Invest Northern Ireland Event Management Services Contract

Invest Northern Ireland Event Management Services Contract

Invest Northern Ireland wishes to appoint one Contractor to provide Event Management Services.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Exhibition, fair and congress organisation services

2018/S 017-035634

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Invest Northern Ireland
Bedford Sqaure, Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7ES
United Kingdom
E-mail: breidge.o’kane@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.investni.com/

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

I.2)Joint procurement

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

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CFT 1198694 — DfE Invest NI — Event Management Services Contract

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79950000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) wishes to appoint one Contractor to provide Event Management Services. The contractual outputs are linked to the Northern Ireland Executive’s Programme for Government, the associated Economy 2030: Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland, and Invest NI’s Business Strategy 2017-2021. These outputs will help Invest NI to: Achieve the necessary levels of awareness, understanding and engagement amongst target audience segments covering businesses, stakeholders, the wider business base and Invest NI staff, in Northern Ireland and in international markets. Meet annual Operating Plan targets by encouraging the wider business base and customers to avail of the range of support available from Invest NI. The contract will be awarded for an initial period of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further periods of 12 months.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 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)

79951000
79952000
79956000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) wishes to appoint one Contractor to provide Event Management Services. The contractual outputs are linked to the Northern Ireland Executive’s Programme for Government, the associated Economy 2030: Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland, and Invest NI’s Business Strategy 2017-2021. These outputs will help Invest NI to: Achieve the necessary levels of awareness, understanding and engagement amongst target audience segments covering businesses, stakeholders, the wider business base and Invest NI staff, in Northern Ireland and in international markets. Meet annual Operating Plan targets by encouraging the wider business base and customers to avail of the range of support available from Invest NI. The contract will be awarded for an initial period of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further periods of 12 months.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

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

The figure indicated in 11.1.5 (of the OJEU Notice) represents the upper limit of an estimated contract value which ranges from GBP 3 000 000 to GBP 5 000 000. This 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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
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)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
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 / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 23/02/2018
Local time: 15:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The 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 VFM. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of 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 (CUP) and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a CUP will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by COPE on behalf of bodies covered by the NIPP for a period of 12 months from the date of issue of the certificate.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures.
Belfast
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:

22/01/2018

 

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