Delivery of the Northern Ireland Business Start Programme

Delivery of the Northern Ireland Business Start Programme

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is acting on behalf of the 11 Northern Ireland Councils to appoint a Contractor to deliver a new Northern Ireland Business Start Up Programme.

United Kingdom-Lisburn: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2017/S 076-147103

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Lisburn and Castlereagh Council
Lagan Valley Island
Lisburn
BT27 4RL
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Island Civic Centre, Lagan Valley Island, The Island
Lisburn
BT27 4RL
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way
Antrim
BT41 2UB
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Ards and North Down Borough Council
Town Hall, The Castle
Bangor
BT20 4BT
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre, PO Box 66, Lakeview Road
Craigavon
BT64 1AL
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Belfast City Council
Belfast City Hall
Belfast
BT1 5GS
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Civic Headquarters Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road
Coleraine
BT52 1EY
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Derry City and Strabane District Council
Council Offices, 98 Strand Road
Derry
BT48 7NN
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
The Townhall, 2 Townhall Street
Enniskillen
BT74 7BA
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
The Braid, 1-29 Bridge Street
Ballymena
BT43 5EJ
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Mid Ulster District Council
Dungannon Office, Circular Road
Dungannon
BT71 6DT
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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

Newry Mourne and Down District Council
District Council Offices, O’Hagan House, Monaghan Row
Newry
BT35 8DJ
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
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
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DfC/LCC The Delivery of the Northern Ireland Business Start Programme.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) is acting on behalf of the 11 Northern Ireland Councils to appoint a Contractor to deliver a new Northern Ireland Business Start Up Programme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79410000
79411100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) is acting on behalf of the 11 Northern Ireland Councils to appoint a Contractor to deliver a new Northern Ireland Business Start Up Programme.

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

Value excluding VAT: 4 650 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 42
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract will be awarded for an initial 3½ year period with an option to extend for a further period of up to 1½ years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will be awarded for an initial 3½ year period with an option to extend for a further period of up to 1½ 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: yes
Identification of the project: DfE/LCC The Delivery of the Northern Ireland Business Start Up Programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated total contract value is between 3 100 000 GBP and 4 650 000 GBP for the total contract period including all possible extensions. The range reflects the potential scale of the contract and takes into account such changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
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: yes
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: 30/05/2017
Local time: 15:00
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:

English

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

Tender must be valid until: 28/08/2017

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/05/2017
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated.

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

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/04/2017

 

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