Tender for Client-Side Professional Services

Tender for Client-Side Professional Services

NIE Networks intends to appoint suitably qualified and experienced service providers for the Provision of Client-Side Professional Services to support their IT programme throughout Northern Ireland.

United Kingdom-Belfast: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2017/S 239-496925

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks
120 Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5HT
United Kingdom
E-mail: Angela.Hutton@nienetworks.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nienetworks.co.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Client-Side Professional Services

Reference number: S1172

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NIE Networks intends to appoint suitably qualified and experienced service providers for the Provision of Client-Side Professional Services to support their IT programme throughout Northern Ireland.

This will be appointed in 3 separate lots, which include the services below and the specific roles are:

Lot 1: Project and programme management:

— Senior Project Manager,

— Project Manager,

— Cutover Manager,

— PMO Analyst.

Lot 2: Test management:

— Test Manager,

— Test Analyst.

Lot 3: Change management:

— Senior Business Analyst,

— Business Analyst,

— Change Manager,

— Change Analyst.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 100 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Client-Side Professional Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72600000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Project and programme management

The specific roles are:

— Senior Project Manager,

— Project Manager,

— Cutover Manager,

— PMO Analyst.

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: 2 300 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

At the end of the contract term, the contract may be subject to re-tender.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Each framework agreement will be for a period of 3 years with an option exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further 2 optional two 2-year period, with a total potential duration of 7 years.

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:

Provision of Client-Side Professional Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: Test Management

The specific roles are:

— Test Manager,

— Test Analyst.

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: 1 300 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

At the end of the contract term, the contract may be subject to re-tender.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 8

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Each framework agreement will be for a period of 3 years with an option exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further 2 optional two 2-year period, with a total potential duration of 7 years.

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:

Provision of Client-Side Professional Services

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3 — Change management

The specific roles are:

— Senior Business Analyst,

— Business Analyst,

— Change Manager,

— Change Analyst.

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: 2 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

At the end of the contract term, the contract may be subject to re-tender.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Each framework agreement will be for a period of 3 years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further 2 optional two 2-year period, with a total potential duration of 7 years.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3 above with the reference S1172 Provision of Client-Side Professional Services.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3 above with the reference S1172 Provision of Client-Side Professional Services.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3 above with the reference S1172 Provision of Client-Side Professional Services.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3 above with the reference S1172 Provision of Client-Side Professional Services.

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)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 24
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

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

Date: 05/01/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 19/01/2018

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: 13/08/2018
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

At the end of the contract, the contract may be subject to re-tender.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Limited
120 Malone Road
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting entity will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework agreement is communicated to all economic operators.

The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful economic operators to challenge the award decision before the framework agreements are entered into.

The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 3JY
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/12/2017

 

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