Architectural and Building Consultancy Services Framework

Architectural and Building Consultancy Services Framework

Frameworks for Consultancy Services in connection with Minor Works Schemes with a value up to GBP 1 000 000.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2015/S 040-068699

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Health and Social Care Trust/Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust/South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust/Southern Health and Social Care Trust/Western Health and Social Care Trust
c/o Central Procurement Directorate, Construction Division — Health Projects, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate
For the attention of: Damien Craig
BT4 3SQ Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Construction Procurement Directorate, Construction Division — Health Projects
Annexe 7, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate
BT4 3SQ Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 80036848950
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 2070600480
Internet address: http://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Construction Procurement Directorate, Construction Division — Health Projects
Annexe 7, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate
BT4 3SQ Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 80036848950
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 2070600480
Internet address: http://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Construction Procurement Directorate, Construction Division — Health Projects.
Annexe 7, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate
BT4 3SQ Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 80036848950
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 2070600480
Internet address: http://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Health

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Frameworks for Consultancy Services in connection with Minor Works Schemes with a value up to GBP 1 000 000.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code 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
The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 13

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 150 000 and 9 250 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The various Health and Social Care Trusts and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service wish to establish multi-provider Framework Agreements with selected Economic Operators to deliver consultancy services in connection with 1 or more schemes. The Framework Agreements will be placed for a period of 4 years duration subject to satisfactory performance of the successful Economic Operators and at the absolute discretion of the relevant Contracting Authority. For the purpose of the Framework Agreements minor works schemes are defined as any scheme with a work cost of between GBP 1 and GBP 1 000 000. Minor works schemes comprise new buildings, extensions to existing buildings, conversions/refurbishment of existing buildings, upgrade and replacement of building services, plant and equipment, feasibility and conditions surveys, works to ensure compliance with various legislative requirements, e.g. legionella, fire safety, DDA, asbestos regulations, mechanical and electrical engineering works and enabling works in advance of major capital works schemes.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

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:

The Framework Agreements shall be of 4 years duration and shall involve the commissioning of a number of multi-disciplinary design teams to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes. Minor Works Schemes are defined as any scheme with a work cost of between GBP 1 and GBP 1 000 000. Minor works schemes comprise new buildings, extensions to existing buildings, conversions/refurbishment of existing buildings, upgrade and replacement of building services, plant and equipment, feasibility and condition surveys, works to ensure compliance with various legislative requirements, e.g. legionella, fire safety, DDA, asbestos regulations, mechanical and electrical engineering works and enabling works in advance of major capital works schemes.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 150 000 and 9 250 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Northern Sector

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Northern Sector.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Northern Sector.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 700 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Southern Sector(Excluding Antrim Area Hospital Site)

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Southern Sector(Excluding Antrim Area Hospital Site).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Southern Sector(Excluding Antrim Area Hospital Site).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 800 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Northern Health and Social Care Trust -— Antrim Area Hospital Site

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Antrim Area Hospital Site.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Antrim Area Hospital Site.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 900 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust where such services will involve a minor works scheme(s) located in more than one of lots 1 to 3. The successful Economic Operators for lots 1, 2 and 3 will also be allocated to this lot. Individual call off contracts will be awarded following a mini competition between these Economic Operators.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: Northern Ireland Ambulance Service – Health and Social Care Trust —Trustwide -i.e. Northern Ireland Wide

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service — Health and Social Care Trust —Trustwide — i.e. Northern Ireland Wide.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust — i.e. Northern Ireland wide.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 400 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6Lot title: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Ulster Hospital Dundonald Site and Community

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Ulster Hospital Dundonal Site and Community.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Ulster Hospital Dundonald Site and Community.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 900 000 and 1 200 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7Lot title: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Downe Hospital Site and Community

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Downe Hospital Site and Community.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Downe Hospital Site and Community.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 800 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8Lot title: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Lagan Valley Hospital Site and Community

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Lagan Valley Hospital Site and Community.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Lagan Valley Hospital Site and Community.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 800 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9Lot title: Trustwide Lots — South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust where such services will involve a minor works scheme(s) located in more than lots 6 to 8. The successful Economic Operators for the lots 6, 7 and 8 will also be allocated to this lot. Individual call off contracts will be awarded following a mini competition between these Economic Operators.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 10Lot title: Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Craigavon Area Hospital Site

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Craigavon Area Hospital Site.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Craigavon Area Hospital Site.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 900 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 11Lot title: Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Daisy Hill Hospital Site

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Daisy Hill Hospital Site.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Daisy Hill Hospital Site.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 800 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 12Lot title: Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide Facilities excluding Craigavon Area Hospital Site and Daisy Hill Hospital Site

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide Facilities excluding Craigavon Area Hospital Site and Daisy Hill Hospital Site.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide Facilities excluding Craigavon Area Hospital Site and Daisy Hill Hospital Site.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 500 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 13Lot title: Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust where such services will involve a minor works scheme(s) located in more than one of lots 10 to 12. The successful Economic Operators for lots 10, 11 and 12 will also be allocated to this lot. Individual call off contracts will be awarded following a mini competition between these Economic Operators.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 14Lot title: Western Health and Social Care Trust — Altnagelvin Area Hospital Site

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Western Health and Social Care Trust — Atlnagelvin Area Hospital Site.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Western Health and Social Care Trust — Altnagelvin Area Hospital Site.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 550 000 and 750 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 15Lot title: Western Health and Social Care Trust — Northern Sector (excluding Altnagelvin Area Hospital Site)

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Western Health and Social Care Trust — Northern Sector (excluding Altnagelvin Area Hospital Site).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Western Health and Social Care Trust — Northern Sector (excluding Altnagelvin Area Hospital Site).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 350 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 16Lot title: Western Health and Social Care Trust — Southern Sector

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Western Health and Social Care Trust — Southern Sector.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Western Health and Social Care Trust — Southern Sector.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 350 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 17Lot title: Western Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide

1)Short description

Provision of consultancy services in connection with 1 or more minor works schemes at the Western Health and Social Care Trust where such services will involve a minor works scheme(s) located within more than one of lots 14 to 16. The successful Economic Operators for lots 14, 15 and 16 will also be allocated to this lot. Individual call off contracts will be awarded following a mini competition between these Economic Operators.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71500000, 71600000, 71200000, 71300000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement shall be of 4 years duration at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority and shall involve the commissioning of an Economic Operator to provide consultancy services in connection with Minor Works Schemes at the Western Health and Social Care Trust — Trustwide.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Not applicable.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer to Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Refer to Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Refer to Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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: In accordance with articles 45-50 of directive 2004/18/EC and regulations 23-25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre-qualification questionnaire available from the address in Section 1.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As lll.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As lll.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 13: and maximum number 30
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 192-331390 of 3.10.2013

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: 26.3.2015 – 15:00

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.4.2015 – 15:00
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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘I agree’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Refer to instructions contained in Section VI.4.2.

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Health and Social Care Trusts and The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be 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)/ Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) 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:

20.2.2015

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