Provide TV Broadcast Services for Northern Ireland Assembly

Provide TV Broadcast Services for Northern Ireland Assembly

Broadcasting, Associated Equipment Maintenance and Related Services.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Radio and television services

2016/S 055-092088

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NI Assembly Commission
Parliament Buildings
Contact point(s): procurement@niassembly.gov.uk
For the attention of: Ruth Roberts
BT4 3XX 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

Other: Devolved Legislature
I.3)Main activity

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:

Broadcasting, Associated Equipment Maintenance and Related Services.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKN01

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)

These core services required from the successful Service Provider under this contract are to record, broadcast and archive all video and audio output from the meetings sitting in the Assembly Chamber and Committee Rooms and on occasion to provide audio recordings of meetings held outside Parliament Buildings. These recorded feeds (both live and archived) are distributed to broadcasters, the web, the internal TV system and other destinations by permanent links and as otherwise requested.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

92200000, 64228000, 50340000

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: no

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: 2 700 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: A contract extension of up to 24 months from the end of the initial contract period may be offered.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 72 (from the award of the contract)

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per contract documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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

003-2016

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 177-321390 of 12.9.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

21.4.2016 – 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: 21.4.2016

Place:

Parliament Buildings, Belfast

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Staff of the NI Assembly Commission.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 72 months.

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

In line with PCR 2015, Regulation 46, the NIAC has considered dividing this contract into lots. The decision has been taken not to do so based on the operational importance of the Core Service and the potential risk of failure to complete the service provision. It is also considered that by splitting this contract into lots, the cost to the public purse may increase and therefore not represent value for money.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

16.3.2016

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