Tender for the Provision of Temporary Workers

Tender for the Provision of Temporary Workers

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive requires a contractor to provide temporary workers to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Further details are set out in the tender documents available from the contact point referred to above.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2014/S 130-232630

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Ireland Housing Executive
6th Floor, Housing Centre, 2 Adelaide Street
For the attention of: Ronan Matthews
BT2 8PB Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890318983
E-mail: ronan.matthews@nihe.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.nihe.gov.uk

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

Housing and community amenities

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:

Tender for the Provision of Temporary Workers.

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

Services
Service category No 22: Personnel placement and supply services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UKN

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 Northern Ireland Housing Executive requires a contractor to provide temporary workers to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Further details are set out in the tender documents available from the contact point referred to above.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79620000

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:

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive requires a contractor to provide temporary workers to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Details of the services are provided in the tender documentation.
The Housing Executive reserves the right to abandon the competition for any lot at any time. Please note that tenderers will be required to commit to providing available capacity under each lot. Please refer to the tender documentation for further details.
There is no guarantee that any agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc. will be paid if a tender or resulting agreement is withdrawn and / or the procurement process stopped for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will be for an initial period of 36 months with potential contract extension of up to 24 months as stated in the Tender and contract documentation.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 36 (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:

Please refer to tender documentation available from the contact point above.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment and invoicing subject to and in accordance with contractual terms and conditions (available from the contact point above).

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Tenderer must be a legal entity before entering in to any contract with NIHE.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to tender documentation available from the contact point above.
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: In accordance with articles 45 and 46 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and as set out in the tender documentation available from the address above.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documentation available from the contact point above.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documentation available from the contact point above.
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

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:

T1239

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: 14.8.2014 – 13:00
Payable documents: no

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

14.8.2014 – 13:00
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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: NIHE Officers.

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: no

VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Northern Ireland
Chichester Street
BT1 3JF Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: adminoffice@courtsni.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2890235111
Internet address: http://www.courtsni.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2890313508

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NIHE will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the point information on the appointment of tenderers to the framework is communicated to tenderers in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
A contract will not be entered into during this period. Appeal procedures are specified in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.7.2014

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