Invest NI Trade Advisory Services in Latin America and Canada

Invest NI Trade Advisory Services in Latin America and Canada

Invest NI wished to establish a framework for Contractor(s) to deliver TAS in each of the following Lots which have been identified as offering export business potential to NI companies. Lot 1 – Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

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

2015/S 163-298714

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Invest NI
303 Airport Road West
Contact point(s): theresa.conway@dfpni.gov.uk
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic access to information: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

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:

DETI/Invest NI Trade Advisory Services in Latin America and Canada.

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

NUTS code UKN

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Invest NI wished to establish a framework for Contractor(s) to deliver TAS in each of the following Lots which have been identified as offering export business potential to NI companies.
— Lot 1 — Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico,
— Lot 2 — Brazil, and
— Lot 3 — Canada.
This Contract will be awarded for an initial period of 12 months with the option to extend the Contract for 2 further periods of 12 months.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 31213000, 33000000, 79410000, 33190000, 34700000, 43200000, 71314000, 72222300, 79310000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 240 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 12 months + 12 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 31213000, 33000000, 79410000, 33190000, 34700000, 43200000, 71314000, 72222300, 79310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Brazil

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 31213000, 33000000, 79410000, 33190000, 34700000, 43200000, 71314000, 72222300, 79310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Canada

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 31213000, 33000000, 79410000, 33190000, 34700000, 43200000, 71314000, 72222300, 79310000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the tender documentation.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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:

69740
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: 23.9.2015 – 15:00
Payable documents: no

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

23.9.2015 – 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: 23.9.2015

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Central Procurement Directorate
303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Central Procurement Directorate
303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.8.2015

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