Typesetting and Printing Services Northern Ireland

Typesetting and Printing Services Northern Ireland

Confidential Typesetting, Printing, Packing and Dispatch of Confidential Examination Question Papers.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Typesetting services

2017/S 116-233111

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
29 Clarendon Rd
Belfast
BT1 3BG
United Kingdom
E-mail: patrice.mcpolin@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Joint procurement

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 to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DE — CCEA — Confidential Typesetting, Printing, Packing and Dispatch of Confidential Examination Question Papers and Associated Materials.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79822300

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment the Council is seeking to engage competent suppliers for the production of its examination question papers and associated materials for the period 24 October 2017-23 October 2019 with the possibility of two 1 year extensions. The Council has been responsible for providing Northern Ireland GCSE and GCE A/AS and its predecessor examinations since 1970. On average CCEA produces 600 question papers in a variety of subjects, and up to 60 percent of these papers are marked online. During the course of this contract these papers will be produced with the inclusion of variable data barcodes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 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:

Lot 1

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79810000
79811000
79820000
79823000
79824000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment the Council is seeking to engage competent suppliers for the production of its examination question papers and associated materials for the period 24 October 2017-23 October 2019 with the possibility of two 1 year extensions. The Council has been responsible for providing Northern Ireland GCSE and GCE A/AS and its predecessor examinations since 1970. On average CCEA produces 600 question papers in a variety of subjects, and up to 60 percent of these papers are marked online. During the course of this contract these papers will be produced with the inclusion of variable data barcodes.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Contract will be for a duration of two years with the option to extend for up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Tenderers can tender for either or both lots but must note that they will only be awarded one lot. The Most Economical Advantageous Tender (MEAT) for each lot will be awarded the contract. As detailed in the specification.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79810000
79811000
79820000
79823000
79824000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment the Council is seeking to engage competent suppliers for the production of its examination question papers and associated materials for the period 24 October 2017-23 October 2019 with the possibility of two 1 year extensions. The Council has been responsible for providing Northern Ireland GCSE and GCE A/AS and its predecessor examinations since 1970. On average CCEA produces 600 question papers in a variety of subjects, and up to 60 percent of these papers are marked online. During the course of this contract these papers will be produced with the inclusion of variable data barcodes.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Contract will be for a duration of two years with the option to extend for up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Tenderers can tender for either or both lots but must note that they will only be awarded one lot. The Most Economical Advantageous Tender (MEAT) for each lot will be awarded the contract. As detailed in the specification.

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.1.5)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

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

Date: 21/07/2017
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: 19/10/2017

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/07/2017
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

VI.3)Additional information:

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 Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated… The issue of a Certificate 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 twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures.
NA
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures.
NA
United Kingdom

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 contract is.. communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the 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:

16/06/2017

 

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