Belfast International Airport Security Service Contract

Belfast International Airport Security Service Contract

Belfast International Airport is seeking a provider of security services who will work closely with BIA to deliver a safe, compliant and customer orientated service.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Security services

2018/S 080-179974

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Belfast International Airport Limited
Airport Road
BT29 4AB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kerry Teahan
Telephone: +44 2890244951
NUTS code: UKN13
Internet address(es):Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement


Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Airport-related activities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Security Service Contract

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Belfast International Airport (BIA) is seeking a provider of security services who will work closely with BIA to deliver a safe, compliant and customer orientated service. Specific areas of focus for the service include:

— recruitment and training of all security personnel,

— communicating and training airport procedures to ensure regulatory compliance,

— operating and testing advanced security equipment,

— maintaining and evaluating staff competence, and

— management of a large team across a range of difference posts and skill sets across the BIA site.

BIA wishes to select applicants for the negotiation stage that can provide a service which maintains a high level of safety and security performance; is operationally efficient, with particular regard to security process times; maintains a high level of passenger satisfaction; engages collaboratively and transparently with stakeholders and is innovative and progressive.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN13
Main site or place of performance:

Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Belfast International Airport (BIA) is seeking a provider of security services who will work closely with BIA to deliver a safe, compliant and customer orientated service.

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

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

On expiry of the contract term, it is currently envisaged that the contract may be subject to retender.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As detailed in the procurement documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Following conclusion of the initial three year period, BIA may, at its discretion and subject to performance, extend the contract up to 5 years.

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:

Applicants must be registered with the Civil Aviation Authority to provide security services in an airport environment.

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

BIA reserves the right to require bonds, deposits, guarantees or other forms of undertaking or security to ensure proper contractual performance.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

A successful applicant which is a consortium may be required to assume a specific legal form if awarded the contract.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The successful applicant will need to provide the services in accordance with the current National Aviation Security Programme, all prevailing and emerging UK and European regulations and all BIA policy, regulations and requirements as may be notified to the successful applicant by BIA from time to time.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
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: no
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: 24/05/2018
Local time: 12:00
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:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

On expiry of the contract term, it is currently envisaged that the contract may be subject to retender.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This process is being conducted competitively in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. The procedure to be followed for this procurement is the Negotiated Procedure with a prior call for competition (Regulation 47).

Applicants who wish to participate in this procurement are required to email to request provision of the procurement documents and to provide details of their contact point, together with an email address and telephone number.

Applicants who fail to provide their details to BIA in this manner will not receive any clarifications or updated information provided by BIA during the procurement process.

All discussions and correspondence will be deemed strictly subject to contract until a formal contract is entered into. The formal contract shall not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the duly authorised representatives of both parties.

Applicants satisfying the selection criteria at the pre-qualification stage of this process will be afforded the opportunity of a site visit.

Further details will be provided by BIA in due course. Subject to a sufficient number of satisfactory responses being received, a maximum of the top 5 ranked applicants will be invited to negotiate following the selection stage of this process, provided that BIA, acting at its discretion, reserves the right to invite less than 5 applicants to negotiate.

The costs of responding to this notice and participation in the process (including any and all negotiations) will be borne by each applicant.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

BIA will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to all applicants. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful applicants to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 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 (Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


Enjoyed this post? Share it!