Invest NI Sustainable Development Consultancy Framework

Invest NI Sustainable Development Consultancy Framework

1. Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Systems This category covers all of the areas of environmental management and efficiency to include Waste Management, Environmental Management, Water Efficiency, Effluent Treatment Systems and Rainwater Harvesting.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Research and development consultancy services

2015/S 060-105253

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (DETI) Invest NI
UKN
Bedford Square, Bedford Street
For the attention of: Batey Kellie
BT2 7ES Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: kellie.batey@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.investni.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd

Electronic access to information: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Project_20219 — Invest NI – Sustainable Development Consultancy Framework.

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout NI.

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

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 800 000 GBP

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

Invest NI wishes to establish a framework list of service providers to deliver Sustainable Development Consultancy assignments to Northern Ireland businesses.
A primary tender competition will result in the appointment of multiple providers with expertise in various areas to deliver the support listed in each of the 9 categories below:
— Framework Category;
— Category Definition.
1. Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Systems This category covers all of the areas of environmental management and efficiency to include Waste Management, Environmental Management, Water Efficiency, Effluent Treatment Systems and Rainwater Harvesting.
2. Clean Technology Systems This category covers efficient manufacturing systems which reduce business consumption of energy, water and materials.
3. Renewable Technology Systems This category covers all types of renewable energy systems including for example bio-energy, wind, marine and hydro energy.
4. Energy Management and Efficiency.
This category covers all Mechanical and Electrical systems associated with buildings and manufacturing equipment to include Refrigeration Systems, Compressed Air Systems, Energy Management Systems, Heat Recovery, Combined Heat and Power, Lighting Technologies, HVAC Systems, Energy Metering and Process Heating.
5. Investigation of New Technologies This category covers all new energy or resource efficient technologies such as energy storage, fuel cells, second generation biomass.
6. Packaging Solutions This category will incorporate for example, packaging design and solutions in terms of light weighting, transit packaging and packaging innovations that can deliver cost savings from reduced use of materials or less packaging waste.
7. Standards, Accreditations and Systems This category will cover for example Environmental Management Systems, Energy Management Systems, Carbon Management, specific Product/ Process Accreditations, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Carbon Pressures within the supply chain..
8. Transport and Logistics Efficiency This category will cover efficiencies relating to the transport and distribution of raw materials and manufactured products. For example: this may include efficient route planning, back haulage, void space, driving training in efficiency, vehicle aerodynamics, alternative fuels (bio-fuels, electric).
9. Sustainable Business Collaborations This category will cover establishing micro-generation collaborations within hubs (e.g. industrial estates) where high energy users could switch to renewable local generation of heat, power and fuel.
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
It is expected that the framework will commence mid May 2015 and will operate for 36 months with the possibility of a further 12 months extension.
The framework will be open to Invest NI only.

Tender documents can be obtained electronically for registered users of Central Procurement Directorate’s e-sourcing system, e-sourcing NI. If you are not already registered to use e-sourcing NI and wish to obtain these documents please register at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk then follow the link to the current opportunities page.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 71314300, 90713000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 800 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Systems

1)Short description

This category covers all of the areas of environmental management and efficiency to include Waste Management, Environmental Management, Water Efficiency, Effluent Treatment Systems and Rainwater Harvesting.
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000

3)Quantity or scope

There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

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 e-mail 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.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Clean Technology Systems

1)Short description

This category covers efficient manufacturing systems which reduce business consumption of energy, water and materials.
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314300

3)Quantity or scope

There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

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 e-mail 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.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Renewable Technology Systems

1)Short description

This category covers all types of renewable energy systems including for example bio-energy, wind, marine and hydro energy.
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314300

3)Quantity or scope

There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

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 e-mail 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.

Lot No: 4Lot title: Energy Management and Efficiency

1)Short description

This category covers all Mechanical and Electrical systems associated with buildings and manufacturing equipment to include Refrigeration Systems, Compressed Air Systems, Energy Management Systems, Heat Recovery, Combined Heat and Power, Lighting Technologies, HVAC Systems, Energy Metering and Process Heating.
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314300

3)Quantity or scope

There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

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 e-mail 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.

