PSNI Tender to Supply Integrated Body Armour System

PSNI Tender to Supply Integrated Body Armour System

Internal research conducted within PSNI has identified the need to re-design the current the technical specification for body armour to meet operational and health and safety requirements.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Garments for anti-ballistic protection

2019/S 088-210332

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Police Service of Northern Ireland
c/o Construction and Procurement Delivery, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT3 9ED
United Kingdom
E-mail: justice.cpd@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.psni.police.uk/

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

I.1)Name and addresses

Department of Justice NI
Block B, Castle Buildings
Belfast
BT4 3SG
United Kingdom
E-mail: justice.cpd@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.justice-ni.gov.uk/topics/prisons

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves 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
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
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

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

PSNI Integrated Body Armour System

II.1.2)Main CPV code

35815000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is legally bound under health and safety legislation to continually assess officers and support staff safety and operational risk in respect of their protective equipment. Internal research conducted within PSNI has identified the need to re-design the current the technical specification for body armour to meet operational and health and safety requirements. Given the nature of policing within Northern Ireland, any police officer can be directed to undertake frontline operational duties when they are required to wear some form of body armour, depending on the nature of their duty and the threat level at that time. Therefore any purchase of body armour by PSNI is made specifically to protect Officers and Support Staff from the potential impact of a gunshot or knife attack which could possibly lead to injury or a threat to life.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Integrated Body Armour System (IBAS) and Pouches

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

35815000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

PSNI Seapark, Carrickfergus, NORTHERN IRELAND.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is legally bound under health and safety legislation to continually assess officers and support staff safety and operational risk in respect of their protective equipment. Internal research conducted within PSNI has identified the need to re-design the current the technical specification for body armour to meet operational and health and safety requirements. Given the nature of policing within Northern Ireland, any police officer can be directed to undertake frontline operational duties when they are required to wear some form of body armour, depending on the nature of their duty and the threat level at that time. Therefore any purchase of body armour by PSNI is made specifically to protect officers and support staff from the potential impact of a gunshot or knife attack which could possibly lead to injury or a threat to life.

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: 9 300 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

60 months initial period + 2 x 24 months extensions + 1 x 12-month extension.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Covert Integrated Body Armour System (IBAS)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

35815000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

PSNI Seapark, Carrickfergus, NORTHERN IRELAND.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is legally bound under health and safety legislation to continually assess officers and support staff safety and operational risk in respect of their protective equipment. Internal research conducted within PSNI has identified the need to re-design the current the technical specification for body armour to meet operational and health and safety requirements. Given the nature of policing within Northern Ireland, any police officer can be directed to undertake frontline operational duties when they are required to wear some form of body armour, depending on the nature of their duty and the threat level at that time. Therefore any purchase of body armour by PSNI is made specifically to protect officers and support staff from the potential impact of a gunshot or knife attack which could possibly lead to injury or a threat to life.

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: 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

60 months initial period + 2 x 24 months extensions + 1 x 12-month extension.

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

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.2.2)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)Type of procedure

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 024-052040

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/06/2019
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: 12/10/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/06/2019
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Since this is a demand-led requirement, neither CPD nor PSNI can provide any guarantee as to the level of business under this contract.

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 notice of written warning and notice of unsatisfactory performance and this contract may be terminated. The issue of a notice of written warning and notice 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 up to 12 months from the date of issue of the notice. 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 under no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures.
Not applicable
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 the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for 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:

02/05/2019

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