Government Office Estate Rationalisation Consultancy Team Framework

Government Office Estate Rationalisation Consultancy Team Framework

The ICT Services will be required for both New Build and Refurbishment Office Accommodation Projects with values normally in excess of 15 000 000 GBP.

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

2017/S 143-294723

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department of Finance
Northland House, 3-5A Frederick Street
Belfast
BT1 2NR
United Kingdom
Contact person: Contracts Standards Branch
Telephone: +44 2890816555
E-mail: construct.info@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/home.do

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/contact

I.2)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/home.do
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/home.do

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DoF — Government Office Estate Rationalisation Consultancy Team Framework.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Economic Operator is to provide Integrated Consultancy Team (ICT) Services, including but not limited to project management, design, design development, cost management and contract administration for the Reform of Property Management of construction projects. The ICT Services will be required for both New Build and Refurbishment Office Accommodation Projects with values normally in excess of 15 000 000 GBP; albeit there will be no lower or upper limits on the value of Works projects for which Service may be required from this Framework Agreement. All projects envisaged to be delivered under this Framework will be subject to funding considerations and the Contracting Authority is not obliged to commit to any number of construction works projects. Under this procurement the Economic Operator will be required to support The Department of Finance’s wider social and economic objectives. Please see the procurement documents available at eTendersNI.gov.uk for further information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 13 000 000.00 GBP

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)

71220000
71315210
71311000
71312000
71541000
71324000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Economic Operator is to provide Integrated Consultancy Team (ICT) Services, including but not limited to project management, design, design development, cost management and contract administration for the Reform of Property Management of construction projects. The ICT Services will be required for both New Build and Refurbishment Office Accommodation Projects with values normally in excess of 15 000 000 GBP; albeit there will be no lower or upper limits on the value of Works projects for which Service may be required from this Framework Agreement. All projects envisaged to be delivered under this Framework will be subject to funding considerations and the Contracting Authority is not obliged to commit to any number of construction works projects. Under this procurement the Economic Operator will be required to support The Department of Finance’s wider social and economic objectives. Please see the procurement documents available at eTendersNI.gov.uk for further information.

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: 13 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will be awarded for a period of 4 years with the option to terminate at the end of Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 or at any time as may be deemed necessary by the Authority.

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 specified in the Pre Qualification Documentation.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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:

As stated in the Procurement Documents.

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.1.5)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:

If an economic operator fails to reach satisfactory levels of performance the economic operator may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance.. . The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the economic operator being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Contracting Authorities on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate. A list of these bodies can be viewed at:. . https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies.

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
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: 31/08/2017
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: 29/11/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Authority expressly reserves the rights:. . (I). not to award any Framework Agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any stage;. (II). to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;. (III). not to award any contract under the Framework Agreement. . and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly at risk of the Economic Operator participating in this procurement process.. . This Framework Agreement is being let by Central Procurement Directorate on behalf of any public sector organisations requiring services in Northern Ireland including:- Government Departments; Agencies; Non-departmental Public Bodies; Local Authorities; or other Contracting Authority (including subsidised bodies or other grant recipients). A list of potential organisations is included in the ITT documents and can be found here: . . https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/list-public-bodies-which-can-participate-cpd-collaborative-frameworks . . This project will be used to progress the Government’s wider social, economic and environmental objectives..

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Department of Finance, Central Procurement Directorate Contracts Standards Branch
Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT39ED
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2890816555
E-mail: construct.info@finance-ni.gov.ukInternet address:https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/contact

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Department of Finance, Central Procurement Directorate Contracts Standards Branch
Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT39ED
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2890816555
E-mail: construct.info@finance-ni.gov.ukInternet address:https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/contact

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering, loss,or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with Regulation 91 to start proceedings in the High Court.. . A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide 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.. . Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days, beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen.(A court may extend the time limit to 3 months ,where the court considers that there is a good reason for doing so).

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25/07/2017

 

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