Lot No: 5Lot title: Investigation of New Technologies

1)Short description

This category covers all new energy or resource efficient technologies such as energy storage, fuel cells, second generation biomass.
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314300

3)Quantity or scope

There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

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 e-mail 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.

Lot No: 6Lot title: Packaging Solutions

1)Short description

This category will incorporate for example, packaging design and solutions in terms of light weighting, transit packaging and packaging innovations that can deliver cost savings from reduced use of materials or less packaging waste.
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000

3)Quantity or scope

There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

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 e-mail 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.

Lot No: 7Lot title: Standards, Accreditations and Systems

1)Short description

This category will cover for example Environmental Management Systems, Energy Management Systems, Carbon Management, specific Product/ Process Accreditations, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Carbon Pressures within the supply chain.
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000

3)Quantity or scope

There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

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 e-mail 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.

Lot No: 8Lot title: Transport and Logistics Efficiency

1)Short description

This category will cover efficiencies relating to the transport and distribution of raw materials and manufactured products. For example: this may include efficient route planning, back haulage, void space, driving training in efficiency, vehicle aerodynamics, alternative fuels (bio-fuels, electric)
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000

3)Quantity or scope

There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

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 e-mail 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.

Lot No: 9Lot title: Sustainable Business Collaborations

1)Short description

This category will cover establishing micro-generation collaborations within hubs (e.g. industrial estates) where high energy users could switch to renewable local generation of heat, power and fuel.
There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314300

3)Quantity or scope

There is no restriction on the number of framework categories that Tenderers may apply for or be appointed to.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

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 e-mail 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.

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:

As per tender documents.

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

As per tender documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per tender documents.
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: As per regulation 57 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Selection Criteria — Pass / Fail:
Company Experience:
Tenderers must demonstrate their experience of providing advice and guidance to customers in the implementation of Sustainable Development solutions in the framework category or categories they wish to tender for, as listed below:
1. Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Systems;
2. Clean Technology Systems;
3. Renewable Technology Systems;
4. Energy Management and Efficiency;
5. Investigation of New Technologies;
6. Packaging Solutions;
7. Standards, Accreditations and Systems;
8. Transport and Logistics Efficiency;
9. Sustainable Business Collaborations;
For each category tendered for, tenderers must submit 3 case study examples to demonstrate this experience in at least 3 of the following market sectors:
— Food and Drink;
— Life Sciences;
— Creative Industries;
— Engineering;
— Transport;
— Construction;
— Tourism;
— Business Services;
Each case study example submitted must have been completed within the last 3 years. Each example should include the following information:
— Project title and summary of objectives;
— Framework category to which it relates;
— Market Sector to which is relates;
— Details of the sustainable development solution and approach to implementing it; and
— Completion date of project.
Each example provided must be completed on the ‘Selection Criteria Response’ document provided and must not exceed two sides of A4 page. Responses must be completed in Arial font size 12.
Any additional information outside of the A4 page limit per example or the ‘Selection Criteria Response’ document template will not be evaluated.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Open
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
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:

Project_20219

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

no

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: 21.4.2015 – 15:00
Payable documents: no

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

21.4.2015 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21.4.2015 – 15:01
Place: Clare House
303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOMPersons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Only CPD Procurement Staff with access to the project on eSourcingNI.

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

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 e-mail 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.
Contract Monitoring:
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. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of 12 months from the date of issue of the certificate’.
The Authority expressly reserves the rights:
(I). not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(II). to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering Competition;
(III). to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the (services) covered by this notice; and
(IV). to award contract(s) in stages;
and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.
The Framework Agreement is being let by Central Procurement Directorate on behalf of Invest NI only and will be used by Invest NI only.
Electronic invoicing and payment will be used.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See Section VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

See Section VI.4.2

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 2015 (SI 2015 No 102)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).
Any such action must generally be brought within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.3.2015

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