 250 000 GBP.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
No deposits required. For guarantees see the Education Authority Conditions of Tender which are supplied with each set of tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
The Education Authority, which is a statutory body financed from Central Government Funds, pays suppliers' invoices on a 2-weekly basis.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No special legal form required but each supplier will be required to become jointly and severally responsible for the carrying out of the contract before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See Tender Documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Tender Documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Tender Documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Tender Documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
Lowest price
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
223922
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.2.2016 - 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
8.2.2016 - 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Other: English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 8.2.2016
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this tender: Register your company on the eTendersNI portal (this is only required once): https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/home.do and click the link to register.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenders. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be 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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
4.1.2016