UK-Belfast: business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland
Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
For the attention of: Paul Browne
BT3 9ED Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890816325
General address of the contracting authority: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
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
Body governed by public law
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Invest NI Provision of Evaluation Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKN0
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Invest NI wishes to appoint service providers to undertake evaluations (for both programmes and projects) for the organisation as part of an evaluation framework contract. It is anticipated that there may be a limited number of post project evaluations commissioned during the lifetime of this contract.
It is envisaged that the contract start date will be during February 2012.
Work carried out under this contract must be undertaken in line with National and regional requirements. It must be compliant with Central Government guidance including:
— “The Green Book: Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government”, HM Treasury 2003,
— “The Northern Ireland Guide to Expenditure Appraisal and Evaluation (NIGAEA), 2009 Edition”, Department of Finance and Personnel,
— “The Magenta Book: Guidance for Evaluation”, and
— Economic Appraisal Methodology (EAM) guidance. See Appendix 1 to the Professional Ability Criteria.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As detailed in tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint & several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers who request documents may be asked to provide evidence of their economic and financial standing, ability and technical capacity.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum Standards – Professional Ability.
Within the Qualification envelope on eSourcing NI Tenderers are required to answer questions to confirm that the Tenderer has the required minimum standards. Tenderers are also required to upload documents as directed within this Qualification envelope. The minimum standards are:
Tenderers must provide a list of 10 evaluations (carried out by the company) of economic development programmes or projects that aimed to improve private sector productivity and/or increase employment.
To be considered, the examples must have been completed within the last 5 years.
For each evaluation example, the following information must be provided:
— title of the evaluated programme/project and brief summary,
— relevance of the evaluated programme/project to economic development activity (to demonstrate that it aimed to improve private sector productivity and/or increase employment),
— duration & start/end dates of the evaluated project/programme,
— date of completion of the evaluation,
— budget of the evaluated programme/project.
Five of the examples given must be for the evaluation of a programme/project of at least 1 000 000 GBP budget.
Five of the examples given must be for the evaluation of a programme/project of at least 3 years duration.
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
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 22.12.2011 – 14:59
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
22.12.2011 – 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
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 tenders
Date: 22.8.2011 – 15:01
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Supplies and Services personnel.
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
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 ‘continue’,
— 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 & 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
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 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) 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: