Renewable Energy Tender Northern Ireland

Renewable Energy Tender Northern Ireland

SEED Renewable Energy and Marine Technologies Development Programme.

UK-Newry: project management consultancy services

2012/S 98-163467

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Newry and Mourne District Council
Greenbank Industrial Estate
Contact point(s): Through the Portal at http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/Procurement
For the attention of: David Barter
BT34 2QU Newry
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2830313233
E-mail: David.Barter@newryandmourne.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2830313288

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/Procurement

Electronic access to information: http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/Procurement

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/Procurement

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
Regional or local authority
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: yes

Armagh City & District
Council Offices, The Palace Demesne
BT60 4EL Armagh
UNITED KINGDOM

Ards Borough Council
2 Church Street
BT23 4AP Newtownards
UNITED KINGDOM

Banbridge District Council
Civic Building, Downshire Road, Banbridge, Co. Down
BT32 3JY Banbridge
UNITED KINGDOM

Down District Council
24 Strangford Road, Downpatrick, Co Down
BT30 6SR Downpatrick
UNITED KINGDOM

Craigavon Borough Council
Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre, PO Box 66, Lakeview Road
BT64 1AL Craigavon
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
SEED Renewable Energy & Marine Technologies Development Programme.
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 UKN03,UKN0,UKN05
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)
The SEED consortium of District/Borough Councils (Ards, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down and Newry & Mourne) have been working together across the South East region, over a number of decades to deliver a wide variety of Economic Development and Business Support Initiatives.
Acting as Lead Council on behalf of SEED, Newry & Mourne District Council is now seeking relevant organisations to apply for and complete a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) for the appointment of Consultants to undertake delivery of a ‘Renewable Energy & Marine Technologies Development Programme‘ across the South East region.
The proposed Programme will run from September 2012 through to March 2015 and the appointed consultants will be expected to work in close partnership with SEED and Invest Northern Ireland.
To deliver this programme an approximate budget up-to a ceiling value of 320 000 GBP is available.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72224000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
To deliver this programme an approximate budget up-to a ceiling value of 320 000 GBP is available.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 320 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the Contracting Authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the Contracting Authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As required in the specification.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As required in the specification.
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Adjudication criteria in PQQ documentation.
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:
01/2012 SEED Renewable Energy & Marine Technologies Development Programme
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: 27.6.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
27.6.2012 – 12:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Project part financed by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period [A Regulation 32 (1) Notice (Public Contract Regulations 2006)] when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows all tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Council before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notice of the award decision to ask for additional debriefing and information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from email address: purchasing.department@newryandmourne.gov.uk

If a dispute about contract award has not been successfully resolved the Public Contract Regulations 2006 allow aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of being harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow 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:21.5.2012

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